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.

Open Call | Summer School as a School

Open Call | Summer School as a School | organized by Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina | 3-18 July, 2016

press to exit project space is pleased to announce the Open Call for Summer School as a School 2016 organized by Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina.

‘Summer School as a School (SSAS) is an art and schooling platform, stationed in Prishtina, with collaborating partners in Ljubljana, New York, Belgrade, Vienna, Oslo, Skopje, and Sarajevo.

SSAS is envisioned as a guide and an intervention, designed to unite and disseminate critical knowledge and address relevant challenges of today, with new models and possibilities in art education and art collaboration. Course leaders, lecturers, and collaborators for SSAS 2016 have compiled a challenging and inspiring program for participants and the public, structured as a hub with seven courses, which combine theory-based classes and production classes, public lectures and presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and performances, to produce a unique experience and a model.

The organizer, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, provides scholarships for participation at the Summer School for two Macedonian candidates.

The program is held 3–18 July, 2016. The application deadline is 19 June, 2016. The results will be announced no later than 22 June, 2016.

http://stacion.org/SSAS/

Velimir Zernovski artist - in - residence at rotor center for contemporary art Graz

West Balkan Calling | Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme | organized by < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz and press to exit project space | artist Velimir Zernovski | < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz | April, 2016

press to exit project space is pleased to announce that the artist Velimir Zernovski during the month of April realizes residential stay in Graz, Austria, as part of the art residency project WEST BALKAN CALLING. His residencial stay in 2016. will be organized by <rotor> association for contemporary art.

press to exit project space proposed ten Macedonian artists, and on decision by the jury, the invitation for the art residency was addressed to Velimir Zernovski. In the following months, press to exit project will be the host organization for the residential stay of the Austrian artist Wolfgang Obermair in Skopje, Macedonia.

Orphans of Culture, Legends and Heroes Part II

External activity | Hristina Ivanoska & Yane Calovski | Orphans of Culture, Legends and Heroes Part II | ŻAK | BRANICKA Gallery, Berlin | Jan 16, 2016 – Apr 23, 2016  

The second exhibition of Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski at the ŻAK | BRANICKA gallery is titled Orphans of Culture, Legends and Heroes Part II. The show follows as a continuation of their ongoing interest in how modernity shapes our cultural and political reading of the present, (which the artists explored at Kronika Gallery in Orphans of Culture, Legends and Heroes, 2007, a show curated by Sebastian Cichocki). The inseparable connection of faith and the metaphysical, present in We are all in this alone (56 Venice Biennale, 2015) and Unspoken (Malmö Konstmuseum, 2015), also features in their most recent series Oneness (2015). Made of 11 panels with drawings made on hand-woven linen fabric, the work is based on a conceptual work with text by Ad Reinhardt and graphic design by Bridget Riley published in 1966 in Poor.Old.Tired.Horse No 18, a magazine for concrete poetry, edited by Ian Hamilton Finlay.