Several factors need to be taken into account in order to understand and conceptualize an artistic career. Education, geographical positioning, cultural capital as well as social capital play a significant role in one’s artistic career. Artistic careers in Kosovo begin with the development of art in Kosovo which starts with the foundation of the three main art institutions in Kosovo, High school of Art in Peja in 1945, Academy of Arts in 1974 and National Art Gallery in 1979. As of this period, artistic careers in Kosovo grow rapidly. Therefore, this research is focused on artistic careers of artists from Kosovo as of former Yugoslavia to the present time; their views on the differences of the establishment of an artistic career; the way they behave and communicate it through art. This paper is based on mixed research methods, that of qualitative and quantitative. Database of Kosovar Artists has been created and data entry was done for 352 artists. It was followed by twelve interviews, five art critics and seven artists. The findings show that not only the development of art played a significant role in the artistic career of artists from Kosovo but also the conflict that kept on going for decades. However, it is important to state that the empirical findings show that the behaviours of artists have changed in less than a century. A shift in behaviour regarding studying in one of the three main mediums is present.

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Keywords kunstwetenschappen, cultuurwetenschappen, Artistic Careers, Art in Kosovo, Art Worlds, Behaviours of Artists from Kosovo, Revolution of Art in Kosovo
Thesis Advisor L. Braden
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Series Master Arts, Culture & Society
N. Qahili. (2019, July 14). REVOLUTIONARY ROAD: ONE PERSPECTIVE. Master Arts, Culture & Society. Retrieved from