IEEB6, Bucharest: Opening of the 6th edition of the International Experimental Engraving Biennial

Experimental Project Association in partnership with the “Brancovan Palaces” Cultural Center Mogoșoaia announces the opening of the 6th edition of the International Experimental Engraving Biennial (IEEB).

The IEEB6 events will take place at the “Brancovan Palaces” Mogoșoaia, Victoria Art Center, Aiurart Contemporary Art Space and Atelier 030202 between 13th December 2014 and 29th March 2015 as follows:

THE CONQUEST OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

Curator: Javier Martin Jimenez (Spain)

Artists: Javier Arce (Spain); Sara Bjarland (Finland); Pedro Luis Cembranos (Spain); Emma Crichton (United Kingdom); María García-Ibáñez (Spain); Mito Gegič (Slovenia); Jerónimo Hagerman (Mexico); László Hatházi (Hungary); Kaszás Tamás (Hungary); Liudmila & Nelson (Cuba); Ángel Masip (Spain); Elena Nieto López (Spain); Misha de Ridder (The Netherlands); Belén Rodríguez González (Spain); Julia Rometti & Victor Costales (France); Zoé T. Vizcaíno (Mexico). (more…)

OTHER AIR / ALT AER: Jan Švankmajer & Czech – Slovak Surrealists

OTHER AIR / ALT AER 

Jan Švankmajer & Czech – Slovak Surrealists 

December 11, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Opening: December 11, 2014, 18:00, UNAgaleria (Budișteanu 10, Bucharest)

Jan Švankmajer Retrospective: December 12-14, 2014, 19:00, Cinemateca Eforie (Eforie 2, Bucharest)

The Exhibition OTHER AIR, of surrealist artists from Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as a special guests from Romania, will be presented for the first time in Romania. The event will be accompanied by a retrospective of films directed by Jan Švankmajer, who will come to Bucharest. 

The Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists is the biggest surrealist group in the world. Born in Prague in 1920, with the initial name of Devětsil [Butterbur], The Group of Surrealists in Czechoslovakia [Skupina surrealistů v ČSR], as it has been named in 1934, constituted of the very important part of Czechoslovak cultural life.  (more…)

rotor, Graz: THE ART OF URBAN COMMITMENT NEIGHBOURHOOD AND EXPERTISE

>>    THE ART OF URBAN COMMITMENT NEIGHBOURHOOD AND EXPERTISE

Opening of the exhibition:

on Friday, December 5, 2014 

9.00pm at HDA – House of Architecture

Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz, on that day open from 6pm until 10pm (more…)

Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest: SEPARATED OBJECTS – Adelina Ivan I Olah Gyarfas

Separated Objects is a project of/by Adelina Ivan and Olah Gyarfas, comprising of two installations regarding garments as material support of the artwork.

Opening Thursday, 11.12.2014, from 19:00 at Nicodim Gallery, Back Atelier, Bucharest, Cantacuzino Palace (side entry, 1st floor), 141 Victoria Street

Adelina Ivan’s concept explores garments as artworks testing new processes of construction of meaning.

The complementary pairs of two colors reveal grey. Depending on the light's intensity, the result will be either white or black. In order to reduce the light that would otherwise be reflected, the same mix used for producing black applies for producing white.

The meaning of a word depends on the context in which it appears – when combined, they cancel each other.

Depending on the surface upon which they are projected, the white becomes black and the black turns into white. (more…)

Kunsthaus Graz: Damage Control

Damage Control

Art and Destruction Since 1950

14.11.2014-15.02.2015 10:00-17:00

Opening: 13.11.2014, 7 p.m.

Organized by Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (USA) in association with Mudam Luxembourg and Kunsthaus Graz

Curated by: Kerry Brougher (Director, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles), Russell Ferguson (Professor, Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles)

Project coordinator (Graz): Katrin Bucher Trantow 

Since the mid-20th century artists of various disciplines have demonstrated a growing interest in the concept of destruction or dismantling. Damage Control examines this theme from a historical perspective.

The art of our time has again and again reflected a world of violence: as a reaction to the two world wars, to the atomic bomb, or to images of annihilation in the media. Destruction pervades art production and has been employed by artists as a means of conveying institutional critique or expressing cultural anxiety while, often, keeping specific emotional or cultural references at a distance. (more…)

MIKLÓSSY Gábor @ Quadro Gallery, Cluj

MIKLÓSSY Gábor | Exercises

Opening:  Monday, 8th of December, 6 p.m.

9th of December 2014 – 7th of February 2015

Tuesday – saturday: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The show presents an almost unknown side of Gábor Miklóssy’s art, the small, palm-sized oil paintings which he simply called „exercises”. The works dating back to the 1960’s and 1970’s were made – according to those who knew the artist (his son and his disciples) – using the paint which remained on the palette after painting.

The term exercise also refers to the musician background of the painter, who in 1935-1936, parallel to his art studies in Budapest, also visited the Music Academy. As both painter and violonist he considered exercising more than just rehersal, rather, as a generative and inspiring process.

Ideas and chance released by the subconscious, the loose brush-work, the color combinations and drawing could all be starting-points for later compositions. (more…)

418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest: Workshop Cetate VII

Joana Grevers Foundation and 418 Contemporary Art Gallery invite you on Saturday, 13th of December, at 7pm, at the opening of the exhibition Workshop Cetate VII

The exhibition presents the artworks of Anca Bodea (Cluj-Napoca, Painting), Raphaelle Boutie (special guest from Paris, Painting and Drawing), Stefan Radu Cretu (Sibiu, Kinetic Art), Cristian Raduta (Bucharest, Sculpture, Installation) and Petrica Stefan (special guest from Timisoara, Painting) from the seventh edition of Cetate Arts Danube Artists-in-Residence which took place from July 25th to August 15th, 2014 at Barbu Druga Mansion in Cetate.

Touch Me Festival: It’s about time!

Touch Me Festival: It's about time!

Science and art in temporal equilibrium

Zagreb, 10.11. – 07.12.2014.

Last week of Touch Me Festival presents performance of nanobots Echo 10-9

After warming the atmosphere with performance 10 000 peacock feathers in foaming acid which left the visitors breathless at the opening ceremony of Touch Me Festival, intriguing and fun forensic workshops for young and adults and a series of lectures by artists and curators a three week journey through vertiginous time dimensions is getting closer to its final stop.

On Saturday, December 6th, 12 pm at Klovićevi dvori Gallery there is expecting you Echo 10-9  an audio-visual performance with nanobots, micro and macrofluids by Robertina Šebjanič (SI) and Aleš Hieng (SI).

Echo 10-9 impresses with its unique analogue esthetics of ambiental audio-visual landscapes created by the transformation of formal characteristics of materials right on the spot. In relation to micro and macrofluids, nanomaterials and fields of magnetic reaction, nanobots create their own choreography as a result of stimulated autopoetic chemical reactions which influence the sonic composition. Immersion of physics, chemistry and computer reveals invisible fields and expands sensory experience which questions perception itself and discovers small-sized worlds with different laws which co-exsists in many levels – like an insight into a new dimension which provides the ability to think of the world differently. (more…)

The Guide to an Unacceptable Behaviour @ MNAC, Bucharest

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Things that Don't Matter

part of “Guide to an Unacceptable Behaviour”

The destitute widow of an army general. She plays the lottery and always chooses the same set of numbers. One time she doesn't get a ticket. That same week her numbers come up. Overwhelmed with guilt she decides to take her own life. 

Join us in an evening of speculation and reenactment on the subject of money and regret.

For a limited number of participants. Please sign up via email to contact@atelier35.eu until December 9'th 2014. (more…)

Gandy Gallery, Bratislava: WOMEN ON PAPER

Gandy gallery is delighted to announce WOMEN ON PAPER

Opening reception: Wednesday December 10 from 18.00 to 20.00 

Exhibition December 11,2014 – February 27 ,2015

35M2 Gallery, Prague: Jaromir Novotny / Lower Forms

35M2 Gallery and Café Pavlač would like to invite you and your friends on Thursday December čth from 7 pm to the exhibition opening

Jaromir Novotny / Lower Forms

Exhibition would go on Dec 5, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015

open daily (except christmas holidays with special opening times)

mon-fri 10 am – 7 pm

sat-sun 12 am – 7 pm

Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest: The Romanian-Bulgarian Union. A Retrospective

The Romanian-Bulgarian Union. A Retrospective

Opening: 4 December, 19.00

4 December 2014 – 15 February 2015

Artists: Marius Bercea, Dan Beudean, Răzvan Botiș, Rada Boukova, Radu Comșa, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Ivan Moudov, Vlad Nancă, Krassimir Terziev

With contributions by Zoran Georgiev, Lubri, Dimitar Solakov, Voin de Voin

Salonul de proiecte invited Vlad Nancă to curate an exhibition by Romanian and Bulgarian artists, based on the Romanian-Bulgarian Union initiated by Ivan Moudov, Krassimir Terziev and Vlad Nancă on 14 October 2006 in Krakow. The Union has operated up to now in the spirit of absurd/ironic/faux projects, such as "The Sofia Contemporary Museum of Art" (Ivan Moudov’s "Musiz" project) and "Polish Year in Madagascar" (a project in which Janek Simon invited invented Polish artists from Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia to take part in an exhibition in Antananarivo).

The Union’s main artistic achievement was being declared one of the sponsors of the thirteenth annual "Contemporary Art Week in Plovdiv" in 2007. The Union’s very limited activity highlighted the lack of cultural co-operation between the two countries, but its survival for eight years provides clear proof of the strong ties between the founding members. (more…)

Jecza Gallery, Timisoara: (R)evoluţia formei

PAUL NEAGU 

(R)evoluţia formei

A project by Interart TRIADE Foundation and Paul Neagu Estate RO

TIMIȘOARA

28 November 2014, 19:00, Jecza Gallery, Timişoara

Exhibition: Paul Neagu. Regenerative Objects

Works from the private collections of Ovidiu Şandor, Dr Sorin Costina and Neagu Family

Curator: Horea AVRAM / Cluj-Napoca (more…)

BWA Art Gallery, Olsztyn: People Are Strange

People Are Strange 

24. X – 30. XI 2014    

BWA Art Gallery in Olsztyn, Poland

www.bwa.olsztyn.pl

                      

Artists: Justyna Adamczyk, Ewa Axelrad, Marta Borkowska, Ola Cieślak, Martyna Jakubowska, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Anna Orlikowska, Konrad Smoleński, Kamil Strudziński, Iza Tarasewicz, Mariusz Tarkawian, Patrycja Piwosz, Aleksandra Urban, Małgorzata Wielek-Mandrela

Curator: Ewelina Bobińska

In the English language the adjective strange is inextricably linked to the noun stranger. This peculiar lexical relation reflects a common connotation, spread rather widely, irrespective of culture and geography. A Stranger – an entity formed beyond the homogeneous structure of a group – is a carrier of different values. This is what makes him, in the eyes of “legitimate” citizens, a potential threat to the law and order which has been hammered out in a given community. (more…)

Galateca Gallery, Bucharest: Henwood Library – Archive

Henwood Library – Archive

30 October 2014 – 30 January 2015

We are pleased to invite you on 30th October at 7:30 pm at the opening of “Henwood Library – Archive”, the second exhibition hosted at Galateca Gallery by British multidisciplinary artist Simon Henwood.

The exhibition features works by other artists that have influenced him throughout his life like Picasso, Chagall, Goya, Giacometti, Paolozzi, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake. These artists have also inspired Simon to write his first novel 'Black Arc' also to be launched at Galateca. Also to be previewed are the artist's new portraits of Kids from Transylvania, a project started last summer after his 'Henwood Library – The Love of Books and Art' successful 2013 show at Galateca.  (more…)

Vartai Gallery, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Night

On December 5 2014 at 6:00 PM, Galerija VARTAI will host a Contemporary Art Night and offer an exclusive opportunity to acquire works by some of the most promising emerging artists with none costing more than 550 EUR. 

The selection will include works by Andrius Zakarauskas, Linas Jusionis, Mindaugas Lukošaitis, Elena Grudzinskaitė, Arnas Anskaitis, Ieva Mediodia, Jurga Barilaitė, Karolis Strautniekas. Each piece has its own story which yearns to be heard. 

Art must appeal to you. Only then will the artwork find its reflection in the eyes of the perceiver. The more art surrounds us, the more interesting are the stories taking root in our daily lives. 

Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories pop-up café will offer refreshments during the event. The craftsmen who roast the coffee and the baristas who prepare it will provide you with the opportunity to indulge in a very special menu featuring the dark drink. 

Don’t miss your chance to fall in love with a work of art and let contemporary art embrace you. 

Don’t believe those who claim that contemporary art costs a fortune…

ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY, Bratislava: Something in the Silence

Something in the Silence

Jiří PETRBOK, Štefan PAPČO

curator: Silvia van Espen

Vernissage: 2 December at 6PM 

The exhibition runs until 6 February 2015

How to express the unclear, inexpressible, inexact, unprovidable…? How to express a personal experience or a feeling, that "inner immersion into the depths of nothing", where I am alone, all alone. Now, there is social media providing excellent conditions for exposing human privacy to the bones but there is still a boundary which we are unable to tresspass unless signs/symbols are used, and even that only in a space-time passage. Something in the Silence exhibition is presenting the latest works of two artists: Jiří Petrbok, a Czech painter and Štefan Papčo, a Slovak sculptor. Each of them is portraying the mystery of "what´s hidden inside" in his own remarkable way. (more…)

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest: DISPOSITIONS IN TIME AND SPACE

DISPOSITIONS IN TIME AND SPACE

27.11.2014 – 29.03.2015

National Museum of Contemporary Art – Palace of Parliament, 2nd floor, 13 Septembrie bd, Bucharest

Curator: Adrian Bojenoiu

Participants in the exhibition: Mihai Barabancea (RO), Andreea Buțincu (RO), Anetta Mona Chisa (CZ), Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield (UK), Vlad Drăgulescu (RO), Bogdan Ghiu (RO), David Goldenberg(UK), Nicu Ilfoveanu (RO), Daniel Knorr (DE), Petru Lucaci (RO), Jonas Lozoraitis (LT), Alexandru Niculescu (RO), Adrian Notz (CH), Daniela Pălimariu (RO), Mihai Pop (RO), Delia Popa (RO), Raluca Popa (RO), Cristian Răduță (RO), Adina Mocanu (RO), Alexandra Sand (RO), Thomas Tsang (HK), Dan Vezentan (RO)

Speakers in conferences: Matei Bejenaru (RO), Adrian Bojenoiu (RO), Giovanni Carmine (CH), Bogdan Ghiu (RO), David Goldenberg (UK), Justė Jonutytė (LT), Kate Sutton (US), Thomas Tsang (HK)

Exhibition design: Timo Grimberg (DE) (more…)

Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest: Distant Green – Exhibition opening by Péter Gálhidy

December 3 – January 31, 2015

The Ani Molnár Gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Péter Gálhidy

Péter Gálhidy’s solo show entitled 'Distant Green' focuses on different manifestations of reality. The exhibited artworks are characterised by unique use of space and form, which manipulate the viewers’ perception of proportion and which provides new understanding for the concept of 'natural'.The works exhibited at the show may be understood as poems from a poetry book. Each artwork is a unique, working system, yet they may be read as parts of a series as they are all connected through a theme, that is in the case of 'Distant Green' playing with the human mind, with perception. (more…)

Vernon Gallery, Prague: Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth

Federico Solmi

Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth 

28. 11. 2014 – 10. 1. 2015

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

The new exhibition at Gallery Vernon presents the world premiere of the video trilogy Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth by Federico Solmi, a NY-based Italian artist and award winner of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. The first two installments of the trilogy were launched in Los Angeles (2012) and New York (2013), and it is a great honor for Prague to premiere the final installment. 

The exhibition will also display Solmi's vibrant video paintings and paper paintings. Through these provocative, satirical pieces, Solmi portrays a dystopian vision of present-day society. Solmi re-contextualizes images culled from the video game industry, pop culture, and the internet to produce original artworks that are bold commentaries on burning issues often eliminated from public discussions. His work is a criticism of a system that approves and trusts without questioning the fragile foundation on which our culture and post-modernist society is based. (more…)

Secession, Vienna: Time Capsule

CHTO DELAT

Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia

November 21, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Press conference: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10 a.m.

Opening: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7 p.m.

Chto Delat’s exhibition Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia combines a complex environment centered around the sculpture A Resurrected Soldier and the film The Excluded. In a Moment of Danger (both 2014) with an archive comprising posters, ephemera, fragmentary footage, and documents that illustrate the oeuvre of the Russian collective in the more than ten years of its existence. (more…)

The Centre for Visual Arts, Bucharest: Missed Connections

The Centre for Visual Arts – multimedia center invites you to the opening of the exhibition Missed Connections on Tuesday, 25 November, 7 pm.

While trying to control the space we occupy, the action of cartography is a traditional way of finding meaning and thus becoming an internalized process of recognition. Breaking the perceptual and sensorial links causes disorientation and introduces decontextualization or, what Deleuse and Guattari call “deterritorialization”.

The Center for Vizual Arts puts forward an itinerary in reconstructing this destabilized and destabilizing space, an uncertain place where ordinary things are questioned, a place of vulnerability, insecurity and of pending judgments. The process implies tracking the joinders that were generated by putting together disparate, heterogeneous elements, letting go of conflicts and remaking the bonds.

The fragmentations, pauses, cracks, realities that intertwined are developed in an imaginary of recovery. Every work is biographical, setting reference points that cross the social, temporal and geographical.  (more…)

EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS: I DON’T UNDERSTAND

EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS in partnership with Polish Institute Bucharest

 have the pleasure to invite you to an event dedicated to video art, in the presence of the contemporary artist Karolina Breguła (PL):

I DON’T UNDERSTAND

Attitude towards video art

Screening evening ("The Offence") & Artist Talk

Friday, November 28, 7 p.m., 50 Plantelor Street, Bucharest

PRESS EVENT – INTERVIEWS, Q & A SESSION: 4:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.

The event frames an interactive debate between the Polish artist and the Romanian public interested in the contemporary video art, being an invitation to all the actors involved in the dynamics of contemporary art interpretations: artists and curators, professors and students of the universities of arts, art collectors and cultural institutes’ representatives. (more…)

ZORZINI Gallery, Bucharest: Colliding Geometry

ZORZINI Gallery presents – Colliding Geometry Solo Show by Dan MACIUCA

Opening Wednesday 26 of November at 7 pm – Curator Adina Zorzini 

44 Sfintii Apostoli Street, building A, floor 3, Natiunile Unite Square 

Dan Maciuca (b. 1979) is one of the strongest emerging artists from the Cluj School of Art, living and working in Cluj Napoca, Romania; the artist perfectly masters the classical painting techniques and is also an associated teacher at the University of Art and Design (Painting Department).

A special feature in Dan Maciuca’s practice is the importance given to the abstract dimension, the artist thus differentiating himself by being one of the very few abstract Romanian painters of his generation; it is well known that the practice of art does not have a strong historical background with regard to abstract expression in Eastern European history of art. Thus, Dan Maciuca is one of the most important representatives of the abstract approach of painting in the Eastern European recent production. (more…)

Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna: Masquerades

JAKOB KOLDING: MASQUERADES

19.11.2014–10.01.2015

Opening: Tuesday, 18. November 2014, 7 pm

Galerie Martin Janda is pleased to announce Masquerades, Jakob Kolding’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will run from 19th of November 2014 to 10th of January 2015. As the title suggests, the exhibition examines different takes on masks and the connected acts of gesturing, performing and staging—acts that indicate different possible identities, as well as psychological, social and political implications.

Taking masquerades as a starting point, the works playfully combine a wide range of influences. From renaissance sculptures to surrealism, psychoanalysis and dream interpretation to modernist theatre, dioramas and classic literature to hip hop culture and pop music, post-structuralist identity theory and back again to pre-modern myths and fables. In the process, a world of constantly shifting, changing and overlapping positions is constructed. (more…)

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