The spread of a crack is halted by a hole

Artist in Residence | Hristina Ivanoska  | The spread of a crack is halted by a hole organised by Suns and Stars as part of European project Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) |  Amsterdam, Netherlands 1 – 15 March, 2020

A model for an exhibition in process

In his book Seeing Dark Things, Roy Sorensen asserts that we see in the dark, we see about as much as we do in plain daylight. The spaces of research entered by Sarah van Lamsweerde, Luiza Margan and Hristina Ivanoska are dark spaces and therefore sanctuaries for objects hiding for light. These vulnerable objects can easily arouse protective feelings, however, their fear of light does not preclude robust potentialities.

The spread of a crack is halted by a hole is part of the artistic processes developed in the social, cultural and physical space of the Oude Kerk by Hristina Ivanoska and Luiza Margan, and of the IWO boekendepot by Sarah van Lamsweerde.

Yane Čalovski: Personal Object

External activity |  Personal Object | Yane Calovski’s exhibition  | Kohta, Helsinki, Finland |  12. 03. 2020 –10. 05. 2020 

Čalovski’s exhibition at Kohta – his first in Finland – contains selected drawings from the last 20 years (displayed on wall-mounted plywood panels as part of the work Closet, 2020) and a new version of the work after which the whole venture is named. Personal Object (2017–18) is a sculptural installation comprising synthetic rubber, metal hooks and cosmetics that belonged to his late mother, Biljana Čalovska. She showed scholarly and artistic promise but discontinued her studies in 1972, dedicating herself to becoming the trusted collaborator of her prominent husband, the late poet and radio journalist Todor Čalovski, and to raising and home-schooling their two children. (Her life choices were not uncommon in 1970s Yugoslavia, although they didn‘t quite conform to the socialist norm of women in the workplace.)

Towards a New Heritage

Presentation | Jovanka Popova  | Towards a New Heritage Symposium as part of the Motel Trogir project, organized by Loose Associations Beton kino, Dom Mladih/ Split Youth Centre, Croatia | 17-20 October, 2019

The three-day symposium / public gathering which will take place in Split and the surrounding area from 17 to 20 October 2019 is organised by the Loose Associations, platform for contemporary artistic practices, as part of the Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) collaborative project. The symposium is organised with the intent of fostering the critical reflection and examination of the last decade of dealing with the topic of protection of modernist architecture from the second half of the 20th century. We intend to consider the processes, protagonists, methods and challenges in this field (of the historicization of modernity and preservation of modernist heritage).

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A Project

International Project | Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A Project | partners organizations: Rinova Ltd, Press to Exit Project Space, ArteriaRegional Development Agency Senek PezinokCultural Industry Creative Cluster Pecs, Materahub | 2020 

Rinova has launched a new Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership - PC4A - to promote quality and effective apprenticeships in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs).

P4CA brings togetheran experienced partnership comprising Rinova Ltd (UK); Arteria, Poland; Regional Development Agency Senek Pezinok (Slovakia); Cultural Industry Creative Cluster Pecs (Hungary); Materahub (Italy); and Press to Exit (North Macedonia).

New creative technology and working patterns make the CCIs attractive to young people. However, there are significant, persistent barriers. Entry routes are often through personal networks or unpaid internships which tend to exclude young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. The CCIs also comprise an exceptionally large proportion of small and micro-businesses (up to 95% in some countries). Such businesses lack capacity or resources to take on apprenticeships, whilst training institutions often do not understand the career opportunities offered by this new and dynamic sector. Can new solutions be found to these intractable challenges?

All That We Have in Common

External activity |  All That We Have in Common exhibition curated by Jovanka Popova and Mira Gakjina | Hristina Ivanoska’s performance and installation Easy Accumulation of Capital | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje21. 12. 2019–01. 03. 2020

“All That We Have in Common” is a collective work, that emerges at times of uncertainty in the capitalist system, and through analysis of specific works of art and practices, aims to strip away the precarious socially/critically constructed discourse and its manifestations. Capitalism, through its authoritarian policies, creates a world in which the structures of power are adamantly on the side of the rich, oppressing the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized. The neoliberal culture is abundant in language of innovations and novelties with tendencies to produce capital, and yet the culture has never been more degraded.