What did they say about Subversion to Red _ Charles Esche

  Nada Prlja’s exhibition had a heart that was lacking for me in the central pavilion. The works engaged a personal history that also had impact on our current society. The end of socialism was captured formally in the sculptures and photographs, works that combined perfectly with the slightly decayed spaces of the Venetian palazzo….

La belle revue _ Review by Raino Isto

(Counter-)Heritage and Contemporary Art in Tiranaby Raino Isto URL / PDF Global contemporary art is increasingly engaged with the questions raised by architectural heritage in urban spaces, as artists seek to understand how the built environment can both reinforce and undermine legacies of imperial repression, authoritarian regimentation, and neoliberal privatization. Tirana is no exception to this cultural…

frieze _ Review by Juliet Jacques

Two Picasso Murals and the Shifting Perception of Public Art Juliet Jacques examines the political motives behind the removal of works in Oslo, London and the former Yugoslavia frieze / Art Journal /  06.08.2020 / URL /PDF  The pending demolition of Oslo’s Y Building, adorned since its construction in 1969 with two concrete murals by Pablo…

Large Glass_Essay by Jovanka Popova

  The MoCA’s Pavilion in Venice Biennial 2019 Nada Prlja ‘Subversion to Red’ Text by Jovanka Popova PDF Nada Prlja’s ‘Subversion to Red’ is a project that uses artistic practices and methods to articulate the causes of today’s crisis – the precarious, socio-politically and critically produced discourse and its manifestations, the expansion of capitalism and…

Podcast_in conversation with Juliet Jacques

In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic and shutting down of much of the UK’s cultural life, we have decided to bring you a series of interviews with contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and other cultural figures, conducted via Skype (so apologies for the diminished audio quality), about their practices, the political issues that inspire them…

LUDUS collection SS/2020

There is nothing more beautiful than when art and design merge. Congratulations to Ludus for stunning collection. The view features artwork “Collection: She Does What She Wants II” and ‘The Collection: She does what she wants, III or History of Humankind, XX century’,  courtesy of #nadaprlja exhibited at @msuskopje.   Ludus new collection “Post-gender Chapter…

Large Glass_ Essay by Vlad Morariu

  Nada Prlja: the Left, Language and Writing By Vlad Morariu PDF The room with dim lights, fixed on the tainted autumnal-yellow, fabric-covered walls of the Palazzo Rota Ivancich, is hot and congested. I note the artist’s subtlety in maintaining a structural correspondence with the setting of the first Red Discussion: both are incomplete and…

Large Glass _ Review by Blanca de la Torre

  RELOCATING RED NARRATIVES by Blanca de la Torre PDF No one is surprised, nowadays, to witness that some of the boldest proposals at La Biennale di Venezia are far from the traditional circuits. Such is the case of the pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia, represented this year by the artist Nada Prlja….

LARGE GLASS _Art Journal Essays

The Large Glass No. 27-28 Journal of contemporary art, culture and theory Editor: Tihomir Topuzovski Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2019 Official promotion: 13.2.2020, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje   Texts: Tihomir Topuzovski, Josephine Berry, Stelarc, Slavcho Dimitrov, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Jeff Diamanti, Amanda Boetzkes, Gligor Stefanov, Chris Salter, Amanda du Prezz, Heather…

CALVERT JOURNAL_ Review by Paula Erizanu

Red subversions: meet the North Macedonian artist reinterpreting her country’s past by Paula Erizanu  Link to Calvert Journal / Open PDF of the review When she first heard the title of 2019’s Venice Biennale of Art, May You Live in Interesting Times, North Macedonian visual artist, Nada Prlja, thought of her childhood and adolescence in…