No feeling is final: The Skopje Solidarity Collection

External activities | Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska | Exhibition No feeling is final: The Skopje Solidarity Collection | Kunsthalle, Vienna | 20.04.2023

Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski are among the 6 international contemporary artists who will take part in the big exhibition "No Feeling is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection", which will be opened on April 20 in Kunsthalle Vienna, with works from the art collection of MSU - Skopje.

The exhibition is curated by the artistic directors of the Kunsthalle Vienna, the curatorial collective What, How & for Who/WHW (Ivet Curlin, Natasha Ilic and Sabina Sabolovic)

The artists were tasked with making their own selection from the valuable collection of the MSU and designed a setting that would establish a dialogue between their author's work and works from the collection of our museum. The idea is to see how today's artists experience this collection, created through worldwide solidarity and what solidarity means in our contemporary world.

Calovski and Ivanoska created a new spatial installation entitled "All Things Flowing" inspired by the works of the painter Dusan Perchinkov and the sculptor Aneta Svetieva. Perchinkov's works, despite their analytical and geometric reduction in expression, start from an emotion stimulated by experiencing the landscape. At the same time, Svetieva's unrefined and expressive sculptures speak of an almost anthropological understanding of the concepts of space and landscape.

"We also followed up with our multi-year research on the project proposal for an architectural solution for the Museum of Contemporary Art from 1966 by the Polish-Finnish architect Oskar Hansen based on his theory of 'Open Form.' Hansen envisioned an exhibition space, which is hidden underground, but emerges to the surface and spreads out into the sky via hydraulic rotating columns and octagonal gallery plateaus, which offer the audience the new artistic setting. We use this ambitious proposal as a starting template for our kinetic sculptural installation, as well as the monumental mural, which are in dialogue with the works of Perchinkov and Svetieva," say Calovski and Ivanoska.

Apart from the works of Calovski and Ivanoska, the exhibition also exhibits works by the artists Brook Andrew, Iman Issa, Gjulsun Karamustafa, Sinisha Ilic.