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co-authored with Hristina Ivanoska

Żak | Branicka, Berlin, 2008 / Gallery of Extended Medium, Zagreb, 2009

a series of 12 posters; edition of 10 + 2 AP, 100x70 cm

The project by Calovski and Ivanoska is a study of multiple hypotheses surrounding the reading of art historical references. It manifests a view on historical analysis involving the documentation of Oskar Hansen’s proposal for a museum in Skopje designed in 1964 that was to consist of “a transformable exhibition space, able to fold completely and then unfold into various combinations, with hexagonal elements lifted by hydraulically-powered rotating telescopes.” The series of 12 original, limited edition posters announcing –and in a way materializing- the programming for the institution would have engaged such artists as Paul Thek, Mladen Stilinovic, Andrzej Szewczyk, Ana Mendieta, Ad Reinhardt, and others. The project is also a reflection on the musealization of art and construction of parallel historical narrations. What would have happened had Hansen’s utopian proposal been accepted? What kind of curatorial strategies would have been enforced by the reality of a “foldaway museum”? Can we foresee any artistic reactions to the idealistic umbrella-like platforms that were, after all, supposed not only to host but also to inspire art?