Yane Calovski (born 1973) is the second artist in the Contemporary Art Society series at Tate Britain. He has treated the Society's invitation to work with and from Tate's Collection and Archive as an opportunity to start a period of research. This experience has led him, perhaps inevitably, to question a range of preconceptions and assumptions that relate to the collection and conservation of art.
Calovski's installation brings together artworks that rely on an active audience engagement to fulfil their conceptual promise. These works anticipate the effect on the viewer, who is invited to experience fresh ways of acting and thinking. The result of this participation triggers new narratives around the works.
By adding the sound work A Flock of Rotation by French artist Samon Takahashi and Calovski's own multiple U LAY, the installation becomes more than its individual parts – in fact, a meditation on the flexibility of ideas, and fluidity of the curatorial and artistic processes.
Calovski has invited the group OuUnPo (A workshop for Potential Universes), to meet on 15 May for a discussion within the context of his installation. OuUnPo is an itinerant project, whose members meet only rarely, to explore the concept of time, space and the role of subjectivity in contemporary art discourse.
This display has been curated by Yane Calovski, whose artistic practice is collaborative and context-oriented. He lives and works in Skopje.