OSTEN Pavilion of North Macedonia – TRANSCODED STRUCTURES

OSTEN Pavilion of North Macedonia - TRANSCODED STRUCTURESImage courtesy of Luca Curci

OSTEN Pavilion of North Macedonia – TRANSCODED STRUCTURES
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
11 May – 7 June 2019

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OSTEN Pavilion in Venice runs from 11 May – 7 June 2019 (VIP & MEDIA PREVIEW at 7 May 2019 | 19h.) in the Palazzo Ca’ ZANARDI, Cannaregio 4132, with an independent international project: TRANSCODED STRUCTURES – Before and After the Media in Abstraction, with the artworks of Mice JANKULOVSKI (N. Macedonia) and Olga TOBRELUTS (Russia), curated by Zsolt Petranyi (Hungary), Kornelija Koneska (North Macedonia).

                              

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The exhibition “Transcoded Structures – Before and after the Media in Abstraction” of Mice Jankulovski and Olga Tobreluts considers the historical change in creating a painting. The present problematic approach toward painting relates to art historical stereotypes. As one of the most traditional genres it refers to the long tradition of two-dimensional expression, with its relation to express reality, vision, light and emotion within the context of references.

                        

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Today, painting faces two attitudes: the first, traditional approach follows the paradigm of the paint, the pigment the brush and the canvas to find new and new attitudes to formulate an image what reflects on contemporary existences. The other faces with the influence of the media image what transforms our believe in truth, politics, realities and the “frozen” moment in time itself. With the title of the exhibition the artists and the curators refer to Vilém Flusser, philosopher of the meaning of the changed image, who pointing out its new relation to the world itself. “Transcoding” means that the image has always a reference to a code, what is the basis of its understandability, context and content. The codes are changed from late 20 century by the all-around influence of the media, and in case of painting, we cannot deny this transcription of meanings even if it is a traditionally produced oil painting using the art codes of the past, or another one, which includes the media and the computer image, but is painted on a similar, classical way.

              

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The exhibition “Transcoded Structures – before and after the media in abstraction” is uniting the two artists works in relation with light. While Jankulovski approaches to the basis of painterly expression through the surface effect, Tobreluts choose painting to create light effect through using traditional paint pigments and the diversity of mixing of colors instead of limited scales of computer programs. The light becomes physical experiences in Mice’s work, and in Olga’s case the light is an illusionary effect. The abstraction in their case is a basis to focus on these phenomena, what models the deepest questions of artistic expression.

                                   

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The choice to show these two attitudes in Venice in a historical palazzo refers to the art historical past of the city and the never-ending story of classical genre of painting. The two artists create a special installation for the project, to put their works in dialogue, and to direct the visitor of the exhibition to meditate about the renewed values of traditional art objects. The “transcoding” idea helps to see every detail as they are and creates a critical position to consider concepts as relative ideas which get new and new meanings as we approach them differently by analyzing all existing media, and image making processes.

                                                            

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The opening of the exhibition was followed by a huge interest from the international audience: Robert ALAGJOZOVSKI (Cultural Advisor in the Government of R.N.Macedonia), Antony MAZNEVSKI (artist, professor at the Academy of Arts of the R.N.Macedonia), Zelfira TREGULOVA (Director of the State Gallery Tretyakov, Moscow), Nicholas ILJINE (Counsellor to the Director General of the State Museum Hermitage, Moscow), Milena ORLOVA (Editor in Chief of the Art Newspaper Russia), Alexander RITOV (Director of the Stella Art Foundation), Anastasia KURYOKHINA (Director of the Center for Modern Art, St. Petersburg), Leonid BAZHANOV (Director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, ex-Minister of Culture of Russia), Group od Collectors from the Cosmomoscow Art Fair, Sveta KONEGEN (Journalist at Radio Sloboda), Igor GREBELYIKOV (writer and journalist of Vogue Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar Magazine), Sergei HACHATUROV (Art Critic from Moscow), Andrei BARTENEV (Artist), Fabio FONDA (President of Voland Club, Italy), as well as representatives of the MoCA Skopje, artists, professors, gallerists and a wider audience of over 200 visitors.

                                             

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