Content for the others (2010)

The fluid identity of objects is the focus of the newest installation by Nanevski, along with re-evaluating the idea of changing the function of some items that surround us. During this process, the objects, accidentally found by the artist, are being subtracted from their natural or quotidian domain, being deprived of their initial application (surgical instruments from Polish Military Hospital), thus gaining completely new meaning with the help of artistic means, in this case, by digital processing of photographs by the author.

With his intervention, Nanevski actively influences the actual visual change of the objects by emphasizing certain details, and not following a simplified, reproductive reality in a passi-ve manner. By making black and white images in huge dimensions, the initial application of the objects is lost compared with the author's wish to reflect new and changed application.

Thus, the goal of the visual modification is the direct development from non-artistic into artistic content, initiating the question - in which moment a quotidian content becomes part of art? In particular, it analyses the moment when something attracts the attention of the artist taking into consideration the possibility of change; this short unstable moment - possible postulate for development of the work of art, as ephemeral subatomic particle that changes its shape depending on the intention of the observer, in this case - the artist.

Moreover, this project can be seen as one type of re-evaluation of the idea of change. In a world obsessed with visual narratives, where the context comes before the category, the act of the artistic answering to the daily events, the surroundings gets its own new form and content unobstructed by external interpretations, and offering its own world of reality.

Bojana Janeva Shemova,  Art Historian/curator

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic

Photo credits Lazar Pejovic