[artinfo] Altered Identities – Workshop on Contemporary Art and Nationalism, Prishtina, Kosova

Albert Heta albertheta at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 6 14:07:37 CEST 2006

Altered Identities 
June 8 - 10, 2006.
Workshop on Contemporary Art and Nationalism 

Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki 
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Helsinki 
Vasif Kortun, Istanbul 
Albert Heta, Prishtina 
Shkëlzen Maliqi, Prishtina 
Sokol Beqiri, Peja 
Erzen Shkololli, Peja
Branimir Stojanovic, Belgrade 
Igor Grubic, Zagreb
Branislav Dimitrijevic, Belgrade 
Ingar Roys, Oslo 
Lulëzim Zeqiri, Viti
Nita Luci, Prishtina
Marta Gregorcic, Ljubljana
Minna Henriksson, Helsinki 

Moderated by Sezgin Boynik, Prizren

Altered Identities – workshop on Contemporary Art and
Nationalism brings together 15 artists and writers
mainly from the Balkan region and from the Nordic
countries to discuss relation between nationalism and
visual art; how contemporary artists deal with 
populist nationalist movements, how they formulate
their national heritage and interpret influence of
nationalism in their work. 

Aim of the workshop is also to open a debate on
nationalism in the contemporary art scene in third
world countries like Kosova, where state and national
identity are still under construction. 
Also, the globalistic protectorate system of the
political structure in Kosova with NATO and UNMIK make
this state visually and theoretically 
even more interesting. 
The three days of the workshop are structured around
presentations and panel discussions, which are
moderated by Kosovar sociologist Sezgin Boynik. 

Workshop will be held in the Kosova Art Gallery, with
the opening session on June 8th, 11.00 hrs, and is
open to public. 

Altered Identities is organized by Stacion Center for
Contemporary Art, Prishtina and is part of the 
Nordic Council of Ministers’ Norden Balkan Culture
Switch programme.

For more details please write to Minna Henriksson at
info at stacion.org or go to www.stacion.org

Supported by Nordic Council of Ministers, Exit - Peje,
Office for Contemporary Art Norway and Kosova Art
Gallery, Prishtine.

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