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[Yasmin_announcements] XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Skopje 2009

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XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean

Short resume of the biennial in Skopje 2009
After Barcelona, Thessalonica, Marsiglia, Valencia, Lisbon, Turin,
Rome, Sarajevo, Naples,
Puglia, Skopje will be host of the 14th Biennial of young artists from
Europe and the
Mediterranean. This edition represents also a great and common gate
towards Europe, for
the whole region, and the role of one real multicultural Balkan
metropolis, now will take
Skopje- city without dominant cultural stream.
Basic information
Period: 3th September - 15th October
Theme: Seven Gates
1. Venues for visual and applied arts: Museum of Contemporary Art; National
Gallery (Mala Stanica and Cifte Amam), Youth Cultural Centre,
Centre, National Museum of Macedonia, Museum of City of Skopje and
Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
2. Venues for urban acts: City square "Makedonija", City Park, cafes
and open spaces
round city of Skopje
3. Venues for film: Youth Cultural Centre (cinema Frosina), Kinoteka, Faculty of
Drama Arts and art- cafes round city of Skopje
4. Venues for literature: Kursumli Ann, Suli Ann
5. Venues for shows: Macedonian Opera and Ballet and Macedonian National
6. Venues for music: "Main Stage" City Square "Makedonija", Kursumli
Ann, Suli Ann,
Art cafes around the city
7. Venues for Gastronomy: Meeting Point Biennale Skopje
713 artists
90 BJCEM participants - members of ministries, representatives of
municipalities, national
institutions, cultural associations and organizations.
40 VIP persons - famous artists, art critics, managers,
representatives that works on the
promotion of culture and art
70 national and international journalists from Europe and the Mediterranean
All European Union
27 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The
Nederland's, United
"Rive sud"
11 countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine,
Syria, Tunisia, Turkey,
Greater Mediterranean
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
and with Republic
of San Marino, Kosovo, Norway and Rom Nation.
Multidisciplinary event in which are included 7 artistic disciplines
- Visual and Applied Arts (Plastic Arts, Photography, Installation, Performance,
Video Art, Comic Strip, Cyber Art Architecture, Visual/ Industrial/ Web Design,
Fashion, Digital Creations)
- Images on the Move (Cine, Video, Animated Films)
- Show (Theatre, Dance)
- Literature (Writing, Poetry)
- Music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk/ Ethno, Contemporary, Digital, Dj's and
- Gastronomy
In this biennial will be shown more than 400 art productions including
1000 paintings,
sculptures and graphic works, 50 movies and 60 video and cyber works,
50 literature readings,
30 works from theatre and dance, 40 music concert, 1 or 2 fashion shows.
Parallel activities - constructive and sustainable production
The general program includes some parallel activities in form of
forums, seminars, masters'
lessons, conferences, workshops... Every day different subject will be
treated, dealing with
cultural and artistic practices in form of connectivity, knowýhow and
project proposals
from all over Europe and the Mediterranean. An extended number of
international guests:
artists, journalist, cultural operators, intellectuals, art critics
and curators will take
participation in these events.
Target groups:
Professional cultural operators, foundations, curators, galley workers
and artists
Professors and students from universities
Policy makers
The business community
Media representatives
The general public
15 000 Professional cultural operators, foundations, curators, galley
workers and artists
20 000 Professors and students from universities
300 Policy makers
2 000 Business community
200 Media representatives
200 000 General public
International: website, free publicity, direct promotion on
international events, press
releases, emails, invitations and advertisements
National: posters, flyers, invitations, links to the website, press
releases, banners, billboards,
AMMS - Association for International Youth Cooperation
Partners and Donors:
BJCEM - Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean
Ministry of Culture of R. Macedonia
Ministry of Education and Science of R. Macedonia
City of Skopje
Council of England
European Commission
Other Foundations

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