NEWS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

Cold Front from the Balkans

10 November 2016 - 7 May 2017
Opening on Wednesday, 09 November at 7:00PM
Pera Müzesi-Museum, 
Istanbul, Turkey

Artists: Maja Bajević, Dimitrije Bašičević – Mangelos, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska, Mircea Cantor, Jasmina Cibic, Nemanja Cvijanović, Lana Čmajčanin, Braco Dimitrijević, Goran Djordjević, Vadim Fiškin, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Ibro Hasanović, Irwin, Laibach, Vlado Martek, Mladen Miljanović, Ivan Moudov, OHO, Adrian Paci, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Mark Požlep, Kiril Prashkov, Anri Sala, Erzen Shkololli, Sašo Stanojkovik, Mladen Stilinović, Raša Todosijević, Slaven Tolj, Jelena Tomašević, Milica Tomić, Sisley Xhafa, and Katarina Zdjelar

Curated by Curated by Alenka Gregorič and Ali Akay

After more than ten years, the exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans is another effort at staging a review of art from the Balkan region. 

The exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from countries from (what is commonly referred to as) the “Balkan region”. Curators try to avoid the usual unflattering political connotations the region’s name inevitably brings up and instead to focus on a natural phenomenon — the wind. This refers to the well-known saying in Istanbul; “Cold wind is blowing from the Balkan” which in the past meant that the winter is coming and later it became an idiom for news announcing changes.

Following this very common idiom in Turkey, the exhibition brings together the artists who deal with their immediate surroundings, reacting and commenting on their social, political and cultural milieu. In the selection of the striking works made in different mediums ranging from video to photography, drawing to installation; it is aimed to create a new dialog between the Balkan artists from different generations and to provide a new point of view for the spectator.

Pera Müzesi-Museum

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