You made me so sad. Now, that doesn’t have anything to do with you. – group exhibition curated by Ivana Vaseva
June 5, 2014
External activities | curator Ivana Vaseva, artists Hristina Ivanoska, Yane Calovski | You made me so sad. Now, that doesn’t have anything to do with you., exhibition | CAC Mobile/ montage Gallery, Skopje | 05-13 June 2014
You made me so sad. Now, that doesn’t have anything to do with you. is a group show, curated by Ivana Vaseva, which exposes individual intimacies i.e. it presents mini- installations that refer to contexts, situations, chance occurrences and affective reactions that triggered specific psycho-emotional impression among participants. The display of these intimacies or the public presentation contains potentiality towards reflecting and reconsidering the conditions and view-points of others thus offering an opportunity for the visitor to “expose the self to himself/herself”.
The situation of sharing intimate revelations and reactions has the intention to show that the problems people are confronted with, are not their fault but are a result of a systematic oppression and that the focus is not on the individual struggle but on the collective one. The exhibition contains works of the artists: Yane Calovski, Hristina Ivanoska, Velimir Zernovski, Ivana Dragsic, Ivan Ivanovski, Filip Jovanovski and the human rights activist and researcher Slavco Dimitrov and the dreamer and defender of human rights Kocho Andonovski. All the participants build up the exhibition (singular installations in the frames of a bigger installation) by specific sincere, introspective and self-analyzing approach in their own vocation and with contemplations that are rarely shown in public in this form. They use their own distinctive way of expressing and articulating. The exhibition encourages the questions: whether and how much the opening up in front of others creates new wall of externalized fear or may it cause reassessing of one’s one judgments? And how much the exaggeration in the delusive abundance talks about intolerance and fear of personal problems but also of the general oppression and massive structural inequalities?