Balkan Reunion/Pub(lic) Conference

Published by ICA-Sofia

Balkan Reunion/Pub(lic) Conference
title: Balkan Reunion/Pub(lic) Conference
year: 2005
place: Sofia
publisher: Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia
ISBN/ISSN: 0861-1718
language: bulgarian, english
duration: May 28 – 31, 2004
author(s): Alexander KiossevBasak SenovaBoyan ManchevDan PerjovschiDiana PopovaDimitar KamburovHristijan PanevIara BoubnovaIvan MoudovKiril PrashkovKrassimir TerzievLuchezar BoyadjievMiglena NikolchinaMaria Thalia CarrasPetia KabakchievaRené BlockUros DjuricVeronika TzekovaVladia Mihailova
photography: the participants
design: Kiril Prashkov, Kalin Serapionov
related projects: The Balkan Reunion/Pub(lic) Conference takes place in the context of “In the Cities of the Balkans”, the 2nd part of the “Balkans Trilogy”, a project initiated by the Kunsthalle Fridericianum and funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany
copyright: The Authors and ICA – Sofia
colaborators: with the assistance of Critique & Humanism Journal, Sofia

Excerpt from the introductory text:

In spite of its geographical and cultural proximity the Balkans of today are still disunited like no other part of Europe. There are many reasons behind the divisions and most of them have to do with ancient, new and most recent history. The Balkans could be a stigma, an anti-advertisement or a career vehicle for local artists, curators and theoreticians. There is an interest in the Balkans from both within and without. This project explores the reasons for this interest and how it is manifested.

The project covers everything you have always wanted to ask, know, say or show about the Balkans (and their art/culture/history) but was afraid to do so on a non-Balkan soil...

The Balkan Reunion project is meant to provide a venue and a natural context for an all-Balkan anti-alienation action. Curators, artists, theoreticians from the region flock together in Bulgaria for an event much like a family reunion.

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