Semra Sevin, Berlin Reflection Glienicker Brücke, 2011
The search for a belonging, a definition of home is a constant topic in a globalized world. Berlin is a melting pot where people from all over the world cross each other, meet each other and – in the best case – love each other. The lifelong question of identity is a matter even amplified when different cultural backgrounds come into the mix of emotions. The distance that emerges over time to one’s ‘original homeland’ (which is maybe just a question of definition) is a space in which sometimes romanticized, sometimes critical perspectives reach the surface.
The beauty of it all is a frequent subject in art.
“From Here To Me” is a project and an exhibition where eight artists from Balkan states exhibit their work in which the aesthetics of Berlin as a bond with their personal homeland are displayed and merged into one. The contributing artists are not only from the Balkan states but also from Greece and from Turkey. They all succeed in creating a strong insight to their inner feelings through the outer arts.
Laurie Georgopoulos, Identity, 2013
The works are shown in the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Berlin-Mitte, and the participating artists are: Lovro Artukovic (Croatia), Jovan Balov (Macedonia), Laurie Georgopolus (Greece), Ben Kamili (Albanian from Macedonia), Boriana Pertchinska (Bulgaria), Nino Nihad Pushija (Bosnia), Semra Sevin (Turkey) and Tijana Titin (Serbia).
The exhibition opening is today at 7pm and we strongly recommend you to visit it.
You can read more about it german language here.
Thanks to our friends from renk-Magazine for the suggestion!
“From Here To Me – Eight artists between Balkan and Berlin”
curated by Jovan Balovo
January 8 – February 12, 2016
Opening hours: Mo-Fr, 10-18h
Opening reception: January 8, 19h
Bulgarian Cultural Institut, Leipziger Straße 114, 10117 Berlin