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4th MSE- Meeting


MSE stands for Middle-South-East (Europe). The 4. MSE – Meeting takes place in Prishtina, Kosovo, in the heart of a European country which is still of uncertain status. More than 30 art institutions and initiatives from the MSE area gather for the three days meeting, which has been conceived as a forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas and for the discussion of relevant current topics.

In 2000, the MSE idea was established by Gregor Podnar in Ljubljana, to form a basis for discussion and co-operation, which would encourage a better flow of information and a wider exchange in exhibition practice and theory. The following two MSE – Meetings, in 2002 and in 2004, were initiated by < rotor > and took place in Graz. Topics like the relation between the local responsibility and the international appearance of art activities were discussed.

For 2006, the Contemporary Art Institute EXIT has invited < rotor > to co-organise the 4. MSE – Meeting. Together, they invited other art institutions and initiatives from the MSE area to take part in the meeting, to present and discuss their activities, which belong to the most interesting and innovative spots for contemporary art not only in the MSE region.

At the 4. MSE – Meeting the power and possibilities of the participating institutions and initiatives regarding their effects on society will be questioned. Their strategies in dealing with the social, political and economical circumstances of their respective countries are in the focus of interest. Generally speaking, is art (still) able to gain relevance in the process of development of the society?

Erzen Shkololli, EXIT and Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer, < rotor >


Galit Eilat
The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
Reem Fadda
Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art – PACA, Ramallah
Basak Senova
NOMAD, Istanbul
Erden Kosova
art-ist contemporary art magazine, Istanbul
Stefan Rusu
KSA:K Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau
Matei Bejenaru
Vector> Association, Iasi
Attila Tordei
IDEA arts + society, Cluj
Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant, Rodica Tache
H.arta, Timisoara
Emil Mirazchiev, Ivan Yonov
Art Today Association, Plovdiv
Yane Calovski, Hristina Ivanoska, Biljana Tanurovska
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Shkelzen Maliqi, Nita Luci, Erzen Shkololli
Contemporary Art Institute EXIT, Prishtina/Peje
Mehmet Behluli
LAB – The Laboratory of Visual Arts, Prishtina
Ivana Marjanovic, Vida Knezevic
KONTEKST gallery, Belgrade
Zoran Pantelic, Branka Curcic
New Media, Novi Sad
Edi Muka
Tirana Biennial
Slaven Tolj, Srdjana Cvijetic
Lazareti Art Workshop, Dubrovnik
Leila Cmajcanin, Demis Sinancevic
NGO Visionary Society, Sarajevo
Antonia Majaca
g-mk | galerija miroslav kraljevic, Zagreb
Alenka Gregoric
Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana
Lorenzo Benedetti
Zerynthia, Rome
Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer, Sonja Hofstetter, Angelika Maierhofer
< rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz
Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer featured by
O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz
Luisa Ziaja
schnittpunkt – ausstellungstheorie & praxis, Vienna
Marina Grzinic
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna
Cosmin Costinas
springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna
Nikolett Eross
Trafo Gallery, Budapest
Franciska Zolyom
 Institute of Contemporary Art - Dunaujvaros
Juraj Carny
SPACE projects | residency lab | store, Bratislava
Michal Kolecek
Center for Contemporary Central European Art, Usti nad Labem
Ilina Koralova
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Monika Szewczyk
Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok
Enita Shala-Westmoreland, Shota Bukoshi, Yvana Enzler, Petra Bischof
Swiss Cultural Programme Kosovo
Christine Böhler
Die ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung

The language of the conference is English.
For participation R.S.V.P. at:


Dr. Erhard Busek
Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
Dr. Emil Brix
Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs

European Cultural Foundation
Swiss Cultural Programme Kosovo
Die ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung
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