June 10, 2017

Translation(s) III at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester

Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit

Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

13 Thomas St
Manchester, M4 1EU
United Kingdom

Thu 27 July 2017

18:00 – 19:30 BST

«Translation(s) III; Bodies In Transit» is a unique film presenting 9 artists’ perspectives on globalisation and the movement of people. The film explores some of the most topical issues today, including migration, immigration, and refugees, and asks us to consider our underlying common humanity. 

The international artists explore the theme of «Bodies in Transit» through interdisiplinary video works. They reimaginine the flow of bodies across national and cultural barriers, as well as through more abstract interpretations. Featured artists include A4C (IT), Justin Ascott (UK), Damon Ayers & Tessie Word (US), Lynn Book (US), Jessica Ledwich (AU), Zoran Poposki (HK/MK), Chooc Ly Tan (FR/UK) and Tang Kwok-Hin (HK).

This video art project is curated by two European artists working in Hong Kong, Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood, who will introduce the screening. 

Run time: 37 minutes.

— The film screening will start with a welcoming Chinese Tea tasting experience led by local tea experts, Tea Mandala.

— As part of CFCCA's Thursday Late programme.

On the last Thursday of the month CFCCA stays open until 8pm offering an opportunity to drop in and enjoy an evening in the gallery, or participate in a series of unique events exploring different aspects of the exhibitions programme.

June 05, 2017

15th ArtStays International Festival of Contemporary Art

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Between 7th and 15th July 2017, the 15th edition of the biggest Slovenian festival of contemporary visual art Art Stays will take place. Titled Natur-al(l), focuses on artists dealing with nature, the consequences of humanity mistreating nature, and a dire future that might be awaiting us just around the corner. The festival program and selection of artists was made in collaboration with international galleries, museums and curators. Nine festival days will bring over 30 events on different venues around Ptuj and nearby, with over 150 artists from more then 20 countries.

The abundant program of this year's festival offers a selection of truly exceptional exhibitions, most of which are generally hard to catch outside the majorly established European art capitals. To mention only the most prominent: Ground and Cement by Italian curator Carlo Sala, set up in the Ptuj City Gallery, and Big is beautiful! - The Great Landscape in Slovenian Painting (curators Dušan Fišer and Jernej Forbici), set up at Q-Center, which became an official Art Stays exhibition venue exclusively for this occasion. There are over ten outstanding exhibitions to be seen altogether. With the desire of including all art genres in the festival program, we are also preparing musical concerts (Patetico), fine art workshops, discussions with artists and curators, remarkable film screenings, performances, and much more. Your own personal art experience will be accompanied every day by a selection of various locally and/or organically produced wines, while your taste buds will also be able to enjoy locally produced food and dishes.  

Exhibitions, that are the true "core" of the festival Art Stays from the very beginning will be installed in Dominican Monastery, City Gallery of Ptuj, Mihelič Gallery, Magistrat Gallery, Art Stays exhibitions space (Q-center), exhibition space of Ptuj Public Library, Art Factory, FO.VI Gallery and other interesting locations in Ptuj and nearby.

More then 150 artists will be exhibited, among them: A4C, Annalu, Justin Ascott, Lewis Baltz, Igor Banfi, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Nikolaj Beer, Emerik Bernard, Elisa Bertaglia, Lapo Binazzi (UFO), Lynn Book, Suzana Brborovič, Silvia Camporesi, Vincenzo Castella, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Costantini, Matteo Cremonesi, Silvia De Bastiani, Leo Ferdinand Demetz, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia, Tina Dobrajc, William Eggleston, Olafur Eliasson, Walker Evans, Johann Feilacher, Mitja Ficko, Dušan Fišer, Jernej Forbici, Hamish Fulton, Lee Friedlander, Mito Gegič, Mario Giacomelli, Mario Gabinio, Jochen Gerz, Luigi Ghirri, Sebastiano Guerrera, Guido Guidi, William Guerrieri, Gabriele Grones, Herman Gvardjančič, Janez Hafner, Lewis Hine, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Axel Hutte, IRWIN, Marko Jakše, JAŠA, Zmago Jeraj, Boris Jesih, Duša Jesih, Francesco Jodice, Jurij Kalan, Simon Kajtna, Sergej Kapus, Arkadiusz Karapuda, Dušan Kirbiš, Aleksij Kobal, Michael Kos, Metka Krašovec, Ugo La Pietra, Jessica Ledwich, Gani Llalloshi, Ina Loizl, Richard Long, Robert Lozar, Albin Lugarič, Dominik Mahnič, Claudio Marini, Ira Marušič, Živko Marušič, Luigi Menichelli, Joel Meyerowitz, Boris Mikhailov, Paolo Monti, Ugo Mulas, Eadweard Muybridge, Walter Niedermayr, Franc Novinc, Noriko Obara, Dennis Oppenheim, Svetlana Ostapovici, Gina Pane, Luca Maria Patella, Karel Pečko, Polona Petek, Luca Piovaccari, Zoran Poposki, Uroš Potočnik, Gregor Pratneker, Mirko Rajnar, Viktor Rebernak, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Giuseppe Ripa, Daniele Rocci, Cinzia N. Rojas, Gabriele Rossi, Thomas Ruff, Jasna Samarin, Alessandro Sambini, August Sander, Sebastião Salgado, Vittorio Sella, Olga Schigal, Stephen Shore, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Apolonija Simon, Andraž Šalamun, Maruša Šuštar, Miha Štrukelj, Chooc Ly Tan, Marko Tušek, Walter Trecchi, Ger van Elk, Marika Vicari, Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Sašo Vrabič, Carleton Watkins, Uroš Weinberger, Wim Wenders, Edward Weston, Laurence Wood, Damon Ayers & Tessie Word, Joni Zakonjšek, Jure Zadnikar, Cyryl Zakrzewski, Marco Zanta.

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The Cinema Program will show an extensive program of documentaries and movies by some of the greatest artists of the past century, including Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Paul Ryan, Martha Rosler, Dan Graham, and Gordon Matta-Clark. We also host an international video project TRANSLATION(S) III - BODIES IN TRANSIT with artists A4C, Justin Ascott, Damon Ayers & Tessie Word, Lynn Book, Jessica Ledwich, Chooc Ly Tan, Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood.

Concerts will inspire summer nights and the exhibition openings. We start with an opening concert of a famous Slovenian band Patetico and then continue with concerts of classical music. At the end a loved Slovenian musician and photographer Lado Jakša will close the festival nights with his musical multi-vision prepared especially for Art Stays 2017.
Performances and other interventions of artists, as JAŠA, that will replicate his project Help Us from the 2011 Art Stays edition and give it a new message, Movimento (Federico De Benedictis in Simone Pucci) that will do a video-mapping project on the facade of the City Theater, site-specific intervention of Japanese artist Noriko Obara (winner of Arte Laguna Prize by Art Stays) in the Public Library of Ptuj or public installations of the artists and kids participating the Summer Academy will importantly fulfill and enrich the festival program.

Summer Academy Art Stays incorporates an ample program of workshops for children and adults, as well as a series of lectures and presentations of artists, curators and other professionals from the field of contemporary art.

Opening: The Festival will start on Friday, 7th July 2017 with the opening of the exhibitions in Dominican Monastery: solo show of Johann Feilacher and Hommage to Joseph Beuys. The concert of a famous Slovenian band PATETICO will follow on a stage in Slovenski trg. The Festival will continue until 15th July on different venues in Ptuj and nearby. (program)

Exhibitions will be open until 5th September in more then ten exhibition spaces.

Solo Exhibition at the National Gallery in Skopje

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Theoria: Solo Exhibition

curated by Maja Cankulovska-Mihajlovska

15 June / 15 July 2017 
Opening on Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 8:00 pm.

Multimedia Centre Mala Stanica | 28 Jordan Mijalkov, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia | +389 (0)2 3126-856 | www.nationalgallery.mk | contact@nationalgallery.mk

May 07, 2017

Imago Mundi Exhibition

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ImagoMundi Exhibition
Bosnian Cultural Centre
9-28 May 2017

An extraordinary Imago Mundi Exhibition will open at the Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo on May 9-28, 2017. Featuring 900 artists in seven Imago Mundi Collections from former Yugoslavia: Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

Artist Zoran Poposki is featured with the mixed media painting on canvas Crisis, commissioned by the Luciano Benetton Foundation for its Imago Mundi Collection. 

More about the exhibition on the Google Cultural Institute.

April 15, 2017

Featured in The Guardian

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Artist Zoran Poposki's portrait of Joseph Beuys is featured in The Guardian, selected by Tate Modern photography curator Shoair Mavlian.

November 21, 2016

Juried winner: ArtSlant 9th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase

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Artist Zoran Poposki's work has been selected as a Juried winner in the NEW-MEDIA Category of the ArtSlant 9th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase competition, by a jury of gallerists in Miami, New York, and San Juan.
The jury for the prize included: Chelsea Guerdat (Director of Operations, Apexart), Andrew Lee (Assistant Director, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York), and Agustina Ferreyra (director and owner, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan).
The artwork is a glitch gif based on Poposki's drawing from the Theoria series, based on a mural by Delacroix.

October 05, 2016

Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers


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Isaac LEUNG (HK) and Jamie WYLD (UK)

ARTISTS (in alphabetical order)
FENG Mengbo (CN), Doreen CHAN (HK), Jennifer CHAN (HK), Dorotea ETZLER (HK), Tiffany FUNG (HK), HK Urbex (HK), Art JONES (HK), Clare Chun-yu LIU (HK), susan pui san LOK (HK), Zoran POPOSKI (HK), Ka-Man TSE (HK), WANG Yue (HK), Chi Jang YIN (HK), Larry ACHIAMPONG and David BLANDY (UK), Megan BROADMEADOW (UK), Upanishad Kanad CHAKRABARTI (UK), Adam CHODZKO (UK), Ben RIVERS (UK), Semiconductor (UK), Alia SYED (UK), Chooc Ly TAN (UK), Charlie TWEED (UK), Iris ZAKI (UK)

At the end of the 20th century, the conclusion of the Cold War led to a desired economic and political integration. Globally it was widely believed that nations had no choice but to adopt the new model of democratic capitalism, almost every government demonstrated optimism towards a new era of global convergence. In reality the world is far more connected than in the 21st century. Many Human Rights have gone from the unthinkable to realisation. Moments of triumph have led to a belief that democratic capitalism could create a more cultured and pro-liberal world, a new way of idealistic living for the future; a liberal utopia. 
But now we ask: has liberal capitalist democracy triumphed? Has the economic and ideological determinism of the post-Cold War time guaranteed democracy? As global nations we are always in flux; our ancestors endured two world wars in the 20th century where many came together to combat a foe. Indeed, we are now in the midst of a strange time, with many people displaced and dispossessed, a disturbing similarity emerges to what happened in those two great wars of the 20th century. 
Refugees desperately search for new homes beyond bombing zones, while other countries ban the wearing of religious clothing. The UK government continues to participate in imperialistic action in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and pushes its global agenda onto nations that are not interested or have very different values, which are as equal in their worth.
Both Sides Now 3: Final Frontiers endeavours to explore these divides, these boundaries and spaces between us, which exist as cultural legacies and hand-me-downs, like broken family heirlooms, with attached blame. Through this collection of films we aim to investigate personal experiences, global themes and fractures that need healing through cultural sharing and exchange. Both Sides Now is a tactical programme, which uses film and video to explore culture and society between different nations, the UK, China and Hong Kong, and beyond. 
The UK programme contains work by artists who live in the UK, but who were not necessarily born there; artists who have experiences of the bordered UK, and have an understanding of its cultural frontiers. The artists in the programme who were born in the UK explore global cultures and are passionate about cultural communication. The Hong Kong programme includes work by diasporic Chinese and expatriates in Hong Kong and China, it aims to make visible fragments of experience and disrupt time, space and continuity. Final Frontiers attempts, through artists’ film and video, to redefine and close the spaces between us.

Screening - British Council Hong Kong
Date: 3:00pm, 22 October 2016
Screening and Talk - Boom Art Gallery Bar
Date: 7:00pm, 24 October 2016
Speakers: CHOI Sai-ho (HK), Isaac LEUNG (HK), Jamie Wyld (UK)

Screening - Oi!
Date: 12 - 18 December 2016


United Kingdom

Residency - Phoenix Brighton (UK)
Date: 12 July - 12 August 2016
Artist: CHOI Sai-ho (HK)

Screening and Live Performance - Fabrica Brighton (UK)
Date: 4 August 2016
Live Performance Artist: Feng Mengbo

Screening - Fabrica Brighton (UK)
Date: 6 October 2016

Exhibition - Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (UK)
Date: 20 October 2016 - 3 June 2017
Exhibition: Brighton is My Playground, Choi Sai Ho
Screening - Exeter Phoenix (UK)
Date: 3 December 2016
Screening - ICA London (UK)
3 December 2016
Screening - Phoenix Leicester (UK)
7 December 2016

Screening and Talk - OSMOSIS Taipei (TW)
Date: 19 August 2016
Speaker: Lois WANG (TW)
Screening and Talk - OSMOSIS Kaohsiung (TW)
Date: 27 August 2016
Speaker: Lois WANG (TW)
Screening - Taipei Intl Video Art Exhibiton (TIVA) (TW)
Date: 9 December 2016

South Korea
Screening and Talk - SongEun ArtSpace Seoul (KR)
Date: 26 September 2016
Speaker: Jamie WYLD (UK)

Screening - Ray Art Center Shanghai (CN)
Date: 30 October 2016
Screening - Minsheng Art Museum Beijing (CN)
Date: 3 November 2016

(Curatorial text and schedule courtesy of Videotage)