Category: Culture
Culture 13.11.19 | 19:23

Actors kicked out from the Gostivar theater claim they’re pressured for political reasons

Visar Viska, the Colored Revolution activist who was appointed acting director of the Gostivar theater, called the police on two actors after an incident erupted during a rehearsal. The actors claim that they were part of the play, but Viska removed them. We came for the rehearsal, but we were led out...

Culture 13.11.19 | 12:04

Cinematheque to screen Skopje Secret Archives

In celebration of Skopje Liberation Day, Nov. 13, the first Macedonian production company, Vardar Film, will present its latest documentary project, titled Skopje Secret Archives, at a special screening at the Cinematheque. Vardar Film’s project aims to preserve and honor the material, spiritual and...

Culture 08.11.19 | 23:27

Dissident singer Igor Durlovski dedicates a song to Giya Kancheli: Small, struggling nations give birth to great individuals

Political dissident and opera singer Igor Durlovski released a new viral musical video. In it, he performs Yellow Leaves (Qviteli Potlebi) by recently deceased Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. Durlovski, who was tried as “terrorist” by the Zaev regime and refused and offer of amnesty only...

Culture 06.11.19 | 21:26

Skopje 2020 film portrays the air pollution problem – thanks to the Government we didn’t need any CGI, producers say

Skopje 2020, a short movie that covers the problem of off the charts air pollution in the Macedonian capital Skopje, will be shown at the Cinedays film festival. The movie portrays the troubles of a Skopje family that plans to leave the city because of the unbearable pollution. We are grateful to the...

Culture 05.11.19 | 15:58

Molitor’s Bau1haus to open at Museum of Contemporary Art

Bau1haus, Berlin-based photographer Jean Molitor’s exhibition of 50 black and white photos showcasing Bauhaus-influenced architecture, will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday evening. “Triggered by a slightly elevated position, the buildings seem to hover almost timelessly with their...

Culture 01.11.19 | 10:35

Milcho Manchevski’s “Willow” premieres in four cities in Macedonia

The Macedonian premiere of “Willow”, the sixth feature film by director Milcho Manchevski, will be take place on November 1 at 20h with an event at the Philharmonic and screenings at cinemas “Cineplexx” and “Millennium” in Skopje and parallel screenings in Bitola,...

Culture 31.10.19 | 11:04

Altstaedt to be soloist; French-German cellist to perform with Philharmonic

The Philharmonic, under Alan Buribayev, will perform Mieczysław Weinberg’s Cello Concerto op. 43 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no. 29 in A major in a concert titled New Breath. Nicolas Altstaedt will be the soloist. Altstaedt is a German-French cellist, conductor and artistic director,...

Culture 30.10.19 | 20:10

Culture Minister asks that Aqueduct be protected by Cultural Heritage Protection Office

Culture Minister Husni Ismaili at a government session on Tuesday asked that the Skopje Aqueduct be placed under the protection of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office. In response to a reporter’s question during Wednesday’s press conference at the Memorial House of Mother Teresa on the extent...

Culture 30.10.19 | 09:52

Government orders seizure of land along the Skopje aqueduct in order to protect it

The Government plans to begin expropriating property along the Skopje aqueduct. Built around the 5th century AD to supply the then city core of Skupi with water, the aqueduct has recently become the target of people presumably going after construction material. According to the Government, it has ordered...

Culture 28.10.19 | 16:45

After extraordinary inspection at Museum of Macedonia: Ismaili dismisses Gordan Nikolov as director

Minister of Culture Husni Ismaili fired the director of the Museum of Macedonia Gordan Nikolov, the Ministry confirmed to SDK.mk. Director Gordan Nikolov has been dismissed because it was established that he was working contrary to the Law on Culture and the Law on Museums, as well as the Statute of...

Culture 24.10.19 | 12:38

Renaud García-Fons to perform as soloist with Philharmonic

French composer and upright bassist Renaud García-Fons, performing as a soloist with the Philharmonic on Thursday at 8 pm, is expected to premiere his new piece composed especially for the Skopje concert, titled Melodija. Conducting the Philharmonic will be its principal horn player Dzhijan Emin. “The Paganini...

Culture 20.10.19 | 13:00

Manchevski’s Willow screens at Rome Film Fest

Willow, Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski’s sixth feature film, premiered during the third evening of the 14th Rome Film Fest, according to the Ministry of Culture’s press release. The film cast and crew took to the red carpet, the release reads, and Minister of Culture Husni Ismaili also attended...

Culture 18.10.19 | 23:20

Macedonian day held at Frankfurt Book Fair

A Macedonian Day was held at the Frankfurt Book Fair Thursday, including readings by Macedonian and foreign authors and meetings between Frankfurt and Leipzig fair representatives and Culture Minister Husni Ismaili, the Macedonian Publishers Association writes. “A special guest at the event was Luxembourgish...

Culture 17.10.19 | 14:31

We adore Macedonian Giffoni participants, they are very active and eloquent

The crew of the TV series “Family Markovski” aroused great interest among the participants in the Giffoni Macedonia International Youth Film Festival at the “Frosina” cinema on Wednesday. Interesting questions and comments were directed to director Darijan Pejovski and actors...

Culture 15.10.19 | 11:07

Writers Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have both won this year’s Booker Prize, it was announced at a ceremony on Monday, after the judges for the literary award rebelled against its rules, The New York Times reports. “We were told quite firmly that the rules state you can only have one winner,”...

Culture 08.10.19 | 15:45

Cultural institution employees protest performing Nabucco in front of the Government

The SKRM union of employees in public cultural institutions protested in front of the Macedonian Government building today, to demanding a return to collective bargaining. Protesters sang the Jewish Choir from Nabucco in front of the Government, before detailing their demands. For 14 years we’ve...

Culture 06.10.19 | 22:41

Sarah Jessica Parker thrilled by “Honeyland”: The film is one of the greatest nominated for an Oscar!

American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, widely known for starring the Sex And The City series, has praised the Macedonian documentary ‘Honeyland’ in an Instagram post. “Honeyland”, the astonishing, visually breathtaking, intimate yet epic story of beekeeper Hatidze Muratova. A...

Culture 30.09.19 | 14:17

Skopje to hold 15th White Night on Saturday

Numerous concerts, exhibits, plays and movie screenings will take place Saturday in Skopje, as part of the 15th annual White Night event. On15 locations, artists, musicians and everyone who is part of the “White Night” will offer a variety of cultural and artistic content. For the past 15...

Culture 26.09.19 | 10:50

‘The Power of Zarathustra’ opens Philharmonic season

Tone poem Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Richard Strauss will be performed at a concert titled The Power of Zarathustra, which opens this year’s Philharmonic season on Thursday evening. The Philharmonic joins the worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the German composer, and...

Culture 24.09.19 | 18:59

The Greek MOMus museum of photography will present an exhibition in Skopje

The MOMus photography museum from Solun (Thessaloniki) will present an exhibit in the MSU museum of contemporary art in Skopje later this week. The “Am I That Name or That Image?” exhibition opens on Friday and will be presented by a team from MOMus, while on Saturday a series of performances...

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