The Foundation for Arts Initiatives | Grant Support

Announcement | Received grant award from The Foundation for Arts Initiatives

Press to Exit Project Space is honored to announce that the program activities for 2020 will be realised with the generous support by The Foundation for Arts Initiatives. In recognition of its ongoing importance, Press To Exit has been awarded a one-time emergency grant for general operating support during this unprecedented global crisis.

ANALYSIS of the results of the survey "The effect of COVID-19 on the life and work of artists and cultural workers"

External activities | ANALYSIS of the results of the survey "The effect of COVID-19 on the life and work of artists and cultural workers" conducted by JADRO on the emergency situation regarding the effect of the pandemic on the life and work of artists and cultural workers from the independent cultural scene in the Republic of North Macedonia 
 
Analysis Introduction 
 
In order to collect data and provide insight into the damage suffered by artists and cultural workers on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia from the period of introduction of measures for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, JADRO Association prepared the survey "The Effect of COVID-19 on the Life and Work of Artists and Cultural Workers". The survey was adapted from a questionnaire conducted by the Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia (NKSS) on the territory of the Republic of Serbia that was taken by Culture Venture and Toni Attarda (www.cultureventure.org) and adapted in accordance with the Creative Commons License. 

The spread of a crack is halted by a hole

Artist in Residence | Hristina Ivanoska  | The spread of a crack is halted by a hole organised by Suns and Stars as part of European project Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) |  Amsterdam, Netherlands 1 – 15 March, 2020

A model for an exhibition in process

In his book Seeing Dark Things, Roy Sorensen asserts that we see in the dark, we see about as much as we do in plain daylight. The spaces of research entered by Sarah van Lamsweerde, Luiza Margan and Hristina Ivanoska are dark spaces and therefore sanctuaries for objects hiding for light. These vulnerable objects can easily arouse protective feelings, however, their fear of light does not preclude robust potentialities.

The spread of a crack is halted by a hole is part of the artistic processes developed in the social, cultural and physical space of the Oude Kerk by Hristina Ivanoska and Luiza Margan, and of the IWO boekendepot by Sarah van Lamsweerde.

Yane Čalovski: Personal Object

External activity |  Personal Object | Yane Calovski’s exhibition  | Kohta, Helsinki, Finland |  12. 03. 2020 –10. 05. 2020 

Čalovski’s exhibition at Kohta – his first in Finland – contains selected drawings from the last 20 years (displayed on wall-mounted plywood panels as part of the work Closet, 2020) and a new version of the work after which the whole venture is named. Personal Object (2017–18) is a sculptural installation comprising synthetic rubber, metal hooks and cosmetics that belonged to his late mother, Biljana Čalovska. She showed scholarly and artistic promise but discontinued her studies in 1972, dedicating herself to becoming the trusted collaborator of her prominent husband, the late poet and radio journalist Todor Čalovski, and to raising and home-schooling their two children. (Her life choices were not uncommon in 1970s Yugoslavia, although they didn‘t quite conform to the socialist norm of women in the workplace.)

Towards a New Heritage

Presentation | Jovanka Popova  | Towards a New Heritage Symposium as part of the Motel Trogir project, organized by Loose Associations Beton kino, Dom Mladih/ Split Youth Centre, Croatia | 17-20 October, 2019

The three-day symposium / public gathering which will take place in Split and the surrounding area from 17 to 20 October 2019 is organised by the Loose Associations, platform for contemporary artistic practices, as part of the Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) collaborative project. The symposium is organised with the intent of fostering the critical reflection and examination of the last decade of dealing with the topic of protection of modernist architecture from the second half of the 20th century. We intend to consider the processes, protagonists, methods and challenges in this field (of the historicization of modernity and preservation of modernist heritage).