— current exhibit —
InSpace Curatorial • Continuum
218 Fillmore Street • San Francisco, California
April 20-May 5 • View Exhibit by Appointment • Nora Bruhn • 651.271.1862
May 13 • Artist’s Reception • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
May 6-May 31 • Exhibit • noon to 8 p.m.
“Continuum epitomizes my commitment to a process that constantly nurtures growth and inspires truth.”
—Igor Josifov, Performance Artist
The multi-media project, Continuum, explores a relationship between Josifov and fire. The artist uses fire as a mark-making tool on paper, linen, ceramic and glass. Continuum is the foundational concept behind a decade of the artists’ use of fire as an important tool of transformation and liberation.
Various pieces from Continuum were inspired by the displacement Josifov witnessed during a visit to the Greek/Macedonia border in the fall of 2015.
Continuum is presented as an evolving installation that viewers experience with all their senses. The installation mirrors the world through fire, evoking an inescapable awareness that the fire is within us. Fire reflections transform into many shapes. For example, a performance costume in Untie is also a work of fire reflection art on linen, which then becomes an installation. Igor Josifov celebrates his process with films, installations, and performances.
Proceeds from artwork sold at InSpace Curatorial will benefit My Home My Mission. Gentrification and the eviction crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area have created inequities in health among the affected population. My Home My Mission provides a safe space for sessions that help students release displacement tensions through the creation of art. The project, currently in the pilot phase at the Academy of Immaculate Conception, assists participants in liberating themselves from realities that could potentially provoke long-term health and psychological problems.
Igor Josifov was born in 1986, in Kavadarci, Macedonia. Josifov exhibits his works and performs internationally. In 2012, the National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje (Macedonia) dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist. In addition to many other appearances, the artist was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. His performance 2-Dimensional was executed at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Maraya Art Center in Sharjah. Josifov is famous for the way he uses the human body to share his views about our contemporary world. In his role as a performance artist, he draws creatively on all types of media. As visually striking offerings with various metaphoric meanings, his works all have a touch of theatricality.
For further information about Igor Josifov’s work, please visit igor-josifov.com The website includes dates and times for upcoming exhibits, as well as instructions for purchasing films or other artwork.