Sculptor Tome Adzievski to Represent Macedonia at 57th Venice Biennale
The sculptor Tome Adzievski will represent Macedonia at the 57th Venice Biennale from May 13 to November 26, 2017 with the project Red Carnival.
The project, submitted by the Skopje-based Culture and Art Directorate, is a complex one consisting of several elements which emphasize narration. According to the author, today's world is 'a narration'.
The 30-minute film tells the story of the secret agent James Bond, as a metaphor for the West, on a mission in Moscow during a parade celebrating the centennial of the October Revolution. Once Bond discovers his girlfriend is, in fact, a transvestite, he decides to run away with his car only to be attacked by a group of students, who are going to put posters of Russian avantgarde artists all over the car windows.
The scene with James Bond's BMW covered with posters will be displayed at Macedonia's pavilion in Venice as the film is going to be screened nonstop near the installation.
"It's a great honor and pleasure as the Venice Biennale is the dream of every artist. This dream is becoming a reality for me... I tend to use parody when conveying serious things. The art of Eastern Europe is an art with consequences, this is my motto for the exhibition," Tome Adzievski said at a news conference Thursday at which it was revealed that he was going to represent Macedonia at the 57th International Art Exhibition.
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