Dusko Miljanic’s Barvale exhibition had its grand opening on 14th of June in Macedonian Chifte Amam gallery. Being organized by Council of Europe thirty two works created during this project and presenting successful Roma people were exhibited.
Exhibition was opened by Mr. Thomas Hammarberg high commisioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe in the presence of many representatives of United Nations, Council of Europe and diplomatic corps. On this occasion Mr. Hammarberg was not hiding his satisfaction with the Barvale and he officialy declared that exhibition will travel to Strasbourg first and then through the region. The exhibition was official part of conference which was held in Skopje with working title «Providing access of Roma to personal identification documents a Regional challenge» and it was opened till 19th of June 2010.
Under the organization Council of Europe, “Barvale” will be exhibit in National gallery “Cifte amam”, in Skopje. The opening night is 14th june at 19.30
Artists: Ana Adamović (Belgrade), Cindy Blažević (Toronto/Zagreb), Aleksandar Grozdanovski (Skopje),
Armand Habazaj (Tirana), Astrit Ibrahimi (Prishtina), Amer Kapetanović (Sarajevo), Imrana Kapetanović
(Sarajevo), Dorijan Kolundžija (Belgrade), Duško Miljanić (Podgorica), Atdhe Mulla (Prishtina), Pascal
Paquette (Toronto), Lazar Pejović (Podgorica), Leonard Qylafi (Tirana), Nives Sertić (Zagreb), Nebojša
Slijepčević (Zagreb), Ryan Taylor (Toronto), Lupćo Temelkovski (Bitola).
Authors: Cindy Blažević (Toronto/Zagreb) and Pascal Paquette (Toronto).
Curators: Milica Pekić (Belgrade) in collaboration with Ivana Bago (Zagreb), Julia Farrington (London), Asja
Hafner (Sarajevo), Biljana Isijanin (Bitola), Alketa Kurrizo (Tirana), Dren Maliqi (Prishtina), Svetlana Sošić
(Podgorica), Valbona Shujaku (Prishtina).
KIOSK platform for contemporary art is pleased to announce the launch of The Culture Lobby project and the
inaugural exhibitions in Belgrade and Prishtina. The touring exhibit will travel to Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana and
Zagreb in summer/autumn 2010.
The Culture Lobby is a collective portrait of the territories of the Western Balkans that have yet to join the European
Union, the product of a three-year photographic project by KIOSK in collaboration with the Sarajevo Centre for
Contemporary Art (Sarajevo), G-MK | Galerija Miroslav Kraljević (Zagreb), Cultural Centre Lindart (Tirana),
Laboratory for Visual Arts | LAB (Prishtina), ProStory (Podgorica), Center for Contemporary Public Art Elementi
(Bitola) and Index on Censorship (London, UK).
The project is an initiative to create a participatory active archive of cultural memory in the Western Balkans during
this moment of transition, by documenting visually and aurally what citizens think will change or disappear when
their territory joins the EU.
Materials gathered will be presented on a range of platforms from a comprehensive website, to advertising panels on
buses, to pages of national newspapers and a self-supporting structure that will travel from piazza to piazza. A
gallery-specific program and symposium will accompany the public presentations in each city. The archive will be
housed permanently on a ground-breaking website that allows users to travel the region and experience for
themselves the +400 answers received throughout the region.
“In his 1995 book Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida suggested that participation in the archive is essential to the control of memory
and the effective democratisation of society. In recent years, many artists, from Thomas Hirschhorn in his elaborate installations,
to The Atlas Group in their distilled photographic presentations, have addressed ideas concerning the archive and attempted to
challenge its implied authority and claim to truth. These artists collaborate with others to create repositories of information that
their audiences are then invited to explore, to discover and, most importantly, to question. The endeavours of The Culture Lobby
can be seen in this light; through its contributors’ practice, the pedestrian, the commuter, the consumer, but above all the citizen,
adopt an agency in relation to these new notions of the archive, and in so doing engage in inscribing their own meanings where
they have passed, looked, read, spoken, thought.”
Belgrade, Podgorica, Prishtina, Skopje, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Tirana
The ‘Faces the Mediterranean’ exhibition is a common action of the Anna Lindh National Networks in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Lebanon, Bulgaria and Cyprus taking place between April and May, which aims at engaging with young people and with individuals from migrant backgrounds.
The Euro-Mediterranean cultural exhibition, which will last over a two-week period, will be hosted in a range cities and towns across the two shores of the Mediterranean including Athens, Beirut, Nicosia, Podgorica, Zagreb and Belgragchik.
June 01, 2010
The best pictures of the “Southeast Europe: People and Culture” photo competition are now on display at LOCUSLUX Gallery in Brussels (Oude Graanmarkt 57 / 57 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains), where they will stay until 6 June 2010.
The Europe-wide photo competition, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement, took place between October 2009 and January 2010. Participants were invited to share their images on culture, sports and everyday life in the contemporary Western Balkans and Turkey. Nearly 1.500 photographers from around the EU and the Candidate Countries and Potential Candidates in Southeast Europe sent in their images, raising the total number of submissions to some 3.200 photos.
Visit the exhibition and experience the beauty of the region as seen by photographers from around Europe. We hope you enjoy discovering the region!
For more details and information on the exhibition, please visit http://www.southeast-europe.eu<http://www.southeast-europe.eu>, http://www.southeast-europe.eu/photo-competition/semifinalists.html
The space is temporarily hired out by the European Commission for this photo-exhibition 27 May – 07 June.