BALKAN(S) NOW | 11 December 2013, Belgrade

We cordially invite you to join us for the Film and Video screening, BALKAN(S) NOW: 

Date: 11 December 2013, 18:00 – 19:30

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

Project Curators: Gülsen Bal and Marlene Rigler

 Venue: Remont – independent artistic association

The project is implemented in cooperation with Open Systems (Vienna), Mestna galerija (Ljubljana) and Remont (Belgrade).

Screening of a series of video works by artists from Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia is part of a project BALKAN(S) NOW which aims to present and to actively engage with  current artistic and cultural practices that relies on on self-empowerment, strong networking across the region of the former Yugoslavia and a pro-European, yet critical attitude. Vivid and interconnected scenes show a generation of artists and cultural workers, political artistic and cultural practices whose backdrop is not the (post)war situation anymore, but those current social challenges that can be found all across Europe: how to deal with liberal economy? How to position oneself in the fields of international artistic production at a time when public funding is vanishing? Is art a means to speak out on politics, and in which formats? Is self-organization a key to artistic and creative independence?

BALKAN(S) NOW as in a status seminar/workshop took place in Vienna, Ljubljana and Belgrade at the duration of October to December 2013 besides video screenings. Presenting perspectives of their daily practices/activities curators, artists, representatives of galleries, institutions, NGOs, collectives from former Yugoslavia in discussions with colleagues and art professionals from Germany and Austria were focusing on the issues of cross-border artistic and institutional networking, contemporary artistic practice and politisation of civil society, strategies of self-education and self-empowerment. January 2014 is scheduled for publishing Reader: BALKAN(S) NOW.

Project BALKAN(S) NOW is supported by: 

Allianz Kulturstiftung / Allianz Cultural Foundation

Goethe-Institut, Ljubljana

bm:ukk

Austrian Cultural Forum, Ljubljana

° About us:

Remont – independent artistic association (Belgrade) is a vivid and dynamic organization whose mission is to promote and document the development of innovative artistic practice, to pose questions and propose solutions, to influence on cultural and other public policies that are related thereto, to contribute to the decentralization of culture in Serbia and the establishment of international and regional cultural cooperation. What distinguishes the overhaul of Remont’s engagement is the support to the artists of the younger generation. It is primarily seen through the gallery / project activities, and representation of young artists, critics, writers, art professionals in the several publications that this association is issued since 2000.

Address:

Remont – independent artistic association

Masrala Birjuzova no 7, Belgrade

e-mail: remont@remont.net

http://www.remont.net

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