Last night at the Gallery “Robevci” in Ohrid the sixth solo exhibition of the Ohrid painter Sasho Blazes, entitled “Lust for nostalgia”, was opened.
Sasho Blazes was born in Ohrid in 1980, and this is his third solo presentation to the Ohrid audience. In addition to the five solo exhibitions, this artist, who completed his education at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania (2002-2006), where he received his MA in 2008, has so far participated in numerous group exhibitions in the country and the world.
His latest cycle of paintings, made in the last few years (2015-2017), consists of a series of portraits that seem to refer to the classical concept and procedure in their creation. These portraits of celebrities and close people are striking through the deconstruction of the represented character, a deconstruction that can be interpreted as a transformation of the actual appearance by penetrating into the structural sediments that construct the person. The author himself, defines the appearance in his previous works as “memories”, “mirrors of reality”, “narratives”, “different realities”, represented through a combination of various coloristic abstract and/or figurative fragments.
In the same time, Blazhe’s color is a pronounced element with its artistic and sign autonomy in resolving the surface of the image and defining the character of the presented physiognomy, and the vibrant coloristic solutions associate to the view in a blurred mirror.
Within the program of this year’s edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival and as a part of the summer exhibition program of the NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid, the exhibition of pictures by Stefan Hadzi-Nikolov was opened at the Gallery Robevci in Ohrid.
This renowned Macedonian painter, who presented himself in the same space in Ohrid two years ago with his 60th solo exhibition titled “Light from the Past”, presented at this exhibition his latest works from the rich opus.
So far, Hadzi-Nikolov has realized many solo exhibitions, not only in Macedonia, but also around the world, starting from 1982 until today.
Hadzi-Nikolov participated in more than 100 group exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is a participant of several international fine art colonies. From 2002 to 2006 he participated at the Art Exhibition “Impression” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Stefan Hadzi-Nikolov has received numerous awards and prestigious awards in the field of art, confirming his work.
The exhibition of pictures by Stefan Hadzi-Nikolov at the Gallery Robevci in Ohrid.
By the end of June 2017, another part of the rich heritage from the collections of the NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid was exhibited in the lower space of the Icon Gallery-Ohrid.
It is about twenty frescoes with the images of Slavic Enlighteners Ss. Clement and Naum of Ohrid, but also Ss. Cyril and Methodius and other saints from the churches in Macedonia and neighboring countries, but also one from Rome, Italy. Copies were made mostly in 1966 and 1980, on the occasion of the celebration of the 1050th anniversary of the death of St. Clement of Ohrid (1966) and the opening of the Museum of Slavic Literacy in Ohrid (1980) by the most famous copists of the time, such as Dragomir Jasovic, Zdenka Zivkovic, Nikola Conev and others. Last year, 2016, most of these frescoes were exhibited at the exhibition “St. Clement of Ohrid and his presentations in the art” at the University Urbaniana in the Vatican, as well as at two other exhibitions in Skopje and Ohrid.
Within this exhibition are exhibited a certain number of church embroideries and liturgical items from the collection, in order to enrich the content and diversity of objects presented to visitors of the Gallery of Icons-Ohrid.
Exhibition of fresco copies, church embroideries and liturgical items
The exhibition “Intaglio” that was open on 16. 06. 2017 in the Art Gallery “Robevci”consists of graphics works of the authors from “Print Nest Studio” from Sofia, Bulgaria. Six young artists both from Macedonia and Bulgaria, who cherish the traditional graphic techniques, established their own studio in Sofia.
The studio combines different personalities, people with different abilities and attitude to life, but with a common goal in the art. The feature in the graphics of the young authors Zoran Mishe, Ivan Mateev, Vasil Angelov, Goran Trichkovski, Pavel Celkoski and Iva Dimitrova.is to build the image in the range of black and white. They use mainly traditional graphic techniques for creating forms and spaces, conditions, thoughts and feelings. The thematic register is diverse and multi-layered. The forms vary in possible technical range from the accuracy of the miniature to monumental. The exhibition will last until June 29.
The works of the Romanian painter Emilia Persu, after a pause of six years, are once again exhibited in Ohrid. On June 30, 2017, in the Robevci Art Gallery, an exhibition of this painter, who is part of the avant-garde artist generation from Romania, titled “Interior Garden” was opened. The exhibition presented the latest cycle of author’s works, made on canvas in combined technique.
Otherwise Emilia Persu is an artist and president of the graphic department at the Association of Artists of Romania.
She was born on February 21, 1963 in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, department of painting, also in Bucharest.
For the first time in front of the Ohrid audience, her paintings were presented in 2011 at an exhibition titled “Postmodern Levant”. The art lovers in many European countries had an opportunity to see her works of art and she has also participated in a number of camps, festivals and symposiums in Iraq, India, Morocco in St. Petersburg in Russia.
Exhibition “Inside Garden” of the Romanian artist Emilia Persu
Traditionally as in the past years, NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid is marking May 18th, the International Museum Day. This year it will be celebrated with the 27th exhibition of artworks from our rich fund of contemporary art. Such as in the previous years, the exhibition will display the works of artists who had their exhibitions in the last several years in the Robevci Art Gallery.
traditional exhibition on occasion of May 18th, the International Museum Day
The exhibition “Small Format” is presentation of artworks made in various art techniques from 50 Macedonian authors, members of the Association of Fine Artists of Macedonia. The small format has always been a creative challenge and temptation even for the greatest artists such as Picasso, Dali, Matisse, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguin, artists from all schools, art movements and styles that felt the inner urge to master the little square, with dimensions 25 x 25cm, and in a concise, sometimes metaphorical way to convey the motive of the big canvas in the shrunken dimensions. The exhibition which was opened on June 2 will last until June 15.
Exhibition of Small Format Association of Fine Artists of Macedonia
The rich collection of posters that Polish Embassy in Macedonia has brought in the country is available for Ohrid artistic audience in the exhibition at the Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov. Works by the most prominent Polish poster artists of the so-called golden years from 1950 to the present are on display. For decades, no public event, film, festival, concert, theater play is presented without a poster. With the invention of threecolored lithographic process in 1880, by French graphic artist Jules Cheret, the poster at the end of the 19th century in Europe becomes the art of the great urban landscape. This new means of communication especially was developed with the new graphics solutions and great innovation of the first masters of the poster, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Leonetto Capielo, Alphonse Mucha, Eugen Graset.
The Polish poster is permitted form of artistic expression and owing to Polish graphic artists Poland became world famous for the art of the poster. Polish poster reaches a level of national art thanks to the extremely talented graphic artists as Tomashevski, Lenica, Majewski, Mlodozhenjec, Starovjejski, Shvjezhi and many others.
In Warsaw in 1968 was opened the first museum of the poster in the world, the Museum in Wilanow as a part of the National Museum in Warsaw whose collection has more than 60.000 works and is also one of the largest collections of posters in the world. This exhibition is realized through the project “Museum Link” of of the Museum of the City of Skopje, in cooperation with 18 other museums, including NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid.
The Polish school of poster is not only the tip of Polish creativity and cultural life after the Second World War, but also serious representative in the European cultural flows. The exhibition was presented in galleries and museums in several cities around our country.
Polish School of Poster in Memorial House of Hristo Uzunov
Mustafa Cevat Atalay was born in Karaman, Turkey. He graduated from the “Selcuk” University and completed his doctoral studies at “Gazi University”.Since 2013 he works as a lecturer at the “Namik Kemal” University in Tekirdag, Turkey.
He has six solo exhibitions behind him and also numerous group exhibitions. “Inscriptions, a woman in space” is the latest cycle of paintings with which the author presented himself to the Ohrid audience.
“Inscriptions, a woman in space” by Turkish artist Mustafa Dzevat Atal Memorial house of Hristo Uzunov
Within the activities of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences to mark the 1100 anniversary of the reposal of St. Clement of Ohrid, on August 9, 2016, in the cathedral church of St. Sophia in Ohrid an exhibition of copies of frescoes depicting the saint from the churches and monasteries in Macedonia and neighboring countries was opened. The exhibition actually consisted of fresco copies that on May 24 the same year, in organization of NI Institute and Museum-Ohrid, on the occasion of the traditional manifestation “Macedonia Honoring St. Cyril”, was opened at the Pontifical University Urbaniana at the Vatican, complemented with several other exhibits, copies of frescoes and photos. This same exhibition earlier was on display in the premises of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Skopje.
“Portraits of St. Clement of Ohrid in the art in Macedonia and neighboring countries” in the church. Sophia in Ohrid
NI Institute for protection of monuments of culture and museum – Ohrid
The main activity of this institution is the protection, conservation, restoration, revitalization, and presentation of immovable cultural heritage in Ohrid and the Ohrid region, as well as the collection, preservation, documentation, and presentation of movable cultural heritage, or the development of museum and gallery activities in this city.