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'Traces and Memories' presents the work of four Macedonian artists. Their work explores ‘visible’ traces of the past in relation to ‘invisible’ memories.  ‘Traces’ are remnants of the past that exist in the present. ‘Remembering’ is a cognitive process that connects the past to the present.

The artists in 'Traces and Memories' examine how socio-political turbulence can affect memories. Collective memories, transferred across generations, make past events meaningful. The events are meaningful even to people who were not there to experience them. In this way, personal memories and history intertwine in many threads. This exhibition attempts to unravel these threads, which have become tangled over time.

'Traces and Memories' includes video works as well as archival objects and prints. 'Traces and Memories' is curated by Dr Suzana Milevska and features Darko Aleksovski, Violeta Čapovska, Sašo Stanojkovik and Marjan Stojkovski.

Download a free copy of the 'Traces and Memories' digital catalogue (PDF).

Image: Violeta Čapovska. Salt, Land Print Project III, 2018. Site-specific performance: Mixing salt. Small Lake, Pelister National Park, el. 2180 m. Photo credit: Istok Chapovski. Courtesy of the artist.


Suitable for

Please be aware that this exhibition features both video and sound content. Because of the varied sensory experience on display, this exhibition may be a difficult environment for visitors who experience sensory overload.


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