June 28, 2012

10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS 2012

Zoran Poposki's video "Different" will be presented at the 10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS in Slovenia, as part of the presentation of the international video art collection DVD projectin the year when the Art Stays festival is part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012.
The ART STAYS International Festival of Contemporary Art, one of the most important contemporary art festivals in Europe, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will bring together contemporary, mainly visual artists from all over the world. This is Poposki's second participation in the festival. In 2011, the 9th edition of Art Stays included Poposki's video performance and a lecture given at the Summer Academy.

This year's festival will be held under the slogan DISPLAY (screen/show!). The word display has many meanings, but all of them fit perfectly with the aim of the festival. It is a shopwindow, a space, and a dialogue opened with many artists who will come to Ptuj to display their work, carry out a performance, or be a part of the artist in residence programme to get creative in the oldest town in Slovenia.

In the year when the Art Stays festival is part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, some of the greatest names of the contemporary art scene will be hosted: Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award winner in 2005, Regina Jose Galindo from Guatemala, Indian artist Gigi Scaria, presented in the Indian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, established Polish artist Lech MajewskiTonis Saadoja from Estonia, one of the most important Fluxus (celebrating its 50th anniversary) artists, Yoko Ono, Ilona Nemeth from Slovakia, Chilean artists Fernando Prats and Ivan Navarro, Hungarian artists Laszlo Laszlo Revesz and Eike Berg, German-Kenyan couple IngridMwangiRobertHutter, one of the most important Vietnamese artists Tiffany ChungRaymundo Sesma from Mexico, Maitha Demithan from United Arab Emirates, as well as younger, emerging artists such as Marco BernardiRoberto Fassone, and Elena Mazzi from Italy, Kinki Texas and Christiane Draffehn from Germany, Zoie So from Hong Kong, Jose Molinafrom Spain, Kensuke Koike from Japan, Marlon De Azambuja from Brazil, Cyryl Zakrzewski from Poland, Slovenian artists such as son:DADušan Kirbiš and many more. 

The festival will also host daily lectures by artists and curators, as well as workshops as part of the Summer Academy that will take place during the festival.

The program consists of presentations of contemporary art from 26 European countries and six other continents and special projects, such as the presentation of installations by European academies, light art installations and performances, live media set The Are of Bustle by Italian artists (Claudio RocchettiManuel Frara/interno3Riccardo PiovesanAlessandro SgarbiAndrea Cazzagon) musical performances by artists from the U.S., Germany and Italy, everyday DJ sessions and much more.

A group of curators, in collaboration with the leading organizations and galleries from around the world, has produced a festival that reaffirms the important role played by Art Stays in the European art scene.

DVD-Project is an international project for videoart organized by Stichting Idee-fixe (Breda/Holland) with the aim to show emergent and experiental videoart. The Macedonian selection of DVD-Project is curated by Jovanka Popova and Ivana Vaseva.

KUD ART STAYS, Prešernova ulica 1, 2250 PTUJ, PE: Jadranska ulica 4, 2250 Ptuj,
www.artstays.si, info@artstays.si

June 19, 2012

OX Talk in Macau

牛房講場OX Talk 2012
― Zoran Poposki 主講

時間:2012年7月14日(六),3-5 pm
14 July 2012, SAT, 3-5 pm, Ox Warehouse, Macau
主持:郭恬熙Alice Kok
語言: 英語、廣東話
Language: English and Cantonese

本期牛房講場,藝術家Zoran Poposki將結合他最近在公共空間開展的藝術專案,以生動例證重點論述不斷演變的城市藝術概念,探討公共藝術的基本理論。Art necessarily requires a public space. Without the existence of a public sphere there would be no art as a public discourse. Public space is key to the very possibility of existence of free speech, since one can only practice free speech in public space. The move to take art out of the galleries and museums and out in the streets, must go hand in hand with an attempt to get people out of the shopping malls and encourage them to become critical and active participants in public discourse.
In his presentation for OxTalk, artist Zoran Poposki will explore the theoretical fundamentals underpinning the evolving concept of civic art intertwined with examples of his recent art projects in the public sphere.

Zoran Poposki是一位跨界藝術家,他居住於香港和南斯拉夫的史高比耶(Skopje)兩地,已經參與了五十多個國際展覽、放映展和藝術節。在其表演、錄影和數碼版畫作品中,他積極探索邊緣性、身份和公共空間這些主題。其公共藝術項目曾展示於紐約、史高比耶和都柏林公共場所的LED顯示屏、錄影廣告版、海報和看板。他擁有克萊姆斯多瑙大學、柏林和紐約Transart Institute學院新媒體藝術碩士學位。他曾在紐約視覺藝術學院,俄勒岡洲波特蘭太平洋西北藝術學院(Pacific Northwest College of Art)等院校做過駐校藝術家。他還獲得過紐約市CEC Artslink Fellowship獎學金,並著有一本書,內容有關公共空間的藝術實踐。

Zoran Poposki is a transdisciplinary artist based in Hong Kong and Skopje, with 50 exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally. In his performances, videos and digital prints Poposki explores issues of liminality, identity, and public space. His public art projects have been presented on LED video screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in New York, Skopje, and Dublin. He holds an MFA in New Media from Donau Universitat Krems and Transart Institute in Berlin and New York. Artist residencies include: School of Visual Arts (New York), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), etc. Poposki is a recipient of CEC Artslink Fellowship (NYC) and author of a book on artistic practices in public space. 

June 16, 2012

Connecting the Dots at TRU Art Gallery

Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery
June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm  
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World

The exhibition features local artists and the international Transart Collective and presents artworks in contemporary forms including video, installation, painting, printmaking, sound art, photography, digital media, basketry, performance, and sculpture. International pieces are from Iceland, China, Austria, Germany, Egypt, and the Philipines. 

Connecting the Dots reflects the notion that artists either locally or globally are able to come together, connect and thus give voice on different ideas, issues and themes. This notion becomes increasingly apparent when today, we are not only connected through digital media and technology but also seem to rely on this digital and social phenomena in our everyday lives.
Coordinated by Kamloops artist Tricia Sellmer, member of the Transarts Collective.


Kamloops Art Gallery’s The Cube & BMO Open Gallery
March 24 – June 9, 2012
Doug Buis (Kamloops) and Astrid Menze (Berlin)

Arnica Artist Run Centre
June 16- July 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 7-9pm
Readings by Alex Forbes and Marlene Wildeman.
Refreshments and live music, free to the public 
Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat. 10-5

June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World


Arnica Artist Run Centre Members (all from Kamloops area)

Marnie Blair (TRU Faculty), Doug Buis (TRU Faculty), Ila Crawford (TRU Faculty), Libby Denbigh, Alexander Forbes, Lidys Garcia, Kathy Grieve, Laura Hargrave (TRU Faculty), Linda Jules, Ernie Kroeger (TRU Faculty), Eileen Leier (TRU Faculty), Kelly Perry, Pay Perreault, Harmony Ráine, Janet Waterhouse, Wendy Weseen, Marlene Wildeman, Jacquie Ziehe.

Transart Collective Artists:

Kristin Blöndal (Reykjavik, Iceland), Emily Cappa (Hartford, Connecticut, USA), Leah Decter (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Christopher van Donkelaar (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Simon Donovan (Tucson, Arizona, USA), Aganetha Dyck and Richard Dyck (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Nina Goldnagal (Vienna, Austria), Carolyn Guertin and Katherine Jin (Texas, USA and Toronto, Ontario, USA), Khaled Hafez (Cairo, Egypt), Nicki Hampton, (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), Jayne Holsinger (New York, New York, USA), Renee Kildow, (New York, New York, USA), Karen Marshall (New York, New York, USA), Astrid Menze (Berlin, Germany), Zoran Poposki (Hong Kong, China), Heidi Russell (New York, New York, USA), Tricia Sellmer (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), Heather Thomas (Comox, British Columbia, Canada), Josephine Turalba (Manila, Philippines).

Support provided by, and gratefully acknowledged:

TRU World; Arnica Artist Run Centre and its volunteers; Department and Faculty of Visual Art, Thompson Rivers University; City of Kamloops, Arts Commission; City of Kamloops, BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund; Kamloops Art Gallery.

June 06, 2012

Strategies of remembrance #1

Стратегии на сеќавањето #1
Date: 6 June 2012, 7-10 PM
Kooperacija, 8 Septemvri 12/1-9, Skopje, Macedonia
Participating artists: Zoran Poposki, Slavica Janeslieva, Simon Uzunovski, Ljubisha Kamenjarov, Yane Calovski, Vladimir Lukas, OPA, Igor Tohsevski, Filip Jovanovski, Gjorgje Jovanovik