Oct 9, 2013

Featured Festival | CULTURESCAPES Balkans 2013

Saturday, October 19 - Friday, December 13, 2013

‘‘Almost 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War (Sarajevo) and roughly 20 years after the collapse of Yugoslavia, the wars in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and the bombing of Belgrade by NATO forces, as well as the current accession process to the European Union, it is time to take a closer look at the Balkans. For CULTURESCAPES, it is important to give a society which is still in a state of upheaval a chance to present itself in a different light to the one we are used to in the media. Allowing artists to be heard and present their works within the context of global cultural development is the goal of this edition of the CULTURESCAPES festival. We wish to discover the geographical and cultural diversity and identity of the Balkans. 
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is currently phasing out its cultural programme in the Western Balkans after almost 20 years: This is a wonderful opportunity to take stock of the current situation and to critically examine the role culture plays in development policies. ’’
If you're in the area, don't miss:

Beatrice Fleischlin, Antje Schupp, Astrit Ismaili, Labinot Rexhepi 

Installation of Niku Alex Muçaj and Elian Stefa

Photo exhibition by Hans Peter Jost

Exhibition of Zdravko Delibašić, Flaka Haliti, Gjorge Jovanovik, Milena Jovićević, Adela Jusic, Alketa Ramaj, Goran Škofić, Slobodan Stošić (Artists in Residence)


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