Balkanization. Human wanted.
Balkanization is a geopolitical term that most commonly relates to the Balkans and associates with the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 90's, and is respectively, in a broader sense understood as a division of the multinational country into smaller, ethnically homogeneous entities. As the boundaries of the concept are not clearly defined, they are withdrawn for certain purposes, referring to the attitude of the one who acts on that behalf. The similar happens with defining the Balkans, which is based on an imaginary geographic mapping. The well-known formulation of the Balkans as the Unconscious of Europe can be brought into analogy with the revolutionary attitudes of the avant-garde movement Zenithism, where the Balkans is considered the new force that will regenerate European culture. Balkanization of Europe, according to Ljubomir Micić, means the cultural emancipation of Europe by accepting the new values of the awakened Barbarogenius. The current context which once more places the Balkans in the center of attention of European policy regards the Balkan route which refugees use on their way to the Western Europe. The refugee crisis leads to destabilization of the European Union, as well as the divided attitudes of its member countries, and as the result the borders are raised and a new kind of nationalism constructed.
Presentation and talk by Žarko Aleksić, Jelena Micić
Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Yallah!? Über die Balkanroute" 24.03.18 – 22.04.18 | IG Bildende Kunst Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien
Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Samstag und Sonntag: 13:00 – 18:00 Uhr Donnerstag und Freitag: 10:00–15:00 Uhr http://yallah-balkanroute.uni-goettingen.de/y-in-wien/