• “A theater [Qendra Multimedia] in Kosovo is not afraid of using art to confront entrenched prejudices and to build empathy” – George Soros

  • “Brave and honest theater performance. One of the most interesting theater company from the South Eastern Europe” – Kazaliste.Hr

  • “...a true story that sets an example for all the hope for freedom, happiness and prosperity in the Europe of our days. And the disappointment.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

  • “This is not the first attempt to use cultural events to bridge the gap between the countries. Polip, a literary festival in Pristina, first held in 2010, has Serbian writers among those regularly invited to participate.” - The Guardian

  • “…the play is an explosion of burlesque, music and possibly offensive humor; it is simply a riot.” - Prishtina Insight

  • “A Play with Four Actors and Some Pigs...,” […] is a playfully absurd, crude, and incredibly clever portrayal of Kosovo’s political scene.” - The Theater Times

Flaka Haliti in conversation with the curator Leonie Radine



Biographies:

Flaka Haliti was born 1982 in Prishtina, Kosovo, and lives in Munich, Germany. After graduating with a Bachelor of Graphic Art Department of the University of Prishtina in 2006, she studied Fine Arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main from 2008 until 2013. She is currently working on a PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work has been exhibited widely in internationally renowned institutions and biennials such as the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (2019), the Busan Biennale (2018), the National Gallery of Art, Tirana (2018), Public Art Munich (2018), the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2018), the Kunsthaus Hamburg (2018), the Kunsthalle Lingen (2017), the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the Kunsthalle Wien (2015), the mumok, Vienna (2014), the Kosovo National Art Gallery, Prishtina (2014), and Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina (2007/2008/2012).She won the Henkel Art.Award 2013, was a Villa Romana fellow in Florence in 2016, and, in the same year, was awarded the Ars Viva Prize. Most recently, she received the Ludwig Gies-Preis on the occasion of the 14th Triennale KleinpastikFellbach 2019 and was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019.

Leonie Radine is a curator based in Cologne. Since 2015 she has worked at the Museum Ludwig where she is currently preparing a transdisciplinary exhibition dedicated to the permeability of bodies, questions of representation and accessibility. Further recent curatorial projects include Haegue Yang’s survey exhibition ETA 1994–2018 and the experimental off-site exhibition HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Home Visit. Previously she worked as curatorial assistant to Yilmaz Dziewior at the Austrian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale 2015 and to Susanne Pfeffer at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2010–2013). She studied art history in Marburg and Berlin.

In between clouds and the deep sea

Saturday 29.06.2019, At: 18:00h
Qendra Multimedia (in Dardania, in front of primary school “Xhemail Mustafa”)

Besides studio visits with young and emerging artists in Prishtina, Qendra Multimedia organizes a public conversation in which artist Flaka Haliti and curator Leonie Radine will talk about Haliti’s work and their mutual projects. Their collaboration started in 2018 with Haliti’s solo show “HERE – OR RATHER THERE, IS OVER THERE” at the National Art Gallery of Tirana and continues with the upcoming exhibition “HERE AND NOW" at Museum Ludwig: Transcorporealities” in Cologne, Germany.

This project is financed by Goethe Institut.

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