About individual works, presented at the pavilion

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The Collection: She does what she wants, Untitled I
Nada Prlja 

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 collection of Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje), I have created the sculpture ‘The Collection: She does what she wants, Untitled I’, by incorporating a series of stone and concrete ‘lumps’, extracted from urban ruins in the city center of Skopje.


The sculpture is fragile, it hold 280kg of concrete, it bends under a wind and it is ‘outlined’ by the frame-like structure consisting of thinest industrial metal profiles, normally used in the building industry, referring to the fragility of the cultural heritage in the city of Skopje. The various concrete lumps and cast fragments that hang on, rest against or lie scattered around the metal frame of the sculpture, in a similarly somber manner as in Jevric’s work, alludes to the urban devastation caused by the earthquake of the past (1963), but also the current urban development that carelessly ‘plows’ the city in the relentless search for profit and political power, with no concern for the wellbeing of the city and its citizens.

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This sculpture is exhibited at The North Macedonian Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia

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