Knoll Gallery, Vienna: #underthestars

#underthestars

Knoll Gallery Vienna 

Opening 2 October 2014 at 9pm

Curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes

Participating artists: Tibor Horváth, Oto Hudec, Renata Poljak, Davor Sanvincenti

#underthestars explore ecological alternatives to the tragic figure of the 24/7 immaterial worker who spends too much time in bed – replying to emails, creating clips for social media, interacting virtually, but not going anywhere. The exhibition highlights the opposite tendency of sleeping outdoors, making a bed beyond the illusionary security provided by modern architecture, and challenging the alienation of a technologically-determined life symbolised by the bad habit of working in bed.

Sleeping under the stars could itself be a form of therapy for the distortions to natural cycles brought by over-dependence on technological comforts, countering the psychic deprivation caused by dozing in the invisible magnetic field of the digital bedroom, with even our dreams electronically rerouted by the whir of computers awakening from sleep mode in the depths of night.  (more…)

ZORZINI Gallery new space | Opening show by Szabolcs BELENYI

GOING FOR THE KILL

A solo show by Szabolcs Belenyi

Curator Adina Zorzini

Opening the new gallery space at Natiunilor Unite Square,

44 Sfintii Apostoli street, building A, floor 3, Bucharest

25 September, 7 PM

Belenyi Szabolcs is a powerful and emerging artist coming from the Cluj School of Art, working in the Paintbrush Factory and living in Cluj Napoca, Romania. The artist equally masters the classical techniques of painting and drawing, working in a transgressive manner at the intersection of these two media; on the conceptual level, Belenyi Szabolcs combines an emotional approach with high skills of expression in order to comprehend and survey humankind’s ambiguous nature. (more…)

Žižić/Kožul — SPEKTAR @ Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition opening

Žižić/Kožul — SPEKTAR

on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

NO Gallery

With their Spectrum ambience, the Žižić/Kožul art duo is continuing to articulate the awareness of the unrelenting and omnipresent violence and pandemic of consumerist culture. Their latest ambience named Spectrum, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s NO Gallery, points to the transformation of mental landscape and public spaces into consumer-oriented spaces controlled only by the logic of profit.

The value of their work is also contained in the fact that they articulated a sharp replication of global tendencies of public space transformations through local context experience, using an entire spectrum of contextually specific symbols. More accurately, the ambience’s focal points are now concrete multiples of bottles and beach paraphernalia. The duo places about 200 concrete moulds of densely arranged bottles on a plinth in the museum space. And while their previous ambience 0.50, focused on the desired object of a recyclable plastic bottle worth 0.50 kuna, which was turned into a bronze musealised object through artistic transformation, the Žižić/Kožul tandem is now reshaping the said bottle into an army of anonymous, no-logo concrete-cast multiples. A famous brand bottle known to everyone thus becomes a part of an anonymous, grey threatening multitude, fully devoid of both marketing recognisability and museological glamour of the previous ambience. (more…)

Fokus Grupa: People Love Monuments

People Love Monuments

Fokus Grupa

18th September – 18th October

Preview Weds 17th September 7-9pm

Transmission gallery are extremely excited to present a solo show by Fokus Grupa, an artist duo based in Rijeka, Croatia. The collective – comprised of Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović – borrow their name from a contested research method, used equally for independent research as for PR purposes, and through their work they point to the social, economical and political frames of art. Their practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and they work across art, design and curating. This is the first time Fokus Grupa have exhibited in Scotland. (more…)

Victoria Art Center, Bucharest: I’M A SPOILED DAUGHTER OF A POLITICIAN

Victoria Art Center invites you to the opening of the exhibition I’M A SPOILED DAUGHTER OF A POLITICIAN of the artist Flavia Lupu on Tuesday, September 16 2014. The exhibition is curated by Olivia Nițiș.

I’m a Spoiled Daughter of a Politician is the result of a project that had its first episode – Upper Class Supervised – presented at Calina Gallery in Timișoara.

The self referential project illustrates not only the status and the identities assumed at the border between public and private on the background of political realities that are implicitly accessible for the artist, but also the process of assuming a discourse on power relations between the two spheres in the context of permanent transfers and political influences on private life.

Being the daughter of a politician, deputy of Constanța, Flavia Lupu places and interogates her identity confonted with ruptures and tensions between the artistic and political, private and public life, familial and social pressures.The exhibition assumes the trenchant debates on the construction of identity in a particular context, where political art interest arises through direct experience and the internalization of social and political control mechanism. (more…)

ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY, Bratislava: Juraj Kollár – Luxurious Desert under the Sky of Paris

Juraj Kollár

Luxurious Desert under the Sky of Paris

curator: Silvia Van Espen

Vernissage: 18 September 2014 at 6PM 

The exhibition runs until 24 October 2014

It is a pleasure for ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY to introduce a solo exhibition of Juraj Kollár – Luxurious Desert under the Sky of Paris. The exhibition presents new selection of the latest artworks which Juraj Kollár created during his one year stay in Paris. Primarily, he worked on figurative paintings while having been inspired by people in his close surrounding as well as by passers-by. He wanted to get out of the box of portraying a body just by its outside look as an esthetic object, and so he focused on displaying mentality and physical aspects of the individuals: "I felt the mystery of a deep dream meditative blue sky and the individualism of the walking-by faces. I was a traveller – incognito. I was trying to evoke an atmosphere of a constructive loneliness in my works, like in a luxurious desert under the sky of Paris.“  (more…)

Lateral ArtSpace‎, Cluj: PALE BLUE DOT | Group Exhibition

PALE BLUE DOT 

Image: Artwork by Ana-Maria Huluban

Dragoș Bădiță | Flaviu Cacoveanu | Cristina Curcan | Mihaela Hudrea | Ana-Maria Huluban | Ioan Grosu | Lucian Indrei | Radu Oreian | Ștefan Pop | Lea Rasovszky | George Roșu

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every [...] saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” – Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (more…)

418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest: Sensus Propero by Ștefan Radu Crețu

Sensus Propero by Ștefan Radu Crețu

15th of September 2014

418 Contemporary Art Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you to the exhibition Sensus Propero, signed by Ștefan Radu Crețu. This is the second solo exhibition of the artist in 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, which represents him since 2011. His previous exhibition, Paratarrasius Hibridus took place in 2012 and was curated by art critic Liviana Dan.

The opening will take place on Monday, 15th of September 2014, starting 7 PM. The exhibition can be seen until 15th of November 2014, from Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 7 PM. A catalogue containing recent works and critical reviews of the artist will be available on the occasion of his newest solo-show.

Ștefan Radu Crețu was born in 1983, in Câmpina, România. He studied at the Art and Design University in Cluj and graduated from the Ceramics-Glass-Metal Department in 2006. In 2005 he received an Erasmus grant for one year at the Fine Art Academy, Wroclaw, Poland. In 2008 he achieved his master degree in Sculpture at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. In 2013 he became a PhD candidate in Visual Arts at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. (more…)

Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest: PERFORMANCE – ADINA MOCANU & ALEXANDRA SAND

The Center for Visual Arts – multimedia center – invites you Tuesday, 16 of September to the performance ”PLAN B” of the artistic duo Adina Mocanu and Alexandra Sand.

The event is part of the project ”ART IN BUCHAREST”

”We are Adina Mocanu (b. 1990.) and Alexandra Sandu (b. 1990.) and we live, study and work in Bucharest, Romania. One year ago we formed an artist duo. Since then, through a mechanism of negotiation, collaboration, and questioning which working as a duo implies, we investigate the connections between our identity as human beings and our identity as artists. We are also preoccupied by an investigation of the interconnection between society as a cultural playground and personal rituals based on individuality.

We tend to focus our attention on two different ideas and ways of understanding art, from very personal works, to actions with a powerful social questioning. Another important part of our work is represented by a continuous exploring of our relationship as an artists’ duo, as friends and also as exponents of our generation. (more…)

VIENNAFAIR: DIALOG/ NEW ENERGIES

OMV presents DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES

Romanian contemporary art is a remarkable phenomenon which has obtained considerable worldwide recognition in recent years. The special presentation DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES, co-initiated and supported by OMV at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary from October 2 to October 5, 2014, will highlight Romania’s cultural history over the last fifty years.

Already since 2011 OMV has supported special presentations at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary. In the context of the OMV Special Project DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES this year’s spotlight is placed on more than thirty exciting positions in contemporary art from Romania presented by five galleries – Anaid Art Gallery, Anca Poteraşu Gallery, Jecza Gallery, Galeria Plan B, and Zorzini Gallery – and two non-profit spaces: ATELIER 030202 and ALERT studio. The art expert Andreiana Mihail has been entrusted with curating DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES.

The premiere of this presentation at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary is based on a curatorial approach which attempts to put together an elucidating chronicle of the diverse community that constitutes Romanian present-day art. From classical contemporary artists, frequently considered as emerging due to their lack of exposure during communism, to young and inquisitive artists who tell their own personal story independently of any socio-political perspective, DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES aims at finding the delicate balance between the expected commercial purpose of a fair and the clarity and coherence of a theoretical outline which reflects on adapting and assuming as the two most significant existential attitudes in recent Romanian history. (more…)

CAV, Bucharest: Urban Explorations

The fifth edition of the cultural event Arts in Bucharest (CAV) will be held between 1st and 25th of September 2014. The project of simultaneous exhibitions, held in Bucharest under the same aegis this early autumn, born from organizational reasons directly related to art, artists and audience, has proven to have great potential, both in terms of participation and reception. The common denominator is quality and diversity, while maintaining the same line related to metropolis, namely its artistic life. A lively project, based on natural constitutive reasons, with a normal development and a good theme, strongly related to the social component of the work undertaken by participating artistic creators and curators. Unknown Object (more…)

Apel Gallery, Istanbul: An Ad Break

An Ad Break

Advertisements have invaded our whole lives; they can be found everywhere from television, radio, Internet, newspapers, and social media to public transportation vehicles, building façades, street lamps, and even the packaging of wet wipes provided after meals at restaurants. This time, the advertisements we so internalize become the subject matter of an exhibition program at Gallery Apel.

When we examine advertisement within a historical perspective, it emerges that, regardless of language, time, or place, the flow of our lives is always interrupted by a short ‘break’. The intervention of advertisement breaks in our everyday lives is essential for broadcasting institutions to survive. Artists featured in the exhibition “An Ad Break” are Şebnem Arıkan, Aydan Baktır, Arzu Başaran, Sakine Çil, Sümbül Eren, Şakir Gökçebağ, Aslımay Altay Göney, Güler Güngör, Suzy Hug Levy, Raziye Kubat, Lerzan Özer, Emre Senan, Maria Sezer, Elif Süsler, Erhan Şermet, Yıldız Şermet, Gamze Taşdan, Hande Varsat, Y. Bahadır Yıldız.

Brilliant by Design – Exhibition of contemporary Czech designer glass and porcelain

Brilliant by Design – Exhibition of contemporary Czech designer glass and porcelain.

Czech designers are coming to Bucharest to present their works.

Czech Centre Bucharest, along with Galateca Gallery present Brilliant By Design, an exhibition of contemporary Czech designer glass and porcelain. The exhibition will take place between 10 and 30 September at Galateca Gallery (C.A.Rosetti, no. 2-4) and will be opened on Wednesday, 10 September, at 18:00.

The exhibition presents designer glass and porcelain made by contemporary Czech companies. It aims to specifically emphasise the continuity of the glass and porcelain production by selecting successful, timeless examples from the past 100 years (more…)

Talk at Translocal: Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination: art, activism and daily life in an age of crisis

A talk by Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan

Translocal Institute Budapest

10 September 2014 at 8pm

Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan will present their work with the The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, a collective that brings artists and activists together to create new forms of civil disobedience and post capitalist life.

Infamous for fermenting mass disobedience on bicycles during the Copenhagen climate Summit, touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses in postcapitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers, launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station, covering the Tate gallery in molasses and falling in love with utopias, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) is now setting up a school of art and activism on a communal organic farm in Brittany, France. (more…)

Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv: Ute Müller and Christoph Meier – M

Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv presents:

M

Ute Müller and Christoph Meier 

Curator Bettina Steinbrügge

12 September – 30 October, 2014 

Opening: 12 September, Night of Museums and Galleries, Plovdiv.

8:00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition “M” at SARIEV Contemporary, 40 Otets Paisiy St.

8:30 p.m. Artist Talk, moderated by Bettina Steinbrügge

9:00 p.m. Presentation of the fanzine Black Pages 

For the 10th anniversary edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv, Sariev Contemporary is pleased to present Ute Müller and Christoph Meier’s artistic project "M", curated by Bettina Steinbrügge. An Artist Talk moderated by the curator will follow the opening. Müller and Meier will also present Black Pages – a fanzine for contemporary art, which they run with fellow artist Nick Oberthaler. 

An involuntary gesture, an enigmatic doodle, a space, a place without perspective, horizontal logic, points of view, a possible path, different observation times, an illusion, reality, a narrative, passion, surprise, suspension, physicality, doubt and certainty… a human space.(Gianluca Collica, 2012) (more…)

ARCHIVES, RE-ASSEMBLANCES, AND SURVEYS @ Klovicevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb

ARCHIVES, RE-ASSEMBLANCES, AND SURVEYS

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the opening: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Artists and curators talk: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m. 

at Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb

Artists: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Heidrun Holzfeind, Michael Höpfner, Krüger & Pardeller, Tatiana Lecomte, Christian Mayer, Karina Nimmerfall, Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Michael Strasser, Anita Witek

Curators: Reinhard Braun, Camera Austria and Sandra Križić Roban

After conceptual Croatian photography as from the 1960s was presented in the Camera Austria exhibition Zero Point of Meaning between March and June 2013, the current exhibition project attempts to open up a space of resonance for the question of the conceptual. With this in mind, Archives, Re-Assemblances, and Surveys does not aim at giving a summary of current positions but will pay particular attention to photography as a field of possible cultural courses of action. (more…)

acb Gallery, Budapest: Igor and Ivan Buharov – Everything included

IGOR AND IVAN BUHAROV: EVERYTHING INCLUDED

acb Gallery, 12 September – 22 October 2014

Igor and Ivan Buharov present their first solo exhibition at the acb Gallery. The artist duo have been creating experimental artwork in the frontiers between visual art and film since 1995. Their surreal short films, with their unique atmosphere and grotesque visual world, convey today’s Eastern European reality mixed with philosophical and transcendent ideals, as well as necro-realistic humour. Their short and feature films – shot with analogue filmmaking technique and, mostly, amateur actors – have been shown at numerous international film festivals and exhibitions, including the Manifesta 8 biennial.  (more…)

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – PLOVDIV 2014: WARM – UP PARTY

WARM – UP PARTY

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – PLOVDIV 2014

4 September 2014, 9:00 pm.

bar KANAAL, bul. Madrid 2, Sofia

Free entry. Welcome drinks

WARM – UP PARTY – 10th Anniversary Edition of Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv 2014

The 10th Anniversary Edition of “The Night” starts with a warm up party in Sofia, a week before the official opening program. Bar KANAAL welcomes you on the 4th of September at 9 pm to celebrate the upcoming cultural and art events part of the biggest “Night” organised so far. 

Expect a great special welcome drinks provided by our partners ABSOLUT, and the company of both artists and friends of “The Night Plovdiv” 2014 in the wonderful setting of our hosts. (more…)

IPA Bucharest 2014 – Workshops, Platform and Symposium

The International Performance Association (IPA) is an expanding network of process oriented artists, devoted to cultural awareness through the professional practice of performance art. IPA strives to provide a platform for such artists from all over the globe to exchange ideas and initiate progress in the world of performance art

The IPA Summer consists of three parts: the workshops, the Platform and the Conference. Starting with 2006, IPA was organized in Berlin, then, in Istanbul. Until today, 272 artists from 39 different nations took part in the IPA Summer.

After its first 2014 edition in Istanbul, IPA is taking place now in Bucharest, between August 25th – September 7th. 

The workshops are hosted by Platforma Space. 28 artists will work in three groups with their teachers: Jürgen Fritz (Germany); Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter (UK); Rocio Boliver (Mexico). On August 31st, there will be a public presentation of the workshops. 

Here you can read about the artists who participate at the workshops, and about their teachers – http://www.ipapress.i-pa.org/en/ipa-bucharest-2/ 

The Platform Festival and the Conference will happen between September 3rd – September 6th at Platforma Space, Caminul Artei Gallery, ZonaD, and in the public space.  (more…)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv: Dimitar Solakov – The Story Of Art – A Consise Version (2014)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv presents:

BACKGROUND: Young Artists 2014

Dimitar Solakov

The Story of Art – a Concise Version, 2014

Solo exhibition

12 September – 10 October 2014

Opening: 12 September, Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv

7:30 p.m., SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Kapana Quarter

Background: Young Artists is a platform for young artists and curators organized annually by Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv. The program’s shows and events take place in the gallery’s exhibition space as well as in public spaces throughout the city. The following artists have been featured in its previous editions: Kiril Kuzmanov and Svetoslav Michev (2010, curator: Vladiya Mihaylova), Lubri (2011, curator: Vera Mlechevska), Zoran Georgiev (2012, curator: Pravdoliub Ivanov) and Daniela Georgieva (2013, curator: Friederike Schuler).

In 2014, BACKGROUND: Young Artists presents Dimatar Solakov’s solo project “The Story of Art – a Concise Version”, which was nominated for this year’s BAZA Award for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be on view from 12 September to 10 October 2014 at the SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Kapana Quarter.  (more…)

AD Gallery, Athens: YIANNIS THEODOROPOULOS – solo show

YIANNIS THEODOROPOULOS

AD Gallery opens the solo show of Yiannis Theodoropoulos on Wednesday, September 24 at 20:00. 

Yiannis Theodoropoulos is a special case in contemporary Greek photography. In the images he presents in his 6th solo show the artist continues, as in his previous shows, to focus on the interior of his home, palpitating his personal path and the formation mechanisms of the Ego through small everyday stories identified with the peculiarities of his family: the ones of his father, his mother, his godmother etc. It is as if these stories of the people close to him, who have now passed away, have left their traces and their hidden meaning within the house where he grew up and the artist draws them in order to present them to us, often, through a veiled humorous sadness. As befits to images of memory, youth indolence and deadlock boyish dreams. 

From the greenhouses of his first exhibition to the landscapes-details of his father’s body and the last works, his photographs constitute sites of absence, of memory. Theodoropoulos makes this element evident by photographing his mother’s dress lying on the armchair where she used to sit. In the triptych where his father is being depicted, the dimensions of each image are so small that the person cannot be read clearly. For the photographer the truth lies in maintening the moment rather than in capturing a more universal story.  (more…)

Let Us Start From The Middle / Effi & Amir – Inauguration of the premises of Tirana Art Lab

Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art invites you:

Inauguration of the premises of Tirana Art Lab

After four years of operating in different places in the city, finally Tirana Art Lab is opening its own Space. We welcome you to join us at the inauguration of our premises and at the opening of the first exhibition in this space:

5, September 2014, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Opening

Let Us Start From The Middle / Effi & Amir

With guest artists: Matilda Odobashi, Era Tula, Driton Selmani, Pleurad Xhafa, Ergin Zaloshnja

“Let us start from the middle” is the exhibition title that the duo Effi & Amir gave their current visual research project into the world of Google Street View. In this exhibition they try to develop different approaches of film making inside an already existing photography. Google Street View offers a parallel reality, already documented. Inside this huge “snapshot of the world”, it seems that all that is left to do, is to reframe it. (more…)

Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna: Hollow Land – Keep Out!

Kro Art Conteporary

Hollow Land – Keep Out!

September 10 – November 15

with:

. Costantino Ciervo

. Marco Tirelli

. Mladen Miljanovic 

. Ingrid Simon

. Benczúr Emese

. Szilárd Cseke

in cooperation with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Vienna / Ital. Kulturinstitut Wien

Opening: 10.09.14 / 18h

From September to the beginning of November we will show in our Gallery the exhibition: “Hollow Land – keep out…”, dealing with the topic of migration, sanctioned immigration of the EU, the mythos of the golden west….

Through the economic disequilibrium and social and political instability of their countries, thousands of desperate people went on their way searching for their hollow land.  (more…)

Atelier 030202, Bucharest/ TRINITY: PINOCCHIO, PIETA AND THE SELF

TRINITY: PINOCCHIO, PIETA AND THE SELF

Theo Pelmuș

(live performance video) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., ATELIER 030202 (Sala Noua TC) at Sfanta Vineri no. 11, Bucharest

Atelier 030202 Coordinator: Mihai Zgondoiu

http://www.atelier030202.blogspot.com/

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329416217236212/?source=1

"The project Trinity: Pinocchio, Pieta and the Self, which I am presenting at Atelier 030202 Gallery, investigates the idea of ambiguous relations towards belief, by creating multi-layered realities that collapse into a visual bath of the sacred and profane iconic representations.

The starting point of this project is the new reality that takes place in Romania, in which religion and State intersect in the social realm.  (more…)

Gallery Vernon, Prague: LANDSCAPE EXTENDED -diSTRUKTURA

LANDSCAPE EXTENDED

diSTRUKTURA

4. 9. – 4. 10. 2014

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

Gallery Vernon presents a new exhibition by the creative Serbian duo from Belgrade. Expressing via different media, mostly painting, photography, drawing and video, they aim to reestablish man's lost bonds to the nature and propose new metaphors that would reflect the complex position of a human within the frame of urban landscape. The opening is connected with a special charity project in cooperation with THE GLOBAL CHARITY TRUST and Most k umění (Bridge to Art).

Milica Milićević (1979) and Milan Bosnic (1969) are both MA's of Departments of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. Besides diverse individual artistic ventures in group and solo exhibitions they have been working on joint projects since 2005 under name diSTRUKTURA. (more…)

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