Becoming with Museum
Photographs form the preparation of the performance at The Contemporary Art Museum in Skopje, 18.12.2017

Every encounter with art works is not a passive process – it demands some transformation on the side of
the viewer. The ideal encounter is when we are leaving the art works alone and then we move into the
world transformed by the experience of this meeting. We might discuss it later and share our ideas and
impressions and we keep acting in the real world – making new artistic and political statements which
are inspired by our previous encounter in art.

The Museums are the spaces where we encounter the accumulations of different art pieces combined in
one display which offer to the viewer the multiplicity of experiences. And 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 beton and glass surfaces which helps us to feel and engage with art works in a decent and
proper way.

Chto Delat collective worked in this amazing space for 5 days with a group of young artist 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 this
create a transformative and refreshing mapping of the museum and history of young generation which activate the transformative potential of museum.
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