The 6th International Symposium Curating Exchange | Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons | organized by press to exit project space | 10 – 21 May 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, GEM Club and Social center Dunja, Skopje
1st segment of the program: Function and Design of Social Spaces
Curating Exchange is an annual symposium addressing local and regional need for an insightful and qualitative exchange of experience and knowledge in theoretical and artistic research, curatorial practice and education. The sixth edition of the symposium “Spaces, Functions, Fictions and Other Commons” will be divided into two major segments.
The first segment of the program: Function and Design of Social Spaces (May 2017) welcomes Ludwig Kittinger, Ana de Almeida and Phelim McConigly artists and founders of <dienstag abend> art collective from Vienna, Austria; Mauro Gil-Fournier, architect and co-founder of SIC | VIC Studio, from Madrid, Spain; Sebastian Cichocki chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; as well as Klelija Zivkovic, a social designer and Dorotej Neshovski, an interdisciplinary artist, both from Skopje, Macedonia.
The invited guests will contribute in a variety of discursive presentations and projects that question changing ideas about the social and cultural dimension of the ever-evolving interdisciplinary notions between art, architecture, and theory; the role and the position of the curator as a critical instigator and educator in the processes of content-negotiation; the different perceptions about the socio-political role of public space and the idea of commons; and creativity in relation to urban space where power relations are subjected to scrutiny.