INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE THE FUTURE OF BORDERS

20 – 22 AUG 2017

GAZI MEHMED PASHA HAMAM (H)

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DAY 1 / SUNDAY, 20.08.2017

SESSION I: BORDERS & JUSTICE

Borders – what are they? When are they needed? What makes them useful? What makes them harmful? How do they a ect society?

In sofar as today’s border issues related to refugees, immigrants, the stateless and the marginalized are in the political central stage, justice of and for the Other has become the main part of democracy. Aside from claims of human rights, how can justice be addressed, unless it is addressed its multifaceted borders? While national borders intersect with cultural diversity, social justice is loaded with an excess of historically and geographically uncanny stories. How then to make justice seeking coincide with the formation of subjectivity, for example, by means of protest and storytelling? Where masses migrate across borders, how can modern democratic states cope with the imminent crisis of social system? Why to people migrate after all? Is there an economics of border politics connected to it and if so, how is society e ected by it?

13:30

Registration

14:00 - 14:30

Opening remarks, Manray HSU, (curator of this edition of Autostrada Biennale). Frank Hantke, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Prishtina, Country Director

14:30 - 15:00

Key note address, Veton Surroi (Kosovo) Veton Surroi (a former editor of Koha Daily, publicist and political analyst) has been part of most important political and state building processes in Kosovo.

15.00 – 15:30

Questions and Answers/Open discussion Moderator: Eva Ellereit, FES Prishtina

15:30 - 16:00

Performance by HAVEIT

16:00 - 16:30

Cofee break

16:30 - 17:30

Presentation of Artists related to Session ONE:

Rena and Vladan (Serbia); Alketa Xhafa (Kosovo); Libia Castro (Spain), Sead Kazanxhiu (Tirana, Albania). Moderator: Manray Hsu

17:30

Concluding remarks for session One Reception & further discussion

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DAY 2 / MONDAY, 21.08.2017

SESSION II: CITY & BORDERS (INNER AND OUTER BORDERS)

gender, urban-rural, public-private, developed-underdeveloped, religious borders, inter-ethnic .

The city, being a place of people with di erences, is full of borders visible and invisible. People of di erent ethnicity, religion, color, gender, age, political and economic allegiances, live or travel in the city; each individual and group brings their own stories to the contact zone called the city. Moreover, the city, being a human-made environment, is created and maintained by borders of culture/nature. In modernity, large scale urbanisation has produced a new type of humanity that experiences nature as an absolute other. Can human beings live peacefully with other species? Where are the city’s borders when ruins, environmental disasters (with their dislocated populations), and other natural forces continuously demonstrate the nitude of humanity?

11:00 - 11:15

Opening Remarks Manray HSU and Eliza Hoxha

11:15 - 11:55

Keynote address by Yehuda Safran (USA)

12:00 - 12:40

Keynote address by Edi Muka (Albania)

Yehuda Emmanuel Safran

Studied at Saint Martin's School of Art, the Royal College of Art and University College, London. He has taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith's College, London University, and the Lan van Eyck Academy. He was a fellow of the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism and Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois as well as at RISD. With Steven Holl and others he is editor of 32 Bejing/New York and is the author of Mies van der Rohe. He was a trustee of the 9H Gallery, a Founding member of the Architecture Foundation in London and a member of the College International de Philosophie, Paris. Currently he lives and works in Paris as Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of Architecture at Nanjing University, China, and teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. Author of "Planet Zaha Hadid and Eduardo Souto de Moura", edition Prototypo, New York, 1999.

Edi Muka (1969, Albania)

is an art critic and curator. He is co-director of the Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennale (T.I.C.A.B.), a co-founder and curator of the Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA), and curator and artistic director (together with Joa Ljungberg) of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. Since 1999 he is director of the International Center of Culture in Tirana, and he was in charge of the international programme of Tirana’s National Gallery from 2001 to 2006. Edi Muka has curated several shows with Albanian and international artists, among others the Albanian Pavilion at the 48th (1999) and 51st (2005) Biennale di Venezia, and exhibitions in Tirana, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, and New York. He has published extensively on contemporary art in exhibition catalogues as well as international art magazines such as Perpjekja, PamorArt, FlashArt, Springerin, Camera Austria, Manifesta Journal, or Frieze. Edi Muka lives and works between Malmö / Göteborg (SE) and Tirana (AL).

12:40 - 13:00

Questions and answers/Open Discussion

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:15

Panel Discussion: City borders - Human borders and beyond / Speakers: Andrew Russell - UN Development Coordinator, Bernhard Soland - Swiss Development and Cooperation O ce, Edmond Hajrizi - UBT, Andrew Russell - UN Development Coordinator, Hajrullah Ceku - EcMaNdryshe Moderator: Eliza Hoxha

15.15-16.00

Open discussion

16.00-16.30

Cofee break

16:30 - 17:45

Presentation of Artists related to Session TWO: HAVEIT (Kosovo); Stefano Romano (Italy), Saso Sedlacek (Slovenia); Yannick Dauby (France); OPA (Macedonia)

17:45

Concluding remarks for session

Two Reception & further discussion

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DAY 3 / TUESDAY, 22.08.2017

SESSION III: CONTEMPORARY ART’S UNDEFINED BORDERS

Modern and contemporary art has always claimed to be borderless, in the names of internationalism, global avant-garde, cosmopolitan, or nomadic. And yet borders in art exist everywhere in terms of art’s social, political, or economic settings. While seeking to contextualize artworks of various strands, contemporary art seems to perpetuate unde ned borders. How then does it come to terms with the trends of border-seeking in contemporary society? Or, could it be the return of borders that makes contemporary art even more challenging, compelling, or problematic?

11:00 - 11:40

Keynote address by Sezgin Boynik (Finland)

11:40 – 12:40

Lunch break

12:40 - 14:00

Presentation of Artists related to Session THREE: Valentina Bonizzi (Italy), Alban Muja (Kosova), Ibro Hasanovic (Bosnia), Artan Hajrullahu (Kosova)

14:00 - 14:30

Cofee break

14:30 - 16:00

Panel: Sislej Xhafa (USA), Miran Mohar (Slovenia), Yehuda Safran (USA), and all artists and speakers. Moderator: Manray Hsu

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DONORS

MRKS | MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORT

SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

KFOS | KOSOVO FOUNDATION FOR OPEN SOCIETY

US EMBASSY IN KOSOVO

UNKT | UNITED NATIONS KOSOVO TEAM

SDG | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

AUSTRIAN EMBASSY IN KOSOVO

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SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

CHWB | CULTURE HERITAGE WITHOUT BORDERS

UBT | UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

FES | FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG IN PRISHTINA

QRTK | REGIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURE HERITAGE PRIZREN

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF KOSOVO

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