Curator in Residence | Katalin Erdődi

Curator in Residence |  Katalin Erdődi |  press to exit project space |  19 November -17 December 2018

Upon the invitation of press to exit project space, and within the framework of the "Visiting Curatorial Initiative" program, Katalin Erdődi (1980, Debrecen, Hungary) is visiting Macedonia from November 19 to December 17, 2018. She is a curator, researcher and cultural worker active in the fields of contemporary art and performance since 2004. Her practice focuses on cross-disciplinary collaboration, politically engaged artistic and curatorial strategies, experimental performative formats, and art in public space, understood in the broadest sense as social, architectural, and discursive space. She lives and works in Vienna.

During her stay in Skopje, Katalin Erdődi will do practice-based research that is part of her doctoral studies. Her research explores the post-socialist rural condition in Hungary and in other former Socialist countries, including Macedonia, more precisely socio-economic, political and cultural transformation processes in rural places, with the political transition at the end of 80’s/beginning of 90’s seen as a turning point. She examines heterogeneous and fragmented realities of rural change—especially focusing on the transformation of agricultural work, rural livelihoods and everyday life—with the help of artistic and curatorial strategies at the intersection of public art, art-based research and socio-political engagement.

Illusions of Art

New Project Productions“Illusions of Art” by Dorotej Neshovski press to exit project space3 - 14th December, 2018, 10-15.00 and 20-22.00 h

“Illusions of Art” by Dorotej Neshovski (b. 1988, Skopje) is an research-based project which deals with concepts of creative spontaneity, visual articulation, social inclusivity, pedagogy and abstracting of the relation between gallery - audience - artist.

 "Illusions of Аrt" was realized within the framework of the program "New Project Productions" and resulted in a series of objects / images, digital prints, drawings, photo documentation and ephemeral interventions in space. Experienced by the author as "urban visual and mental graphic maps", where the authors' experiences of people, situations, energies, spaces, and events, coexist in parallel notion, the works are built with layered color-graphic intensity. They provoke and communicate with us by directing our gaze simultaneously inward, into our intimate space of memories, and outward, towards the public sphere of everyday experiences.

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński / Film projection and conversation

International Symposium Curating Exchange | Film projection and conversation with Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 15th Novemberr, 2018, 8pm

On Thursday, 15th November, at 8pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje will take place a screening of two short films and a conversation with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, a Viennese artist, art-based researcher and writer. She is interested in memory, trauma and Black radical imagination, and currently is PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Within her first appearance to the Macedonian audience, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński will present her research and artistic practice by showing her two short films “Unearthing. In Conversation" (2017) and “The Letter" (2018) after which a conversation with the audience will follow.

Epilogue (A Form of an Argument)

External activity |  Epilogue (A Form of an Argument) | Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska’s exhibition  | Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje |  10 November 2018 – 11. February 2019

The artistic practice of internationally recognized Macedonian artists, Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska, which date since 2000, is complex and contextual. It is engaged with issues and concepts of architecture, history and art theory, and political reality, so it can create new process productions, storyline of displays and new knowledge. Their works are created in different media from drawing and text to object, installation and video.

 “Epilogue (Form of an Argument)” is the third and final exhibition of a three-part series conceptualized around the individual and collective practices of the artists. It brings together installations, drawings, objects, videos and photographs of recent projects (2015-2018) including a new series of works “9 Principles of Open Form” realized as part of the research project “Opened, Formed and Unbuilt: Oskar Hansen’s MOMA” (2018-).The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.

The body as a spaceship: meditation as an artistic and experimental practice

International Symposium Curating Exchange | Presentation by Lisa Nyberg: The body as a spaceship: meditation as an artistic and experimental practice | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 26th October, 2018, 8pm

"Bravely balancing into the body as a spaceship, confronted with an unknown and disturbing future, we will work on our collective care and endurance skills and share our knowledge in a breathing, listening and collective writing session." Our guide to this journey is Lisa Nyberg, a visual artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She explores the radical possibilities of pedagogy and performance through processes that involves collective, utopian, transgressive, intersectional and critical practices. In her work, she is addressing cultural and educational canons, by examining the production, position and transmission of knowledge.