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Movable Art Residencies

August 2013

Movable Art Residencies Movable Art Residencies is a long term project encouraging interaction between West Balkan artists and rural communities. It was initiated by Albanian, Montenegrin and Serbian independent art organization. While targeting local communities, it enables the collaboration between artists from countries that do not work much with each other. From 2010, the Movable Art Residencies has made it possible for 60 artists from 11 different countries to work together in local communities. On average, 15 artists per year, for four years, had an opportunity to travel, work and exhibit away from home.

Movable Art Colonies is a project by ZMUC, Beograd, Zeta Center and Za Druga, Montenegro, It is supported by the European Cultural Foundation. Movable Art Colonies: Transforming Dying Towns into Art Residencies is a result and agent of a new type of cooperation between the existing art residences and organizations in the Balkans, that combine the Balkan cultural heritage, nomadic Roma heritage and the European multimedia art model, with the purpose to incite and facilitate a direct exchange of ideas and experiences in the interdisciplinary and experimental art practice in the Balkan, to realize the needed of the contemporary artist to travel and work in different colonies in the region throughout the year, to help both the artists and the audience overcome restrictions imposed by national borders, and social and financial status.

Silent Neighbors – Movable Art Residencies BABE, SERBIA

August 22 – September 5

Curator: Valentina Koça (ZETA Center, Tirana, Albania)

Artists: RENE RUSJAN, SLOVENIA, BOSHTJAN POTOKAR, SLOVENIA, EROS DIBRA, ALBANIA, VLADIMIR FRELIH, CROATIA, VUKASHIN SHOC, SERBIA, JOVAN BABIC FOSKE, SERBIA, KOSTA KOÇI, ALBANIA/GREECE, MARKO MAMUZIC, FRANCE/SERBIA, GORAN ORGE NIKOLIC, SERBIA, IVAN TOPALOVIC, SERBIA.

Dealing with the topic of homeless people, the Transition’s biggest victims, the artists examined the position of these individuals, as well as their own – metaphorically, symbolically or materially. Nine artists from Slovenia, Croatia, Albania and Serbia explored the possibilities of multimedia