Sarajevo International Culture Exchange
) was an international art project annually taking place between 2003 and 2007 in Sarajevo
(Bosnia and Herzegovina).
SICE was hold under the patronage of the German and Japanese embassy in Sarajevo. It was one of the biggest international art events in Sarajevo after the Balkan War.
SICE emerged from a planned cooperation between the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
and the faculty of fine arts at the University of Sarajevo. The japanese artist Sohei Iwata started the project in 2003 with the help of Sanna Miericke, Willem Besselink, Tino Mager and Masaru Iwai. A few dozen artists from all over the world were invited to deal with Sarajevo in situ. The place was chosen due to its special conditions after the Balkan War.
The participants initiated workshops, film screenings, discussions and exhibitions independently from existing museums and galleries.
- 2003 - The first years theme was "Field Works".
- 2004 - "Re_Cultivation" revitalised a destroyed factory and turned it into an art gallery.
- 2005 - "Transition Compound" took place at Skenderija.
- 2006 -
- 2007 -
Every year's project was documented in a catalogue.
- Galerie Nord (Berlin): "SICE - Transition Compound Berlin" 05.05.06 -24.05.06
- Asahi Art Square (Tokyo) 14.02.06 - 21.02.06