Art Communication  - A Project for Improving the Religious Communication

"Contemporary Arts Centre" and its intention is to establish a communication between the  two religious schools and communities, the Islamic school (medresa) ISA BEJ in Kondovo  and the Orthodox school St. Clement of Ohrid in Skopje.
The purpose of this project is to give a chance to the young students to express themselves, their own feelings, fears, hopes and visions through art. The Artistic medium we chose for making the project and the workshop are the computers as one allegedly neutral form and one that will allow the students additional and useful knowledge.
The students accompanied by one teacher will take part in the workshop that will take place in the Centre for electronic publication "Metamorphosis" on 1, 2, 8, 9 and 15 June, 2002. The project includes a lecture for artistic use of the software as Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft FrontPage vs. Macromedia Dreamwaver, Macromedia Flash, Introducing Internet and
Data Bases.
On June 26 in the CIX Gallery there will be a joint exhibition of the works that will be created at this workshop like plotter prints, and at the same time there will be a presentation of the web  page that the students will make together, as well as a presentation of the documentary film that will be made on basis of this project.
The participants in the project from the Islamic school (medresa) ISA BEJ from Konodovo are Muaz Agusi, Adnan Abdiu, Zekirija Kurtisi and Jasir Abazi lead by their professor Nijazi Abdiu.
The Orthodox school St. Clemet of Ohrid in Skopje is represented by Metodij Paramaski, Nikola Hristovski, Robert Ilievski and Dejan Mitusev lead by Hegoumenos (Abbot) Metodij Zlatanov. The lecturers will be Lara Taskovska, Stevan Shashkov, Goran Shlakeski and the co-operators in the project will be the professors Antonela Petkovska and Hans Gugenheim.

The financial support for this project is by the Foundation Institution Open Society Macedonia and Arts Council of Switzerland Cultural Exchange East-West.