Artist: Deniz Beser
Language: English, Macedonian, Albanian
Size: 21 cm x 14,8 cm
Ed. of 250
Print: Colour Offset Printing
Binding: Staple binding
Cat. Nr: FAN008
Tags: Art, North Macedonia, Tetovo, Skopje research, travel, illustration, humour,
Deniz Beser was in READ artist residency program and his one month stay in North Macedonia to reflect and produce on reconciliation and cultural diversity. During his stay he observed daily life, local culture, motifs and languages in North Macedonia. Beser's research-based project consists of an exhibition created with different mediums, video, and a ‘fanzine’ project as a printed publication.
Questions and topics such as ‘What are our similarities?’, ‘How do we live with the differences we have between us?’, ‘Different languages, common words’ and ‘Similarities of Differences’ were the focus points of his research. After making observations about North Macedonia and researching its history, Beser produced drawings, illustrations, site-specific installation and videos on the subject of “Similarities of Differences” and the places he visited in Tetovo and Skopje. He documented and reproduced all these works in the fanzine.