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….

‘…This also conceals the fact that in Eastern Europe, these ‘interesting times’ are not new, especially in the former Yugoslavia with its 20th century shifts between empire and monarchy, Nazi occupation and socialism, and catastrophic war during the 1990s. It does, however, provide a useful shorthand for the entrenchment of far-right governments in Poland and…

About individual works, presented at the pavilion

“Department for Conservation and Restoration” Nada Prlja 2016-ongoing 7 Paintings Acrylic, charcoal, plasterboard, 120x220x0.5cm Photo © Raul Betti Courtesy of the artist Work as exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia The seven exhibited paintings were realised with the intention of ‘repairing’ a section of the 125m2 mural by artist Borko Lazeski (1917-1993), entitled “Epic for Freedom” (1981),…

Nada Prlja continues working on Red Discussion with series of documentary drawings

    Maurizio Lazzarato, one of the participants of the Performative Artwork Red Discussion 2 by Nada Prlja, part of the inauguration of The National Pavilion of the Republic of North Macedonia on 08.05.2019 at Palazzo Rota Ivancich. Lazzarato is a Paris-based sociologist, philosopher and an independent researcher, specialised in studies of the relationship between…

MAP Magazine_Interview with Nada Prlja

Link to original website Link to PDF of the interview PART 14: ‘MATTER AS A HOPE OF FINDING SOME ANSWERS’ NORTH MACEDONIA ‘Through this act of re-examining the past, I refer to the theories of Marxism and of leftist ideology, discussing those issues openly.’ Artist Nada Prlja responds. Nada Prlja, ‘Red Discussion II.’, 2019, live…

About individual works, presented at the pavilion

The Collection: She does what she wants, Untitled I Nada Prlja  2019 280 x 280 x 280 cm Metal profiles, concrete, stones, cast fragments, metal dust, wood, glass, ready made objects Courtesy of Nada Prlja — at Pavilion of North Macedonia La Biennale di Venezia Palazzo Rota Ivancich. Inspired by the works of Olga Jevric (from the…