Urban Art: Creating the Urban with Art

External activity | Jovanka Popova's presentation at the conference "Urban Art: Creating the Urban with Art" | Humboldt University Berlin | 15 – 16 July, 2016.

 

The conference is dedicated to new forms of art and activism in urban spaces. The challenge for a scientific approach towards Urban Art consists in its heterogeneity. Like the current forms of urbanism, Urban Art is in itself ephemeral, mobile, virtual, entertaining and at the same time often political. Here the transitions between art, architecture, city planning, urban design and politics are in constant flux. The workshop aims at the discussion and exploration of these interrelated topics and their contradictions.

 

http://www.kunstgeschichte.hu-berlin.de/veranstaltungen/tagung-urban-art/

 

Heroes for One Day, Revisiting Three Urban Artefacts in Skopje by Slovenian Architects

External activity |  Yane Calovski |  exhibition Heroes for One Day, Revisiting Three Urban Artefacts in Skopje by Slovenian Architects”  | curators: Nada Prlja and Daniel Serafimovski | MOB-Macedonian Opera and Ballet | 27.06 – 14.07.2016

SIA Gallery invites you to the opening of the exhibition and book lounge "Heroes for One Day - Revisiting Three Urban Artefacts in Skopje by Slovenian Architects".

The exhibition re-evaluates the works of three Slovenian аuthors/practices, whose buildings in Skopje have become key urban landmarks, defining ‘cities-within-the city’: MOB - the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, as part of the Cultural Centre by Biro 71 (built between 1972-'81), UKIM - the University Centre Ss. Cyril and Methodius by Marko Mušič (built 1970-'74), PMF - the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by Edvard Ravnikar (built 1949-'51).

Upside Down: Hosting the Critique

External activity |  Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoskaexhibition Upside Down: Hosting the Critique”  | concept: Alenka Gregoric and Suzana Milevska | curatorial-research team: Zoran Erić, Alenka Gregorič, Vit Havránek, Suzana Milevska, Vladimir Vidmar and Raluca Voinea | Museum of City of Belgrade  | 24.06 – 24.07. 2016

The exhibition Upside Down: Hosting the Critique is built on the long-term curatorial and research project Inside Out which was initiated by Alenka Gregorič and Suzana Milevska in 2014 who co-curated the first exhibition entitled Inside-Out: Not so White Cube held in the City Art Gallery Ljubljana/MGML from September 24th to November 22nd in 2015. After the realization of the first exhibition, publication and the conference in Ljubljana, the decision was made to form a joint curatorial-research team comprising six curators and researchers (Zoran Erić, Alenka Gregorič, Vit Havránek, Suzana Milevska, Vladimir Vidmar and Raluca Voinea), who were offered an equal role in the adaptation of the exhibition to the context of Belgrade. The exhibition Upside Down: Hosting the Critique was thus reconfigured for a new contextual and institutional framework. The primary focus of the curatorial-research team was placed on the position of museums which is one of the dominant subjects of this exhibition. 

Upside Down: Hosting the Critique is a co-curatorial cross-disciplinary exhibition which focuses on the transformation of the role(s) of museums, galleries and other public institutions in the production, presentation and collection of contemporary art in periods of transition and the part played by artists and independent artist-run spaces in these activities. 

Hauntutopia / What If

External activity | Hristina Ivanoska | “Hauntopia/What if” Performance | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna | MIMOK Cinema | 8 June 2016 |

Traveling through gaps of imagination, summoning ghosts of the colonial presence, following traces of unfinished revolutionary moments. Momentary openings of I-think-I-know, animated suspension, presence of absence. Do not be afraid.

In the frame of Hauntopia/What if, conceptualized and organized by the PhD in Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Hristina Ivanoska (PhD in Practice candidate) executed a fragment of her research project “Document Missing: the intricate sense of truth in oral history” in a form of a performance titled “Document Missing: performance no. 3”.

In the work Ivanoska returns to retracing the life and work of Rosa Plaveva (1873-1970) a social-democrat, fighter for women’s rights and activist to detect and understand the conflicting emancipation processes in Macedonia in the first half of the 20th century. The sources of information are based on oral interpretation of historic events which are inconsistent and prone to manipulation that inspired her to use performance as a tool to confront the past in the context of the present. Ivanoska has worked with the history of Rosa Plaveva since 2004.

On the Edge: Genealogies and Futures of Precarity

External activity | Jovanka Popova's presentation at the conference “On the Edge: Genealogies and Futures of Precarity” | CEU University Budapest | 3 – 4 June, 2016.

The emergence of ‘precarity’ as a ‘worldwide symptom of neoliberalism’ signals both a socio-economic condition and an ontological experience under the global regime of late capitalism. In the current political moment, precarity has come to designate a shift away from job security, an erosion of social belonging, and a loss of well-being for a neoliberalized citizenry, whose daily lives are increasingly marked by economic instability, uncertain futures, risky livelihoods, and a perceived dependence on the political will of elite actors. Such precarious shifts, furthermore, are deeply embedded in an intersectional hierarchization that signifies some bodies as more precarious and less grievable, with relating differentiations in social positions of insecurity.