Recorded Memories

Space for Protest, 2007-2012
Installation (Video and sound)

Sašo Stanojkoviǩ: "'Space for Protest' is based on the eponymous longterm project (2007 – 2012). Protest in public spaces was the focus of my interest. I concentrated on former employees of state enterprises that had been liquidated. They were protesting for their right to work, and in the process conquered public space, taking ownership of it as though it were their own private space. The Park of the Freedom Fighters in the centre of Skopje was the heart of the protest. The workers lived here in an improvised tent camp, demanding support and social security. My video archive reveals the woeful conditions in the camp, but also examples of solidarity, spontaneous selforganisation and resistance. This work documents recent history, and is a symbol of solidarity with the workers, who view themselves as ‘collateral damage’ of the change from one economic system to another."


Sašo Stanojkoviǩ
Born 1962 in Skopje, Macedonia; lives in Skopje

Stanojkoviǩ studied fine art at the University of Skopje. “The self-organisation of civil society”, its development, and the (public) spaces that are occupied as a result, constitute his subject matter. He uses different media depending on the project (painting, photography, video and performance).

Solo exhibitions:
Space for Protest, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia, 2012. Justice in Focus, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009. Justice in Focus, National Gallery – Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre, Skopje, Macedonia, 2007. Film Marathon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, 2003. On the Art Lover, Gallery DLUM, Skopje, Macedonia, 2000

Group exhibitions:
The Renaming Machine (kuratiert von / curated by Suzana Milevska), Open Space, Vienna, Austria, 2010. 49th October Salon (kuratiert von / curated by Bojana Pejic), Turkish Bath, Belgrade, Serbia, 2008. The Expanded Painting Show (kuratiert von / curated by Paco Barragan), MASH, Miami, USA, 2007. London in Six Easy Steps: Six Weeks, Six Curators, Six Perspectives (kuratiert von / curated by Guy Brett/Jens Hoffman), ICA, London, UK, 2005. Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, 2001