Art exhibition of an academic painter Suzana Stojadinovic planned to take place last night at the Faculty of Arts in Mitrovica North has been cancelled, because the artist was not allowed to bring her paintings to Kosovo at the Jarinje crossing point, Kosovo-online portal reports.
In a statement to the portal Stojadinovic said she was appalled by what she has experienced at the Jarinje crossing point.
“The official there told me to pick up my belongings and get off the bus, that my works could not cross the border because they had not been officially notified by their government and that they could not let me in” Stojadinovic said.
She added that she has Mexican citizenship in addition to Serbian, but since Mexico did not recognize Kosovo it was not helpful.
The Faculty of Arts in Mitrovica North has confirmed the information about the cancellation of the announced painting exhibition on its Facebook profile.
Meanwhile, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric issued a public reaction regarding the case, calling on the cultural public of Serbia and Europe to raise their voice.
“This is Pristina’s fascist madness. I urge the cultural public of Serbia and Europe to raise their voices”, Đuric according to Kosovo-online.