Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art
Prishtina at Supermarket 2011
Filoart, Zelimir Zilnik, Driton Hajredini, Milica Tomic, Bekim Gllogu, Lulzim Zeqiri, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Fitore Isufi, Rudina Xhaferi, Kader Muzaqi, Merita Koci, Flaka Haliti, Driton Selmani, Alban Muja & Yll Citaku, Shota Bukoshi, Petrit Halilaj, Levizja Vetevendosje!, Felix Gmelin, Maria Jose-Rojas.
Curatorial by Albert Heta
Supermarket Art Fair 2011 is the first YES answer delivered to an invitation sent to Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina to be part of an art fair. The invitation from Supermarket, the international artist-run art fair, and Swedish Institute coincided with the next level of our work and it intrigued us again, not only to continue the observation aiming to see closely these structures and their aims but this time to further the quest from the inside and experience the challenge beyond the research.
The presence of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina at Supermarket 2011 is manifested through a reproduction of an Exhibition, in its design and architecture elements, but only with the added layer of this Exhibition that was the future of The Exhibtion produced in Prishtina.
The Exhibition was originally shown in the context of The Mobile Archive.
The Mobile Archive, a project run by The Israeli Center for Digital Art, was initiated in March 2007 by Eyal Danon, Galit Eilat and Eva Birkenstock. The Mobile Archive is a portable version of the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon resident archive. Since 2007 The Mobile Archive travels the world, when each of its host contributes works to the original collection and send it along in its extended version.
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art hosted the Mobile Archive in June 2010.
The works exhibiting in the exhibition are the Stacion's additions to The Mobile Archive.
The selection of works, can be an answer to the following statement: 'The Mobile Archive was invited Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina to a context and a country with no archival culture or institutions. Works and documentation of events produced by this scene and this society are lost or made to disappear for the public context. History as a tool for erasure and engineering the past for the present power players is a dominant practice in this country.
What happens with the documentation and work of an initiative after the institution stops to exist. Is any of the material of these projects sent to an archive or?
This project aims to raise this issue in the public level, and initiate the discussion on existing models of archiving memory, works and events. In my opinion, video works of contemporary artists form Kosova produced since 1999 are an important element of the collective production of this society and an important element of the narrative of this society.'
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina at Supermarket 2011 is supported by The Swedish Institute (SI) and DZG.
SUPERMARKET 2011 (FEBRUARY 18-20)