Articles

2005

Marjetica Potrc (SLO) and Kyong Park (USA)

January 11, 2005

Lecture │ Marjetica Potrc (SLO) and Kyong Park (USA) │ Potrc's work focuses on various small-scale and individual initiatives that have been developed in cities globally in order to improve basic living conditions. She presented the Caracas Case Project, the Rooftop Room a site-specific project realized for the 8th Istanbul Biennial and other. Park’s lecture was focused on the International Center for Urban Ecology that he founded in Detroit in 1998 as a nomadic laboratory for future cities.

OPA&HA in collaboration with Dejan Spasovic(MK)

January 17 – February 20, 2005

Production │ Transformation of press to exit project space into VIZAN Lounge Café

OPA&HA in collaboration with Dejan Spasovic(MK) In January 2005 │ The first project in the New Project Production program was a collaboration between the invited artists and the gallery. By combining two different and unrelated ideas, Professional Site Specific Installers of OPA&HA and the idea for public cafeteria by Dejan Spasovic, the gallery produced the project VIZAN Lounge Café. Focusing on the idea of transformation (OPA&HA) and function (Spasovic), press to exit saw this as an opportunity redesign its space and reintroduce the discussion on the formal use and function of the contemporary art institution.   

Residency │ Sebastian Cichocki (PL) │ He was the first curator invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program.

March 10 – 25, 2005

Residency │ Sebastian Cichocki (PL) │ He was the first curator invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program. His lecture series as well as the exhibition compulsive_handmades featured the works of Artur Zmijevski and Pawel Althamer, Mariola Brillowska, Azorro Group and Igor Krenz. The collaboration between Cichocki and press to exit project space represented the first attempt at introducing the contemporary art scene in Poland to the Macedonian audience.

Presentation │ Tihomir Topuzovski (MK) │ Organized in partnership with Faculty of Fine Arts (MK) │ Organized in partnership with Faculty of Fine Arts (MK) │ Presentation of the research leading into the final thesis by this young and promising Macedonian artist

April 7, 2005

Presentation │ Tihomir Topuzovski (MK) │ Organized in partnership with Faculty of Fine Arts (MK) │ Organized in partnership with Faculty of Fine Arts (MK)
Presentation of the research leading into the final thesis by this young and promising Macedonian artist.

Exhibition │ Circle: Re-Vision │ Organized in partnership with Environment Association FRONT 21/42 and Faculty of Architecture (MK)

May 10 – 20, 2005

Exhibition │ Circle: Re-Vision │ Organized in partnership with Environment Association FRONT 21/42 and Faculty of Architecture (MK) │ Exhibition of design of light objects by students in the second year of study in the Faculty of Architecture, coordinated by the professor Elizabeta Avramovska.

Residency │ Goran Petrovic (SCG) │ He was the second resident curator invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program with the exhibition project 20/21 which focused on the importance of the mass media culture in the work of artists from the youngest emerging generation of contemporary Serbian artists including Dejan Kaludjerovic, Sinisa Ilic, Vladimir Radisic, Nikola Pesic, and Ivan Grubanov

May 22 – 31, 2005

Residency │ Goran Petrovic (SCG) │ He was the second resident curator invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program with the exhibition project 20/21 which focused on the importance of the mass media culture in the work of artists from the youngest emerging generation of contemporary Serbian artists including Dejan Kaludjerovic, Sinisa Ilic, Vladimir Radisic, Nikola Pesic, and Ivan Grubanov. During his residency he complimented the exhibition with the works by Macedonian artists dealing with similar isses including: Slavica Janeslieva, Mirna Arsovska and Igor Tosevski.

Residency │ Basak Senova (TR) │ She is one of the founding members of NOMAD from Istanbul, invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program to present her curatorial projects in a series of lectures and conduct a curatorial workshop with young Macedonian curators.

June 14 – July 1, 2005

Residency │ Basak Senova (TR) │ She is one of the founding members of NOMAD from Istanbul, invited in the Visiting Curatorial Initiative program to present her curatorial projects in a series of lectures and conduct a curatorial workshop with young Macedonian curators.

Film screening │ The cosmopolitan Domino letter, from cliché to cliché… │ Lokomotiva –Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (MK), Media 2 Medireanne (FR) and partners│Presenting the video film "The cosmopolitan Domino letter, from cliché to cliché…" developed as a long-term project called "DOMINO" with various partner institutions.

18 June, 2005

Film screening │ The cosmopolitan Domino letter, fromcliché tocliché… │ Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (MK), Media 2 Medireanne (FR) and partners │ Presenting the video film " cosmopolitan Domino letter, from cliché to cliché…" developed as a long-term project called "DOMINO" with various partner institutions. http://domino.media2image.net/

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July 11, 2005

Presentation │ Third Annual Design Awards │ Aid to Artisans and USAID (USA) Presentation of the winning artisans from the annual design competition.

Lecture │ Faith Walding and Paige Sarlin (USA) │ Organized in partnership with PAC Multimedia (MK) │ Lecture by Walding (also member of the New York based 16 Beaver Group) and Sarlin on the subject of contemporary gender analysis in recent North American art, science and theory.

August 15, 2005

Lecture │ Faith Walding and Paige Sarlin (USA) │ Organized in partnership with PAC Multimedia (MK) │ Lecture by Walding (also member of the New York based 16 Beaver Group) and Sarlin on the subject of contemporary gender analysis in recent North American art, science and theory.

Video screening │ Short Film Course │ Organized in partnership with IMIKA Communications (MK) │ Presentation of the five films created by young students and realized in the frame of this course.

September 5, 2005

Video screening │ Short Film Course │ Organized in partnership with IMIKA Communications (MK) │ Presentation of the five films created by young students and realized in the frame of this course.

Lecture │ Heart beats light, contemporary art and dance in America │ Allyson Green (USA) │ Organized in partnership with Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture │ Presented by choreographer and artist Allyson Green, the lecture was focused on the new tendencies and innovations in the field of contemporary dance in the USA.

September 9, 2005

Lecture │ Heart beats light, contemporary art and dance in America │ Allyson Green (USA) │ Organized in partnership with Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture │ Presented by choreographer and artist Allyson Green, the lecture wasfocused on the new tendencies and innovations in the field of contemporary dance in theUSA.
External activities │ Beograd Then and Now, curated by Marko Stanekovic (SCG) and Jan Van Woensel (B) in the gallery Beograd │ press to exit project space selected current films and videos by Natasha Dimitrieska, Aleksandar Krstevski, Darjan Pejovski, Sasha Stanisik, Borjan Zafirovski and Vardan Tozija, dealing with various issues of urbanity and contemporary society.

September 25, 2005

External activities │ Beograd Then and Now, curated by Marko Stanekovic (SCG) and Jan Van Woensel (B) in the gallery Beograd │ press to exit project space selected current films and videos by Natasha Dimitrieska, Aleksandar Krstevski, Darjan Pejovski, Sasha Stanisik, Borjan Zafirovski and Vardan Tozija, dealing with various issues of urbanity and contemporary society.

Exhibition │ Wolfgang Tillmans (GB) │ Exhibition by one of the most important photographers working today a German artist based in London and winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2000. The exhibition and the visit of the artist were organized in partnership with MASSO – Macedonian Association for Free Sexual Orientation within Love Is Love festival. This was a first solo show of the artist in the Balkans.

October 10 – 31, 2005

Exhibition │ Wolfgang Tillmans (GB) │ Exhibition by one of the most important photographers working today a German artist based in London and winner of the prestigious Turner Prize in 2000. The exhibition and the visit of the artist were organized in partnership with MASSO – Macedonian Association for Free Sexual Orientation within Love Is Love festival. This was a first solo show of the artist in the Balkans.

Festival │3rd issue of the Balkan Dance Platform │ Organized in partnership with Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture │ The gallery was transformed into an active information centre where the participants, the official guest and the audience of the festival were provided with the necessary information and also used it for presentation of additional performances/projects and video projections.

November 2 – 6, 2005

Festival │3rd issue of the Balkan Dance Platform │ Organized in partnership with Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture │ The gallery was transformed into an active information centre where the participants, the official guest and the audience of the festival were provided with the necessary information and also used it for presentation of additional performances/projects and video projections.

Production │ Penetration in EU – performance, lecture and action │ Aleksandar Stankoski (MK) │ This was a one-evening event with a political, socio-cultural and discursive logic, focusing on Macedonia’s aspiration to be part of the EU that was created in the frame of the New Project Production program. For Aleksandar Stankoski, one of the leading Macedonian artists working today, this was a first performance work since the late 1980s.

November 24, 2005

Production │ Penetration in EU – performance, lecture and action │ Aleksandar Stankoski (MK) │ This was a one-evening event with a political, socio-cultural and discursive logic, focusing on Macedonia’s aspiration to be part of the EU that was created in the frame of the New Project Production program. For Aleksandar Stankoski, one of the leading Macedonian artists working today, this was a first performance work since the late 1980s.
Lecture │ Kristen Baumlier and Nathaniel Persons, Clevelend Institute of Art (USA) │ Audience participation, communication, and literacy are key ideas of the work by the multi-media artist Baumiler. She researches issues of science and history through art. Parsons’ narrative based work is focused on how the public and private intersect. Formed using methods of storytelling, the works are very often related to his personal history and experiences.

November 29, 2005

Lecture │ Kristen Baumlier and Nathaniel Persons, Clevelend Institute of Art (USA) │ Audience participation, communication, and literacy are key ideas of the work by the multi-media artist Baumiler. She researches issues of science and history through art. Parsons’ narrative based work is focused on how the public and private intersect. Formed using methods of storytelling, the works are very often related to his personal history and experiences.

Project │ Skopje Park Fun │ Kristen Baumlier, Nathaniel Persons (USA) and Hristina Ivanoska (MK) │ This joint art project was initiated as initial interaction of the Skopje City Park. The artists made a series of site-specific actions/performances which included interaction with the audience and spatial navigation. The project was mainly supported by CEC ArtsLink (USA).

December 9, 2005

Project │ Skopje Park Fun │ Kristen Baumlier, Nathaniel Persons (USA) and Hristina Ivanoska (MK) │ This joint art project was initiated as initial interaction of the Skopje City Park. The artists made a series of site-specific actions/performances which included interaction with the audience and spatial navigation. The project was mainly supported by CEC ArtsLink (USA).
www.skopjeparkfun.com

Presentation and screening │ Marko Stanekovic (SCG) │ An art historian and curator from Belgrade, Stamenkovic gave his first public presentation at press to exit project space introducing the issue of critical curatorial practices in a specific post socialist Eastern European conditions, realized in an attempt to set up the coordinates between transitional economics and contemporary art. The presentation therefore consisted of two activities: a project presentation art-e-conomy: Transitional economics and art theory and practice of contemporary global production, and a special screening of the film Zones de convergences by a Geneva-based artist Cicero Egli.

December 23 – 24, 2005

Presentation and screening │ Marko Stanekovic (SCG) │ An art historian and curator from Belgrade, Stamenkovic gave his first public presentation at press to exit project space introducing the issue of critical curatorial practices in a specific post socialist Eastern European conditions, realized in an attempt to set up the coordinates between transitional economics and contemporary art. The presentation therefore consisted of two activities: a project presentation art-e-conomy: Transitional economics and art theory and practice of contemporary global production, and a special screening of the film Zones de convergences by a Geneva-based artist Cicero Egli.