What did they say about Subversion to Red _ Charles Esche

  Nada Prlja’s exhibition had a heart that was lacking for me in the central pavilion. The works engaged a personal history that also had impact on our current society. The end of socialism was captured formally in the sculptures and photographs, works that combined perfectly with the slightly decayed spaces of the Venetian palazzo….

Official catalogue essay

Subversion to Red by Jovanka Popova Nada Prlja’s ‘Subversion to Red’ is a project that uses artistic practices and methods to articulate the causes of today’s crisis – the precarious, socio-politically and critically produced discourse and its manifestations, the expansion of capitalism and the growth of nationalism and right-wing polices in local and global contexts….

Essay “Radical Democracy or Agonistic Politics” by Chantal Mouffe

Radical Democracy or Agonistic Politics by Chantal Mouffe What should we think of the current revival of the communist idea among a group of left intellectuals? Is the ‘communist hypothesis’ really necessary to envisage a politics of emancipation? Do we have to see the egalitarian ideal as so intrinsically linked to the horizon of communism…

Essay “Des Temps Apocalyptiques” by Maurizio Lazzarato

Des Temps Apocalyptiques by Maurizio Lazzarato ‘Hors de la pensée de la limite, il n’est nulle stratégie, donc nulle tactique, donc nulle action, donc nulle pensée ou initiative véritable, donc nulle écriture, nulle musique, nulle peinture, nulle sculpture, nul cinéma, etc., possible.’ Louis Althusser Nous vivons des temps ‘apocalyptiques’, dans le sens littéral du mot…

Essay “Humane Communism as part of Subversion to Red” by Adela Demetja

Humane Communism as part of Subversion to Red by Adela Demetja ‘Double Feature’ is an event format introduced by Tirana Art Lab in 2014, with the aim of displaying two artistic positions to the regional and international audience, within the gallery space of TAL. Double Feature # 4 brought together the work of the Macedonian artist Nada…

“Nada Prlja, the legacy is always fluid”. Interview by Gaetano Centrone

Nada Prlja, the legacy is always fluid Interview by Gaetano Centrone …The Balkan powder keg is not only the scene of great political upheavals with bloody features, but in recent decades it has given us an important group of artists absolutely in line with the times, often engaged, always interesting. The fragmentation of Yugoslavia and…

Essay “…To Connect This Present That We’re in With a Future That Might be Desired, This Better World…” by Lina Dzuverovic

…To Connect This Present That We’re in With a Future That Might be Desired, This Better World… by Lina Dzuverovic Nada Prlja’s multifaceted project Subversion to Red was commissioned and first shown as part of the exhibition ‘…how is it towards the east?’, which took place at the Calvert 22 Foundation, London, in spring 2013.1 The exhibition explored a range…

Wide Walls Magazine

The Color Red In Interesting Times – North Macedonia at Venice Biennale 2019 October 22, 2019, by Balasz Takac This year’s edition of the Venice Biennale will soon close. After the opening rush, the media coverage gradually went to the projects that were considered daring, provocative, and in some cases shocking such as Barca Nostra by Christoph Büchel. On…