Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
The exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. The exhibition avoids the usual unflattering political connotations the region’s name inevitably brings up but instead focuses on a natural phenomenon — the wind. The exhibition title refers to the well-known saying in Turkish: “Cold wind blowing from the Balkans” which conveys winter's arrival and is most commonly used in television weather reports.
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.
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, Katarina Zdjelar
Alenka Gregorič, Ali Akay
In collaboration with
City Art Gallery of Ljubljana - MGML
© Studio Jasmina Cibic
Production still from The Pavilion, single channel HD video, stereo sound, 6 min 43 sec, in loop