“Journey” is the title of the exhibition which presents works by thirty nine contemporary artists from Macedonia and South Korea.
The artists from South Korea are members of the art group Exit. The exhibition was opened on 3rd of August, 2016, 20:30 at the National Gallery of Macedonia ‒ object Mala Stanica. It lasted until 31 of August.
The exhibition presents artworks in different media, installations, sound installations, objects, ready-made objects, photos, paintings and drawings. The displayed works are of large, medium and small size.
“Through the works shown at this exhibition, the authors present their views on the subject ‘Journey’ considered in the broadest sense of the word, traveling as a movement from point A to point B, as positions in space and time or changing from one state to another. They reviewed the conditions, the subject or object faces traveling, the impacts and changes they undergo, as well as the end position or results from this journey.
The choice of topic was prompted by current events and situations in the world, the general human conditions and principles which haven’t been changed for hundreds and thousands of years, and the universal principles of nature that never change.
What we first think of, when we hear the word journey, is travelling to another country. Despite the situation in the world and number of attacks on sites where there is large concentration of foreign tourists, such as airports, nothing prevents passengers from their intention, airports are crowded more than ever, damages from accidents are repaired with highest speed and traffic and the flow of people continues as if nothing had happened.
Different from real life, art allows us to create a different visions of the world, vision of the world as we want it to be, as we predict it will be, as we are afraid it will be… to take us on a journey into the future, in another time or spatial dimension, in the world of the dreams, in a parallel reality or in the reality of the artwork which describes Malevich.” ‒ Maja Kirovska, curator of the exhibition.