COMMON STORIES FOR THE UNCOMMON…
2015, Art Gallery AMAM, Gevgelija, Macedonia

The Common stories for uncommon… exhibition by Angel Miov, which is envisaged as an installation of several pieces of small-sized artwork, offers even in the title itself an explanation for the works of art through fragmented situations and at the same time it leaves wide space for diverse reading of the artwork and interpretation of the idea, although the creation of the final story is left to the viewer. The artist, just as a Dadaistic narrator, starts from a point without an idea, and in the process of developing the artwork creates ironic situations out of dispersed forms and elements of found and sometimes remodeled objects which in the course of creation got their context and became an association that offers many spiritual stories. The presented visual sequences, as a critical eye of the daily offered information and the lack of sense, in their core are based on a children's play in which the ready-made elements and objects, which create the artwork, lose their primary function and purpose and through a game with the painting principles become an artistic material with a new associative function of the objects and the visual painting elements. The change of the context of the found objects and the synthesis of the ready-made materials refer to the assembling procedure in the process of the development of a separate story with particular reference to retro neo-Dadaistic and Fluxus moments. The use of dispersed symbols that often come from dualistic principles present the artwork that, at first glance, results from chaotic situations, inter-textual relations, absurd stories and esthetic values, and sign suggestions, where everything is based on curiosity and left to free interpretation, which finally reflects Angel Miov's attitude towards the entire experimentation with language, form and materials, with a final goal to continuously and cynically question the current autonomy of the artwork over and over again. Maja Chankulovska-Mihajlovska