Nada Prlja, Bad News Project / Non - Commercial Agency, Installation
240 pages of designed newspaper, 41x31cm each newspaper, offset printing in black colour
Image installation as exhibited at FUTURA, center for contemporary art, Prague, 2013
Bad News Project is a project which conceptually re-examines the content of the information that newspapers offer to the public on a daily basis. The exhibited newspaper is designed and printed by the artist, as interpretation of information published in one day within the London’s Metro newspaper, paper distributed for free in London Underground system. The black colour area in the artist’s newspaper looks at the issue of the commercialisation of newspapers by blacking out only the advertisements published in the original newspaper in a single day.
Nada Prlja was born in·Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she moved to·Skopje when she was 11·years·old. Since 1998 she had been living and working in London and in 2013 she moved back to·Skopje. Prlja received a MPhil research degree from the Royal College of Art, London, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, and previously from the National High School of Fine Art in Skopje. Prlja is an artist whose work deals with complex situations of inequality and injustice in societies, ranging from political to economic issues. She works mainly in installation, video installation, live art and public art projects. She has been working occasionally in public domain, recent public interventions were for·ETC Graz (2016), Tirana Art Lab (2016),·7th Berlin Biennale (2012), ORF FUNKHAUS, Vienna (2009), Marble Arch Gate, London (2007), etc.·