Thursday, November 5, 2009

Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

The National University of Arts Bucharest - UNAgaleria
Str. General Budişteanu 10

Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are

Class for Media Art - Prof. Helmut Mark/ Kilian Schellbach, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany
Artists: Jana Engel, Roman Graneist, Thomas Janitzky, Lorenz Lindner, Winja Lutz, Nils Mollenhauer, Alexandru Niculescu, Franziska Pierwoss, Martin Rauch, Stefan Reuter, Nicolas Rossi, Marike Schreiber, Danny Schulz, Frank Übler

Opening: 10 November 2009, at 6 p.m.
Duration: 11November 2009 - 30 November 2009
Archaeologies of the Present/ Memory, History, Experience

In recent years a tendency has been observed toward reference to the archaeological on the part of the arts and humanities. This pertains to the reactivation of the principle of excavation, recovery and documenting as well as questions about the mediality of knowledge, the composition of archives and the selective nature of memory and the effects of inclusion and exemption associated with it.

The specific grasp of artists on archaeological methods of uncovering, storing and analyzing finds a decisive amelioration here through its interest in the present. The present is also subject to the ongoing processes of disappearance.

For documentarism in the art field, the ambition of the testimonial -- on the basis of subjective artistic criteria -- is the focal point. Nevertheless, elements of narration and fiction or, "how it might have been" arise. Such a testimonial as counter-hegemonic narration, which implies past, present and future and which can be read as an artistic contribution to the societal production of realities, builds a specific potentiality.

Kilian Schellbach

Media Art at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig is an art form still in its infancy, and as such finds itself placed in a field undergoing dynamic changes, the development and outcome of which remain largely unpredictable. Contrary to traditional courses of study at the HGB such as Painting and Photography, which move within a clearly defined medium, Media Art cannot rely on an extensive, well-established vocabulary. During study, image selection, media formats and presentations should be examined anew and developed to cater to the students' needs. The following skills are therefore fostered during the course: the testing and development of artistic and technical competence, the acquisition of communicative and organisational skills, as well as consideration of the correspondence of one's work to current artistic, social and political questions. Through group and project work students not only have the chance to discover their strengths and recognise their preferences, but are also confronted with the organisational demands of displaying works from their conception right through to their realisation and presentation in an exhibition. In addition to teacher supervision in foundation and core studies, students can also call upon the expertise of academic colleagues. For example, it is possible to make use of a professionally supervised audiovisual lab or to ask for supervision with the programming of more complex applications.

In core studies students may attend the classes offered by Alba D'Urbano, Joachim Blank, Ralf Urban Bühler, Helmut Mark and Günther Selichar.

In terms of content, the topic of study is not only determined by discussing possibilities of "new media" in contrast to traditional media or the increasing mechanisation of society through digital media, but also the analysis of space, time, attention, communication and participation or interaction respectively. Consideration of the effects of a media-transmitted, grossly accelerated global perception of an image of the world and of its people serves as the basis of this discussion.

The Media Art course at the College offers students the possibility to critically deal with artistic, contextual and media-specific problems. The aim of the course is to develop an individual working method and designate one's own independent artistic standpoint. Students may also choose from four specialist classes after foundation studies or the Vordiplom.

A.D.A.P.T. - Tehnologii avansate digitale pentru artele interpretative

Asociaţia Persona                                    Universitatea Naţională de Arte - UNAgaleria

Bd. Gen. Magheru nr. 12-14                        Str. General Budişteanu nr. 19
bloc 4, et. 2, ap. 48                                    București

Asociaţia Persona pentru educaţie creativă în parteneriat cu Universitatea de Arte din Bucureşti - UNAgaleria anunţă organizarea unei prezentări publice a proiectului european A.D.A.P.T. - Tehnologii avansate digitale pentru artele interpretative - care va avea loc la Galeria UNA, în zilele de 5 şi 6 noiembrie a.c., orele 18,00, str. General Budişteanu nr. 10.

După scurte descrieri ale procesului creativ la care participă artiştii români Adriana Zaharia şi Darie Budeanu, alături de artişti portughezi, cehi şi belgieni, se vor proiecta filme care au documentat întâlnirea artiştilor de la Praga din perioada 17-23 octombrie a.c. Publicul este invitat să adreseze întrebări participanţilor în timpul discuţiei ce va urma programului de filme.

În seara zilei de 6 noiembrie a.c., suntem onoraţi să îl avem ca invitat pe Mircea Florian. Acesta va susţine prezentarea “Când va muri multiMedia”, despre tehnici digitale utilizate în proiecte muzicale. După proiectarea filmelor dedicate unor proiecte deja realizate de asociaţia cehă Ciant, partener al Persona, publicul este invitat la o discuţie pe marginea materialelor vizualizate.

Seria de evenimente la care participă artiştii implicaţi în proiectul A.D.A.P.T. va continua în prima parte a lunii mai 2010, printr-o colaborare cu Universitatea Naţională de Arte din Bucureşti şi cu Universitatea Naţională de Artă Teatrală şi Cinematografică.
Sunt invitaţi să participe la prezentări studenţi, artişti, critici de specialitate, organizaţii neguvernamentale, instituţii de cultură.

Proiectul ADAPT - Tehnologii avansate digitale pentru artele interpretative - este realizat cu sprijinul financiar al Comisiei Europene prin programul Cultura 2007, Primăriei Municipiului Bucureşti-Centrul de Proiecte Culturale ArCuB şi în parteneriat cu asociaţiile Ciant (Cehia), Transcultures (Belgia) şi EIRA (Portugalia).

Pentru informaţii suplimentare ne puteţi la numărul de telefon : 0721. 35.40.54, persoana de contact Arina Răileanu, e-mail:
Vă aşteptăm!

Monday, September 28, 2009

8 October – 7 November 2009

Opening: Thursday 8 October 18h00

Merete Rostad
Nomzi Kumalo
Nirmal Singh Dhunsi
Cristina David
These four artists represent different voices in society and art scene in Norway today. The artists living in Norway describe their situation as being a meeting point between their original cultural identity and their daily influence. The other two have residencies in other European countries and own a more distant perspective to the Norwegian way. “Norwegianness” is also an ironic reference to the fright of an increasing multiculturalism and globalism. As this exhibition is exploring processes of change in Norwegian culture and art scenery, it also holds an international and global aspect of the effect from different interferences and the creation of new meaning.
Curator NOR
Bjřrg Kvaran, Susanne Moss, Inger Lillesand

Merete Rostad Her philosophy is strategies according to social relations. She is occupied with the matter of making art available. In this exhibition her project will anchor the Norwegian identity in a bit of an ironic manner. A manifesto in digi photo is exposed in the show room. The collective memory collector

Cristina David lives in Romania, and she prefers working with videos and installations. On the level of production her works are also relational in the matter of including people in her narratives. Humour has a great part in her work. "I like to see the reality through the tales, to exercise my mind and to place stories where none may exist".

Nirmal Singh Dhunsi works in the field between his Norwegian and Indian identity, claiming he is conscious of this symbiosa and the value of it. In his universe we find a mix of Mickey Mouse and Krishna, both claiming to be verified.

Nomzi Kumalo is born and educated in South-Africa, now living in Norway. Her motiv is in concret and abstract sense herself or seemingly prosaic but still mysterious motivs. Her manner is expressive.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

White Night of Art Galleries NAG#3 @ UNAgaleria // Opening: 12 June 2009 // 19h00

Selection of the best undergraduate and graduate works from the National University of Arts Bucharest

Every year, the three main faculties of the university (holding 13 different departments in total) nominate and award a prize to their best graduates. Also, the Grand Prize of the University is awarded to one of the graduates of the MA programme.

The exhibition showcases all nominated works and is open until June 17th.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Open Encounters

23 – 30 May 2009

Opening: Saturday 23 May 19h00

Saturday May 23rd is Open Day at the Bucharest National University.

On this occasion, we have the pleasure to invite you to “Open Encounters”, a dialogue between students from the Graphic Design and Painting Departments curated by Sandra Demetrescu and Ioana Mandeal, students at the Art History Department who challenged their colleagues to step away from the studio and into the gallery.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Life after Life
Wojciech Wilczyk
27.03 - 16.04.2009

Opening: Friday 27 March 18h00

curator: Adam Mazur (Warsow Zamek Ujazdowski Center of Contemporary Art).

Car fetishes, former owners cannot abandon, transform into side roads monuments, poetic collages, poor relatives of stylized advertisements of motor business, completely magical objects...

supported by The Polish Cultural Institute in Bucharest

Friday, March 13, 2009

Evolution and Strategies of Italian Fashion System
Monday 16 March 2009 18h00
Presented by Fabrizio Tovaglieri (Istituto Marangoni)

The lecture aims to introduce the main features of the Italian fashion system. More precisely, the presentation will stress the value of the Italian fashion industry in terms of total turnover, employment rate and commercial balance through a snapshot of some key economic data. In order to understand the origins of Italian Fashion System, a look will be also shed towards the time of French haute couture and to some French styling campaigns from the 40’s and 50’s.The focus will be then shifted to some success factors of the Italian fashion system and, namely, the supply chain, the diversified structure of industrial fashion groups, the industry clusters, creativity and the unique combination of image and communication, i.e. the role of styling. Some concluding remarks on careers in fashion will be made at the end of the presentation.
Part 1 – The Italian Fashion System, key economic data
Part 2 – The time of French fashion
Part 3 – From French Haute couture to Italian “prêt-à-porter”
Part 3.1 – The role of Italian textile companies and fashion designers
Part 3.2 – Main Italian fashion designers Part 4 – Features of Italian fashion industry
Part 4.1 – The supply chain
Part 4.2 – Fashion industrial groups
Part 4.3 – Industry Clusters (Business clusters and Geographic Clusters)
Part 4.4 – Creativity
Part 4.5 – The value of image and communication: Styling
Part 4.6 – Styling projects
Part 5 – Careers in the Fashion System
Part 6 – Questions and Answers session

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


10 – 24 March 2009

Opening: Tuesday 10 March 18h00

Artists: Ana Banica, Gabriela Boiangiu, Rozalinda Borcila, Emanuel Borcescu, Care Cutare,Cozo (Cosmin Paulescu), Suzana Dan, Gorzo, Mirela Ivanciu, Stela Lie, Ioana Marinescu, Aurelia Mihai, Gili Mocanu, Vlad Nanca, Lila Passima, Delia Popa

Curators: Ann Albritton (Ringling College of Art and Design, FL) Elaine O’Brien (Sacramento State University, CA) Carmen Iovitu (MNAC, Bucuresti), Mirela Ivanciu (Universitatea Nationala de Arte, Bucuresti)

TRACES: CONTEMPORARY ROMANIAN ART presents sixteen young Romanian artists who—sometimes straightforwardly and often ironically—explore issues of culture as well as gender through a variety of work: photography, videos, hand sewn projects, small objects, and paintings.

The exhibition first traveled to CIAC Gallery in Pont Aven, France, July 12 to August 14, 2008; to the Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA from Sept. 2 to Oct. 15, 2008; and to the Selby Gallery, Sarasota, from Nov. 14 to Dec. 16, 2008

Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York