Artist Wolfgang Tillmans installing his work at press to exit project space, Skopje, produced in partnership with MASSO, Skopje, and in the framework of the LGBT festival, “Love Is Love,” 2005. Courtesy press to exit project space
press to exit project space was established in September 2004, by artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska, as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the fields of visual arts and curatorial practices. The program is focused on four main strands: Visiting Curatorial Initiative, an invitation-only residency program for emerging curators; New Project Productions, an invitation-only program supporting independent production by (mainly) Macedonian and regional artists; Lectures, Presentation, and Exhibition Series, an ongoing and dynamic forum for debate and exchange of ideas while exploring ways of generating, producing, and presenting regional and international projects and collaborations; and the Publishing Program, which publishes artistic, curatorial, theoretical, and architectural research projects.
press to exit project space is dedicated to undertaking a critical examination and evaluation of the questions raised by contemporary artists, curators, architects, and theorists in relation to the contemporary sociopolitical framework in which their practices emerge. We are part of a number of international networks and forums that have been crucial in helping us develop our practice internationally and with more social consequence.