Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. Do it Together

External activities |  Jovanka Popova | "Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER." conference | organized by Kultura Nova Foundation in Rijeka, Croatia, 22-24 November 2017.

Jovanka Popova, the executive director of JADRO Association of the Independent Scene in Macedonia represent the association at "Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER." conference, held in Rijeka, Croatia from 22-24 November 2017.  The international and interdisciplinary conference was organized by Kultura Nova Foundation in partnership with Rijeka 2020 LLC, in collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation, and with the support of Central European Initiative regional intergovernmental forum. It has been selected as an ENCATC labeled event. The conference is part of the "Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions" project supported by UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

 

The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society

External activities |  Jovanka Popova | CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference “The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society” | organized by CIMAM, National Gallery Singapore, 10-12 November 2017.

Jovanka Popova, curator and program coordinator of press to exit project space, attended CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference “The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society”  at National Gallery Singapore as one of the travel grantees of CIMAM granted by Getty Foundation.

Given the rising sentiments of populist nationalism that we are witnessing around the world, and extending from the focus on the conference in Barcelona (The Museum and Its Responsibilities), the theme of the conference to re-evaluate and re-examine the roles of museums, their public functions and how they respond.

Former City / Summer School as School

External activities |   Yane Calovski’s presentation Former City at Summer School as School | organized by Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina | Boxing Club, 11 July 2017, 19:00 h

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to introduce the presentation of Yane Calovski and Angelika Stepken, part of the Public Program of Summer School as School 2017.

Yane Calovski's presentation 'Former City: Burning of a Modernist Past', has a starting point in the following statement:
Every time we experience loss of something associated with our collective history, be that a document, a building or a person, we feel that we’ve also lost our footing both in the present and the future. It is a disconcerting, disorienting and ultimately, debilitating experience. When that which is lost is an important modernist archive of a former state institution (privatized since the mid 90’s) we are not sure where to direct the anger, disappointment but also our reawaken sense of responsibility to do something and regain the ground and the possibility of critical discussion.

Museum of Female Stories

Publication | Hristina Ivanoska is co-author of the project “Museum of Female Stories”, as well as author of cover and co-author of the visual and graphic design of the publication | Publisher: Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, Skopje | May 31, 2017 | Download e-publication available only in Macedonian language: http://lokomotiva.org.mk/museum-of-women-stories-publication/

The publication titled “Museum of Female Stories” is concluding a three-year (2014/2016) art-research project of the co-authors Iskra Geshoska, Hristina Ivanoska, Violeta Kachakova and Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, that deals with the historical and contemporary role of the women in the larger socio-political context in Macedonia.

“Museum of Female Stories” came out of the necessity to explore, perceive and (re)affirm the role of the women in the socio-political, public and domestic context through reading of the cultural meanings, symbols, associations, hidden behind the historical facts and documents from the first half of 20-century in the cities of Bitola, Prilep and Krusevo of the Pelagonija Region.

Symptoms of Society

External activities |  Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski | exhibition Symptoms of Society, curated by Alenka Gregorič and organized by City Art Museum Ljubljana Guangdong Museum of Art in China, 26 May – 8 July 2017.

“Oskar Hansen’s Museum of Modern Art” the collaborative work of Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski is exhibited at the group exhibition Symptoms of Society, curated by Alenka Gregorič and organized by City Art Museum Ljubljana that was opened on the 26th of May at the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. The exhibition will be on display from 27 May to 8 July 2017. Its focus is on the presentation of art works from various generations, countries and media. During the preparation of the exhibition a larger set of topics developed which address numerous questions of the contemporary society – the city and its urban development, national art histories, “common” art systems and history, territories, etc.