• Preview: Liburn Jupolli
Preview: Shota Bukoshi, Arber Selmani, Liburn Jupolli

Preview: Shota Bukoshi, Arber Selmani, Liburn Jupolli. Artists from Kosova in The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean Thessaloniki, Rome and Casablanca.

December 9, 2011, 19:00h.
Cinematography: Shota Bukoshi
Literature: Arber Selmani
Venue: Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina

December 9, 2011, 21:00h.
Music: Liburn Jupolli
Venue: Oda Theatre


Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina as a part of the project for participation of artists from Kosova in The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, on the December 9, 2011, 19:00h presents Preview, as a short experience of the works by Shota Bukoshi, Arber Selmani and Liburn Jupolli.

The work of Shota Bukoshi (cinematography), Arber Selmani (literature) and Liburn Jupolli (music) will be presented in the second event of the Biennale that will be healed in Rome, Italy on December 16th and 17th 2011, at MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma. In Rome, through images, videos and documents, there will be a reliving of the highlights from the first stage of the XV Biennale de la Mediterranea held in Thessaloniki and present the final stage of the event.

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina through the XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean aims to present art and culture that is produced in Kosova but also young workers in art and culture in The XV Biennale, aiming to create a significant turn in the international representation of the new artistic practices of this scene.

Participation of artists from Kosova at The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean 2011/2012 is supported by the Ministry of culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Banka Ekonomike, Municipality of Prishtina, Kosova Foundation for Open Society, Koha Group, Klan Kosova, Oda Theatre and DZG.


Shota Bukoshi is a script writer, movie director, producer and cultural
manager born in Prishtina, Kosovo. She graduated in Film Directing at the Faculty of Arts, University of Prishtina in 2008. She is the author of six short films and one documentary film for which for she received six awards at Festivals as 'Dokufest' in Prizren, 'Tirana International Film festival', 'One World - human rights festival' in Prishtina, 'Young, short & ambitious' in Vienna, 'Skena Up' in Prishtina.

Her works 'Two love stories' and 'Debauched halo' will be shown at The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean 2011/2012.

Two love stories by Shota Bukoshi
A visit to two Roma couples in Kosova opens up a parallel world both at the margins and in the midst of Kosovar society. Snapshots from a circle of life, love, labor and loss intertwine to tell very different kinds of stories. Almost without noticing, the viewer enters these lives and is intrigued to find out more about them. The tone and the images, while overall quiet and matter-of-factly, convey a wide range of emotions and moods, from vivacious to hopeless, from light to somber and back.

Debauched halo by Shota Bukoshi
An educated young woman yields to society's expectations and tries to find a man. In this process, she must undergo various inner and outward changes, subtle at times, violent at others, but always managed by others. Visually, the film plays with a surprisingly broad array of conventions that combine to expose a highly artificial construct, which reflects the values and standards internalised by the protagonist. While hyperbolic elements of parody and comedy prevent the viewers from despairing over Kosovar society's double standards, this seemingly light film addresses taboos and palpably
transports fury.

Arber Selmani is working as an art journalist in 'Zeri' Daily Newspaper in Prishtina. His life is journalism, although he is not studying journalism. He worked in a local radio and TV stations in Prishtina. He loves writing and does not limit himself in writing themes. 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...!' is the title of the text that Arber Selmani wrote for The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean 2011/2012.

Liburn Jupolli has been composing since the age of 12. He is currently studying composition in Faculty of Art, music department/composition at the University of Prishtina. Has written music for theatre, animation and instrumentalists from Kosova and the rest of Europe. He also works on new instruments inventions and designs.

Liburn Jupolli for The XV Biennale of young artists from Europe and
Mediterranean 2011/2012 and preview at ODA Theatre will present an overview on horror cinema music and its style development and musical presentation of his new instrument 'octo'.