Recounting Skopje. Skopje 2014: Hegemonic and Speculative Narratives

Audio-tour: “Recounting Skopje. Skopje 2014: Hegemonic and Speculative Narratives”, artistic part of the PhD Project by Ivana Sidzimovska | The 5th International Symposium Curating Exchange  | The Institutional as Public | organized by press to exit project space | 30 September, 2016, Starting point: the plateau in front of the Museum of City of Skopje

Sidzimovska’s artistic-based PhD research is related to neoliberal symbolic urban reconstructions with focus on the urban renewal of Skopje and the effects the reconstruction has on the public space in the city. Informed by subjective citizen's stories, imaginaries and experiences of the urban, and these elicited while walking, a speculative narrative of the city is created, in which to project ideas for reevaluating, reframing and reinterpreting the reconstruction. Combined with various sonic observations, recorded in a binaural manner, the original interviews with citizens are processed, translated and reenacted in the form of an interactive sonic walk. 

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Ivana Sidzimovska is a visual artist and an urban researcher. She completed BA studies in Painting and Art Pedagogy at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje and MA studies in Space Strategies at the Art School Berlin - Weißensee. Her artistic practice and research involves transdiciplinary work on the intersection between arts, architecture and urban sociology and is mostly concerned with work in public space by using various methods, media and technologies. Since 2012 she is a PhD Candidate at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Faculty of Design and Media.The event is part of 5th edition of the International Symposium Curating Exchange titled “The Institutional as Public”. 

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. 

Organized by:
press to exit project space (Skopje)

press to exit project space was established in 2004 by artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the field of visual arts and curatorial practices. The three main programs of activities are: Visiting Curatorial Initiative, New Project Productions and Lectures, Publications and Exhibitions which are exploring ways of generating ideas, projects and collaborations with artists and curators form Macedonia, Europe and beyond. From November 2010, press to exit project space continues functioning as a non-governmental organization with the same focus of interest.

In partnership with:
GEM Club (Skopje)
MAD Kitchen (Skopje) 
Modesty (Tokyo) 

Supported by:
Ministry of culture of the Republic of Macedonia
City of Skopje
Österreichischen Botschaft Skopje