Skopje: Building the City of Solidarity

Elfie Semotan
Kunsthalle Wien

20.04.2023 - 28.01.2024
The comprehensive, international group exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection revolves around the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Skopje’s unusual collection of modern works, as well as the historical and political context of this extraordinary project.

For No Feeling Is Final, Kunsthalle Wien invited four artists and one artist duo – Brook Andrew (Melbourne), Yane Calovski & Hristina lvanoska (Skopje), Siniša Ilić (Belgrade), Iman lssa (Berlin), and Gülsün Karamustafa (Istanbul) – to select works from the collection and to add their own contemporary works, bringing their vision of MoCA’s collection into intimate relation with their respective artistic practices.

Furthermore, renowned photographer Elfie Semotan (Vienna) was invited to document the cityscape of Skopje and the museum through her unique way of photographic storytelling. Writer Barbi Marković (Vienna) – known for her sharp mix of fiction and social reality –contributed a travelogue of her experience of encountering Skopje’s and the museum’s complex