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Roma Theatre ‘Suno e Romengo’ has brought Roma culture closer to Serbian audiences with sell-out shows - but its future is threatened by financial crisis, the founder and manager Zoran Jovanovic, says.
Mobility and networking are the keys to survival on the modern art world, the curator of Belgrade’s first private-owned international gallery, Zara Audiello, tells Balkan Insight.
Despite artists’ appeals, Serbia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, shut for five years, looks likely stay a construction site for years.
Electronic music is giving space to mixed menu in Kosovo, a sign of lesser money flowing around the country but also perhaps of a new more diversity-hungry period.
Adoption of a national cultural strategy, reopening museums, inter-ministerial cooperation and exempting culture from taxes are Bratislav Petkovic’s top priorities, he tells Balkan Insight.
Artists attempting to exhibit or show films outside the country say they can rarely count on any official support.
A group of activists armed with dozens of short films by young filmmakers have taken their show on the road for the third year, in an effort to build bridges between peoples in the Balkans.
Kosovo’s first appearance at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which interweaves the past with the future, is winning plaudits.
A Belgian museum seem to have succumbed to Bulgarian pressure to delete the word ‘Macedonian’ from a landmark exhibition of medieval manuscripts.
With many construction contracts for the revamp of the Macedonian capital still secret - and annexes added to them all the time - the total sum being spent on Skopje 2014 remains a mystery.
The Ombudsman’s use of Twitter to threaten the October ‘Salon’ with closure highlights the casual and contemptuous approach of Serbian officialdom towards the arts scene in general.
An exhibition by painter Helidon Haliti, which draws inspiration from his personal narrative, anxieties and qualms, has art lovers flocking to Albania’s National Gallery.
Veteran festival selector Jovan Cirilov talks to Balkan Insight about Bitef’s 46th edition – and reveals his hopes of finally putting the festival on a more secure financial footing.
Deputy minister’s attack on ‘unpatriotic’ artists shows that Serbia has not learned the lessons of the Milosevic era, when, as now, patriotism was shamelessly abused to advance people’s careers.
From bridging funding gaps to completing unfinished reconstruction jobs – not to mention trying to establish cooperation with other ministries – incoming culture minister Bratislav Petkovic faces a mountain of challenges.
Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…