We are all in this alone in Art Rooms, Kyrenia

External activity | Hristina Ivanoska & Yane Calovski| We are all in this alone | curated by Başak Şenova| Art Rooms | Kyrenia, Cyprus |November 26, 2015.

This year, Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski’s collaborative project We are all in this alone represented the Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Curated by Başak Şenova, the first foreign curator appointed to the Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia, the project was commissioned by the deputy curator Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska of the National Gallery of Macedonia and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. 

We are all in this alone addresses the notion of faith in today’s concurrent and multiple socio-political conditions. While searching for political values in the representations of formal aesthetic and literary sources, the work carries a specific urgency to articulate ways we continuously engage and disengage the past from the present while questioning the notion of faith. 

Inside Out ̶ Critical Artistic Debates Concerning Institutions

External activity | Yane Calovski | Conference "Inside Out-Critical Artistic Debates Concerning Institutions" | City Museum of Ljubljana | 20-21 November, 2016.

The general aim of the conference Inside Out is to take a close look at the theoretical propositions and critical art practices of artists, art collectives, researchers, and institutions from Central and South-Eastern Europe that focus on redefining the existing models of institutions, reframing their programs, and improving working conditions in art production. The participants will talk about the changing relations between artists and museums, galleries, and other public and private spaces (involved in producing, presenting, and collecting contemporary art) in our time of socio-political and economic shifts, and reflect on the need to pursue alternative cross-institutional or trans-institutional models of institutions, devise strategies for them, and redefine their roles.

CURATING EXCHANGE 4: Artistic Labor between the Resistance and the Precariat

Symposium | Curating Exchange 4 | presentations by Albert Heta and Anders Kreuger | organized by press to exit project space | Gem Klub and Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje | 3th and 7th of November 2015, 19.30 h.

The program of the International Symposium "Curatorial exchanges 4" reflects on the questions related with the concept of the welfare state, the ways in which it corresponds with the precarious socially critical discourse and its manifestations in today's cultural context. It also raises topics of relevance to the current situation in the world, such as the communication between citizens of different socio-economic status, the social implications of artificial intelligence, the changing status of labor, the rise of the European far-right, the plight of refugees from the civil war in Syria, or a possible shift to a non-monetary economy.

The program includes lectures by Albert Heta, artist, designer, social critic and the head curator of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, and Anders Kreuger, curator at M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and one of the editors of the London-based art journal Afterall.