I Will Not Make Any More Political Art

I Will Not Make Any More Political Art, 2014, video

2014, video (loop)

The work was created at the height of the saturated political atmosphere in the Republic of Macedonia. The division of the citizenry into two large groups – the supporters of the authoritarian right-wing government and the rest, considered traitors and anti-Macedonians by the previous ones, was accelerated by the growth of nationalism, xenophobia and hate speech. In such an atmosphere, artists are often called upon to take a clearly expressed political stance.

Further reading:

Melting Point: Art as Anti-hegemonic Propaganda, Koopreacija, Skopje, 7-12.07.2014 (exhibition info / photo documentation)

Irvine-Fortescue, Camilla. 2017. Captured State: New Art from Macedonia, The Wee Review -Scotland’s online arts and culture magazine, 17.11.2017

Σπίνου, Παρή. 2018. Τα Γιάννενα έχουν την Μπιενάλε τους, efsyn.gr, 05.10.2018