31 July, 2019

The foundations of the current bus station were laid in 1978, and in 1981 it opened to the public. The Bus Station also had a wedding hall where different weddings and events were organized. During the trends of privatization in the post-Yugoslav period, the bus station was excluded from the list of privatization and to this day remains in use as a public facility.
In Autostrade Biennale’s first edition, the bus station was used as a meeting spot for artists, whose work dealt with the politics of mobility, refugees, dislocated minorities, migration, cultural exchange, the limitless nature of the imagination, war, gender borders, as well as visible and invisible borders of the contemporary public space.
From the 21st of July to the 21st of September, the artworks of second edition are exhibited in the station’s foyer, cafés, offices, its outdoor space, as well as inside its old legend ary wedding hall. The opening ceremony of Autostrada Biennale was also held at the Bus Station.

Autostrada Biennale – International Contemporary Art Exhibition curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio is open till 21st of September and you can visit it everyday except Mondays from 12:00 to 18:00.

Artists and Artworks:

Hristina Ivanoska
Intimate introspection: artist and/or society, 2019
Installation, dimensions variable

Mirza Dedać
Death Case, 2012
Installation, wooden box

Apparatus 22
Arrangement and haze series: V4, V5 & V6, 2019
III Posters Print, 100 x 70 cm, each series 101 copies

The Cool Couple (Nicolò Benetton – Simone Santilli)
Emozioni Mondiali, 2018.
Installation, custom copy of PES2018, wooden tribune, led panels

Jakup Ferri
Untitled, 2019
Oil and permanent markers on canvas, 200 x 140 cm

Lola Sylaj e Dardan Zhegrova
Memories old thorns of mine, scratching into the sky, 2016
Installation, 200 x 400 x 100 cm

Lana Čmajčanin
Female President / 2004
Video Performance, video installation, sound, colour / 03’ 17’’

Anatoly Feliksovič Osmolovsky
Cadavre Exquis-Dodici suicidi, 2013
Video Documentation

Somer Şpat
What colour is your flag when you wash it? / 2019
Mixed media installation

Sanja Latinović
Can you feel change?, 2019
Instalation – Performance – Instalation, Glass and metal,
180 x 180 x 180 cm

Ilija Šoškić
Il Teatro Del Pane, 1989 – 2019
Project, interaction, installation, video

Levent Butuci
Protest-for-protest, 2019


Photo by: Tughan Anit