All That We Have in Common

Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje  

21 December, 2019 – 3. March, 2020

“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?”

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

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.