Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I.S.T.Y.O: Brief visual exploration of the project part 2

Original photos by
Matej Bogdanovski,
augmentation & text by K.KW

Often enough with almost any two places you can find similarities, common ground, and themes between  the two despite distance and cultural norms. In this case the subjects being, New York city and Skopje- capital of Macedonia. 


In the shadow of the young ones / Vo senkata na mladite 
(A joint venture between 1 visual artist in New York City and  3 in Skopje, Macedonia.)

Visual Artists for the exhibition:  Kerwin K Williamson (NYC),  Meglena Visinska (Skopje), Matej Bogdanovski (Skopje), Ana Lazarevska (Skopje)

The theme: Exploring the Changing architecture of New York city and Skopje Macedonia. New architecture taking over the landscape, young vs old, a battle of style, thought, and city planning. The disturbances these "young ones" cause with in the minds of people, fans and critics is amazing. New York and Skopje's architecture has changed considerable in the last 10 years and will continue to change, but the question is how has, and how will those changes affect those who live within these cities. As many of these buildings or structures are taller then others, or frankly more important, they often cast their shadow (literally & figuratively) over the older buildings. Hence the name of the exhibition, but more then that its a way of looking at them.



Skopje, Macedonia.
Photo by Meglena Visinska

Skopje, Macedonia.
Photo by Meglena Visinska

Skopje, Macedonia.
Photo by Meglena Visinska


New York City. Original photos & augmentation by K.K.W

New York City. Original photos & augmentation by K.K.W

New York City. Original photos & augmentation by K.K.W
New York City. Original photos & augmentation by K.K.W

Original photos by
Matej Bogdanovski &
K.K.W. Augmentation by K.K.W
New York City, 5th ave sector.
The "elders" dimly reflected in the young,
by K.K.W

Visual ad for the project by
Matej Bogdanovski.

Skopje, Macedonia. Photo by Matej Bogdanovski.
This was a playground, after it was torn down
for development, it was left like this for long time.
You find similar sites like this in NYC.

"Requiem for Skopje":
original photo by Matej Bogdanovski,
digital augmentation by K.K.W
Image of Miranda Cuckson.  
Older sector of Skopje, photo by Matej Bogdanovski.
Brooklyn N.Y. This used to be a large hospital
across from Prospect park (on Parkside ave).
After it was closed down it was left lingering,
power still flowing through it, wasting energy.
Its now being turned into condo's.
Original photo & augmentation by K.K.W
If you would like to know more, go to:www.facebook.com/VoSenkataNaMladiteInTheShadowOfTheYoungOnes "Art is the reason, art is the way"

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