Time of exile [2002/2012]
- Title: Time of exile [2002/2012]
- Author: Goran Micevski
- Date: 25.05
- Tags: literature, visual arts
The installation consists of books of writers who were either exiled onto an island Saint John, Victor Hugo, Dragoslav Mihailovic… or who constantly dealt with nostalgia and exile in their works.
In his new installation entitled Time of Exile, Goran Micevski is treating the issue of banishment, tracing the presence of this theme in the works of writers who were either forced to leave their homeland or were dealing, through their work, characters or narratives, with leaving, longing and nostalgia. This is, however, only the basic point for the mentioned installation, a trace that goes through simulated examples of an imaginary edition of books, which can be open and read at only one, fixed page. Each of these handmade books is paired with framed photo of an island taken from the tourist catalogue and with a small fan. The artist is, by confronting unexpectedly these three elements, releasing a number of possibilities to rethink nostalgia, its presence and remembering through different branching of contemporary insights, as well as through relationship of linear, historic (writing) and cyclic, magical (photography) approach to reality. If we are to look at the materiality of this installation, it is its quantum nature that allows it to implement itself in an ever changing way and to contextualize its relationship with the space.
Goran Micevski (Belgrade, 1977.) graduated photography at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade. Recent one-man shows include Photographs(2011), Travel Guides (2008.), Finnish report (2009.) and Time of exile (2008.). Recent group exhibitions: Up(date) with art practices: Serbia 2002-2009 (2010.), Contigent identities (2009.) and 13th biennale of young artists of Europe and Mediterranean countries (2008.). Won special prize at the MEDIA FORUM – Moscow film festival, 2006., as well as special prize at the ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO festival, 2005. Became photographer while staying in eastern Finland’s woods, 2002.