'Inside Out - Not So White Cube' is a long-term research and co-curatorial cross-disciplinary project initiated by Alenka Gregorič, the artistic director of the City Art Gallery Ljubljana and CC Tobacco 001 (MGML), and Suzana Milevska, independent curator and art theorist based in North Macedonia.
The general aim of the 'Inside Out' project is to analyse the existing theoretical and critical art practices proposed by artists, art collectives, researchers, or institutions from Central and South-Eastern Europe that focus on critiquing the existing models of institutions, their programs, and the work conditions in art production. The exhibition and the other parts of the project highlight the changing relations between the role of art and artists and the role of museums, galleries, and other public and private art institutions in producing, presenting, and collecting contemporary art in the period of sociopolitical and economic transition. The project’s main research questions are the following: How did institutions influence and change one another while interacting and/or cooperating during the transformation of the political system and the transition from the centralized to the free market economy? What impact did artists and art projects have on such transformations? The urgency of pursuing new alternative cross-institutional or trans-institutional models of institutions, strategies, and the roles of art institutions is also pointed out.
Alenka Gregorič & Suzana Milevska
Participating artists: Azra Akšamija, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska, Nemanja Cvijanović, Vlasta Delimar, Goran Đorđević, Stano Filko, Andreas Fogarasi, Liljana Gjuzelova & Sašo Stanojkoviќ, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Flaka Haliti, Albert Heta, IRWIN, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Ivan Moudov, Ilona Németh, Vesna Pavlović, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Tadej Pogačar, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak.
*1957 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lives and works in Sofia.
Work: Alice´s Hole or the swamp of Marx-Leninist Aesthetics
*1973 in Skopje, Yugoslavia, now North Macedonia. Lives and works in Skopje.
Work: Obsessive Setting (archive prototype I)
*1982 in Priština, Yugoslavia, now Kosovo. Lives and works in Munich, Germany.
Work: Its Urgency Got Lost in Reverse (While Being in Constant Delay)
*1974 in Skopje, Yugoslavia, now North Macedonia. Lives and works in Skopje.
Work: Untitled (Artist is Not a Civil Servant)
*1949 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb.
Work: Women's House (Sunglasses)
*1961 in Sibiu, Romania. Lives and works in Sibiu.
Work: Dialogue, from the Fish-Eye Series