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Landscape experience. Robert Jankuloski and Monika Moteska

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After the successful presentation of the exhibition Landscape Experience by Robert Jankuloski and Monika Moteska at the Pavilion of North Macedonia at the 59th Biennale of Art in Venice, in collaboration with the National Gallery of the Republic of North Macedonia, the exhibition is being presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad. It is a multimedia project that focuses on exploring the archaeology of space, the layers of abandoned and neglected landscapes within the collective culture of memory, and the revival of the 'presence of absence,' positioning them in a new context. Themes of life and death, beauty and ugliness, health and toxicity form the basis of the critical approach to the topics previously explored by the authors.

"Man is the only being conscious of his existence," in the context of existential philosophy — if we continue with Sartre's reflection on human freedom in terms of personal choice, choosing possibilities and taking responsibility for events and risks to human existence, a conclusion or contradiction of the senselessness or absurdity of human existence is drawn, which is often confirmed in many examples throughout human history. The project Landscape Experience by Robert Jankuloski and Monika Moteska discusses this theme, as well as many other underlying layers.

Questions they directly pose are focused on the interconnection of ecology with corporate imperialism, gender perspectives, collective identities, and the importance of decolonizing not only history but also nature. They examine power relationships in society and the dangers posed by mutual struggles through senseless wars (whether explicit or implicit, real or psychological, physical or chemical) and the increasingly aggressive neoliberal exploitation and abuse of natural resources. They explore issues of human freedoms, responsibilities, and risks of their own actions, as well as the question of the survival of humanity as a value of contemporary society. They address accumulated problems, emphasizing the importance of establishing a new order that would provide the opportunity to overcome the anthropocentric view of the world. Can beauty simultaneously be deceitfully ugly, and can aesthetically valuable become a servant of evil?

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