La Mystérique (the path of Grace)
Hristina Ivanoska and Iskra Geshoska will stage a conversation at the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition La Mystérique (the path of Grace) by Hristina Ivanoska features new works in diverse media inspired by the written work of Simone Weil, a Jewish-born French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist, and Luce Irigaray, the Belgian-born Frenchfeminist, philosopher, and cultural theorist.
The works reflect on the idea of doubt and purpose when faced with one’s political, social and spiritual self. Weil, a devoted Christian, questions her faith in God as she no longer believes that baptizing will confirm her sanity. The work in the exhibition is a continuation of Ivanoska’s research into individual actions against the established social and political roles and norms, as defined by the conventional social and political systems.
The exhibition is part of the international symposium “Curating Exchange 3: Curating a society and production of power” organized by Press to Exit Project Space and curated by Yane Calovski. The symposium addresses how theologically, politically and economically driven discourse curates socially critical concepts today, or rather, and how the discourse of the state, theology and politics intersect within the current cultural context.
CURATING EXCHANGE 3: CURATING A SOCIETY AND PRODUCTION OF POWER is set to reflect on the question of how theologically, politically and economically driven discourse curates socially critical concepts today, or rather, and how the discourse of the state, theology and politics intersect in current cultural context. The program includes lectures by Prof. Gil Anidjar and Prof. Sofija Grandakovska, as well as a exhibition by artist Hristina Ivanoska and a discussion between the artist and cultural researcher Iskra Geshoska . Curator of the program is Yane Calovski.
Initiated in 2012, this is the third edition of the program. This edition is in part supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, in partnership with GEM (Gragjani za Evropska Makedonija) and SIA (Serious Interest Agency).
Opening of the exhibition
Hristina Ivanoska: La Mystérique (The Path of Grace)
Location: SIA Gallery, Skopje
Opening: May 7th, at 20:00h until 21:30h.
Exhibition 07.05 – 01.06.2014
Lecture: Whose Citizens Were the Jews Deported From Macedonia? by Sofija Grandakovska
Location GEM, Skopje. Time 19:00h – 21:00h
Lecture: Race, Nation, Religion by Gil Anidjar / Speech on the work of Gil Anidjar by Sofija Grandakovska
Location: GEM, Skopje. Time: 19:00 – 21:00
The exhibition is part of “Curating Exchange 3: Curating a society and production of power”. Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, in partnership with GEM (Gragjani za Evropska Makedonija) and SIA (Serious Interest Agency).