press to exit project space


1:1projects in Rome (Italy) presents Women Beyond the Verge, six artists selected and curated by Yane Calovski as new additions to the archive: Jeanne van Heeswijk, Barbara Holub, Hristina Ivanoska, Daniela Paes Leão, Despina Papadopoulos, and Inga Zimprich.

1:1projects periodically invites guest curators or partner institutions to propose artists to be included in the archive, thereby enriching it through the vision of curators and artists connected to independent art spaces. The archive, in addition to being a research tool for curators, critics, and students, is also a means with which to build networks and to develop different forms of dialogue and exchange. The production of the poster, which presents the work of the artists and includes a text by Calovski, was in fact made possible through the collaboration between 1:1projects and press to exit project space. press to exit had previously hosted Daniele Balit in a residency within the ambit of the Visiting Curatorial Initiative. The poster is designed by IUAV student Giulia Marzin, who collaborated with 1:1projects in the workshop, Unpacking the Archive.

The privileging of research, a collective rather than authoritative approach, and attention to the context of production are common themes in the selection made by Yane Calovski and evident in the practice of each of the six artists. A discourse which is articulated in different ways with the questioning of pre-established norms: Barbara Holub (Vienna) investigates the intervals which open up, and have marked, the relationship between institutional and urban space. Despina Papadopoulos (New York) reflects on the socio-cultural valency of design. The interventions of Jeanne van Heeswijk (Rotterdam) are inserted into and operate within local communities and politics. Daniela Paes Leão (Amsterdam) develops narrative structures that often bring about a collision between reality and fiction. Hristina Ivanoska (Skopja) employs dialectic positions to operate a re-reading of history through civil commitment. The attention of Inga Zimprich (Berlin/Kiev) is focused on the relationship between systems of knowledge and their distribution.

Through the display, poster and material accessible from the 1:1projects website (, Women Beyond the Verge offers a series of interpretative journeys that one can find within the favoured thematics of the 1:1 archive, while also activating possible new readings.

The poster was supported by Divella.