We are all in this alone

Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski2015

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Biennale Arte 2015

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Biennale Arte 2015
Venice, Italy

Thorough research and studying historical references are the key processes for both Hrisitna
Ivanoska’s and Yane Calovski’s working methodology. Their artistic practice covers diverse
works that range from drawings, objects and photographs, to moving images, site-specific
installations and performances. They both process the findings and missing links in an
archive of any kind; sometimes the work is embodied in personal archives and narratives,
and sometimes the work is set up in the public realm.

Their collective working process becomes even deeper, complex and layered,
since both artists re-contextualize and address the function of ideas in responsive forms of
presentation, production, research and analysis. During the developmental stages of We
are all in this alone, our collaboration followed a metabolic pathway, which was structured
as modules of co-expressed individual research findings, thoughts, writings and drawings
that co-accumulated over a wide range of experimental production phases. Therefore, the
real challenge for us was to represent the outcome as a compact space that contains an
expanded set of art production without any compromise or incomplete links.

(excerpt of text by Basak Senova, curator)


  • Title: We are all in this alone
  • Creator: Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Rights: the artist, photo credit by Sara Sagui
  • Medium: wall painting, drawings and constructions

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