Prof. Dr. Selma Alispahić Paid Visit to IUS

Famous internationally acknowledged actress Prof. Dr. Selma Alispahić visited IUS on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and got acquainted with IUS Gallery and VACD study program.

Head of Department of Arts, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lejla Panjeta hosted the meeting with Dr. Alispahić, and moderated the discussion on arts education, graduate studies in arts and art projects currently on public display in West Europe and West Balkans. Prof. Dr. Selma Alispahić is one of the few active artists that obtained doctorate degree and continued working in the field of arts, as well as conveying the knowledge to younger generations. Dr. Alispahić met VACD staff and discussed the importance and possibilities of graduate studies in scientific filed of art theory as well as graduate art projects in visual arts and critical public response in the professional institutions of arts and in the virtual worlds of digital interactive communication. Decrease of aesthetic values and destructive side effects of digital and social media, were subject matter of discussion as well. Some of the master studies projects at VACD address the same issues, and promote human and true artistic features in contemporary society. Furthermore, Dr. Alispahić and VACD academics discussed possible cooperation between SARTR and IUS.

 Dr.  Alispahić addressed the students and shared experiences form her rich career. She used to work for British Royal National Theatre in London, cooperated with great artists such as James Fox, Jane Birkin, Rosemary Harris, Faith Brook, Rupert Frazer,  Rade  Šerbedžija. Furthermore, she cooperated with world’s famous directors Simon Mc Burney, Tim Supple, Annie Castledine, David Freeman, acted in Italian and Turkish language and in numerous motion pictures. Dr.  Alispahić is also a professor of acting and performing, and was presented with more than 20 awards and Grand Prix merits. 

Prof. Dr. Selma Alispahić will be one of the key note speakers at ICECI Conference that is to be held in October 12–13  this year.