Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Haveit Collective, RKS

Haveit Collective met as students at Art Academy, and through their daily conversations and shared preoccupations quickly established themselves as an artistic group.

Their story is that of four girls who chose to create their own platform, not wanting to wait for galleries to open their doors for them, or for NGOs to finance their work. Choosing the name “Haveit”, and selecting public spaces to perform, they have created an artistic movement in Kosovo.

Throughout their performative practice, they have learned more about their society. Indeed, the drive behind their artworks has come from a need to express their thoughts, feelings, to share their truth.

The collective was established in 2011 and they’re known for artistic public performances, which, in most cases, are protests against gender stereotypes, discrimination of women and LGBT+.