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Albert Heta on Stacion, Art, and Society in Kosovo


do it at Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, 2013. Photo: Atdhe Mulla.

Albert Heta on Stacion, Art, and Society in Kosovo
Thursday, January 30, 2014
6:30–8pm

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public

Albert Heta (Artist and Artistic Director of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo) will speak on Stacion’s exhibition programming, including the recent installment of do it.

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is a project institution for contemporary art and architecture, established in 2006 by artist Albert Heta and architect Vala Osmani. Stacion is conceived as a space for artists, architects, thinkers, critics and other sociopolitical workers committed to reflecting on and responding to relevant challenges of the contemporary society with an active, critical and emancipatory approach. Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina functions as an open platform that employs strategies to create a dialogue with a differentiated public; works with clear social and political intents; encourages artistic practice and advanced architectural research, stands for intellectual independence and works to create conditions where contemporary thought and practice can happen.

Stacion presented do it, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, from November 15 through December 14, 2013 marking the first time that do it has been realized in Kosovo. Drawing from a specific reading of the project and instructions from the 2013 publication, do it: the compendium, Stacion produced an interpretation of do it that emphasized the immaterial nature of the project and disseminated instructions widely through channels such as television and newspapers. 

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January 30, 2014

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

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Albert Heta

Albert Heta (b. Prishtina) is an artist, designer, and art manager. His notable works include “It’s time to go visiting: No visa required”, a public intervention on British Airways billboards in Prishtina (2003), ‘Embassy of the Republic of Kosova in Cetinje’ (2004) for Cetinje Biennale, and ‘Kosovar Pavilion Venice Biennial 2005’ distributed in collaboration with e-flux (2005). His works never fail to provoke debate in relation to the social, cultural, and political mechanisms of power. His works touch on issues of colonial politics, identity, and international/national politics. Heta’s work has been exhibited in a wide international context including: Apexart, New York; MARCO, Vigo; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; and Galeria Nova, Zagreb. He is co-founder of a project institution, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina.


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