Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka and attorney Sanjin Smajlović submitted a request for the issuing of a building permit for construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art Ars Aevi at a site located in Wilson’s Lane, to the head of Municipality Novo Sarajevo Nedžad Koldžo today.
This practically marks the beginning of the process that will result in the construction of a Museum which will house one of the most valuable collections of contemporary art in Europe and the world.
-The construction of the Musuem Ars Aevi, is, without doubt, one of the most important cultural projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo in the past few decades. That is why it is one of our top priorities, despite its ambitious scale. Today we have started the process which will enable the beginning of construction by the end of the term of office of this City Administration – said Mayor Skaka.
I am convinced that we will get the support of the Municipality Novo Sarajevo, and all others in BiH so that this city and state could have a museum of contemporary art which would house the Ars Aevi collection consisting of works by some of the greatest world artists.
The meeting with Mr. Koldžo, the head of the Novo Sarajevo Municipality, was attended by Enver Hadžiomerspahić Enjo, the founder of the project who noted that the project is now finally moving in the right direction. The City of Sarajevo has also founded the public institution “Ars Aevi”.
-I am optimistic that our dream will be fulfilled. The mission for Sarajevo to obtain a Museum of Contemporary Art and the valuable works from the collection to be given a permanent home are on the right track – said Hadžiomerspahić.