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IEEB6 | Ecological Thinking
The 6th edition of IEEB will address issues of ecology. Ecological Thinking is the general theme of the edition that will bring forth a variety of environmental issues. Artist’s thinking and production function as a tool for observing, criticizing and revealing aspects of our life, that are sometimes not enough debated, sometimes go unnoticed being subject to ignorance or power relations, and sometimes are left marginal. Thinking ecologically represents an imperative for our civilization today, the parallel process between thinking and acting accordingly providing real change. The works presented in IEEB6 will address questions, perhaps also offer answers to problems regarding our relationship with the environment.
Dan Pierșinaru - Mutation
Mutation, lambda print, 150x90 cm, 2003
For Mutation project Dan Piersinaru chooses an austere discourse with a focus on the process of forgetting in which the contact with the image takes place in the direction of assuming an unfixed category, revealing not only a subjective and selective reality, but rather unstable. The enthusiasm of a feeling or the panic of a moment recorded in images flows into a softening process, a self-defense mechanism of the brain, which thus can assimilate such new experiences and feelings. Remembering a moment, a face, or an object changes into a kind of mutation blur at the same time facilitating the transition to something else.
Dan Piersinaru’s mutation is a human condition that we align to, even image consumers, especially since the image produced at a certain time, once consumed and archived is hopelessly replaced, both by the transmitter and receiver. The fragility of memory that Dan Piersinaru’s photography speaks about is one that requires the personal and collective conservation effort. The photo installation is designed to encapsulate us in a database of a mind that has recorded images, states, moments and which reconstructs a path precisely through the abstraction produced by obliteration.
Short or long term memory loss, amnesia are not part of the conceptual and technical circuit proposed by the artist who is not interested in forgetting as a clinical phenomenon, although he remains connected to the image psychology from the perspective of the natural process of active change in the human memory according to specific cognitive biological data, environment, age and context. Dan Piersinaru builds an environment in which the image is in the intermediate stage, somehow dislocated and distemporal. It's a suspended image subjected to a mutation towards abstraction or complete blurriness, towards the something nothing, and not least towards completely something else.
Mutation exhibition is an exercise of reflecting the limits of memory on the level of image reception and a chance to reflect on these limits, never the same, always different.
AIURART Contemporary Art Space, November 27th, 2013 - January 14th, 2014
Opening: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, 19.00 hours 21 Lirei Str, Bucharest 2
Curator: Olivia Nițiș
FrequentlyNOWHERE is an online platform, exhibition space and archive for visual art projects and researches.
Probably the generic term Contemporary Art means the oppressive obligation of being inside the Community. It seems that in the realm of under surveillance freedom, to disregard this unwritten but taken for granted rule, may lead to immediate exclusion. Is that so? Maybe not. Let’s say perhaps… or undecidable. This blog, then? Why not? To wander on territories, marked too perhaps but less so, and where one could breathe differently. That is NOWHERE. Frequently. Contemporary, naturally. But with the unformulated desire to find a lost link.
Artists: Sanda AGALIDES, CORPSTRAIN, Ciprian CIUCLEA, Anne DELASSUS, Micaëla HENICH, AB HOFFMAN, Ion LAZARESCOU, JULIAN MEREUTA, Dan MIHALTIANU, Ned RICHARDSON, Katia ROESSEL, Decebal SCRIBA, Andy SMART, Die STAMMGRUPPE,Eiji SUZUE.
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Good Girls – Practicing Feminism Here and Now International Symposium
Period: 27th -28th September 2013
Organiser: MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Bucharest, Romania
Concept: Bojana Pejic
Coordinators: Bojana Pejić and Olivia Nițiș
The international symposium will be held on the occasion of the exhibition GOOD GIRLS_ MEMORY, DESIRE, POWER, held in MNAC from June 20th till September 29th 2013. The goal of this symposium is to take on a spectrum of subjects and problems related to certain fields of today’s feminist practices. The invited participants are visual artists, activists, art historians and critics, theorists and curators, who use feminism, as the Romanian group h.arta put it, “as a tool for analysis and action”. The conference will be structured in three sessions: The Production of Counter-Public Spheres; Visibility of Individual Positions and Politics of Exhibiting and Curatorial Effects.
Participants: Edit Andràs (Budapest); Bureau of Melodramatic Research (Bucharest); Alexandra Croitoru (Bucharest); Katy Deepwell, (London); Silvia Eblmayr (Vienna); Group h.arta -Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant and Rodica Tache (Timișoara) Sanja Ivekovic (Zagreb); Leima Kreivite (Vilnius); Bettina Knaup -re.act feminism (Berlin) Kati Kivimaa (Tallinn); Iza Kowalczyk (Poznan); Frederikke Hansen - Kuratorisk Aktion (Copenhagen); Ana Lupas (Cluj); Alla Mitrofanova (St Petersburg); Alexandra Pirici (Bucharest); Marilena Preda Sanc (Bucharest); Delia Popa (Bucharest); Magda Radu (Bucharest); Hedwig Saxenhuber (Vienna); Hedwig Turai (Budapest); Martha Wilson (New York).
Exhibition Good Girls – Memory, Desire, Power
The exhibition offers a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. It presents 63 women artists who come from 23 countries and features 85 artworks.
Curator: Bojana Pejić; co-curator Olivia Nițiș.
The project is initiated by the artist Marilena Preda Sânc, who is also professor at the University of Arts in Bucharest.
GOOD GIRLS | memory, desire, power
June 20th – September 29th, 2013 National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Curator: Bojana Pejić (Berlin)
Co-Curator: Olivia Nițiș (Bucharest)
Architects: Kalliopi Dimou and Sorin Istudor
Artists: Nina Arbore (Ro), Ethel Băiaș (Ro), Ana Bănică (Ro), Jurga Barilaitė (Lt), Bureau of Melodramatic Research - Irina Gheorghe & Alina Popa (Ro), Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (De), Geta Brătescu (Ro), Irina Broboană (Ro), Mina Byck-Wepper (Ro), Filipa Cezar (Pt), CHIRKLI Collective (Can), Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkačová (Ro), Ioana Ciocan (Ro), Maria Ciurdea Steurer (Ro), Alexandra Croitoru (Ro), Larisa Crunțeanu (Ro), Cecilia Cuțescu – Storck (Ro), Suzana Dan (Ro), Anna Daučikova (Sk), Cristina David (Ro), Lucia Dem Bălăcescu (Ro), Bianka Dobo (Hun), Simona Dobrescu (Ro), Sandra Dukić & Boris Glamočanin (BiH), Elian (Ro), Suzana Fântânariu (Ro), Aniela Firon (Ro), Mariela Gemisheva (Bg), Chengyao He (Cn), Iraida Icaza (Pa), Corina Ilea (Ro), Orit Ishay (Isr), Hristina Ivanoska (Mkd), Sanja Iveković (Hr), Anna Jermolaewa (Rus), Regina José Galindo (Gtm), Adela Jušić (BiH), Gülsün Karamustafa (Tur), Mihaela Kavdanska (Ro), Lesya Khomenko (Ukr), Aurora Kiraly (Ro), Katrazyna Kozyra (Pol), Elke Krystufek (Aut), Ana Lupaș (Ro), Flavia Lupu (Ro), Romana Mateiaș (Ro), Olivia Mihălțianu (Ro), Adina Paula Moscu (Ro), Anca Munteanu – Rimnic (Ro), Ioana Nemeș (Ro), Ilona Németh (Sk), Alexandra Pirici (Ro), Delia Popa (Ro), Marilena Preda – Sânc (Ro), Renee Renard (Ro), Necla Ruzgar (Tur), Véronique Sapin (Fra), Liina Siib (Est), Hito Steyerl (De), Patricia Teodorescu (Ro), Milica Tomić (Srb), Roxana Trestioreanu (Ro), Martha Wilson (USA).
Good Girls is an international exhibition offering a broad perspective on contemporary women’s art practices. The exhibition is structured around three concepts central to contemporary women’s practices worldwide: memory, desire and power. The Memory section presents artworks relating to issues of collective remembrance and individual memory. The works deal with the re-construction of family histories, trauma and loss, collective amnesia and with re-writing women’s histories and genealogies. Desire comprises works investigating multiple configurations of identity, corporeality and sexuality. Artists question culturally-shaped stereotypes of femininity and its normative representation. The section of Power gathers the artworks around forms of social critique and activism. Deconstructing ideologies and discussing power relations as well as community work and ethical aspects shape artists’ political comments within various cultural borders.
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