Gabriela Vanga
Elzbieta Jablonska
Malgorzata Markiewicz
Michal Murin
Kiril Prashkov
Fabio Andrea Sajiz

Emanuela Marassi
Lorenzo Missoni
Ebba Matz
Mans Wrange
Katrin Essenson
Gül Ilgaz
Aleksandar Kujučev
Rudolf Sikora
Balint Szombathy
Igor Eškinja
Slaven Tolj
Vana Urošević
Alevtina Kakhidze
Igor Scerbina
Florin Tudor & Mona Vatamanu
Lela B.Njatin

Vana Urošević


Purgatorium, installation, 2005

Curator: Emil Aleksiev,
Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Macedonia

Purgatorium (Purgatory)
(...)The icon, that storeroom of our collective memory and archetypes, is devoured by our fear. However, at the same time, it also builds it and reconstructs it. The contours do not disappear, on the contrary, they are even clearer and become relief-like and three-dimensional. Colour and drawing are transformed into form and structure. The icon begins to glare with the miraculous glow of hundreds of insects.
(...)Collections of insects become my building blocks. I fill the holes and cracks with fear and death. However, at some point, the insects are transformed into a burgeoning energy of new life. The feeling of disgust reaches the point at which it is transformed into fascination.
Excerpt from the artist's project statement