This gallery got its name by the street it’s on, which is in the old part of the city. Before being a gallery it was a store, and before that it was just a passage through the building. Even further back this space served as the prison where Gavrilo Princip was imprisoned.
A group of students got together, cleaned up and built this gallery from scratch to have a place to present what they were doing. Projects like this are very important, because here you can’t expect any government support for culture, so these people took it upon themselves and did something.
They are giving an opportunity to everyone with an idea mostly showing work from the region, but with time more and more young foreign artists are choosing ”Brodac” to show their work. What I like the most about this space is its versatile without being snobbish, so they even made an exhibition for two street artists. Of course it’s important in one way to differentiate fine arts – that being said, I also think it is very important that we have on-going projects like this working outside the well-established frames.
Ideally you’ll be visiting on the evening of an exhibition opening, but sure enough, any other day too there will be someone to greet you and introduce you to what students and young artist are thinking and doing right now in Sarajevo.