Past Events at Hotel Gracanica

Fashion and Urban Dance Show

21 January 2017, 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st, at 4pm, students of the tailor and hairdresser courses of the Diakonie Training Center Mitrovica will hold a fashion and hair show at the hotel. You are cordially invited!

The fashion and hair show will be accompanied by performances of the Urban Dance Crew Mitrovica. 
The Urban Dance Crew Mitrovica has already had a fascinating performance at the hotel on 29 July 2014 (s.https://www.hotelgracanica.com/news/) and a successful tour through Germany in 2016. As the space in the hotel is limited, we cannot promise you scenes like the one on the photo, but you'll certainly be impressed!

Links: 
https://www.facebook.com/Diakonie-Training-Center-717532191610209/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/udc.mitrovica/?fref=ts

 

Mitrovica Rock School Concert

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 4:30pm

After the wonderful concert of Sublime 6 and Akasha on October 2nd, now two other bands of the Mitrovica Rock School will perform at the hotel, Proximity Mine and High Frequency.

Samples of their music:

Proximity Mine:
Video: https://youtu.be/Qp1DJiniRIY
Audio: https://soundcloud.com/mitrovica-rock-school/proximity-mine-mwah

High Frequency:
Video: https://youtu.be/MueKd7AdR0c
Audio: https://soundcloud.com/mitrovica-rock-school/high-freqfency-no-way-out

 

Photos from the concert (below): Kiklop

 

Mitrovica Rock School Concert

2 October 2016, 5pm

Exhibition Milica Kostić: Parallel Worlds. Paintings and Engravings

28 May to 27 July 2016

Photos of the opening by Layla Baraké

 

Article in "Prishtina Insight" about the exhibition: http://prishtinainsight.com/portraits-parallel-world-mag/:

 

Rolf Bauerdick: Wir sind gleich, wir sind anders. Begegnungen mit einem ungeliebten Volk. Dia-Vortrag

Samstag, 10. Oktober 2015, 17 Uhr

Rolf Bauerdick, Autor des Buches "Zigeuner. Begegnungen mit einem ungeliebten Volk", wird in seinem von Fotos begleiteten Vortrag über diese Begegnungen, verteilt auf über zwanzig Jahre und mehr als hundert Reisen in zwölf Länder, und die Ursachen und Herausforderungen einer wachsenden Zuwanderung der Roma nach Westeuropa berichten. 

Rolf Bauerdick, geboren 1957, lebt im Münsterland. Nach dem Studium der Literaturwissenschaft und Theologie wurde er Journalist. Er hat Reportagereisen in rund sechzig Länder unternommen; seine Text- und Bildreportagen erscheinen in europäischen Tageszeitungen und Magazinen und sind vielfach ausgezeichnet. Sein Roman "Wie die Madonna auf den Mond kam" erschien 2009, wurde bislang in zwölf Sprachen übersetzt und erhielt den Europäischen Buchpreis 2012. Sein neuer Roman, die deutsche Ost-West-Geschichte „Pakete an Frau Blech“, erschien Anfang März 2015.

Mehr Infos auf 
http://rolfbauerdick.de/zigeuner

 

Reading by Elizabeth Gowing from her new book "The Rubbish-Picker's Wife. An Unlikely Friendship in Kosovo"

Saturday 3 October 2015, 5pm

Making Ajvar

14 - 22 September 2015

From 14 to 22 and on 30 September, you again have the opportunity to watch our cooks and their helpers prepare ajvar the traditional way, learn how to do it yourself and/or buy a jar (7 €). The word "ajvar" is related to "caviar" - and it indeed is just as delicious! s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajvar

 

Photo Studio by Layla Baraké

During August, Layla Baraké will again put up her photo studio at the hotel every Sunday from 11am to 3pm during our Sunday brunch. Come and get your portrait!
For the brunch, please reserve: 038 729 888 or 049 764 000.

Photo studio every Sunday at Hotel Gracanica, Pristina

Prishtina Architecture Week: Open House at Hotel Gracanica

1 July 2015 from 13:00

Easter Monday Brunch

On Monday, 6 April 2015, we will have a special Easter brunch with many Easter specialties incl.
roast lamb, roast pork, Easter bread, corn bread, colored eggs, slavsko žito (wheat pudding w. walnuts),
 paskha (Russian Easter dessert) etc.

 




11am to 3pm

 

Adults:           15 €

Children:       1 € per year of age

Incl. fresh orange juice, coffee/tea, mineral water

 

Reservations: 038 729 888 or 049 764 000

 

Photo Exhibition Layla Baraké: Change, Don't Hide. Dokustudio

14 November 2014 - 31 January 2015

Photo studio every Sunday from 11am to 3pm

A great opportunity to have your portrait taken - or a portrait of your spouse, kids or your team!

Prices (without frames): 20x20 cm 25 €, 40x40cm 50 €, 100x100cm 110 €, digital 50 €.

For reservations call 038 729 888 or 049 764 000! 

Portraits taken at the documentary and short film festival Dokufest in Prizren this summer (s. http://dokufest.com/2014/500-faces-that-dont-hide/).

For earlier great photos of Layla Baraké s. https://www.behance.net/laylabarake 

and http://www.lightstalkers.org/layla-barak-


Photos of the opening by Jetmir Idrizi

 

Report on KTV Express about the Exhibition:

Report on KTV Express about the photo exhibition of Layla Barakè at Hotel Gracanica
Screenshot (click to open video link)

 

Kultplus.com about the exhibition: Barake sjell fytyrat e DokuFestit ne eksposite

 

Exhibition Anke Gollub: Behind Barbed Wire. Video-projection, prints and light-objects

29 July until 28 September 2014

The video "Once Upon a Time" is the result of a German-Israeli artists' exchange in 2011 under the title "Heimat - Homeland". It reflects experiences of the artist of her early life in the German Democratic Republic where she participated in the Monday demonstrations that led to the fall of the Wall.

 

At Hotel Gracanica, it will be shown behind the grilled windows of a kiosk that, until the Nineties, used to stand in front of the headquarters of the security forces in Pristina. In the video, the artists cuts, one by one, the barbed wire around her. An allegory for individual and collective prisons and the liberation from them. Kosovo counted and counts many of them.

 

Gollub's other works shown at Hotel Gracanica take up the thread of the video in prints - that show woolen threads that look like barbed wire - and light objects.

 

At the opening, you will also have the chance to see performances of the multiethnic Urban Dance Group of the Diakonie Youth Center in Mitrovica.

 

More about the artist: ankegollub.wordpress.com

 

Photos of the Opening (Layla Baraké):

Article in the Münstersche Zeitung about the exhibition of Anke Gollub at Hotel Gracanica, Pristina: Behind Barbed Wire

 

Article in the Münstersche Zeitung about the exhibition

Article in the "Westfälische Nachrichten" about the exhibition: 

"Anke Gollub stellt in Pristina aus. Kunst aus Muenster im Kosovo"

 

Hotel Gracanica featured at the Biennale di Venezia

Hotel Gracanica (Pristina / Prishtina, Kosovo) featured at Biennale di Venezia
Website of the Republic of Kosovo Pavillon 2014

Exhibition extended until 28 July!

Handicraft? Art! Exhibition of Glass Bead Broideries at Hotel Gracanica, Pristina / Prishtina

 Photos from the opening of the exhibition by Layla Baraké

 

Virtual Tour of the Exhibition

Hotel Gracanica, Pristina / Prishtina: virtual tour of the exhibition of glassbead embroideries

Click on the photo to start the tour. Click further to switch to other parts of the exhibition or to take a closer look at the art works

 

Hosting the President's lunch for the Diplomatic Corps

26 March 2014

Yoga Weekend

21 - 23 February 2014

Hotel Gracanica, Pristina / Pristina: Yoga Weekend announcement

As we move into 2014, give yourself a moment to pause, refocus, nourish & renew at the blissfully luxurious Hotel Gracanica. A mix of hatha and meditation practices to release the winter blues, contemplate positive intentions for 2014 and, most of all, to enjoy the present. Time to explore a new side of Gracanica, enjoy the glow of the fireside, views of the countryside and replenish yourself with delicious food. We (Narayani & Laura) are excited to share this special weekend with you - let us know if you'd like a personalised yoga therapy or health coaching consultation - it's in the price too :) Looking forward to hear from you :) Yoga Narayani - Yoga & Yoga Therapy Yoga and Wellness Coaching with Laura

Closing Event Exhibition

15 January 2014, 18:00

Strange Things Happeningin the Neighbourhood - exhibition of drawings of Driton Selmani at Hotel Gracanica, Pristina

Photos: Gazmend Bajri

 

Buchpräsentation: Elisabeth Kaestli. 7 Brüder, 7 Schwestern. Eine kosovarische Familie in der Welt

15. Dezember 2013

Photo of 3 brothers from the book of Elisabeth Kaestli: 7 Brüder, 7 Schwestern. Eine kosovarische Familie in der Welt

Diesen Sonntag, 15. Dezember, um 16 Uhr wird Elisabeth Kaestli ihr soeben erschienenes neuestes Buch "7 Brüder, 7 Schwestern. Eine kosovarische Familie in der Welt" bei uns am Kaminfeuer vorstellen und Passagen daraus lesen. Daran anschliessend offeriert die Schweizer Botschaft einen Aperitif, Vesko Buzolli, Akkordeon, sorgt für die musikalische Umrahmung.

 

Die vierzehn Geschwister Reka wurden in einem Bergdorf in Kosovo geboren. Armut und politische Unterdrückung zerstreuten sie nach und nach in alle Winde, über die Schweiz und Deutschland bis nach Kanada. Heute treffen sie sich wieder Sommer für Sommer am grossen Gartentisch in Kaçanik, dem Städtchen, in dem die Familie ab 1979 wohnte und wo noch zwei Brüder leben. Es ist der Ort der Träume der Emigrierten, der Mittelpunkt der weitgespannten Weltfamilie. Die Geschwister Reka erzählen vom kargen ländlichen Leben in den 1960er-Jahren und ihren ganz unterschiedlichen, teils abenteuerlichen Wegen hinaus in die Welt. Ihre Erzählungen ergeben im Kleinen ein detailgenaues Bild der Migration, wie sie gegenwärtig in Europa tausendfach überall präsent ist.

 

Elisabeth Kaestli, geboren 1945, aufgewachsen in Biel / Bienne. Dolmetscherstudium in Genf und Triest. Ab 1973 Journalistin für Zeitungen und Radio. 2006-2010 wohnhaft in Tansania, seither in Pristina (Kosovo). Im Limmat Verlag sind erschienen: «Frauen in Kosova. Lebensgeschichten aus Krieg und Wiederaufbau», «Gräben und Brücken. Freundschaften vor und nach den Kriegen im Balkan», «Vom Mont Soleil zur Blüemlisalp. Bernerinnen erzählen » und «Aisha, Mussa, Zawadi ... Lebensgeschichten aus Tansania».

 

Buchpräsentation Elisabeth Kaestli im Hotel Gracanica, Pristina / Prishtina

Concert "Catch-Pop String-Strong"

12 December 2013

http://www.catchpopstringstrong.com/

 

Photos: Layla Baraké

Exhibition: Driton Selmani. Strange Things Happening in the Neighbourhood

Until 15 January 2014

Photos of the opening event on 1 November 2013: Layla Baraké

 

Grand Opening

28 September 2013

Photos: Layla Baraké