The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia is a memorial to the holocaust of the 7,148 Jews from Macedonia and the history of the Jews in the Balkans, located in Skopje, the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia.
The Holocaust Memorial Center is a multimedia center, consisting of several functional parts.
The construction works began in 2005.
The Memorial Center is located in the so-called Jewish Quarter of Skopje, which was the center of Jewish life in this city until the deportation of the Jews. The museum is located behind the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, which faces the Vardar River.
The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia was officially opened on 10 March 2011, exactly 68 years after the German Forces deported the Macedonian Jews to the Treblinka extermination camp.
The memorial center sparked big interest. Only three days after the opening, it was visited by more than 3,000 people.
Address: Iljo Vojvoda, Skopje
Hours: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Phone: +389 2 312 2697
Date: 20.05.2017 (Saturday) Place: Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje Time:19:00 - 22:00h
In the 1970s by Jerzy Ludwiński, a Polish art theoretician and critic, announced the arrival of postartistic times. He observed the transformation of art to be the result of its assumption of a completely new form; one which the critical language of his time was not able to do justice. Ludwiński claimed that post-art had an undeniably greater potential than the activities traditionally recognised as artistic. He wrote: “All previous notions relating to art are cancelled out, even that of authorship. What matters are the tensions created by the collective effort of many individuals that contributes to the making of one system, pulsating with its own life like some gigantic work of nature. Art = reality.” Such postartistic times signal an era in which a high “coefficient of art” (as the theorist Stephen Wright has described the phenomenon, referring to Marcel Duchamp’s lecture “The Creative Act”, 1957) present in many areas of life; when an artist’s work does not always materialize in the form of an art piece; while the art itself is carried out in a 1:1 scale, instead of generating models for situations and things. How does one measure the coefficient of art in a device which collects fog and supplies water to inhabitants of a desert in Chile? How much art is there in the collaboration of a Turkish beekeeper with a beehive during the production of psychoactive honey? But another question is really perplexing: is there more art within or outside the walls of the museum? *The title of the lecture paraphrases the title of the exhibition “This is the Show, and the Show is Many Things” at S.M.A.K. in Ghent (1994), described as “a fun palace, a rumpus room, a discount warehouse, a museum without walls, a wasteland and a Wunder-Kabinett of the marvellous and the inconsequential”. Sebastian Cichocki is a curator, writer, and art critic. He is chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and curator of the Sculpture Park in the Warsaw district of Bródno. In the years 2005 to 2008 he was program director of the Contemporary Art Centre in Bytom. Cichocki’s main focus is the postartistic and 1:1 scale practices, conceptual reflection in art, land art, thing theory and the book as a form of exhibition. He has curated a number of solo and group exhibitions including Monika Sosnowska’s presentation in the Polish Pavilion at the 52nd, and Yael Bartana at the 54th Venice Biennale. He has produced a number of experimental exhibitions in the form of books, librettos, as well as residency programs and staged lectures. Cichocki lives and works in Warsaw.
Press to exit project space was established in 2004 by artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the field of visual arts and curatorial practices. The three main programs of activities are: Visiting Curatorial Initiative, New Project Productions, and Lectures, Publications and Exhibitions which are exploring ways of generating ideas, projects and collaborations with artists and curators form Macedonia, Europe and beyond. From November 2010, press to exit project space continues functioning as a non-governmental organization with the same focus of interest. The lecture is organized in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje and supported by Embassy of Poland in Skopje.