BAN

Cultural workers, artists, independent art producers and NGOs in the SEE Region express their deep concern and interest for creating trans-border networks of communication, transportation and cultural facilities.
The goal of joining and creating common networks for communication and art production is:
· To establish conditions for a functioning art market
· To facilitate artist mobility and exchange of production and presentation of art work
· To enhance the awareness of local, regional and common problems as well as resources
· To work for a establishment of an open platform for funding the development of independent art production
· To support curatorial workshops and educational projects in the arts

Proposals for the Conference of Reconstructing Cultural Productivity in the SEE Region
(02. /04.December 1999, Sarajevo)

Concrete actions:

1. Establishment of the Balkan Art Network / BAN in Sarajevo, 02. / 03.September, ULUBIH
http://zayac.scca.org.mk/ban/
Members:
- Dean Zahtila (Labin Art Express, Croatia)
- Mensud Keco (ULU BIH)
- Enver Hadziomerspahic (Ars Aevi, Museum of Contemporary Art Sarajevo)
- Jan Kenneth (University of Art and Design, Helsinki)
- Pertu Rastas (KIASMA, Helsinki)
- Sinisa Rogis (Cyber Rex, Belgrade)
- Katarina Zivanovic (Cyber Rex, Belgrade)
- Borut Vild (CSU Beograd)
- Branislava Andjelkovic (CSU Beograd/ Seminar for History and Theory of Art)
- Uros Djuric (REMOND)
- Liljana Tadic (Galerija ZVONO)
- Eva Bicskei (Budapest, Museum of Contemporary Art LUDWIG)
- Marta Nagy (Balkon, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest)
- Melentie Pandilovski (Contemporary Art Center Skopje)
- Yvana Enzler (PRO HELVETIA, Sarajevo)
- Zlatko Pankov (PANEKS, Skopje)
- Dunja Blazevic (SCSU Sarajevo)
- Carmen Scher (Goethe Institut)
- Annemarie Turk (KulturKontakt, Austria)


2. Following meetings with the topic "From Art Production to Art Market" will be organized at:
2.1.Ohrid, Macedonia, May 2000 within the Conference UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS organized by the Contemporary Art Center - Skopje
2.2. Labin, Croatia, CC LAMPARNA, September 2000, within the TRANS/ART Festival, organized by Labin Art Express


Both Conferences will be dealing with
a. Identifying NGOs, artist cooperatives, artists and cultural workers with interest in permanent communication and exchange of information, marketing and art production facilities.
b. Discussions and future art projects, creation of conditions for art production and marketing.

3. The BAN will organize and promote series of exhibitions of the Balkan Contemporary Art with a special stress on new media, video art, installation, conceptual art and performances, in the major cities of the Balkans as well as all over Europe.
BAN considers it of extreme importance to start the process of integrating local and emerging artists with the international scene, education and to open the communication to the European cultural scenes and resources.

 

 

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