Yane Calovski, Hristina Ivanoska and Neda Firfova at “The Art of Failure: Affective Aliens” exhibition

External activity | Yane Calovski, Hristina Ivanoska, Neda Firfova | The Art of Failure: Affective Aliens | curated by Slavco Dimitrov| National Gallery of Macedonia - Mala Stanica | 9 - 20 December, 2014.

Yane Calovski, Hristina Ivanoska and Neda Firfova, together with artists Zernovski Velimir, Gjorgje Jovanovik and Nada Prlja participated at the exhibition The Art of Failure: Affective Aliens, curated by Slavco Dimitrov.

The Art of Failure is a group exhibition, engaging several of the most significant Macedonian contemporary artists, with the purpose to explore, problematize and re-think the potentials for production of alternative and non-homogenous social and cultural worlds following the experiences of queer people. The initiative for such an exhibition is established on the presumption that art is a praxis generating alternative, non-normative, estranged and innovative models of distribution of the sensible (Ranciere), in other words intervention and transformation of the dominant cultural models by way of which perception, feeling, thinking and acting of/in the joint world is sanctioned and regulated. The exhibition strives to engage such potentials in art with the purpose to offer transforming and subversive organizations of the joint, shared worlds.

Jovanka Popova’s presentation at Goethe University Frankfurt

External activity | Jovanka Popova's presentation at the conference Borders of Orders - Grenzziehungen, Konflikte und soziale Ordnung | Goethe University Frankfurt | 28 – 29 November, 2014.

Processes of production, reproduction and the questioning of social orders are often connected to conflicts about and the contestation of borders. Borders are set by demarcating an outside or other from an inside, where order is established. Various orders, on the other hand, are challenged in conflicts, by shifting, perforating or deconstructing their borders, which may separate friend from enemy, law and crime, public and individual interests.

Recent developments and shifts may be seen as an inspiration to explore the interplay between borders and orders theoretically and empirically at this conference. In order to shed light on this connection on different levels and in its different manifestations, this conference draws on a very broad understanding of borders as well as social order. The topos of the border is discussed with regard to its implications for the production of and conflicts about social orders from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Jovanka Popova’s presentation at XLVII AICA International Congress South Korea

External activity | Jovanka Popova's presentation XLVII AICA International Congress South Korea „Art Ctiticism in a Labyrinth”| National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul | 8 – 16 October, 2014


What is the role of art criticism in a global environment? What new approaches can we suggest? And what methodologies do we need to develop, to deal with the diversities of expression and the complexities of the contemporary art world?

 We believe it is necessary to look again at crucial issues, such as the relationship between the art critic and curator, the art market and art institutions, the audience and the artist, and art and society. All these factors are interdependent and have totally transformed the conditions for making and exhibiting art, and for communicating it to a public. Art criticism’s crisis of identity and difficulty with value judgment affects the way that we have come to think about its role and function. We need to review some of the artistic, economic, social and technological factors that have contributed to this condition.

Spinning on an Axis / Yane Calovski's exhibition

Spinning on an Axis - exhibition curated by Basak Senova & Stephane Ackermann with works by Yane Calovski & Benji Boyadgian, opened at Thursday, October 2, 2014–Saturday, November 22, 2014.

The exhibition takes place in the context of curated by vienna: The Century of the Bed. The renowned architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina has created the theoretical concept for the sixth edition of curated by_vienna. The project is organized by departure, the creative unit of the Vienna Business Agency, in cooperation with 20 selected Viennese contemporary art galleries. www.curatedby.at - http://www.curatedby.at

Exhibition “Chapel (we are all in this alone)” by Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski

The exhibition Chapel (we are all in this alone), presenting works by two Macedonian artists Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski will be open at Friday, September 5th, 7 p.m. The exhibition communicates the idea of belief as contemporary socio-political anomaly.

For the exhibition space 45 cbm of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden the artists developed a new collaborative work – a wall drawing that restages the architecture of “St. Gjorgji“, a 12th century church in the village of Kurbinovo. Macedonia, executed in proportion 1:10. The installation also incorporates individual text-based drawings and objects. The works reflect the confrontation with ones political, social and spiritual self and are inspired by the writings of Simone Weil, Luce Irigaray and Paul Thek.

Welcoming speech: Johan Holten, Introduction: Ksenija Čočkova (curator of the exhibition).

The exhibition is also part of the project "A Balcony to Balkans". We cordially invite you to visit the festival of emerging arts from the Balkan region, taking place from 19th till 21st of September, around the Marktplatz in Baden-Baden. The artists Ivanoska and Calovski will also present an installation in the Stiftskirche Liebfrauen.