EU – Western Balkans Art Summit
Jovanka Popova’s presentation | EU – Western Balkans Art Summit | organised by FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavillion | Goethe – Institute, Sofia | 17-18 May, 2018
FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion gathers curators, theorists and gallerists from the Western Balkans art scene to dialogue on the future vision of art in the region.
We will talk about the latest history of art from the Balkans, about the meaning of the Western Balkans, and whether it reflects (or does not reflect) on contemporary art in the countries concerned. An answer will be sought to the question of ways of integrating art from these countries into the context of the European scene.
Participants in the summit are Lana Cmajcanin – an artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jelena Petrovic – Serbian theorist, Jovanka Popova – Macedonian curator, Olson Lamaj – Albanian artist, founder of MIZA Gallery in Tirana, and Katharina Schendl and Isabella Anna-Maria Ritter – gallerists of the Lambda Lambda Lambda gallery in Pristina. Moderator of the conference will be Luchezar Boyadjiev.
Presenting in the discussions will also be Viktor Yankov – Deputy Director for International Relations of Plovdiv 2019 – European Capital of Culture and Vesselina Sarieva – Director of Open Arts Foundation and Thomas Stoelzl – Deputy Chief of Mission of the Austrian Embassy in Sofia.
The summit at Goethe-Institut Bulgaria takes place during the EU –Western Balkans summit in Sofia.