Stories

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Critical Voices ‘Erased from Macedonian Arts’

Macedonian artists exploring controversial themes disapproved of by the state are being silenced through direct and self-censorship, claim critics.

Aneta Risteska
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Festival Struggles to Revive Troubled Kosovo City

Pec's/Peja’s Anibar animation festival needs more cash and support to rebuild its decaying arts and film scene, organisers say.

Idro Seferi
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Montenegrin Art Group Spurs Cultural Revival

Meet the young artists challenging the status quo by promoting new talent and revitalising the local arts scene in Niksic.

Jelena Kulidzan
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Albania’s Young Artists Give up on Their Homeland

In a country where the appetite for modern art is minimal and cash is short, ambitious have to shift for themselves to survive - or go abroad. 

Fatmira Nikolli, Ben Andoni
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Serbia’s Disabled Artists Fight for Visibility

A handful of artists battling serious health conditions in Serbia are breaking down the stereotype that says their art belongs only in exhibitions ‘for the disabled’. 

Branislava Lovre
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Royals and Outcasts on Montenegro’s Art Scene

Now as ever, politics plays a role on the Montenegrin art scene, creating opportunities for those in favour but leaving others feeling shunned.

Dusica Tomovic
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Seeds of Street Art Sprout in Banja Luka

Banja Luka’s street art scene is small and under pressure, but local artists are trying to make graffiti and murals more acceptable both to the authorities and the community. 

Sonja Terzic
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Enthusiasts Keep Alternative Arts in Macedonia Alive

With little money or state support, the fuel of the independent arts scene in Macedonia comes from enthusiast who connect up artists, the community and local businesses over their mutual goal –  presenting an alternative to the cultural mainstream. 

Maja Nedelkovska
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Patriarchal Bosnia Turns Blind Eye to Feminist Art

A handful of artists struggle to spread feminist visions of art in Bosnia, but many find it easier to win fame abroad than at home. 

Amina Hamzic
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Cultural Guerrillas Strike Blow for Serbia’s Ruined Cinemas

The occupation of the Zvezda movie theatre by the Movement for the Occupation of Cinemas has put a spotlight back on the damage done by the privatization of a once mighty cinema network. 

Dimitrije Bukvic

About the Project

Invisible Art is a regional journalistic project which aims to reveal the hidden and marginalised art scenes of the Balkans to international and regional audiences. The project is financed by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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