The Bureau of Melodramatic Research:The Congress of Pessimism – second part

The Congress of Pessimism is resurrected. After beginning in March with Dylan Trigg and the Unsorcery meeting, the Bureau of Melodramatic Research presents:

Nicola Masciandaro: A Matter of Sorrow: The Trouble with Not Being Born & Following the Sigh

Wednesday 23rd of April, 19:00

Thursday 24th of April, 19:00

Ben Woodard: This Wandering Insignificance: The Desert of Reason & The Sea of Nature

Saturday 26th of April, 17:00

Sunday 27th of April, 17:00


tranzit. ro/ București, 

Str. Gazelei, nr. 44, sector 4

Horror of Amphitheatre: launch of Bezna#5 [Darkness, Fear, Unknown] and Bezna Dissections 

Wednesday 30th of April at Universitatea de Medicina


A Matter of Sorrow: The Trouble with Not Being Born & Following the Sigh

by Nicola Masciandaro (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

All men have grounds for sorrow [mater of sorow], but most specially he feels grounds for sorrow who knows and feels that he is. In comparison to this sorrow, all other sorrows are but a game. – Cloud of Unknowing 


Leica Gallery, Prague: HEARTLAND

Leica Gallery Prague is pleased to invite you to the exhibition:



Vložený obrázek 1

The exhibition will run untill 15 June, 2014.

The exhibited series of black-and-white photographs, Heartland, by the well-known Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker, shows life in the United States in the mid-1960s. The photographs were made on assignment for the German Kristall magazine, where they were published together with an article by Rolf Winter. At a time when most Europeans’ typical picture of the USA was Manhattan and its skyscrapers, Hoepker’s photographs revealed the true face of the country, including its problems. His unique snapshots, bizarre scenes, and portraits full of emotion provide a comprehensive image of America of that period.

More information:

All photographs are for sale.

Alkatraz Gallery: Tree Particle

Boštjan Drinovec: Tree Particle

22 April 2014 > 16 May 2014

Kindly invited to the opening of the "Tree Particle" exhibition by Boštjan Drinovec, on Tuesday, 22nd April, at 8 pm in the Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto.

Boštjan Drinovec is a sculptor who has been creating in his garage studio at the Autonomous Cultural Centre Metelkova mesto (Metelkova City) for two decades. His studio is like an experimental lab where creations of various kinds are taking shape; from mobile-sound sculptures to small figures of rebels. In this creative space ideas and aesthetically perfected objects of a reflective connection of contents and form are being born. The contents are directly linked to the process of the sculpture’s production, as the author keeps upgrading his technique and the methods of production of each work during the work procedure. (more…)

NON Gallery, Istanbul: There Is No God In the Sky Only Birds

Extrastruggle- There Is No God In the Sky Only Birds

(…) But then, when I failed to cut my ties with materiality and restricted time, I sadly understood: Any type of government based on the rule of human beings by human beings is bound to end in injustice, unfairness and oppression. So it is necessary to bravely propose that the basis for life should be a type of order with no state, with no law, an order in which every human being lives independently and autonomously. However, I must also add that I accept the fact that reality, absolute truth, is unknowable. Unfortunately, the creature known as the human being is not equipped with the formation required to acquire absolute knowledge. It is perhaps necessary to carry out the struggle not outside (extra) but inside (intra).


Merkur Gallery, Istanbul: Heaven

Ali İbrahim Ocal


11-04-2014 – 03-05-2014

Ali Ibrahim Ocal’s third solo-exhibition which consists of the works that he has created in the last period named ‘’Heaven’’ will take place at Merkur between the dates 11th April- 3rd May.

Ocal’s works take hold of the ‘’human fact’’ as far from the story, which imagery materializes directly, over a complex and layered language. The artist produces quite a few distant, sometimes creepy and hybridized images via blending the mandatory connection between body and time, nature with the forms of our cultural memory. (more…)

Bulart Gallery, Varna: solo exhibition by Dóra Palatinus (Hungary) >contempo 2014

Bulart Gallery presents 

Dóra Palatinus

Dream Bubbles – objects and photography 

Dóra Palatinus, Dream Bubbles, mixed media, 2010, 9x8x8cm

opening : 24 april 2014 at  6 pm

Varna , 22 Shipka st

The presentation is in the frame of contempo 2014 

VIth edition of international contemporary art festival, Varna  (more…)

Ani Molnar Gallery, Budapest: RUN WITH ME

The Ani Molnar Gallery kindly invites you to the latest show and reception within the contemporary fine art exhibition series called Park Gallery:

RUN WITH ME – exhibition of LAJOS CSONTÓ

Opening: 2 April 2014, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Opening speech by: ATTILA HORÁNYI, art historian

Curator: ANNAMÁRIA MOLNÁR / Ani Molnár Gallery

Address: Park Gallery, MOM Park, first floor, entrance from Forum square, 1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 53.

The exhibition is on view until 1 April 2015, daily from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (more…)

International Architectural Summer 2014 Workshop

International Architectural Summer 2014 Workshop to be held in Cyprus

We are in the delightful position to contact you regarding the above mentioned subject. We are representing a team of Young Architects who are currently in the process of organising an architectural workshop in the European island of Cyprus. The Founders of this workshop are Kleopatra Papapetrou, Architect, Cyprus and Stefani Kefala, Architect, Cyprus. We would be more than happy to collaborate with media partners who will help us promote this idea through notices, articles, promotion and any other advertising items. 

We have created an architectural workshop under the name "YArch-workshop", which derives from the words Young Architects – workshop. We are pleased to invite in our workshop architects, students, artists and designers from all over the world, as well as people from different expertise who are interested in architecture. YArch-workshop is programmed to be held in the summer of 2014 for two weeks.

People who will take part at the workshop will have the great opportunity to get familiar with all stages of implementing an architectural project in real-life, from design to construction in 1:1 scale. It presents a challenging framework consisting of design workshops, field trips and seminars, debates on theory and practice of new architectural ideas. We are going to organise an architectural competition prior to the workshop and anyone who wishes to participate can do so. The competition’s goal is for winning projects to be constructed during the workshop giving a great opportunity to Young Professionals to promote their work. The main aim of the workshop is the cooperation between lovers of architecture from different countries and schools, who will be working together and will have the opportunity to exchange views, ideas and experiences. (more…)

Krokus Gallery Bratislava: The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women

The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women 

Zuzana Blochová, Habima Fuchs, Brunhilde Groult, Kristína Chrasteková, Kris Lemsalu

Krokus is pleased to invite you to the group exhibition „The Open Tents of Habima Fuchs – Meetings with Remarkable Women“ with the participation of Zuzana Blochová, Habima Fuchs, Brunhilde Groult, Kristína Chrasteková and Kris Lemsalu. 

From the diary of Zuha de Marseille:

One day, while I was walking through the forests and meadows between the fox mountain and the valley of the moon, I came across a camp of sunlit tents on a green hill. The tents were open and their colourful sides waved gently in the wind. I was received with warm hospitality and saw visitors from all continents. In one tent I met five women. In a giant pot they were preparing a deliciously smelling meal for the visitors. (more…)

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje: POLITICS WITHIN


Fokus Grupa, IC – 98, IRWIN, Borut Peterlin, Nives Sertić, Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl

Curated by: Irena Borić

Borut Peterlin, Flower Power, photo serie, 2008-2013

Center for Contemporary Arts Celje, 17. 4. – 8. 6. 2014

Locations: Gallery of Contemporary Art and Likovni salon

"Meanwhile, with this programme, as with all programmes, you receive images and meanings which are arranged. I hope you will consider what I arrange, but be sceptical of it."

John Berger, Ways of Seeing

When John Berger made the Ways of Seeing, a BBC television series, back in 1972, he introduced a new set of ideas about meanings and the ideological framework of historically acknowledged artworks into the mainstream media discussion. He exposed possibilities of manipulation with the ways of seeing and interpreting art, as well as issues of value, commercial images and institutionalised misogyny. These ways of thinking contradicted the common understanding of art history in which art is seen solely through the categories of style, form and genre. By outlining the effects and consequences of representation, Berger recognized the political as already inherited within the art field, and it is precisely this that makes his contribution so relevant today. (more…)

Aiurart, Bucharest: MOMENTUM 2


Artists: Michele Bressan, Irina Botea, Irina Broboană, Cătălin Burcea, Mario Ionescu, Flavia Lupu, Delia Popa, Marilena Preda Sânc, Valeriu Șchiau, Roxana Trestioreanu, Mihai Zgondoiu. Special invited French artist: Veronique Sapin. 

Curator: Olivia Nițiș

April 24th to May 14th, 2014 | Aiurart Contemporary Art Space | 21 Lirei, Bucharest

Project coordination: Oana Băluță and Olivia Nițiș (more…)



Artworks from the collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov


March 8th – April 19th 2014

Opening – Friday, March 7th, 6 pm

The exhibition International Women's Day is the first public showing of parts of the art collection of Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov. The part presented in the show includes works by 33 female artists from Bulgaria and 20 other countries. It is a special selection for March 8th – the International Day of the Working Woman, which is celebrated for more than 100 years all over the world. (more…)

INDA Gallery: Come with me


20. march 2014. – 18. april 2014.

Come With Me, 2014


Lajos Csontó's works are based on a simple observation: "Behind the everyday facade of the world there is another, hidden world." The exhibition shows us a glimpse of this world, with its title, COME WITH ME, appearing as a large, central piece of the exhibition, and inviting the visitors to take a walk in this "other world". The black, prominently shining letters demand our attention, like the contemporary artists who strive for newer and newer exhibitions, often above everything else, without having any message at all – according to the artist's critical explanation of this work. (more…)

DOX, Prague: OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket

OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket

11. 4. – 30. 6. 2014

The extensive art project entitled OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket deals with the effectiveness of an art college education. It is based on the six-year tradition of BELOW THE LINE exhibitions that presented unsuccessful public art college applicants without any sort of institutional selection. The BELOW THE LINE project was thus an open platform for the work of each artist to without restriction. The OVER THE LINE – One way return ticket takes this idea and develops it further. It works with artists who participated in at least one BELOW THE LINE exhibition, but subsequently were accepted to an art college, and are either still studying or are fresh graduates.

The exhibition’s goal is not to present a homogenous analysis of issues involving post-secondary art education, but to shed light on this area via the work of several specific artists and their work. (more…)

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn: Josephine Pryde – Knickers

Josephine Pryde

18.04. – 24.05.2014

Opening 17.04.2014 7pm

Mezzanin Gallery: Tools &Accessoires

Katrin Plavcak

Tools &Accessoires


About walking and visual aids

7 fragments on Katrin Plavcak’s exhibitions Tools & Accessoires

1. Helping shape the ATTITUDE towards painting in the own work – that is what Katrin Plavcak’s art is about. In her exhibition “Tools & Accessoires” this means, among other things, that she addresses the relationship between sensory perception, aesthetic production and pictorial space. Namely, the pictorial space for Plavcak hardly presents itself as perspective, thus, illusionistic, but rather varied, often put together out of different two dimensional, sometimes distorted and “wavy” levels. For the perception of these images this means that a “flat vision” then assembles these plateaus into the (anti-) space grammar presented in the image. (more…)




Opening of the exhibition: 

on Friday, March 14, 2014, 9 pm 

Opening statement by Christian Kozina, Economy for the Common Good Styria

The exhibition is open on that day from 6 pm to until at least 1 am in the night.

Participating artists: Hannah Brackston, Catherine Grau / Zoe Kreye, Polonca Lovšin, Ralo Mayer, RESANITA, Kamen Stoyanov

Curated by: Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer (more…)

TATHĀGATA @ Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj



Vernisaj: 11 Aprilie 2014, ora 19

Video, 40 min

The film is a meditative essay composed of moments filmed in 2012: a day and a night spent around the lake called The Blue Lagoon. 

"Tathāgata" is a Sanskrit word which means "arriving at that"; "that" meaning being as such, the existence emptied of attributes and mental projections. The film is an attempt to arrive there, caused by the strange and sad encounter with a silent boy and by the terrifying night spent in the whistling wind and delusions.

"Tathāgata" is part of the exhibition "Disenchantment Day" organized by Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest.

Lateral Art Space

Fabrica de Pensule 

Henri Barbusse 59-61

Cluj-Napoca, România

Salonul de proiecte: Disenchantment Day

Disenchantment Day

Artists: Dragoș Bădiță, Daniel Djamo, Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa, Monotremu, [Perplex], Sillyconductor

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 20 February, 19.00

Launch of the Unsorcery method – Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa: 19.30

Sound performance Sillyconductor: 20.30

20 February – 13 April 2014 

Salonul de proiecte announces the opening of its third season of exhibitions resulting from the open call addressed to artists based in Romania and at the beginning of their careers. In previous years, twenty-nine projects have been produced, and artists Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová, Aurelia Mihai, and Ciprian Mureșan have been involved in the selection process. This season, Salonul de proiecte continues to open up to the international art scene, having invited Dutch artist Nicoline van Harskamp, to select the projects featured in the present exhibition. (more…)

Secession, Vienna: Heinrich Dunst – Little Warsaw – Kerstin von Gabain



April 11 – June 8, 2014 

Press conference: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10 a.m. 

Opening: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7 p.m. 

The Austrian artist Heinrich Dunst creates spatial interventions and performances that navigate the gap between what can be seen and what can be said, the untranslatability of one form into another, and the contextual nature of spatial presentations. 

For his show at the Secession, Dunst develops a new installation. Its organizing principle is a wall cutting diagonally across the gallery on which hypertext is inscribed. Various media fragments—letters cut from pink foam material, monochrome pictures, defamiliarized everyday objects, an Ottoman miniature painting, and photocopies revolving around the theme of the hand—are the elements from which he constructs a non-hierarchical visual field. A central motif in his art is the deictic act and the question it raises of the interface between embodiment and representation. (more…)

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