All That We Have in Common

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – SKOPJE 
Participating artists: Daniel García Andújar (Spain), Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Chto Delat (Russia), Hristina Ivanoska (North Macedonia), Sanja Iveković (Croatia), Gjorgje Jovanovik (North Macedonia), Adrian Paci (Albania), Nada Prlja (North Macedonia), Hito Steyerl (Germany), Anton Vidokle (Russia and USA), Artur Żmijewski (Poland).

Curators: Mira Gakjina and Jovanka Popova.

Visual identity: Neda Firfova

Nada Prlja participated with installation ‘Red Discussion 2’ and ‘The Collection: She Does what She Wants II‘ and” The Collection: She Does what She Wants II‘.

Nada Prlja
Red Discussion II
2019
Live art event (with Charles Esche, Maurizio Lazzarato, Vlad Morariu, Chantal Mouffe, Laura Raicovich and Artan Sadiku)
6 participants, table, markers, 340x340x120cm., 2 hours performance.
Courtesy of Nada Prlja Photo © Andrijana Tilik

Nada Prlja
The Collection: She does what she wants, History of Humankind, XX century
2019
Metal profiles, concrete, 141x150x175cm.
Courtesy of Nada Prlja Photo © Andrijana Tilik
Nada Prlja
The Collection: She does what she wants, History of Humankind, XX century
2019
Metal profiles, concrete, 141x150x175cm.
Courtesy of Nada Prlja Photo © Andrijana Tilik
Nada Prlja, The Collection: She does what she wants, Untitled II
2019
Metal profiles and metal sheets, paper, offset print, concrete, 110x110x210cm.
Courtesy of Nada Prlja Photo © Photo © Andrijana Tilik

“All That We Have in Common” is a collective work, that emerges at times of uncertainty in the capitalist system, and through analysis of specific works of art and practices, aims to strip away the precarious socially/critically constructed discourse and its manifestations.

Capitalism, through its authoritarian policies, creates a world in which the structures of power are adamantly on the side of the rich, oppressing the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized. The neoliberal culture is abundant in language of innovations and novelties with tendencies to produce capital, and yet the culture has never been more degraded.

If the general uncertainty – reflected in the work, education, popular culture and individual and collective psychology of contemporary society – generates conservatism in the culture, then the following questions are relevant: “Which forms of action and organization may contribute to making art both exciting and useful again? Should art become a supplement of the politics, in terms that the politics may benefit from incorporating art-specific elements, or should we politicize art? Are there possible ways of returning modernity to social forms of action and association and what are the ways in which art and culture can contribute in this?”

Gjorgje Jovanovikj, Protest Monument, 2019, installation

Gabriel Garcia Andujar, Postcapital: Archive 1989-2001/2006, installation
Chto Delat, Safe Haven. It Did Not Happen to Us Yest, 2019, installation

Julieta Aranda, Swimming in Rivers of Glue (an excersize in counterintuitive empathy 2016/2017, installation

Julieta Aranda, Swimming in Rivers of Glue (an excersize in counterintuitive empathy 2016/17, installation, video
Hristina Ivanoska, Easy Accumulation of Capital, 2019, Performance, installation
Julieta Aranda speaking about her work
Gabriel Garcia Andujar speaking bout his work
Artur Żmijewski speaking about his work Plein-Air, Sweden, 20019, video
Sanja Ivekovic, Gen XX, 1997/2001, photography, digital print
Anton Vidokle, Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy On Russian Cosmism, 2014/17, video

The exhibition is financially supported by Ministry of culture of Republic of North Macedonia, Eurolink Insurance – Skopje, Saint Gobain and Rigips, ZSF COM, City of Skopje, Park Hotel & Spa and Tikves. Special thanks to: Museum of the Macedonian Struggle and Monozero.