This year Macedonia’s Pavilion exhibition in occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale is entitled We are all in this alone by Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski.
The work is a multilayered installation incorporating minimalist translation of the fresco of the XII century church “St. Gjorgi” in the village of Kurbinovo (Macedonia) and the writings by Simone Weil, Luce Irigaray, and Paul Thek. As a whole, the work communicates the idea of faith as an emotional and an intellectual condition, and a contemporary socio-political anomaly, in the same time.
Ivanoska and Calovski have collaborated non-exclusively since 2000 creating works that often address historical and theoretical hypothesis as context-based scenarios. Their works and projects have been exhibited and collected internationally in both private and public institutions and collections. Ivanoska (b.1974, Skopje) has build her artistic practice by finding ways of individual action against the established social roles and norms defined by the conventional social and political systems.Calovski (b. 1973, Skopje) is interested in reactivating, rather then fictionalizing, existing inconclusive modernist narratives that emerge from his evolving experience within disparate international contexts. The artists are represented by Zak | Branicka Gallery; they live and work in Skopje and Berlin.
- Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski, We are all in this alone, 2014. Installation view at Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. © the artists. Courtesy ŻAK | BRANICKA. Photo: Michael Belogour.