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geert on Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:53:29 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> report SUPPORT: EXCEPTION: Contemporary art scene from Prishtina (Modified by Geert Lovink)



Dear friends,

Your signature in support of the statement in favor of the exhibition
EXCEPTION: Contemporary art scene from Prishtina, is online, Kontekst
gallery: www.kontekstgalerija.org

The statement was send to
Serbian government
City council
Media (journals, TV, Radio) in Serbia.

The statement is delivered at the press conference organized by the 
curators
in Belgrade.

Thanks for your support,

Marina Grzinic and Rosa Reitsamer

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PRESS RELEASE/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT


Exhibition "Exception / Contemporary art scene of Prishtine", that was 
planed to be exhibited in Kontekst Gallery in Cultural Centre "Stari 
Grad" in Belgrade from 7th of February until 15th of February, was 
closed because of police valuation that safety of visitors and 
organizers was jeopardized. Therefore exhibition will not be opened in 
planned terms. During the opening of the exhibition organized group 
stopped opening of the exhibition by violent means and also destroyed 
artistic work "Face to face" by artist Dren Maliqi.

Exhibition "Exception / Contemporary arts scene of Prishtine" was 
exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, from 22 
nd of January until 5th of February without incidents. Organizers of 
exhibition are organizations "Kontekst" from Belgrade and Institute for 
Flexible Cultures and Technologies - Napon from Novi Sad.

We invite Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia and Secretariat for 
Culture of City of Belgrade to react and publicly condemn this violent 
act and allow exhibition "Exception" to be exhibited in this moment 
when democracy, tolerance and openness of Belgrade and Serbia are most 
needed.

Curators:
Vida Knezevic, Kristian Lukic, Ivana Marjanovic and Gordana Nikolic

www.kontekstgalerija.org
www.napon.org

PETITION FOR REOPENING OF THE EXHIBITION

We are forwarding petition initiated by interested citizens, cultural 
workers and artists.

On the following link you can sign the petition for opening of the 
exhibition Petition for opening of the exhibition 
"Exception/Contemporary Art Scene From Pristina" that was planned to be 
exhibited in Kontekst Gallery in Centre for Culture Old Town in 
Belgrade from 7th until 15th of February, and was censored through 
closing of the event even before it was opened. This happened due to 
violence expressed by nazi-clerical organisations.

Petition is directed to Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia, 
Secretariat for Culture of City of Belgrade, as a demand for express 
and direct support to the organizers for opening of this exhibition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/odstupi/petition.html

This petition is the initiative of interested citizens, cultural 
workers and artists that consider that state institutions cannot allow 
nazi-clerical organizations to lead cultural politics of one state.

VIDEO CLIPS OF THE VIOLATION OF THE EXHIBITION OPENING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSzUSwcVcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVC25afxpkU

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR THE EXHIBITION REOPENING:

Koalicija protiv diskriminacije:
Anti Trafiking Centar
Centar za unapre??ivanje pravnih studija
Gayten-LGBT
Gej strejt alijansa
Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava
Inicijativa za inkluziju VelikiMali
Labris - organizacija za lezbejska ljudska prava
Mre??a Odbora za ljudska prava u Srbiji
??vedski helsin??ki komitet za ljudska prava
Udru??enje studenata sa hendikepom
??ene u crnom, Beograd
Komitet pravnika za ljudska prava , Beograd
Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju, Beograd
Fond za humanitarno pravo, Beograd
Incest trauma centar, Beograd
Glas razlike, Beograd
Rekonstrukcija ??enski fond, Beograd
Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava, Beograd
Helsin??ki odbor za ljudska prava, Beograd
??kart, Beograd
Mre??a ??ena u crnom Srbije : Boljevac, Bor, Vranje, Vrbas, Vlasotince, 
Velika Plana, Zaje??ar, Kikinda, Kraljevo, Kru??evac, Leskovac, Novi Sad, 
Novi Be??ej, Novi Pazar, Ni??, Pan??evo, Pre??evo.

Druga scena

Dru??tvo istori??ara umetnosti Srbije (DIUS)

Kulturni centar REX
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