CONTEMPORARY PAST. HISTORICAL FUTURE.

Time: 10:30am / 23-24 July 2016

4 October, 2018

VENUES

The Gazi Mehmed Pasha Hammam
The two-day International Conference

The two-day International Conference “Contemporary Past. Historical future.” is the first step toward the Contemporary art biennale, that is going to be held on September 2017, in Prizren, Kosova. “Contemporary past. Historical future”, gathers selected artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, lecturer, and heads of cultural institutions, in a panel that aims to address cultural issues through art, political and economic perspectives. Inspired by today’s changing world and it is initiated in order to take advantage and expand upon the increased artistic exchange and practice. Through a spirit of cooperation Autostrada Biennale seeks to awaken Kosova’s, region, creative energy and beyond. Collaboration between different experiences, questioning the problems and difficulties of the contemporary world is a groundbreaking of aspect of art today. It challenges and exchanges collaboration.

Session series organized under the “Contemporary past. Historical future” International Conference carries an effort to understand the role of art in ongoing social, political and economical activities in the contemporary world.

 

SESSION I / Art & undefined creative territories

Speakers: Iara Boubnova (ICA / Sofia, Bulgaria); Sezgin Boynik (Theorist / Helsinki, Finland); Sislej Xhafa (Artist / New York, USA); Yehuda Safran (Columbia University / New York, USA); Miran Mohar (Artist, IRWIN / Ljubljana Slovenia).

Moderator: Stefano Romano

 

SESSION II / A city that has no gallery, but has an art biennale

Speakers: Anna Smolak (Curator, Poland); Gëzim Paqarizi (Architect / Geneva, Swiss); Klod Dedja (M.A.M. Foundation / Tirana, Albania); Nikolett Erőss (OFF Biennale / Budapest, Hungary); Petrit Halilaj (Artist, Founder of Hajde Foundation / Berlin, Germany).

Moderator: Eliza Hoxha

 

SESSION III / The common points / Art, Investors and Public

Speakers: Edmond Hajrizi (UBT / Prishtina, Kosovo); Gregor Podnar (Galerija Gregor Podnar / Berlin, Germany); Osman Arayici (Architect, Akademia Evolucion / Istanbul, Turkey)

Moderator: Hajrulla Ceku

 

SESSION IV / Biennale of contemporary art / Its impact on the country and region

Speakers: Ali Akay (Curator / Istanbul, Turkey); Ana Frangovska (Curator / Skopje, Macedonia); Olson Lamaj (Miza Gallery / Tirana, Albania); Shkelzen Maliqi (Art Critic / Prishtina, Kosovo); Zdenka Badovinac (Moderna Galerija / Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Moderator: Rubin Beqo

Session series organized under the "Contemporary past. Historical future" International Conference carries an effort to understand the role of art in ongoing social, political and economical activities in the contemporary world.