Wiener Lesungen - albanisch, russisch

posted by PP on 2008/02/14 18:41

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Auf die Lesungen von Wladimir Sorokin (20.02., 19.00 Uhr, Hauptbücherei der Stadt Wien) und Andrej Bitow (26.02., 19.00 Uhr, Hauptbücherei der Stadt Wien) wurde bereits von der Redaktion hingewiesen - hier nun auch noch der Hinweis auf eine Lesung des derzeit auf Einladung von KulturKontakt als Writer in Residence  in Wien befindlichen Fatos Kongoli, der neben Ismail Kadare zu den profiliertesten albanischen Schriftstellern gezählt wird:

Fatos Kongoli liest am 28.02. um 19.00 Uhr in der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Literatur (ÖGL, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Wien) aus seinem Roman "Hundehaut" (Lesung der Übersetzungen: Eva Alikaj-Lössl). [Ausschnitt aus "Hundehaut/Lëkura e qenit" im .pdf]

Von links nach rechts: Sorokin, Bitow, Kongoli


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01 by TM at 2008/02/15 15:36 Bitte registrieren und/oder loggen Sie ein, um zu antworten
As it has always been, authors and artists communicate beyond the borders of all kinds, like Albanian authors in Vienna, or Belgrade artists in Priština (exhibition Politics of Memory by Milica Tomić, organized by Albanian artist Albert Heta at the Center for Contemporary Arts Stacion, September 2007), or Albanian artists in Novi Sad (exhibition Exception. Contemporary art scene of Priština, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, 22 January - 5 February 2008). Sometimes, though, certain political context could be a big obstacle for any communication, even via work of arts. Precisely that has recently happened in Belgrade, harming unfortunately the traditional city's openness, tolerance, and hospitality well-known even during the 1990s. Namely, the exhibition Odstupanje/Exception (bilingual catalogue is here), planned to be held in February 7 - 28, 2008, in Belgrade too, was rudely interrupted and closed before the opening itself. More than 200 members of the Orthodox clero-fascist organization Obraz (literally, 'Cheek', referring to - in this case, pure nationalist Serbian - honor), taking the picture of the criminal Milorad Ulemek Legija and expressing support to Karadžić and Mladić, tried to enter the Gallery Kontekst in order to prevent the opening of the exhibition. Their violation, however, was tolerated by the police, allowing the hooligans even to ruin one of the works of art, Dren Maliqi's Licem u lice/Face to Face presenting Elvis Presley and Adem Jashari (see the catalogue) before closing the exhibition with the explanation that they protect the safety of both organizers and visitors. The scandalous preventing the exhibition of young Kosovo artists met deep understanding of the majority of political parties, as well as many other 'defenders' of Serbian national interests, identity, ethnical purity, the same ones who claim that Kosovo is Serbia and, as such, cannot be displaced from their Heimat... and among them was also a former football legend Dule Savić, confirming one more time the heritage from the 1990s - deepest connections between Serbian (nationalist) politics and football. The mentioned positive Belgrade spirit, fortunately, won after all due to huge protest of numerous NGOs, individual artists, some university professors, researchers of art, so that the organizers - Vida Knežević, Kristian Lukić, Ivana Marjanović, Gordana Nikolić from the Gallery Kontekst from Belgrade and the Institute of Flexible Cultures and Technologies Napon from Novi Sad - will certainly have one more chance to present the works of art by eleven young Albanian artists from Kosovo. Hopefully, the so-called Another Serbia's efforts to win dangerous and primitive national and religious intolerance, and to show what are real national interests of the country are, will be awarded.

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Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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