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EVERYDAY ART, ART OF THE EVERYDAY

2005-2006

In this one-year project with a previously determined timeframe (03 January 2005 – 03 January 2006), the artist meticulously, and often obsessively, described what happened each day of the year and what her thoughts on it were. She illustrated different situations in her life, noted her mundane rituals, and discussed current topics.

Often humorous and (self-)critical, these texts not only observed and analysed the environment we live in, but also presented a self-reflection which everyone could identify with.

The everyday methodical and mechanical 'making of art' was also a form of research into the relationship between art and everyday life, raising two key questions: Can the creation of art be a routine and disciplinary everyday activity?, and Is everyday life a continuous art performance?

The project also put the artist’s endurance and self-discipline to the test through the course of a crucial year in her life - after graduating, moving back to Macedonia and when deciding whether or not to pursue a career as an artist.

The final products of this project were 365 unique cards, including text and photograph (taken or found by the artist), one for each day of the year. On 22 September 2006 the cards were handed out to audience members at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje.

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