At the finissage, you can discover the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection together with our art educator Martin Walkner and discuss the context and background of the exhibited works.
The guided tour is free with an exhibition ticket and will be held in German.
60 years ago, the city of Skopje was hit by a devastating earthquake that inflicted immense loss and destruction. The United Nations asked for donations to help the people of Skopje rebuild their city. The multitude of international artists who showed solidarity and donated works inspired the construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Skopje. Based on this spontaneous impetus, its collection now spans a vast geographical area, representing artists from the West, East, and Global South.
In our exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, we present 94 works from the MoCA collection, together with a contextual section about the earthquake and Skopje’s reconstruction. We also invited four artists and an artist duo – Brook Andrew (Melbourne), Yane Calovski & Hristina lvanoska (Skopje), Siniša Ilić (Belgrade), Iman lssa (Berlin), and Gülsün Karamustafa (Istanbul) – to select works from the collection and develop a display that places them in a dialogue with their own works. Elfie Semotan (Vienna) was invited to document the cityscape of Skopje and the museum through her unique way of photographic storytelling.