Bubbles, Foam and Seas

Public lecture with Mauro Gil-Fournier: “Bubbles, Foam and Seas" | The 6th International Symposium Curating Exchange | Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons | organized by press to exit project space | 12 May 2017GEM Club, Skopje, 19:00 - 21:00 h

As described by Mauro Gil-Fournier, an architect and co-founder of architectural studio SIC | VIC from Madrid: As a collective, we want to place a nonlinear history of dynamics that are currently occurring in many of our cities under 3 different states. Citizen bubbles, such as the appearance and disappearance of citizen organizations and the creation of networks between them. The foams or states of complexity that arise when the bubble ecosystem has been created. The seas, as a transition-articulation between established models. These dynamics are not progressive or evolutionary in a linear fashion; Occur simultaneously in the city. They form a system with strong interactions and feedbacks between the components of the system. The non-linear history that we want to have here, with its attractors and its bifurcations, create dynamics that in the present case have a key factor: their situated character. We will explain through our work and development with the city, what makes Madrid today a prototype of citizen innovation and urban transformation.

Fictions and the Spaces I Inhabit and Small Victories

Presentation by Klelija Zivkovic: “Small Victories”, Dorotej Neshovski "Fictions and the Spaces I Inhabit" and meeting with Ludwig Kittinger, Ana de Almeida and Phelim McConigly(<dienstag abend> collective) | The 6th International Symposium Curating Exchange | Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons | organized by press to exit project space | 10 May 2017, Social center Dunja, Skopje at 20:00 h

“Small Victories” by Klelija Zivkovic is a project about archiving the changes in the city of Skopje through using personal experience as an artifact. The project aims to explore the relationship of the citizens to their city and utilize their perspective as a unique document that tells a story of a history that is being replaced and re-fabricated. 

Dorotej Neshovski’s presentation: "Fictions and the spaces I inhabit" gives an insight into the research interests of the artist regarding the relationship "individual-gallery-institution" and the array of potential readings into the ephemeral versus permanent, public versus institutional, virtual versus physical gallery space while creating a so-called "invisible works."

Ludwig Kittinger, Ana de Almeida and Phelim McConigly will introduce us with the idea of their site-specific workshop titled "dienstag abend No. 86 "and the way in which interested parties will be involved in it.

As described: “dienstag abend No. 86” is a workshop about situations, interventions and interferences. We want to share the myriad of processes that have come to define how <dienstag abend> takes place through different events, exhibitions and editions. For it we invite our guests to find a situation, to intervene on it and to receive back new interventions and interferences that might take place upon their own work. In our collective practice, a situation may be a way of making our surroundings intelligible to ourselves after an individual reading of the moment. Embracing misunderstandings and errors, these readings fuel ontology of feedback loops and their contingent outcomes, enabling a situational understanding of space instead of an exclusively representative one. 

6th International symposium CURATING EXCHANGE

The 6th International Symposium Curating Exchange  | Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons | organized by press to exit project space | 10 - 21 May 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje, GEM Club and Social center Dunja, Skopje

1st segment of the program: Function and Design of Social Spaces

Curating Exchange is an annual symposium addressing local and regional need for an insightful and qualitative exchange of experience and knowledge in theoretical and artistic research, curatorial practice and education. The sixth edition of the symposium "Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons" will be divided into two major segments. 

The first segment of the program: Function and Design of Social Spaces (May 2017) welcomes Ludwig Kittinger, Ana de Almeida and Phelim McConigly artists and founders of <dienstag abend> art collective from Vienna, Austria; Mauro Gil-Fournier, architect and co-founder of SIC | VIC Studio, from Madrid, Spain; Sebastian Cichocki chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; as well as Klelija Zivkovic, a social designer and Dorotej Neshovski, an interdisciplinary artist, both from Skopje, Macedonia. 

The invited guests will contribute in a variety of discursive presentations and projects that question changing ideas about the social and cultural dimension of the ever-evolving interdisciplinary notions between art, architecture, and theory; the role and the position of the curator as a critical instigator and educator in the processes of content-negotiation; the different perceptions about the socio-political role of public space and the idea of commons; and creativity in relation to urban space where power relations are subjected to scrutiny. 

Open Call | Summer School as a School 2017

Open Call | Summer School as a School organized by Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina | Museum of Contemporary art Skopje  11.04.2017

Presentation and call for application: Summer School as a school: experience of an interdisciplinary educational program in Pristina (Kosovo)

press to exit project space gladly informs that Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art in Prishtina announced the open call for participation in Summer School as a School (SSAS) for 2017.
 
Summer School as School is an art and schooling platform, initiated and implemented in Prishtina by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina together with the partner institutions from Ljubljana, New York, Belgrade, Vienna, Oslo, Skopje and Sarajevo.
 
The application deadline is April 30, 2017. The results will be announced no later than May 5, 2017. The program is held July 10–24, 2017.
 
Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art as the organizer, in collaboration with press to exit project space in Skopje as partner organization from Skopje, will granted scholarships for participation for Macedonian candidates.
 
Therefore, we invite interested students and the public on 11 April (Tuesday) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje at 15.00 to attend the project presentation where the initiator and organizer of the project Albert Heta will present this year's program of Summer School as School and the opportunities for participation and collaboration.  His presentation will be followed by the discussion with Yane Calovski, co-founder of the partner organization press to exit project space, Bujar Hohxa, professor and lecturer at Summer School as School for 2016., and Natasha Nedelkova, the last year participant in the project Summer School as School who will share her experiences with the audience.

Cold Front from the Balkans

External activity | Hristina Ivanoskа & Yane Calovski | Exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans | Curated by Alenka Gegorič & Ali Akay | Pera Museum, Istanbul, November 9th, 2016
 
After more than ten years, the exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans is another effort at staging a review of art from the Balkan region. The title of the exhibition originates from a saying that was once used to forecast the arrival of winter in Istanbul since the cold winds from the Balkan Mountains are the first harbinger that the new season is coming. Subsequently, due to the turbulent political and social events in the Balkan peninsula, which led to historical and political changes of great proportion, including wars, this saying became a phrase announcing the occurrence of (social) change. The exhibition will feature artists from ten Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, and Serbia.