[spectre] In the Cities of the Balkans conference Istanbul

Barbara Toopeekoff toopeekoff at fridericianum-kassel.de
Fri Dec 12 14:45:37 CET 2003

The Balkans Trilogy
Part II In the Cities of the Balkans
Opening conference in Istanbul

December 14 - 16, 2003

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
276 Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu, Istanbul 80050 Turkey


A conference and conversation series within the context of "In the Cities of
the Balkans", the 2nd part of "The Balkans Trilogy", a project initiated by
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, with writers, critics, curators and artists from
Athens, Belgrade, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Pristina, Sarajevo,
Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb. The meeting will focus upon rethinking the
artistic production, cultural geography and possible future collaborations
in South-East Europe and the South-East Mediterranean, otherwise known as
the Balkans and the Middle East.


Mai Abdu Eldahab
Luchezar Boyadjiev
Boris Buden
Katerina Gregos
Lejla Hodzic
Natasa Ilic
Eleni Laperi
Migjen Kelmendi
Vasif Kortun
Shkelzen Maliqi
Svebor Midzic
Suzana Milevska
Jack Persekian
Solmaz Shahbazi
Christine Tohme
Tirdad Zolghadr

Organized in cooperation with Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel and funded by
Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany.

“In the Cities of the Balkans" is the second part of “The Balkans Trilogy"
and a continuation of the dialogue on cultural scenes and contemporary art
production in the geographical area called the Balkans, initiated by René
Block and the Kunsthalle Fridericianum on the occasion of the exhibition “In
den Schluchten des Balkan“ (In the Gorges of the Balkans). During 2004 “In
the Cities of the Balkans" will support and accompany around 10 projects of
diverse activities – exhibitions, conferences, lectures and conversations,
publications, round tables, installations etc. – devised and carried out by
partners in Belgrade, Bucharest, Cetinje, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Pristina,
Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana and Zagreb.

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