“The Tolerance Pit”

“The Tolerance Pit”, community project

Artists: Anita Sulimanovic and Hrvoje Mitrov
Permanent site-specific installation, Suncokret Center for Community Development, Gvozd, Croatia

The work was created during “KIDSART BRIDGES": Tolerance and Understanding In Our World”, project held by a non-profit arts advocacy organization Artoconecto, from Miami, FL.

This collaborative project involved Croatian and Serbian kids engaged in the process of digging a hole and creating the land art piece on the grounds of Suncokret. The kids were then instructed to go one by one and express their feelings and thoughts of the things that made them either angry or frustrated. The feelings would be kept in the hole. It was a symbolic gesture of tolerance. Photo documentation about the work, alongside the artwork of the participating artists, will be exhibited in US in December, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.
Participating kids:
Mateo Abramović, Ivan Posavec, Mateo Posavec, Stefan Vrga, Anamarija Petrović, Nicolina Komšić, Antonio Komšić, Kristina Šubić, Marko Džoja, Marin Blaževic, Goran Kulić.
Participating Volunteers:
Anja Blažević, Kristina Šubić, Branko Džakula