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

installation view, detail

Hristina Ivanoska’s (larger text based cut-out) drawings are inspired by the texts of Simone
and Luce Irigaray. While Weil questions her faith in God, considering it as
a personal decision and path that one goes thought alone, Irigaray, in her text
“La Mystérique” from the book Speculum de l’autre femme (1974), explains the
emotional and inexplicable (love) relation toward God. Irigaray asks: “But how
does one tackle these things, even if one feels passionately about them, if there is no sense
of vocation?”
Yane Calovski’s drawings and collages refer to recently discovered correspondences
of Paul Thek, addressing the difficulty to survive while creating, producing and
maintaining ones own work and keeping faith in the idealism of collaborative
production. Addressing the value of hidden poetics in the details positioned well
beyond the mundane clichés of one’s own need to produce language, Calovski
literally paints invisible (erased) icons, procured through the physical disposal of
the image as a religious symbol.


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

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