While many remember the NATO bombings of Serbia and Kosovo in 1999, most would be hard pressed to explain the war or its outcome. During the bombings, Boston-based artist Jeff Daniel Silva realized his own ignorance about Serbia and began to research the country's politics and culture. Silva was appalled by the media's version of the war, and after the bombings subsided, he traveled to Serbia to understand the country and the effects of war firsthand. His current installation showcases his 10-year Balkan experiences with books, video documentation, letters and, of course, shljivovitza. It presents the viewer with a feeling of alienation, just as the Serbs are outsiders in their own country. With images of war and bombings taking a backseat to the recession, Silva's work is a testament to basic human rights, conditions and sympathy.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: March 6. Continues through March 26, 2009