Category: Culture
Culture 13:27

‘100 Years of Trebenishte’ to open at Archaeological Museum

100 Years of Trebenishte, an exhibition dedicated to a century’s worth of excavations at the archeological site near Ohrid, will open at the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia on Thursday and run through late August. The exhibit features the golden masks discovered at the Trebenishte necropolis...

Culture 16:39

Mateja Matevski’s peers launch posthumous collection of his poetry

Macedonian poet and publisher Rade Siljan launched Rains: 90 Poems, a posthumous collection of Mateja Matevski’s poetry, at Matica Makedonska’s multimedia cultural center in Skopje on Wednesday. The 90-poem selection was published to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Matevski’s birth. “Mateja...

Culture 12:48

Culture Minister Ademi cuts funding for the Days of Macedonian music

Following several rounds of talks with artists angry after their projects were rejected for public funding, Culture Minister Asaf Ademi published a revised list, which approves money for some of the malcontents but leaves out other projects. One of those that remain left out is the Days of Macedonian...

Culture 13:04

Gostivar’s Literary Sparks festival launches poetry contest

Organizers of the international poetry festival Literary Sparks have launched a call for poems for this year’s event. The poetry contest is open to poets from North Macedonia and the Balkans who enter three previously unpublished poems limited to 32 lines in their native language at literaturniiskri@yahoo.com. There...

Culture 11:19

Strumica holds its annual carnival

Strumica celebrated its annual carnival yesterday, with hundreds of masked revelers and guests coming from neighboring countries. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who counts Strumica as his political stronghold, was there with much of his Government and EU Ambassador Samuel Zbogar. Even as Macedonia under...

Culture 15:14

Forgiveness Day carnival Prochka 2019 starts in Prilep

Prilep’s traditional Forgiveness Day three-day carnival Prochka 2019 starts March 8 at Marko Cepenkov Cultural Center with an exhibition of masks made by children. The exhibit will also present drawings by students from local primary and secondary schools. The best works on the topic of forgiveness...

Culture 11:49

Oliver Musovikj takes part in Solidarity exhibit in Weimar

Artist Oliver Musovikj is taking part in an art exhibition at the ACC Gallery in Weimar, Germany, which opens March 8 and runs through May 19. The group exhibit titled Solidarity – Now More Than Ever will present works produced by participants in the 24th International Studio Program during their...

Culture 10:48

Puccini’s Turandot in MOB

Opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, will be played at the stage of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB) on Friday. The cast includes Vesna Ginovska Ilkova, Gjorgji Cuckovski, Sandra Mitrovska, Vladimir Sazdovski, Kristijan Antovski, Momchil Karaivanov (Bulgaria), Dejan...

Culture 15:05

MKC announces call for young authors

The Youth Cultural Center MKC announced a call for young, independent and unknown authors aged 30 and under to apply for the new project Raw Culture, which is to be organized four times a year so that every trimester young authors would have an opportunity to present their work. Our hard-working and...

Culture 18:11

‘Green Book’ puts controversy behind it to score a surprise best picture win

The Oscar for best picture on Sunday went to Green Book, which depicts the real-life relationship between African-American jazz musician Don Shirley and his white chauffeur. The film beat out seven other nominees to win Hollywood’s flagship award amid controversy over its depiction of Shirley and...

Culture 16:28

Observance of International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day, declared by UNESCO in 1999, is observed worldwide on Thursday. Macedonian language institute ‘Krste Misirkov’ hosts today an event on occasion of the International Mother Language Day. About 6,000 languages are spoken across the globe, with half threatened by extinction....

Culture 11:05

Culture Minister Ademi continues talks with angry cultural – political activists

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi continued his rounds of meetings with cultural organizations angry at him after he cut public funding for established projects to boost money for promotion of Albanian culture. With this Ademi, who comes from the small ethnic Albanian Alternative/BESA party, got into a fight...

Culture 15:36

Culture Ministry gives “stay of execution” to events it rejected for public funding

Culture Minister Asaf Ademi met with some of the artists whose projects were refused in the latest annual plan for distribution of public funding and promised to allow them to re-apply. Ademi faced fierce criticism within the ruling coalition after he cut funding for some of the best known cultural events...

Culture 16:01

Shooting of films from second generation of MakeDox DocuSprouts starts

The shooting of documentary films from the second generation of MakeDox DocuSprouts starts these days on several locations in Skopje. The films’ premieres are taking place from 21 to 28 August 2019 in Skopje, during the 10th edition of the Creative Documentary Film Festival. “The themes were selected...

Culture 11:41

Premiere of film This is Her Story

Premiere of film This is Her Story will be screened in Kultura cinema on Tuesday. “The film tells the story of three female athletes from the Balkans, their passion for climbing and living with nature. We follow their ups and downs, interwoven through art and extreme sports,” says Ilina Arsova,...

Culture 20:37

Makedox to screen Sundance award winner Honeyland in August

Honeyland, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s documentary that won three awards at this year’s Sundance, is hosting two closed screenings at the Millennium cinema theater on March 12 and 13. The film will be released in Macedonia in August as part of the upcoming Makedox Creative Documentary...

Culture 16:31

Netflix, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network hear about ‘Bibi’s World’

Bibi’s World, a Macedonian entertainment project for children, was presented at this year’s Kidscreen Summit held in Miami, Florida, from Feb. 11 to 14. Sarita Castillo, head of Lynx Animation Studios, the region’s largest 2D animation and video games production company, presented Bibi’s World at the...

Culture 19:48

Culture Ministry Secretary acknowledges funding redistribution was meant to favor Albanian artists

Valmir Aziri, State Secretary in the Culture Ministry, defended the decision of Minister Asaf Ademi to radically redistribute funding for cultural programs, saying that in the past Albanians were discriminated by the Ministry. Aziri, who like Ademi is Albanian, with this seemingly confirmed that the...

Culture 20:25

Avalon: In the interest of the state, let’s make it right!

I respect Minister Asaf. I know him, he’s an urban guy and he cannot cover all the holes. But, the commission to make Avalon defective for “not providing a statement about the venue” for concerts that are already for three – five months in sales, for which over 20,000 tickets...

Culture 14:03

Culture Ministry will give money to the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival, but not to the other events that were cut from its program

The Culture Ministry acknowledged its error in cutting public funding for the “Zlatno Slavejce” festival of children’s music, but remains in its decision to reject requests from the Skopje Jazz Festival, Off Fest, Avalon production concerts and the Pece Atanasovski festival of folk...

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