Residency vs. Residence: The Pursuit Of Self-Escape
independent artist and co-founder of press to exit project space
The text “Residency vs. residence: The Pursuit of self-escape” addresses the need for rethinking the concepts of "home", (in place) and "stay" (in moving) in context of the personal identification with the idea of space and necessity. For the artist, the possibility of temporarily relocating, while it may sound paradoxical, seems vital to staying involved in the process of deepening the review of the idea of the origin and dedication. Onwards, the text interprets exactly the probability that the opportunity to be away from home just proves that the idea of temporary residence is not necessarily proof or result of the search, but that it is a possibility as a result of continual self-discovery.
Keywords: home, residence, space, mobility, origin
The artistic practice of Yane Calovski (1973) is geared toward experimental ideas often situated in context to specificities of various cultural and political geographies addressing the incompletness and lack thereof of narratives and histories. His objects, drawings, videos and installations have been exhibited at Tate Britain, The European Kunsthalle, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Konshallen Brandts, Kronika Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Drawing Center and other institutions. He has exhibited at various international biennials including the Macedonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial (with Hristina Ivanoska, 2015), Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, 2008) and Maniefsta 3 (Ljubljana, 2000) to name just a few. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1996) and Bennington College (1997), completed post-graduate studio practice programs at the CCA Kitakyushu, Japan (1999/00) and The Jan van Eyk Academy, The Netherlands (2004), and completed his Masters in Culture and Media production at Linkopings University in Sweden (2010). He is a recipient of a number of fellowships, awards and residencies such as Museums Quartier (Vienna, 2014), ORTung Fellowship, (Salzburg, 2012), Her und Hin Fellowship, Allians Kulturstiftunг (Berlin, 2004), Pew Fellowship in the Arts (Philadelphia, 2001). In 2004 he established, together with artist Hristina Ivanoska, press to exit project space – an artistic and curatorial research platform. Lives and works in Skopje. He is represented by Gallery Zak|Branicka in Berlin