The Russian team of artists, critics, philosophers and writers „Что делат“ (Chto Delat – What to do?) donated a work of art to the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje. Their video “Becoming With the Museum” will be exhibited as part of the permanent exhibition, which will open this year at MoCA.
In their statement on this occasion, they said:
Ever since we got to know The Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, we fell in love with its space, the relationship between the indoor and outdoor views, its different layers, and of course, its unique collection. We used the chance to work with the space in a performative way which reveals these inspirations.
Museums are spaces where we encounter the accumulations of different art pieces combined in one display which offer the viewer a multiplicity of experiences. They are built in order to amplify it. The Contemporary Art Museum in Skopje is a best example with its vantage position over the city, with its elegant cement and glass surfaces which help us feel and engage with art works in a decent and proper way.
We worked in this amazing space for 5 days with a group of young artists and we conceived a performance around the exhibition spaces which reflects the relation of the seminar’s participants to the selected pieces of art works. We wanted to link the macro narrative of different art works (when and how they are created, their social meaning etc.) with a micro narrative of every performer who was challenged to explain with her body and lyrical text the relations to the work and thus create a transformative and refreshing mapping of the museum and history of young generation which activate the transformative potential of museum.