Skopje, 29 December 2016 (MIA) - The sculptor Tome Adzievski with the project Red Carnival will represent Macedonia at the 57th Venice Biennale from 13 May to 26 November 2017.
The project, submitted by the Skopje-based Culture and Art Directorate, is a complex one consisting several elements, out of which narration will be emphasized. According to the author, the world today is 'narration'.
The 30-minute film tells the story of the secret agent James Bond, as a metaphor of 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 will decide 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 non-stop near the installation.
"It's a great honor and pleasure because 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 told a news conference Thursday in which it was revealed that he was going to represent Macedonia at the 57th International Art Exhibition.
According to Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, Adzievski's project provided an adequate response to this year title of the Venice Biennale - Viva Arte Viva.
"Tome Adzievski offers a unique, complex and versatile project, which in an ironic way poses the question about the so called Western benevolent global hegemony and its destruction," she said calling the project 'provocative and intriguing'.
Efforts are made, Kanceska-Milevska said, Macedonia to always be part of prominent international events around the world, such as the Venice Biennal in which Macedonia has been part of since 1993. ba/14:37