On July 2, 2021. at 8 pm, in the Museum of the City of Skopje, and the exhibition-What would happen if? The choice to build an alternative future, within the project CreArt, supported by Creative Europe, organized by the City of Skopje and the Museum of the City Skopje. The exhibition will feature works by 15 international artists - selected in an open competition by curator Pietro Della Giustina, and assistant curator - Luca Gennati. The exhibition will be presented in the renovated showrooms of the Museum of the City of Skopje, and will be open until August 3, 2021. This exhibition has already been presented in Aveiro, Portugal and Genoa, Italy which are part of the network of cities in the CreArt project, as well as Skopje. .
What would happen if? The choice to build an alternative future is a multidisciplinary project that encourages participating artists and collectives to explore the historical, contemporary, and social facts that build contemporary realities in their places of residence. depicting possible alternative futures, natural phenomena and individual-collective memories. History is written through moments of break with the past that result in changes in our lifestyles. However, instead of being a critical revision of history, the exhibition aims to formulate new histories.
The exhibition was conceived before the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Quote from Franco "Bifo" Berardi: "The current crisis is not a real crisis. That is RESET. It's about turning off the machine and turning it on again after a while. However, when we turn it on again, we may decide to work as before, risking being in the same nightmare again - or we may decide to reprogram it, according to science. consciously and sensitively. ”The word crisis comes from the ancient Greek verb krino which means to recognize, to judge, to evaluate. It is still necessary to think of resetting as something dramatic - resetting is a shock and it affects the most disadvantaged part of society. However, we need to evaluate the positive side of each crisis and look at whether it can change in front of our eyes and our reality. Today, thinking about all possible if it becomes even more essential to understand what is wrong, for how long this frightening situation will continue and what will follow.
Curator | Pietro Della Giustina
Associate curator | Luca Gennati
Aiste Ambrazeviciute [Kaunas]
Darko Aleksovski [Skopje]
Jean Roméo Kamptchouang [Clermont-Ferrand]
Jorge Peligro [Valladolid]
OPA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression) [Skopje]
Rodrigo Malvar [Aveiro]
Sarah Vigier & Valentine Traverse [Clermont-Ferrand]
Serena Grassi [Lecce]
Stefano Serretta [Genoa]
Szymon Popielec [Lublin]
Vesna Salamon [Zagreb]
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