Ana Frangovska – TALK

Talk / Ana Frangovska / Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project / Harabel Contemporary / Mad Center “Gëzim Qëndo” / January 20th, 2022 / 13:30 / Polis University / Tirana

Ana Frangovska, curator of the Macedonian National Gallery on January 20th, at 13:30, at Mad Center “Gëzim Qëndro” Polis University. This project is part of the Manifesta 14 Western Balkans Project and is co-founded by the European Union.


Public space is a space in which the interests of the community and its subjects as individuals are articulated. As an arena for political debate and participation, public space is fundamental to democratic governments. But is what is happening in public always consistent with Chantal Mouffe’s theory of “agonistic pluralism” which favors antagonisms between the policies of positions of power and “radical democratic citizenship” rather than consensus? This is not always the case, as neo-liberal quasi-democratic societies still use methodologies to implement their policies and ideologies, bypassing harsh criticism of public opinion and critical thought, even in the realm of public space. 

Interventions and activist actions are of particular importance in the context of creating a protest visual culture.

About the curator

Ana Frangovska is a creative and dynamic art professional with twenty years curatorial, educational and research experience in the contemporary visual arts. She works as senior curator at the Macedonian National Gallery for the past fifteen years. Frangovska is a PhD candidate of Transdisciplinary studies in Contemporary Arts and Media at the Faculty of Arts and Media in Belgrade. She has curated and organized great number of institutional and non-independent projects in the country and abroad and was a curator of the Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013 of the project “Silentiopathologia” from the artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva.