Presentations by Tjasa Kalkan and Antonis Pittas

Artist in Residence Program  | Tjasa Kalkan and Antonis Pittas  | Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) Project |  CAC Mobile Gallery | 11 June,  2019 

Presentations by the artists Tjasa Kalkan from Croatia and Antonis Pittas from the Netherlands as part of the residency research program realized in Skopje in the frame of the international project Collective Domain of Cultural Memory.

The work of Antonis Pittas is characterised by the historical awareness he holds whilst addressing contemporary social and political issues. More an observer than an activist, Pittas explores topics such safety and control, economic crises and acts of resistance, as well as violence and vandalism. He has a context sensitive practice whose focal point is directed at targeting such moments as a gesture of public discontent, unrest or simply the need for expression of ones personal creativity. Pittas usually develops mixed-media installations and spatial adaptations that provides a context for interpretation. Starting point for his residence in Skopje is his project “Hybrid 2018” he treats the issues of the public space in connection with the questions of power and responsibility in the local context of the city of Skopje.

AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections

Presentation | Jovanka Popova  | AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections |  Sklad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria | 8 June,  2019 

AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections brings together a range of European artist-run initiatives to connect independent Bulgarian art scene with the surrounding regions and internationally. The project builds on AIM Network's long-term goals to facilitate connections, build new collaborations, strengthen the artist-run scene and make it accessible to the public. It develops the concept of working on a large-scale local basis across different but interconnected neighbouring regions. Despite the state borders, artists and curators often share similar social and cultural questions, common traditions and discourse in contemporary art, yet often they do not have the opportunity to meet in person and share their experience. The project will offer a range of events including public workshops, panel discussion, guided tour and exhibition. AIM Plovdiv 2019 is organised by AIM Network and Water Tower Art Fest and is realised as part of the official programme of Plovdiv 2019 ECOC

Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM)

International Project | Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM)  | partners organizations: Press to Exit Project Space, Loose Associations, Suns and Stars  | Macedonia, Croatia and Netherlands |  2019 

(Un)disciplined: A Construction of An Archive – program produced in the context of the international project CDCM                    

International Symposium Hey, What Do We Have to Lose? Archiving as a Collective Act of Resistance, May 31st – June 1st, 2019; Artist in Residence Program - May 29th – June 14th, 2019; Exhibition Program - Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje May 31st – June 6th, 2019 and Mobil Gallery – Contemporary Art Center CAC Skopje June 10th – June 15th

International Symposium “Hey, What Do We Have to Lose? Archiving as a Collective Act of Resistance” “(Un)disciplined: A Construction of An Archive” is part of a year-long curated program produced in the context of the international project “Collective Domain of Cultural Memory” (CDCM)   – May 31st – June 1st, 2019  Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) is an international project on the ethics of cultural heritage and the capacity of artistic practices to unfold new relations and understandings of history.

Hey, what do we have to lose? Archiving as an act of collective resistance

International Symposium and exhibition | “Hey, what do we have to lose? Archiving as an act of collective resistance” | organized by Press to Exit Project Space | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | May 31st - June 1st 2019

This symposium is first of a series of activities that will be realized by Press to Exit as part of the ongoing program “(Un)disciplined: A Construction of an Archive” produced in the frame of a two-year project “Collective Domain of Cultural Memory” (cdcm.eu) - an international project on the ethics of cultural heritage and the capacity of artistic practices to unfold new relations and understandings of history developed in collaboration between Suns and Stars (The Netherlands) and Loose Associations (Croatia).

Methodology in Collaborative Practice

Lectures and Presentations | Hristina Ivanoska | Methodology in Collaborative Practice: in Conversation with students of the University of Applied Arts Angewandte, Vienna | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 9 April 2019

Hristina Ivanoska (Co-founder of Press to Exit and PhD Candidate, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna) meet with students of Prof. Eva-Maria Stadler at the University of Applied Arts - Angewandte, Vienna, to give a tour and speak about the exhibition “Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska: Epilogue (Form of an Argument)” as well as address current socio-political and cultural conditions in Macedonia; with participation of Jenni Tischer (Kunst und Wissenstransfer, Angewandte) and Bojana Janeva Shemova (Curator, MCA Skopje).