Kosovo presents its cultural values in the Venice Biennale

Kosovo presents its cultural values in the Venice Biennale

Pristina, 7 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

For the second time, Kosovo is taking part in the Contemporary Art Biennale in Venice, where it has presented its artistic and cultural values.

In this year’s 56th edition, Kosovo has been represented by Flaka Haliti and curator, Nicolaus Schafhausen with the exhibition “Speculation in blue”.

During its presentation, Kosovo’s stand has gathered many visitors who have expressed their interest in Haliti’s exhibition, which reflects historical events on objects, focusing on Kosovo.

Present in this activity was also the president of the country, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, deputy minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Rexhep Hoti and other representatives of institutions such as the president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Barrata.

Jahjaga said that two years ago, Kosovo made its debut as a successful country with the presentation of the artist, Petrit Halilaj and added that there’s no doubt that such success will further continue for Kosovo.

Jahjaga praised the representation of Kosovo’s culture in the Venice Biennale.

“The presence of the Republic of Kosovo in the Venice Biennale, in the most important art event in the world, is a testimony for our achievements in strengthening our international subjectivity”, Jahjaga said.

On the occasion of the opening of the Kosovo stand, deputy minister Hoti said that it’s very important for Kosovo to present its art and culture in such important cultural events.

“Allow me to express my special gratitude for the artist Flaka Haliti and curator Nicolaus Schafhausen and for the entire team of the Kosovo stand for the excellent cooperation and the work that they have done during these months until the finalization of the project”.

Hoti said that Haliti’s exhibition, which is identified with the blue sky, reflects stories and events that relate to the state of Kosovo and the concept of borders, democracy and freedom.

Besides Kosovo, Albania and other countries have also participated in the Venice Biennale. /ibna/