ISCP TalkFebruary 9, 2010
Salon: Lucjan Bedeni (Albania) and Gjorge Jovanovik (Macedonia)
Last year Lucjan Bedeni graduated from Academy of Art in Tirana (Albania) where he received the Ardhje 09 Prize for a residency at ISCP. Bedeni began painting at a young age and concentrated on this in his studies, but he also experiments with video.
Is group therapy the only way to share our stories? How are our obsessions formed? In The Confession of a Cake Monster the public was invited by Gjorgje Jovanovik to share in his obsession and passion for eating sweets and to discuss their own feelings and responses to these subjects. Gjorgje Jovanovik’s work explores social structures and their policies in post-socialist and transitional Macedonia, everyday rituals and stereotypes, as well as the function of the individual and his/her search for a place in this society. Jovanovik was born in Skopje, Macedonia and studied at the Skopje’s Faculty of Fine Art. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Finland, and the USA.