Essays

Making Beauty
Making Beauty

Essay Walls and Veils by Gill Hedley, independent curator. Published by Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham University, 2016
… ‘By “wall veil” Ruskin meant architectural surface and his ideal was the stone face of that Alp, naturally and powerfully simple. In this regard, if Ruskin were an art critic today, he would have celebrated much of Elpida’s work. He always felt that artists create their best work when inspired by the natural world and he wrote of “changefulness, savageness and naturalism” as essential to art and society, anticipating today’s concerns for the environment, sustainability and craft.’
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In the Beginning ... the Word became flesh
In the Beginning ... the Word became flesh

ISBN 978-88-492-3057-4
edited by Elisabetta Cristallini and Micol Forti. Published by Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2015
Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Holy See for the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia in a bilingual edition Italian/English, starts with a first section devoted to introductory essays by Gianfranco Ravasi, Micol Forti and Elisabetta Cristallini, which substantiate and develop the proposed theme, tracing the path of realization through the choice of ideas and artists.
The heart of the book is dedicated to the three artists and to the different parts of the Pavilion. Each work of art is accompanied by a scientific essay and a rich selection of large-scale photographs. Essays by: Octavio Zaya; Ben Quash; Alessandra Mauro.
Paperback, Size: 29,5 x 25,5 cm, Pages 176, Language: Italian and English

Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture
Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture

ISBN 978-1-8479772-1-2
Written by Jac Scott. Published by Crowood Press Ltd, 2014
The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space.

artSOUTH: collaborations
artSOUTH: collaborations

ISBN 978-1-85975-886-1
Curator Judy Adam, Essays by Francis McKee and Stephen Foster. Published on the occasion of artSOUTH: collaborations 7 September – 1 December 2013
New Artist-led commissions in collaborations with other specialists: Claire Barclay, Jordan Baseman, Mel Brimfield, Graham Gussin, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Tom Hall, Jeremy Millar, Annika Ström, Bouke de Vries, Susanne M Winterling.

Silentio Pathologia
Silentio Pathologia

ISBN 978-608-4693-18-5
Essays by Gill Hedley and Francis McKee. Published by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for 55th Venice Biennale, 2013
… Whether Marco Polo was born in Venice or, as some believe, in Dalmatia (politically linked to Venice and once part of Yugoslavia, like The Republic of Macedonia), is not proven. He was certainly one of the first Europeans to travel the Silk Road, bringing silk and other goods from China to Italy and beyond…
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The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship: An Archival Record
The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship: An Archival Record

ISBN 978-0-9557478-1-6
Edited by Judith King. Published by Art Editions North, 2008
Berwick Gymnasium Gallery Marks 15 years of its successful Fellowship Programme with a retrospective exhibition and book.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work on pages 70 - 74, 144.

Fabrica the First 10 Years
Fabrica the First 10 Years

ISBN 978-0-9543380-2-2
Edited by Nannette Aldred. Published by Fabrica, 2007.
Book of extraordinary and unique vision of the world, ten years of ideas, projects, personalities, events and experimentations.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work on pages 54 - 56.

Meeting Place: Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection
Meeting Place: Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection

ISBN 0905173953, 9780905173955
Authors Stephanie James and Les Buckingham. Published by The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, 2007.
Publication of a collaborative exhibition between Text+Work and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work on pages 28 - 29.

Arts in rural England: why the arts are at the heart of rural life
Arts in rural England: why the arts are at the heart of rural life

ISBN 0-7287-1164-8 (publication)
Written by Francois Matarasso. Published by Arts Council England, 2005.
This document looks at the diversity of arts and creativity in rural England, and the key role that the arts play in rural regeneration.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work on pages 4 - 5.

Deep Breathing
Deep Breathing

ISBN 9989-888-05-1
Author Sonja Abadzieva. Published by (Skopje: Skenpoint, 2001)
(English and Macedonian texts)
A very personal discussion of issues and ideas about the feminine and female-orientated traditions in Macedonia, overlooking recent cultural politics or history.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work on pages 45, 57 - 59, 154, 203.

Jerwood Sculpture Prize
Jerwood Sculpture Prize

Text by Richard Cork. Published by Healeys Printers, 2001
Catalogue with images and text of the shortlisted artist for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize 2001.
The selected works where exhibited at the Jerwood Space in London in 2001 and Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh in 2002.
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Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive
Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive

ISBN 978-1-871360-18-9
Authors Jill Townsley, Sanna Moore, Matthew Rowe. Published by Towner, 2011
Publication from the exhibition Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive, about the work of sculptors who obsessively use small scale repetitive processes to create large scale installations.

Inherent Beauty
Inherent Beauty

ISBN 978-608-65222-0-9
Essay by Ana Frangovska, Curator at the National Gallery of Macedonia. Published by Public Room, Skopje, Designed by 24 Point, 2011.
Questions about Beauty and Aesthetics are discourses that are very often observed and debated in the history of philosophy, from classical to postmodern.
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Motectum
Motectum

ISBN 978-1-86174-198-1
Essays by Tracey Warr and Keran James. Published by University of Gloucestershire, 2009
...There is a disjunction between the materials she uses: a cow’s stomach, pigs caul fat, one ton of butter, duck heads, salmon skins - and the exquisite sculptures and installations that she creates...
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Climate change = cultural change
Climate change = cultural change

Text by Nicole Wyrsch, Ambasador of Switzerland and Marcus Repnik, World Bank Country Manager.
Published by Swiss Embassy Gallery and the World Bank, Skopje, Macedonia, 2009
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We Are Shadows
We Are Shadows

Essay by Alison Wilding. Published by Unit 2 Gallery, 2008
...There is an intense desire to find a fragment – somewhat like a fractal – that can be duplicated and endlessly spun into material...
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Butterflies in the Stomach
Butterflies in the Stomach

Essay by Mark Segal. Published by L’H du Siege, 2008
...Elpida is interested in the special, or uniqueness of a place, and discovering Valenciennes lace industry was an ideal start...
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land + the samling
land + the samling

Essay by David Butler. Published by The Samling Foundation, 2001
...‘Road to Nowhere’ a new life for the road running down into the waters of the lake, now floating green, reborn on the surface? Or is this colour field painting in its true environment abstracted form, but contiguous with, the landscape? ...
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The New Forest Pavilion
The New Forest Pavilion

A catalogue for the exhibition New Forest Pavilion at the 51st International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia.