Yane Calovski, 2004

Yane Calovski
Everything is After Something

The Macedonian artist Yane Calovski (born 1973), with whom the Baltic Art Center inaugurates its “production-in-residence” program in 2004, has developed a series of works that constitute the project titled “Everything is after something”. In the process, Calovski established a collaboration with the Swedish band Sebastian & Sebastian and the artist Tobias Sjoberg composing a sound work based on a text by Robert Barry’s 1970’s concept “Art Work”; as well as material for a short film that documents another interest in his production here – the desert islands that have become “free-associative territories”. The work includes a process of translation of concepts from one context into another. “Art Work” of Robert Barry form 1970 being transferred into a music composition, “Two parallel lines drawn in the desert” by Walter de Maria serving as a starting point for the film of the desert islands surrounding the main island of Gotland.

Furthermore, Calovski has worked on a series of drawings that cultivate a language of free associations – meaning constructed from a bank of personal images and found sources. This project, as other works by Calovski, functions as a context-based relational work that calls to attention the formulation of meaning in the realm of conceptual art practice engaged with social discourse.

The concluding element in the production is a book project that will consolidate the entire material and represent the first publication solely devoted to the work of Yane Calovski. The book in the context of Calovski’s project will side step the general conditions and expectations of the “exhibition catalogue” and will function more as an independent publication associating itself with the art work.

Yane Calovski
(1973, Macedonia)

Educational experience
2002-2004 Post-graduate studio program, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastrciht, NL
1999-2000 Research program, Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan
1996-1997 BA, Bennington College, Vermont, USA
1992-1996 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / University of Pennsylvania, USA

Solo exhibitions/projects
2004 Everything is after something, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden (forthcoming)
2003 Nevermind the view, temporal site specific project in Stanze, Manciano, Italy. (commissioned for Quatro Ventti, curator Letizia Regaglia).
2002 Spiral Trip, Center for Contemporary Art, Skopje and Macedonian Center for Photography (w/ Hristina Ivanoska)
2002 Tommy Rot ed., Press to Exit Gallery, Pro Helvetia, Skopje
2001 So-low (prototypes), Nova Galeria, Zagreb, Croatia

Selected group exhibitions
2004 Hidden (hi)stories, K & S Gallerie, Berlin. (curator Miriam Bers), catalogue.
2004 Multiplications, Museum of the city of Skopje – Open Graphic Art Studio in cooperation with the British Art Council, London, UK. (curator Suzana Milevska)
2004 Open, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, USA. (curators Sandra Framin and Richard Torchia), forthcoming catalogue.
2004 PR04 (Tribute to the messenger), M&M Projectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (curator Michelle Marhuach.), forthcoming catalogue.
2004 The Violence of Tone, W139 at PARK, Amsterdam, (curator Anders Kreuger)
2003 24/7, New York – Vinius, CAC Vinius, (curators Kestutis Kuizinas and Raimundas Malasauskas), catalogue.
2003 Hurts so Good, CAC Vilnius (curator Steve Rushton), catalogue.
2002 To Actuality, ARGE Kunst, Bolzano Italy, curator Maia Damianovic (catalogue)
Love the one you’re with, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA; curator John Capertone
2001 Small Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje. curator Luchezar Boyadiev. (catalogue)
2000 Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia (catalogue)
2000 Open Studios, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan
1999 Prints and drawings from the 60’s to the present, Philadelphia Museum of Art
1998 Selections fall ´98, The Drawing Center, New York curator: James Elaine

Other collaborations
2003 72 hours, (with Iratxe Jaeo, Lina Issa and Lara Armacegui), Jan van Eyck Academie, in the context of the Entre Deux events.
2002 Der dritte man und…, (co-authored with Cosmin Pop), Kultur Kontakt Guest Studios, Vienna
2000, Fukuoka Art Museum, (co-curated with Gaku Tsutaya)
1999 Untitled Seminar, Ishitoby Library, CCA Kitakyshu, Japan.

Fellowships / destinctions
2004 Guest Fellow, Schloss Solitude/ Kunstlerhouse Bethanian in Berlin (October – December)
2004 Nomination (w/ Hristina Ivanoska), “Denes ” Young Artists Award, Soros Foundation, Skopje
2003 Nomination (w/ Hristina Ivanoska), Critics Prize AICA (International Critics Association) Macedonia
2002 Artist-in-Residence, KulturKontakt, Vienna
2001 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2000 Asahi Shimbun Foundation Grant, Japan

Lectures / presentations
2004 Goldsmiths University (MA Design Futures), London; May, 2004.
2003 Weissensee Kunsthochschule (MA Interdisciplinary Studies), Berlin; February, 2003. Jan Van Eyck Academie, 2002/2003.
2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje; May, 2001.

Publications / print
2004 D, (Yane Calovski, ed.) – a pilot issue of a publication on darwing as a practice and a medium, produced byJan van Eyck Academie, published by Revolver – Forum fur actuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. (June 2004)
2003 Spiral Trip, co-authored with Hristina Ivanoska, texts by Richard Torchia, Center for Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2003.
2003 Yane Calovski, “Briefly on the intended and the accidental”, art-ist #6, ed. Basak Senova. Istambul, summer/03.
2002 “The actual enacted”, poster project with Manuel Raeder.
2001 Yane Calovski, “Being Away”, Afterimage, January. New York
2000 Realpolitik, Cd-rom co-authored with Nayia Frangouli, produced by Manifesta 3.
2000, Fukuoka Art Museum, with Gaku Tsutaya and artists from the CCA Kitakyhsu research program. Distributed my Printed Matter Inc., New York.