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The book titled “THINK! THINK! THINK! Expending the present, launching the future” is edited by Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska as a collection of commissioned texts, interviews and artistic interventions by regional and international cultural practitioners as well as an index of events and projects dating from 2004-9. The book provides a medium for reflection on the issues facing the independent artistic and curatorial production in the region and beyond. In the frame of the promotion of the book a public debate will take place with the following list of participants: Antonia Majaca – curator of the Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic from Zagreb, the Macedonian artist Aleksandar Stankoski, Inga Zimprich – independent curator and curator from Berlin, Fatos Ustek – independent curator from Istanbul based in London, and Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska.

Additionally, the books from the New Project Production series 2009 “Hidden Identities” by Neda Firfova and “1/8” by Flora Aliuce will be promoted.

The group exhibition “Delocalization” is curated by the Istanbul-born and London-based independent curator Fatos Ustek. Fatos Ustek is a guest-curator invited in the frame of the program Visiting Curatorial Initiative 2009 of press to exit project space.

The Istanbul-born and London-based independent curator Fatos Ustek is invited in a curatorial residency in which she formally concludes a curatorial research project titled “Delocalization”. The exhibition “Delocalization” (influenced by Lucy Lippard’s suitcase exhibitions from the 60’s), questionс the notions of delocalization, categorizations, the local and the global context in contemporary art production. Eight internationally established artists are commissioned new works specifically made for the audience in Skopje.  They imagine the embodiment of the piece without visiting the city. The participating artists are: Marjolijn Dijkman, Claire Fontaine, Laura Kuch, Runo Lagomarsino, Ine Lamers, Ahmet Ogut, and Hildegard Spielhofer, who will be present at the opening.

THINK! THINK! THINK! is supported by Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans, Pro Helvetia – the Swiss Arts Council, and the European Cultural Foundation.