Cold Front from the Balkans

November 10, 2016 - May 7, 2017

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brought together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

The exhibition focused on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. The exhibition avoided the usual unflattering political connotations the region’s name inevitably brings up but instead focused on a natural phenomenon — the wind. The exhibition title refered to the well-known saying in Turkish: “Cold wind blowing from the Balkans” which conveys winter's arrival and is most commonly used in television weather reports.

Following this very common idiom in Turkey, the exhibition brought together the artists who deal with their immediate surroundings, reacting and commenting on their social, political and cultural milieu, such as Maja Bajević, Braco Dimitrijević, Vadim Fishkin, IRWIN, Laibach, Mladen Miljanović, Ivan Moudov, OHO, Dan Perjovschi, Mladen Stilinović, Ulay, and Sislej Xhafa amongst others. In the selection of the striking works made in different mediums ranging from video to photography, drawing to installation; it was aimed to create a new dialog between the Balkan artists from different generations and to provide a new point of view for the spectator.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Cold Front from the Balkans

Cold Front from the Balkans

The exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans focuses on different generations of individual and groups of artists from the region known as “the Balkans,” and takes its form from a natural...

Building Desire<br>Jasmina Cibic

Building Desire
Jasmina Cibic

Jasmina Cibic, one of the artists of the Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition will focus on dominant themes of her work such as architecture and soft power and their mutual co-relation to national representation.

Cold Front from the Balkans

Cold Front from the Balkans

Join us for a guided tour of the Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition with the co-curator Alenka Gregorič. The tour will offer a unique insight to the works of the exhibition.

 

Sislej Xhafa

Sislej Xhafa

Join artist Sislej Xhafa to discuss his work in relation to Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition.

Believe Me I’m an Artist <br/>Adrian Paci

Believe Me I’m an Artist
Adrian Paci

Join artist Adrian Paci to discuss his work in relation to Pera Museum’s exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans. Paci will show his video Piktori (included in the exhibition) as well as his other videos.

IRWIN - Dušan Mandić

IRWIN - Dušan Mandić

Presented as part of Cold Front From the Balkans exhibition, the artist Dušan Mandić from the artist group IRWIN will give a talk. In this talk,  Mandić focuses on the practice of the group and the NSK.

Curators in Conversation with the Artists

Curators in Conversation with the Artists

As part of the exhibition Cold Front from the BalkansPera Museum is presenting a discussion with the curators Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič and with the artists Mladen Miljanović, Lana Čmajčanin, Raša Todosijević, IRWIN and Ivan Moudov.

Mark Požlep: Stranger than Paradise

Mark Požlep: Stranger than Paradise

A musical performance will accompany the exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans. Presented as part of the exhibited video and installation piece Stranger than Paradise, artist Mark Požlep and his pianist’s performance is based on a real social environment.

Video

Destination → Balkans

Destination: Balkans brings hope, peace and humor from the roads of the land of war and love through the countries of Romania, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Serbia.


Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film

Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film program brings together lesser known films made by artists in socialist Yugoslavia between 1963 and 1987.

Geography

Geography

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Ideology

Ideology

Pera Museum’s  Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. 

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on the facade of our building?

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on the facade of our building?

Have you noticed the gigantic photo on our façade? Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region.