"ŠTO TE NEMA?" NOMADIC MONUMENT
Het Plein, THE HAGUE, The Netherlands
JULY 11, 2009
ŠTO TE NEMA is a public monument created as a response to Europe’s worst atrocity since World War II - the systematic killing of 8,372 Muslim men and boys in the UN-protected safe area of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July of 1995.
Conceived as a participatory nomadic monument, ŠTO TE NEMA travels to a new location annually, enabling different communities to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide collectively and in a public space on its anniversary.
The monument consists of a growing collection of fildžani, small porcelain coffee cups, continuously collected and donated by Bosnian families from all over the world. The total number of fildžani roughly corresponds to the growing number of body remains found, identified, and buried to date.
Every July 11th, the public is invited to participate in the making of the monument by placing the collected cups on the ground and filling them with Bosnian coffee prepared on site throughout the day.
The 4th edition of ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument was organized in partnership with the several Bosnian communities in the Netherlands.
Photo credit: Ella Gazibara