Friday, March 28, 2008

Archive in Residence
Vienna / Bucharest
April 2008

Opening: Monday 31 March 18h00

Ovidiu Anton + David Bosch Pujadas + Michele Bressan + Caecilia Brown + Diana Duta + Gabriele Edlbauer + Irina Gheorghe + Christina Gillinger + Helmut Heiss + Julia Hohenwarter + Phillip Hohenwarter + Katrin Hornek + Catalin Ilie + Cristian Iordache + Elvedin Klacar + Amelie Loy + Teresa Novotny + Ekaterina Obermair + Adrian Parvulescu + Alina Popa + Nora Rekade + Marusa Sagadin + Silvia Sencekova + Larisa Sitar + Gabriel Tempea + Anna Witt + Madalina Zaharia + Hannes Zebedin

If research on a particular geographic place is done from a distance, with different possibilities and perspectives than at the actual place itself, is this likely to lead to different results? Does a real situation oppose the research that already includes a personal interpretation? Gathering information eventually leads to a personal archive, which creates a basis that enables oneself to rethink, work over or possibly drop the idea for the project realised later in the specific place. In the process of our production these questions will be investigated and worked on. The exchange happens between students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the National University of Arts in Bucharest.
Tuesday, 1 April 18h00

Book launch:

TextImagePerspectives on the history and Aesthetics of Avant-garde Publications (editor: Erwin Kessler)

Published by the Romanian Cultural Institute

Saturday, March 22, 2008

24-28 March 2008
Opening: Monday, 24 March 18h00
Eugen Alupopanu, Marinela Botez, Sabina Borhan, George Cernat, Claudiu Ciobanu, Adrian Crasmaru, Ciprian Croitoru, Mihai Ene, Miruna Nicolaev, Petru Padurariu, Gheorghita Elena Vornicu, Maria Vornicu

painting and sculpture from the GEORGE ENESCU University of Arts,

PRIVATE HABITATS subjectively describes in a cinematographic-like narrative the perspectival dissolution of the everyday urban life, by means of a parallel montage of pictorial fragments of intimate living space, contrasted with painterly and sculptural representations of urban atopias. The private habitats suggested imaginary reconstruct the disrupted space of an ordinary Romanian apartment, in which a trivial and claustrophilic existence of anonymous individuals takes place in an absurd routine and lack of human communication. The space of this uncanny narrative questions, sometimes suspending, the borders between the real, the phantasmal and the virtual, as well as those between the private and the public space. (Cristian Nae)