The Third Autostrada Biennale
Opening Schedule
Prizren & Peja
July 16–19, 2021

Saturday, July 17

Opening of Autostrada Biennale in Prizren 

(minibus pick-up: Theranda Hotel, every 15 minutes, between 11.30 – 13.00)

12.00–14.00: Coffee and welcome at the Autostrada Biennale Production and Education Space (former KFOR Hangar); Flija by Cooking Sections and Fejsal Demiraj is served.

13.00: Welcome notes by directors: Vatra Abrashi, Leutrim Fishekqiu and Baris Karamuco; curators Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu and Joanna Warsza. A conversation with Flaka Haliti and Iramamama, and an introduction to Banu Cennetoğlu, Fernando García-Dory. 

Saturday guided tour with curators and artists

Starting point: under the oldest maple tree Rrapi i Marashit

14.30–14.45: Introduction to the work of Hera Büyüktaşcıyan at Under Castle Cliffs 

14.45: A performance by HAVEIT at Pintolli Mill

15.00: Introduction to the works of Valbona Zherka and Agron Blakçori at the Albanian League

15.15: Introduction to the work of Alban Muja at League Square

15.30: Introduction to the exhibition by Sezgin Boynik and Tevik Rada at Shani Efendi House

15.45: Introduction to the works of Rossella Biscotti at Lumbardhi Cinema

16.00: Introduction to the work of Camila Rocha at the Blue Bridge and Filigree Workshop

16:15: Introduction to the works of Marwa Arsenios, as well as Ulf Aminde and Manuel Gogos at Gas Station and Tabakhane Mill

16.30: Introduction to the work of Małgorzata Mirga-Tas and Edis Galushi at the House at the River

17.00–18.00 Introduction to the work of Valbona Zherka at Gazi Mehmed Pasha Hammam

Finger food and drinks

20.00–23.00: Welcome notes and drinks at the River Bank; introduction to Agnes Denes’s Sunflower Fields

20.00-21.30 DJ set by Iramamama

21.30-23.00 DJ set by Oda Haliti

Sunday, 18 July, Opening Of Further Venues:

12.00–14.00: A visit to Hydroelektrana (minibus pick-up from Autostrada Biennale Production and Education Space) and an introduction to the works of Agnieszka Polska and Bora Baboçi; Refreshments in the garden 

Sunday guided tour with curators and artists, starting point Bus Station

17.00-17.45: Introduction to the work of Núria Güell and Lumnije Gërguri Stojkaj, Edona Kryeziu, and Vahida Ramujkić at the Bus Station

18.00: Introduction to the work of Gülsün Karamustafa at the Blue House

19.00: Introduction to the works of Doruntina Kastrati and Iman Issa, as well as the archeological excavations in progress, at the Castle of Prizren

19.30–20:30: A sunset drink at the Castle of Prizren

21.00: Buffet in the garden of Noja Restaurant / Destill 

Monday, July 19

10.00: Departure to Prishtina (minibus pick-up: Theranda Hotel)

11.30: Introduction to the work of Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano by curators; followed by a presentation of the National Library by architect Bekim Ramku

13.00: Introduction to Agnes Denes’s Sunflower Fields; and the Palace of Youth and Sports

16.00: Departure to Peja

18.00: Opening at EX-EXIT Bar

19.00: Conversation between Sokol Beqiri with Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu and Joanna Warsza

22.00: Return to Prizren (pick-up: EX-EXIT Bar)

                               

All of the Prizren locations can be found here.

 

Accompanying Program:

Thursday, July 15, 14.00–19.00

Open house at two independent Prizren spaces, PYKË and PRESJE 

PYKË is a bookshop dedicated to distributing and producing publications, zines, records, prints on political art and archival research. PRESJE isa space for research and experimental artistic production, aiming to build a counter-archive from emancipatory moments and struggles of the past.

19.00: Drinks and concerts at Destill 

Friday, July 16

14.00–18.00: Open house at PYKË and tea at PRESJE

16.00–17.30: Guided tour with conservation architect Nora Arapi Krasniqi around the old city (meeting point: Shatërvan fountain)

Download the Opening Schedule: here