Work In Progress #1

External activities | press to exit project space | Jovanka Popova | Work In Progress #1 Festival | organized by FRABAAC, Prishtina | 19 – 31 July, 2016.

Jovanka Popova, program coordinator of press to exit project space participated with the presentation of press to exit project space activities at Work In Progress #1 Festival. Work In Progress #1 is a festival of talks and artworks’ presentations. It is about artists run projects/ spaces and the “part” of artists, curators and cultural activists in the protection and revitalization of cultural heritage.

Work In Progress #1 is the first project implemented by FRABAAC (non-governmental organization created in Kosovo in December 2015). The idea of this project is to propose to artists, curators and cultural workers an occasion to share their experiences in the organization of exhibitions, cultural projects, or in the management of art spaces. The goal of FRABAAC is to take part in the process of empowerment of the artistic and cultural community of Kosovo through the presentation of practices and the organization of encounters and exchanges. FRABAAC also aims at presenting the work of artists and create connections between artists and curators from different regions. For its first project, FRABAAC will focus on one medium, the video which is used by artists in different ways. 

Artist in Residence / Sculpture Space

External activity | Hristina Ivanoska & Yane Calovski | Artist in Residence |  Sculpture Space, Utica, NY | Works in Progress Reception July 25, 2016
The public is invited to attend a free Open Studio Reception on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, at the Sculpture Space studio, 12 Gates Street, Utica. The reception provides an opportunity for local residents and supporters of the organization to meet current artists-in-residence, view their artwork in progress and learn more about their creative process. Current Artists-in-Residence are Dalia Baassiri (Beirut, Lebanon), Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska (Skopje, Macadonia), Lewis Colburn (Philadelphia, PA), Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford (Chicago, IL), Jack Pavlik (Minneapolis, MN) and Omri Zin (Tel-Aviv, Israel).

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.


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.