The exhibition Keep Away from Fire presents the œuvre by Bosnian artist Šejla Kamerićs (born 1976 in Sarajevo, lives in Sarajevo and Berlin) extensively in Germany for the first time. Kamerić works with film, photography, installation, intervention in the public space or drawing. Keep Away from Fire at the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst combines older works with new pieces that have been created especially for this occasion, and links topics concerning violence, post-capitalist discourse and feminist issues. Kamerić’s works are certainly ambivalent, and express often a caustic, almost cynical criticism of political and social conditions, accompanied by a utopian yearning. The weightiness of her themes stands in stark contrast to the appearance of her work and their materiality.

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