Hey, what do we have to lose? Archiving as an act of collective resistance

International Symposium and exhibition | “Hey, what do we have to lose? Archiving as an act of collective resistance” | organized by Press to Exit Project Space | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | May 31st - June 1st 2019

This symposium is first of a series of activities that will be realized by Press to Exit as part of the ongoing program “(Un)disciplined: A Construction of an Archive” produced in the frame of a two-year project “Collective Domain of Cultural Memory” (cdcm.eu) - an international project on the ethics of cultural heritage and the capacity of artistic practices to unfold new relations and understandings of history developed in collaboration between Suns and Stars (The Netherlands) and Loose Associations (Croatia).

Methodology in Collaborative Practice

Lectures and Presentations | Hristina Ivanoska | Methodology in Collaborative Practice: in Conversation with students of the University of Applied Arts Angewandte, Vienna | Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje | 9 April 2019

Hristina Ivanoska (Co-founder of Press to Exit and PhD Candidate, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna) meet with students of Prof. Eva-Maria Stadler at the University of Applied Arts - Angewandte, Vienna, to give a tour and speak about the exhibition “Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska: Epilogue (Form of an Argument)” as well as address current socio-political and cultural conditions in Macedonia; with participation of Jenni Tischer (Kunst und Wissenstransfer, Angewandte) and Bojana Janeva Shemova (Curator, MCA Skopje).

 

Regional Consultation Meeting: EU – Western Balkans Cultural Relations

International activity | Yane Calovski |Regional Consultation Meeting: EU – Western Balkans Cultural Relations | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | 8-9 April 2019

The Cultural Diplomacy Platform invited Yane Calovski to participate to the Regional (Western Balkans) Consultation meeting, which will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 - 9 April 2019. His work with Press to Exit and JADRO – Association of the independent culture scene - is identified as an important stakeholder to contribute to this process and be valuable to the success of the meeting. Together with other stakeholders Yane was invited to discuss and address opportunities, needs and potential ways of developing and enhancing EU-Western Balkans cultural relations.

Higher Education Institutions of Art, Design and Music as future "European Universities"

Lectures / Presentation Series | Higher Education Institutions of Art, Design and Music as future "European Universities"? Innovative cooperation formats and thematic bridges”| Yane Calovski’s presentation | Organized by: DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst / German Academic Exchange Service |  Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam  |  18 - 20 February 2019

Participation of Yane Calovski (Press to Exit) and Gordana Vrencovska (European University Skopje) as representative of North Macedonia at the conference that aimed at finding out, what the specific European nature of creative and artistic art schools in Europe could look like and how it could be translated into structured networks.

Symposium: 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).