June 9th – September 25th
TAYSIR BATNIJI, LARISSA SANSOUR, VANGJUSH VELLAHU, SHARIF WAKED
WITH A SCREENING BY JUMANA MANNA
The works exhibited at the Other Stories exhibition deal with the state of Palestine, a partially recognized occupied state in the Middle East.
A seemingly simple exhibition concept stands out by the comprehensiveness of the exhibited works dealing with the selected theme that is approached from different perspectives which show the complexity and multiple layers. Hestia, as Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project’s partner to the current Manifesta 14 Prishtina biennial in Kosovo, as a parallel event in relation to the geographical and political position of Kosovo which is, like Palestine, a partially recognized state, chooses a parallel tangible position of Belgrade and the gallery in order to put into the same context and view within it the distant, but politically related and parallel geographies.
Since the title of the Manifesta 14 Prishtina biennial is it matters what worlds world worlds. How to tell stories otherwise, given by the biennial creative mediator Catherine Nichols who has curated it, the exhibition in Hestia also tries to tell the story through the voices of different artists whose views on the subject do not only refer to their personal stories and/or the narratives brought in their works, but also the certain roles that artists take and specific approaches to the media they use. (excerpt from the text by Neva Lukić)
photography: Nemanja Knežević