This place has a rich history and is one of most important galleries of the city. Today it’s facing lots of difficulties and has lost some of the spirit but it’s still very much alive and worth visiting. Its name comes from the progressive cultural-artistic movement founded by left-oriented artists before the Second World War. All major Bosnian artists have exhibitions here; the gallery comprises three of the most important artistic associations and is hosting their events.
Its quite spacious and can be adjusted to all the different demands of the artworks. I must admit I like the space a lot, especially when it’s hosting more than one exhibition at a time. It’s really interesting how it is adjusted and how it leads you through the exhibits. If you come to an exhibition opening, you should stay after seeing the artworks and have a drink in the gallery cafe next to it. There, you will meet lots of local artists.
The best time to find yourself here is in April, when the gallery’s anniversary and biggest annual exhibition is. That’s when they show all the major and emerging artists and giving the award which is considered the biggest award an artist can receive in this country.