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Angel Miov

 Kristina Bozurska 

Mihaela Jovanovska

Tocka Punto Punkt

Tender Talk

R. Lizdek, B. Milanovic, S. Rupic

Vanessa Karre

Distorsion

 

 


30.06. - 14.07.2017
"Work will set you free"

Kristina Bozurska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

     

     

For the purposes of this exhibition, the artist was exploring the working conditions in Macedonia, and collecting personal stories of workers whose rights have been violated. Long working hours, low wages, lack of regular contracts, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions especially in the textile and shoe production industry are regularly the case. The testimonies that are being directly incorporated in the artworks are representing the unpleasant position in which the workers are. The works in this exhibition are product of a critical observation and social relations between the artist and various workers whose personal stories are conveying not just their intimate everyday struggles, but the complicated socio-political situation of the country as well. The transitioning from a socialist system in Yugoslavia to another has affected the state and has led to massive layoffs, privatization and corruption, offering a fertile ground for current political manipulation and nationalistic ideologies.

Kristina Bozurska is born in1984 in Kumanovo. Graduated in 2008 at painting department on the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje and in 2017 got her MA at the Institute of Cultural Studies, Skopje with a main research in social practice. She utilizes a multitude of techniques and materials, including ready-made objects, painting, drawing, text or video. Socio-political observation is the core of her practice, everyday life and problems of contemporary living are issues incorporated in her works. She had solo exhibitions in Bjarred, Sweden; Skopje and Kumanovo and participated in number of group exhibitions and video art festivals in the country and abroad. Accomplished a residential stay in ISCP New York and have taken part in Arte Utile workshop led by Tania Bruguera at the Salzburg Summer Art Academy in 2013. She has won several awards: University award for best graduated student (2007/2008), The best video in category “Nano Minute” of the International video festival in Brazil(2008); (YVAA) ”Denes”, the award for a young artist for 2010