AdaN, call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify

Influenced by the global crisis, which implies that the possible end may not be only imaginary, Nada Prlja poses a series of questions reflecting on our situation in the world today, while questioning what it means to be an artist today, through the form of a graphic novel.

The graphic novel is situated in the present, but the novel occupies an imaginary time and represents conditions which are ‘fast forwarded’ to pre-apocalyptic times. In this scenario, people live underground, as pollution and deadly viruses have made living above ground a near impossibility. There are no longer any common rules that govern the world, where the values of camaraderie or coexistence have been amputated from human feelings and behaviour; instead, a sense of self preservation dominates the population. In these desperate times, Nada Prlja ‘becomes’ AdaN, a superhero or heroine of this graphic novel, who is forced by her/his egalitarian drives to find appropriate alternative ways of working as an artist and preserving historical art in pre-apocalyptic era. 

The project ‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify’ portrays a world in which alienation, paranoia, isolation and greed dominate the future-possible environment. The project sets itself against such a potential future. The four episodes of the graphic novel provides a set of ‘instructions’ geared towards the creation of a better common future, one in which superheroes will not be needed and the only possible future. 

The project ‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify’ will consists of more than 400 drawings, presented in a pilot and four consequential episodes of the graphic novel.

AdaN, a Call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify’ is a pilot issue and the three subsequent episodes are entitled ‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’,AdaN, a Call to Reuse’ and ‘AdaN, a Call to DeArtify’.

AdaN, a Call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify

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Link to the episode
‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify’ 
Pilot graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of ‘ADAN in the city of fire’ exhibition, organised by Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2019. Curator Zoran Petrovski
Photo © Andrijana Tiliċ
Pilot graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of ‘ADAN in the city of fire’ exhibition, organised by Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2019. Curator Zoran Petrovski
Photo © Andrijana Tiliċ
Pilot graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of ‘ADAN in the city of fire’ exhibition, organised by Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2019. Curator Zoran Petrovski
Photo © Andrijana Tiliċ
Pilot graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of ‘ADAN in the city of fire’ exhibition, organised by Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2019. Curator Zoran Petrovski
Photo © Andrijana Tiliċ
Pilot graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of ‘ADAN in the city of fire’ exhibition, organised by Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2019. Curator Zoran Petrovski
Photo © Andrijana Tiliċ

AdaN, a Call to Borrow

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‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’ 
Graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019-21
Image as part of AdaN, a call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify exhibition, organised by Projektrum Hjärne, Sweden, 2020. Curator Martin Schibli
Photo © Daniel Serafimovski
‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’ 
Graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019-21
Image as part of AdaN, a call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify exhibition, organised by Projektrum Hjärne, Sweden, 2020. Curator Martin Schibli
Photo © Daniel Serafimovski
‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’ 
Graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of AdaN, a call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify exhibition, organised by Projektrum Hjärne, Sweden, 2020. Curator Martin Schibli
Photo © Daniel Serafimovski
‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’ 
Graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of AdaN, a call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify exhibition, organised by Projektrum Hjärne, Sweden, 2020. Curator Martin Schibli
Photo © Daniel Serafimovski
‘AdaN, a Call to Borrow’ 
Graphic novel, Ink paintings on paper, 34 paintings, 20x30cm each. 2019
Image as part of AdaN, a call to Borrow, Reuse and to DeArtify exhibition, organised by Projektrum Hjärne, Sweden, 2020. Curator Martin Schibli
Photo © Daniel Serafimovski

Anouncaments of related exhibitions:

InnovaArte, 10.11.2021.

Politico Mente Corretto, 10.11.2021

https://tocka.com.mk/vesti/328516/nada-prlja-so-adan-vo-gradot-na-ognot-vo-msu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Exhibition history:

  1. MSU Skopje
  2. Projektrum HJÄRNE
  3. aA29, Milano