Balkan(s) now, Seminar and Artistic Survey

Balkan(s) now, Seminar and Artistic Survey

Mestna galerija Ljubljana
October 25. 2013 – October 26. 2013 (18.00)
Mestni trg 5 1000 Ljubljana

Balkan(s) now aims to actively engage with current artistic practice in countries of former Yugoslavia as we believe that a much-needed political artistic practice is being shaped in countries such as Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo or Slovenia: a practice that relies on self-empowerment, strong networking across the region and a pro-European, yet critical attitude. For that reason looking at the artistic landscape anywhere south of the Austrian border, one discovers a vivid, particularly interconnected art scene that stands strong.

Curated by Gülsen Bal and Marlene Rigler in cooperation with Open Systems (Vienna), Mestna galerija (Ljubljana) and Remont (Belgrade)

Friday, October 25, 6 – 7.30 pm

Art and the realm of politics: contemporary artistic practice and politisation of civil society

Albert Heta (Artist and co-founder of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Pristina, Pristina)
Igor Toshevski (Artist and member of Kooperacija, Skopje)
IRWIN (Artist collective, Ljubljana)
Lana Zdravković (Researcher, publicist, political activist and artist – Mirovni Inštitut and Institute KITCH Ljubljana)

Moderation: Dieter Hammer

Saturday, October 26, 11 – 12.30 am

Cross-border artistic and institutional networking; the ex-Yugoslav context as a model for Europe

Barbara Borčić (Director and head of video programs, SCCA – Center for Contemporary Arts Ljubljana)
Miroslav Karic (Art critic and curator, Remont Independent Artists association, Belgrade)
Zoran Pantelić (Member of New Media Art Centre – Kuda, Novi Sad)

Moderation: Dieter Hammer

12.30 am – 2 pm

Film and Video screening

Yane Calovski,  Nemanja Cvijanović, Ibro Hasanović,  Astrit Ismaili, Alban Muja, Vladan Jeremić and Rena Rädle, Milica Tomić

After the projection we invite you to:

Artists’ Laboratory:

Lana Čmajčanin (Artist, Sarajevo)

Supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung / Allianz Cultural Foundation, Goethe-Institut, Ljubljana, bm:ukk, Austrian Cultural Forum, Ljubljana