press to exit project space

Curatorial workshop and exhibition | Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska, the team of press to exit project space, participated at the Behaviour workshop for Idiots takes place at the Kunsthalle Luzern (Switzerland) conceptualized by the artistic director, Lillian Fellmann


This group of video projects use special research approach and narrative in presenting the conceptual potentiality in context of social and artistic creative space. Here are presented issues such as the contemporary realities and paradoxes of democratic republic of Congo (Sammy Baloji); the failures of modern development in Latin American cities exemplifying it through the city of Caracas (Alexander Apóstol); the closed order of Carmelite nuns in a convent in Notting Hill, London and the way they use art to establish connections with their community and the outside world (Andrea Büttner); issues and themes that are connected with revaluation of speechlessness and eventlessness in art-society relation through humour and intimacy (Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys); witnessing of one approach to the idea of  hospitality in polarized cultural context of contemporary Dutch society (Daniela Paes Leão);  examination of the forms of male libidinous behaviour in Indian tradition (Ranbir Kaleka);  study dramatization of the infamous political performance in Singapore contemporary art scene (Ho Tzu Nyen) and one post modern tendency inspired by the Vladimir Nabokov’ s novel Despair and especially his prevalent traits of doubling and narrative play (Stephen Sutcliffe).


The second chapter of PROJECT 35 includes the following curators and artists: Sammy Baloji (Democratic Republic of Congo) selected by Bisi Silva (Nigeria); Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys (both Belgium) selected by Anthony Huberman (Switzerland); Andrea Büttner (Germany) selected by Chus Martinez (Spain);  Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela) selected by Ruth Auerbach (Germany);  Daniela Paes Leão (Portugal) selected by Yane Calovski (Macedonia); Ranbir Kaleka (India) selected by Deeksha Nath (Mumbai); Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore) selected by Weng Choy Lee (Malaysia) and Stephen Sutcliffe (U.K.) selected by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland).


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