Keep Calm And Eat Chocolate

2012, EPP – Commercial Propaganda Messages, Kooperacija, Skopje (exhibition view)

2012-2013, three objects (each 24x28x3cm) and several figurines in variable arrangements

Design of a mock product: assortment of three chocolate boxes (chocolate lions, chocolate antique warriors and chocolate Alexander the Great bars). All of them chosen as the most representative icons of the newest Macedonian political project (Skopje 2014) — a project controversial in many respects: ideologically, aesthetically, financially… The design incorporates existing souvenirs (purchased from the specialized stores promoted by the Government of R. Macedonia) modified into “chocolate” figurines. 

The urgent (both aggressive and clumsy) growth of monumental public art, aimed to intimidate and to demonstrate power, becomes parody of the desire for monumentality, significance and historical relevance. The created products — three chocolate boxes, only emphasize the already existing public parody.

Further reading:

Тошевски. Игор. 2012. Турбопоп и квинтесенцијалниот херој, Граѓански 09.06.2012

Вилиќ, Небојша. 2013. Status #100 – 14/86: Уметност со досетка (1),, 24.11.2013

Вилиќ, Небојша. 2013. Status #100 – 15/85: Уметност со досетка (2),, 24.11.2013

Bunjevac, Lana. 2013. Doktori su podmitljivi, plavuše su glupe, a mi se svega bojimo, Jutarnji List, 20.11.2013

Briski, Maja. 2015. Kako sam razbila stereotipe, Glas Istre, 23.08.2015

Gkitsa, Dimitra. 2023. Working with the spectre(s): art collectives in the post-socialist and post-conflict Balkan space. In, Myzelev, Allaand Tunali, Tijen (eds.) Contemporary Arts Across Political Divides: Difficult Conversations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishingpp. 214-239 (download the book from or download the chapter from