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ARTIST PRESENTATION - TICA AIRLAB 2016 residency program

 

Tuesday, September, 27, 2016, 07.00pm

at: Qendra Rinore e Tiranës, Rruga e Kavajës, Tirana/Albania

 

T.I.C.A has the pleasure to invite you at the presentation event of the fall period of AIRLAB 2016 residency program.

From 2016 TICA AIRLAB will be run in collaboration with MAPS - Museum of Art in Public Space and Stefano Romano will be the curator/coordinator of the fall term.


The artists in residency: 

REMIJON PRONJA (Albania) 

KOJA ISUFI  (Kosova)

VERONIKA EBERHART (Austria)

 Will present for the public their artistic practice and previous projects in an open and informal event.

 

About the artists

RREMIJON PRONJA:

is a visual artist born in 1984 in Tirana, Albania, where he currently lives and works. After his initial formation at the Artistic Lyceum "Jordan Misja" in Tirana (1999-2003), he moved to Italy. He studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan (2003-2011) and received his master degree in interdisciplinary research of contemporary visual art practices, before his ultimate return to Albania in 2011. Together with his colleagues Endri Dani and Olson Lamaj, he is a co-founder of MIZA Galeri [www.mizagaleri.com], an artist-run space in central Tirana devoted (since 2012) to the promotion and support of emerging artists from Albania and abroad through various types of cultural exchange. Since his first public presentation in 2005 at the Gallery Domus in Locarno, Switzerland, Pronja has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions in his home country (Shkodra and Tirana) across Europe (Pavia, Milano, Bari, Stockholm, Sarajevo, Berlin, and Budapest) as well as in Canada (Toronto). Rex anonimous, his only personal show so far, was organized in 2014 at the Ku/RZ/nsthalle in Bregenz, Austria.

 

KOJA ISUFI:

(Fitore Isufi) / (b. 1982 in Gjilan, Kosova). Her work is conceptual based, using drawing, painting, video, installation, text installation and performance. Inspiring stories and different interpretations, political maneuvers and cultural speculations, patriarchal mentality and casual gestures, freedom limits and censorship forms - this is what makes her keep notes most of the time, as a reflection of the social, historical, cultural, and political climate, imposed by the country she operates at.

Her work has been shown in various projects, individual and collective exhibitions and presentations, at a local and international level.

Currently she teaches at Akademia Evolucion, in Prishtina, Kosovo, and also she is co-founder of Autostrada Biennale/International Contemporary art Biennale in Kosovo.

 

VERONIKA EBERHART:

is a trans-disciplinary artist based in Vienna.
 She studied Sociology & Gender studies at the University of Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts with her focus on performance art. She has released numerous records and played many shows internationally and nationally from festivals, punk clubs to galleries with the bands Plaided, Tirana and Lime Crush.

She also wrote the soundtrack for the documentary FtWTF-Female to What the Fuck (2015, Directors: Katharina Lampert and Cordula Thym) and for the movie Talea (2013, Director: Katharina Mückstein).
 Her latest performances include participations in plays as A STORY OF O. & I. (Lise Lendais) at Werk X (2016), a collaboration Hinterland with Julischka Stengele for the Straight To Hell-Festival- Vienna‘s First International Queer Performance Festival (2015), a Solo appearance with her piece Drums for Two at VBKÖ- Austrian Association of Women Artists (2015) and another collaboration Birdhouse/Nuthouse with the artist Nicholas Hoffman, within the framework of the Exhibition Destination Wien/Kunsthalle Wien (2015).

The use of media in Veronika Eberhart´s works is distinguished both by its high musicality and the negotiation of conceptual issues with the sensitivity of artistic practices of feminist positions and art history. United in a transdisciplinary approach to video, sound, performance or sculptural sound installation, her practice is based on theoretical and historical research and seeks formal translations from an activist starting point.

 

 

TICA AIRLAB 2016 is made possible through the support of the Ministry of Culture of Albania.

For the fall term the program is also collaborating with West Balkan Calling, supporting the residency of the Austrian artist, Veronika Eberhart.

 WEST BALKAN CALLING is an Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme between 6 art institutions based in Southeast Europe and 5 art institutions in Austria, taking place in 2016. The project is organized by < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz (Austria) in collaboration with press to exit project space (Skopje, Macedonia), T.I.C.A. – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (Tirana, Albania), Public ROOM (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art (Prishtina, Kosovo), Art Research Center 42° (Cetinje, Montenegro), Kontekst Collective / Zadruga Oktobar (Belgrade, Serbia), Cultural City Network (Graz, Austria), lend|hauer (Klagenfurt, Austria), AIR–ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (Krems, Austria), Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, Austria) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna, Austria).

The project is organized by < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz in cooperation with the Directorate General for Cultural Policy of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

 

 

TICA AIRLAB Fall 2016

TICA has the pleasure to announce the start of the  AIRLAB period for the fall 2016.

The participating artists are:

KOJA (Fitore Isufi) / (b. 1982 in Gjilan, Kosova). Her work is conceptual based, using drawing, painting, video, installation, text installation and performance. Inspiring stories and different interpretations, political maneuvers and cultural speculations, patriarchal mentality and casual gestures, freedom limits and censorship forms - this is what makes her keep notes most of the time, as a reflection of the social, historical, cultural, and political climate, imposed by the country she operates at.
Her work has been shown in various projects, individual and collective exhibitions and presentations, at a local and international level.
Currently she teaches at Akademia Evolucion, in Prishtina, Kosovo, and also she is co-founder of Autostrada Biennale/International Contemporary art Biennale in Kosovo.

 

Remijon Pronja is a visual artist born in 1984 in Tirana, Albania, where he currently lives and works. After his initial formation at the Artistic Lyceum "Jordan Misja" in Tirana (1999-2003), he moved to Italy. He studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan (2003-2011) and received his master degree in interdisciplinary research of contemporary visual art practices, before his ultimate return to Albania in 2011. Together with his colleagues Endri Dani and Olson Lamaj, he is a co-founder of MIZA Galeri [www.mizagaleri.com], an artist-run space in central Tirana devoted (since 2012) to the promotion and support of emerging artists from Albania and abroad through various types of cultural exchange. Since his first public presentation in 2005 at the Gallery Domus in Locarno, Switzerland, Pronja has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions in his home country (Shkodra and Tirana) across Europe (Pavia, Milano, Bari, Stockholm, Sarajevo, Berlin, and Budapest) as well as in Canada (Toronto). Rex anonimous, his only personal show so far, was organized in 2014 at the Ku/RZ/nsthalle in Bregenz, Austria.

 

Veronika Eberhart is a trans-disciplinary artist based in Vienna. She studied Sociology & Gender studies at the University of Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts with her focus on performance art. She has released numerous records and played many shows internationally and nationally from festivals, punk clubs to galleries with the bands Plaided, Tirana and Lime Crush.
She also wrote the soundtrack for the documentary FtWTF-Female to What the Fuck (2015, Directors: Katharina Lampert and Cordula Thym) and for the movie Talea (2013, Director: Katharina Mückstein). Her latest performances include participations in plays as A STORY OF O. & I. (Lise Lendais) at Werk X (2016), a collaboration Hinterland with Julischka Stengele for the Straight To Hell-Festival- Vienna‘s First International Queer Performance Festival (2015), a Solo appearance with her piece Drums for Two at VBKÖ- Austrian Association of Women Artists (2015) and another collaboration Birdhouse/Nuthouse with the artist Nicholas Hoffman, within the framework of the Exhibition Destination Wien/Kunsthalle Wien (2015).
The use of media in Veronika Eberhart´s works is distinguished both by its high musicality and the negotiation of conceptual issues with the sensitivity of artistic practices of feminist positions and art history. United in a transdisciplinary approach to video, sound, performance or sculptural sound installation, her practice is based on theoretical and historical research and seeks formal translations from an activist starting point.

 

 

ARDHJE 2016 PERZGJEDH ARTISTET FINALISTE

Artistet finalist per CMIMIN PER ARTISTET E RINJ, ARDHJE 2016, jane: Donika Cina, Driant Zeneli, Lek M Gjeloshi dhe Matilda Odobashi

Artistet e perzgjedhur kane ndjekur shkollime te ndryshme dhe kane prejardhje te ndryshme artistike, te cilat reflektohen ne qasjet, prodhimtarine, metodologjine dhe ndjeshmerine e tyre artistike.

Donika Cina niset nga ngjarjet e vogla personale te cilat zene nje vend qendror ne krijimtarine e saj. Permes perdorimit te mediumeve te ndryshme, artistja hulumton boten e saj te brendeshme, duke e transformuar ate ne nje univers te kuptueshem per te gjithe.

Kerkimi i Driant Zenelit fokusohet me shume ne riformulimin e kuptimit te deshtimit, utopise dhe endrrave. Videot dhe performancat e tij rikrijojne gojedhena me atmosfere, duke i ofruar shikuesit mundesine per te reflektuar mbi testimin e kufizimeve dhe tejkalimin e kapaciteve personale, pa qene nevoja te shnderrohemi ne super-heronj.

Lek M Gjeloshi nga ana tjeter perqendrohet ne hapesiren e brishte, pothuaj te paperceptueshme mes asgjese dhe shpresave e pritshmerive. Ne punet e tij ai tregon se c’ka i ndan keto dy pozicione te kunderta eshte vec nje teke e mendjes qe na ben te nderrojme qendrim ndaj botes, duke kaluar nga zbrazetia e mohimit tek pamatesia e premtimit. Ne instalacionet e tij, Gjeloshi qendron pezull mbi kete kufi ndares, duke krijuar nje zbrazeti te mbushur me pritje per shikuesin.

Bota e pare me syte e nje femije dhe e realiteti i therrmuar shqiptar jane ne qender te punes se Matilda Odobashit. Ne instalacionet e saj te thjeshta ajo krijon nje lloj qarku te shkurter mes ketij kendveshtrimi “nga poshte” te femijeve, me realitetin e ndertuar “nga lart”, nga te rriturit. Ne punet e saj shikuesit i duhet te perjetoje nje lloj cudie, vetem per tu perplasur serish me realitetin e ashper te situates sociale te kohes.

TICA falenderon te gjithe artistet e rinj qe aplikuan per fazen perzgjedhese, si dhe kuratoret e artistet qe bashkepunuan ne nominimin e artisteve.

 

SHORTLISTED ARTISTS FOR ARDHJE 2016

The artists selected for the 2016 Ardhje Prize are Donika Cina, Driant Zeneli, Lek M Gjeloshi, and Matilda Odobashi.

They have all received different training and have different backgrounds, which are reflected are in their artistic production, approaches, methodologies and sensibilities.

Donika Cina starts from small personal events, which become the center of her production. Through the use of different media of expression the artist explores her inner world, transforming it into a universe accessible to all.

Driant Zeneli’s research rather focuses on the redefinition of the ideas of failure, utopia and dreams. Zeneli’s videos and performances create atmospheric fairy tales in which the viewer reflects on the possibility of superseding their own limits without assuming the role of a superhero.

The research of Lek M Gjeloshi rather focuses on that subtle and almost imperceptible space between the void and demands of expectation; and he shows that what divides these contrary positions is merely a mental switch that changes our approach to the world from the nothingness of denial to the infinitude of promise. In his installations Gjeloshi seems to hover over this boundary by bringing the viewer into a void filled with expectations.

The world as seen through the eyes of a child and refracted by Albanian realities is the main focus of Matilda Odobashi’s work, which short circuits this view "from below" (by children) by the construction of reality " from above" (made by adults) in simple installations in which the viewer has to experience wonder to only confront the harsh reality of the today's social situation.

TICA thanks all young artists that applied for the selection phase of Ardhje Award, as well as all curators and artists that contributed with nominations during the process.

Stefano Romano / Helidon Gjergji, selecting committee for Young Visual Awards ARDHJE 2016

AIRLAB SPRING 2016 EXHIBITION

airlab 2016

Started in 2006, TICA's residency program is the only regular and continuous program of its kind in Albania, providing a very important platform for exchange, research and production. The main profile for AIRLAB is visual contemporary arts, but since the last three years, the program has been of a multidisciplinary nature, hosting artists from the fields of theater and film besides visual artists.

The spring 2016 edition of AIRLAB features three artists in residence: Silva Agostini, Branislav Nikolić and Su Tomesen. All of them engaged in research of themes and context, relating to the city and multiple layers its history and everyday reality. The processes developed by the artists are still in progress and will be shown in their final form later on during the year. The finalization of their respective residencies is materialized with this exhibition AIRLAB SPRING EXHIBITION, featuring works by Su Tomesen and Branislav Nikolic. Although Nikolic’s work relates more to the historical past of Albania and Tomesen’s deals directly with the everyday reality and the invisible stories, both approaches constitute some kind of diary or log-book from their stay at TICA-AIRLAB.

The focus of Su Tomesen’s research was the informal economy, an integral part of the Albanian economic reality. The final film she is preparing will be screened in September. However, during the shooting of this work the Dutch artist conceived a new work titled AT THE CORNER. During her residency the artist engaged deeply with the road, Rr. Myslym Shyri – a place where she was also located - considered one of the most elegant streets along which you can find many shops selling expensive fabrics, clothes and wedding dresses. Yet, even here there are micro realities of subsistence that highlighted through the magnifying glass developed by Su, become much more present than you might notice when walking along the street. Small, fragmented realities of survival that everyday change and mutate the visual landscape of the road. In her wanderings through the city the artist came across a woman selling flowers at the eastern corner of the perimeter of Enver Hoxha’s former villa. Valbona, the florist, is a very polite and smiling lady, always ready to give a flower and a smile to passers-by who stop to greet her. Even her clothing tells of her love for flowers, jackets with floral designs, colored shirts like the roses she sells. Su fell "in love" with Valbona for all these characteristics, and day after day their relationship grew. Su filmed Valbona, Valbona offered flowers to Su, till the moment Su asked Valbona to feature for AT THE CORNER. The resulting video of an ordinary day of the florist is beamed on a gallery wall, creating a "diptych" with the florist herself present to sell her flowers. Reality is duplicated in time and space, creating a short circuit between a one-way media such as video, in which the audience can only look at Valbona selling her flowers, and the reality in which Valbona, dressed in the same clothes as in the video, sells her flowers to people in the gallery. It’s as if this repeating gesture in a continuous exchange with the video, transforms reality in the loop of itself.

Branislav Nikolić has focused his attention on the details he encountered during his stay. He continuously drew, pinned, glued and made visual notes on the notebooks built by himself. Items used to occupy public space, bus tickets, landscapes of the city, rainwater downspouts everything became part of the TIRANA DIARIES, until his other encounter, that with Enver Hoxha’s pyramid, the decrepit building resembling an empty tomb of a ghost in the center of the city. The pyramid, built as a memorial to Hoxha and later a center of trade fairs and cultural activities now closed and left to itself it’s perhaps the most particular architecture in Albania. It’s a "walkable" building, meaning that everybody feels the irresistible urge to climb its slopes to reach the top. Maybe inspired by its physical and tactile features, Nikolić decided to realize IF THE HAT FITS THE SUIT, a sculpture made with secondhand materials, wood, iron and other, flipping the building upside down, turning it into an "imploded" pyramid whose way is no longer ascending but descending. The viewer's gaze moves from the top of the sculpture and edges down to the bottom, where a red star is located that, perhaps a little melancholically, shows itself to the viewer from the bottom of a story which is now part of Albania's past. It stands as witness to the common roots of modern Albanian and Balkan’s history that divided and united, but that cannot be ignored to understand who we are today. 

Stefano Romano

TICA AIRLAB this year is run in collaboration with MAPS - Museum of Art in Public Space and Stefano Romano was the curator/coordinator of the spring term. 

TICA AIRLAB 2016 is made possible through the support of the Ministry of Culture of Albania. For the spring term the program is also collaborating with Mondriaan Fund, supporting the residency of the Dutch artist, Su Tomesen.

NOTICE

Thirrje për aplikim për cmimin e artit bashkëkohor “ARDHJE 2016”.

Cmimi ARDHJE , i organizuar nga T.I.C.A. – Instituti i Artit Bashkekohor, Tirane, vjen me një strukturë të re, në formën e një cmimi të përdyvitshëm. Iniciuar nga T.I.C.A në vitin 2005, qysh prej 2007 ARDHJE është pjesë e rrjetit të çmimeve YVAA-Young Visual Artists Award që realizohen në bashkëpunim me FSC- Foundation for Civil Society në New York.  Një risi tjetër e këtij edicioni  ka të bëjë me  fituesin e  çmimit që ne dryshim nga vitet pararendëse  fiton të drejtën për 2 muaj qendrim në residence pranë RU- Residency Unlimited - partneri i ri i programit qysh prej vitit 2015 (http://residencyunlimited.org/about/).

Ftohen të aplikojnë artistët  shqiptare të cilët kanë përfunduar studimet  dhe janë aktiv në skenën kombëtare dhe ndërkombëtare të artit në 5 vitet e fundit .Artistët të cilët punojnë në të gjitha gjinitë e artit pamor, përfshirë  performancën apo vepra të bazuara në tekst, janë të ftuar të aplikojnë.

Mosha limit për aplikantët është 35-vjeç

Lista e shkurtër e artistëve të përzgjedhur do të prezantojë projektet e tyre në ekspozitën e çmimit “ARDHJE 2016” që do mbahet gjatë vjeshtës në Tiranë organizuar nga T.I.C.A 

Fituesi i cmimit“ARDHJE 2016” do të përcaktohet nga një juri ndërkombetare dhe e pavarur ekspertësh.

Afati i fundit i dorëzimit të punëve është data: 31 Mars 2016

Ju mund të dërgoni aplikimin  tuaj duke filluar nga data 1 Shkurt 2016, në adresen e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sigurohuni të përfshini në aplikimin tuaj:

Portfolio ( përfshirë CV dhe praktikë artistike)

Projektin e propozuar për pjesmarrje  (projekti i propozuar  duhet të jetë i realizuar brënda dy viteve të fundit)

Shënim: Lutemi të siguroheni që tekstet e përfshira në aplikim të jenë në Shqip dhe Anglisht. Gjithashtu  sigurohuni  që imazhet të cilat po përfshini në aplikim të jenë të emërtuara saktësisht.

Emërtoni folder-in me emrin tuaj të plotë dhe file-s si më poshtë vijon:

shembull: ana_vale_ mengjezi_pikture_ 2010

 

AIR-LAB/2014 /STORYTELLING/ as artistic practice/FALL period

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 19:00

AIR-LAB/2014/STORYTELLING

Based on her early school period story in Soviet Georgia during the 80s, the artists Tatia Skhirtladze re-enacts in her project ”00001985” the game of collecting and gambling with the post stamps. By documenting through photography the circumstances and the narration of it, the artist goes back in that period when the post stamps were the first piece of evidence the artist had on a country called Shqiperia.

In collaboration with Thimi Nika, Albanian art collector and philatelist as well editor of the book “100 years history of Albanian stamps” a small printed edition of the post stamps is released as an artistic evidence of this narration. 

Saša Tkašenko bring for this exhibition”Under Control” an 2 channel video installation as documentation of the real time installation situated in National Historical Museum in Tirana earlier this October (2014). In collaboration with TEO in drums, Arlind Zerdja, sound designerand Florian Haxhihyseni , director of photography the author puts in action inside the empty (with no visitors in)  National Historical Museum of Tirana the vibrant idea to fill spaces with sound. 

Jonida Beqo/GYPSEE YO performs for the first time” Body of evidence” with a text of her own and music & sound by Mardit Lleshi. The 2 channel video directed by Ergys Meta is installed in the same room of the performance “embracing” her in both sides shaping this way a 4 acts video performance. An intensive reflection on a “rural Albanian story” which came in light because of a crime occurred two years ago in a small village, less than an hour away from the capital of the country, Tirana. 

The author Filip Jovanovski referring Brecht’s play “Mother Courage and her children” undertakes an personal research in collaboration with Ivana Vaseva in order to understand the historical “truth” about the relationship between artist and political systems in Albania and Macedonia his home country. “Mother Olympia courage and her children” is a series of 

14 oil in canvas paintings, realized by the Albanian artist Theodhoraq Napoloni. Combined with text in a 2 dimensional installation they give voice to the conversation of the artist with his own mother and the “ideological mother monuments” of Albania and Macedonia. 

 

The AIRLAB program is made possible through the generous support of the Network Partnership 3 – year grant of Princ Claus Culturfund
T.I.C.A thanks for the collaboration the directory and staff of: National Historical Museum and artistic lyceum “Jordan Misja” in Tirana

 

E bazuar në historinë e fëmijrisë së saj në Gjorgjinë Sovjetike të viteve 80, artistja Tatia Skhirtladze ri- krijon në projektin e saj 00001985 lojën e koleksionimit dhe shkëmbimit të pullave të postës. Duke dokumentuar në fotografi rrethanat dhe narracionin e historisë së saj të ri- treguar ,artistja kthehet në ato kohë kur pullat e postës ishin e vetmja evidencë që ajo kishte për egzistencën e një vendi që quhej Shqipëri.

Në bashkëpunim me Thimi Nikën koleksionist , filatelist dhe autor i librit “100 Vite të pullave Shqiptare” artistja ka realizuar si veprën e saj të re një edicion special pullash poste si provë faktike e këtij narracioni të ri. 

Saša Tkašenko sjell në këtë ekspozitë”Under Control” një video instalacion me 2 kanale që dokumenton  instalimin real të vendosur në Muzeun Historik Kombëtar në Tiranë me herët këtë Tetor (2014)

Në bashkëpunim me;TEO perkursionist, Arlind Zerdja, ekspert tingullidhe Florian Haxhihysenin , drejtor fotografie  autori vë në veprim brënda hapsirës pa vizitorë tëMuzeut Historik Kombëtar në Tiranë idenë “kumbuese” për të mbushur hapsirën me zë. 

Jonida Beqo/GYPSEE YO performon në publik për herë të parë “Body of evidence”,me tekst të vetë autores dhe muzikë e tingull nga Mardit Lleshi. Një video me 2 kanale me drejtor fotografie Ergys Meta është e instaluar në të njëjtën hapësirë ku artistja performon duke e        ”përqafuar”  atë në të dy krahët e duke formëzuar kështu një video performance me 4 akte.

Një reflektim intensiv mbi një “histori rurale shqiptare” e dalë në dritë nga një krim dy vite më parë në një fshat të vogël,jo më larg se një orë nga Tirana, kryeqyteti i vendit. 

Autori Filip Jovanovski, duke iu referuar dramës së Brehtit “Guximi, Nëna dhe fëmijët e saj” ndërmerr një kërkim personal në bashkëpunim me Ivana Vaseva për të kuptuar “të vërtetën” historike të marrdhënies mes artistëve dhe sistemeve politike, në Shqipëri edhe në Maqedoni, vendin e tij.

“Mother Olympia courage and her children” është një seri prej 14 pikturash në vaj, realizuar nga artisti shqiptar Theodhoraq Napoloni të cilat të kombinuara me tekst në një instalim dy dimsional, i japin zë bashkëbisedimit të artitsit me të ëmën dhe “nënat monumente të ideologjise” në Shqipëri dhe Maqedoni. 

AIRLAB dhe programi i rezidencës së T.I.C.A mbështetet nga programi 3 vjeçar i Princ Claus Culturfund
T.I.C.A falenderon për bashkëpunimin , Drejtorinë dhe stafin e: Muzeut Historik Kombëtar  dhe Liceut Artistik “Jordan Misja “në Tiranë

AIRLAB 2014, Fall period - Storytelling as artistic practice

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Time: 19.00

T.I.C.A has the pleasure to invite you at the presentation event of the fall period of AIRLAB 2014 residency program

The artists in residency: 

Tatia(Tamar) Skhirtladze, Georgia
Jonida Beqo /GYPSEE YO, Albania
Saša Tkačenko, Serbia
Filip Jovanovski, Macedonia

Will present for the public their artistic practice and previous projects in an open and informal event.

Address: T.I.C.A AirLab, studios  Rr. Luigj Gurakuqi, Pall 89, Sh. A, Kati 11, Tirana/Albania.

The AIRLAB program is made possible through the generous support of the Network Partnership 3 – year grant of Princ Claus Culturfund.

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