Border Body – Performative Lab at Allegra Nomad Gallery – The White Night of Galleries, Bucharest

Border Body – Performative Lab at Allegra Nomad Gallery

May 23, 2014. Opening: May 23, 2014, 7 pm. (Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor)

As developed by Simona Deaconescu

Involving the visual artist Dilmana Yordanova

Artistis making a statement: Catrinel Catana, Cristina Lilienfeld, Andreea Novac, Vlad Merariu, Silviu Mititelu

Allegra Nomad Gallery, Str. Băiculești 29, Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Sala Tipografia

Public transport: BUS 112, 149, 331, 331bis

Directions by phone: 0725796860

If we were to make a choice regarding the limitations of our body, separating it from the context in which it was developed, what traces would it leave in space? If the video camera is the subjective point of view of an active viewer will it alter the perspective over the creative process, as regarded by the third eye – the public. The limitation of our body in the physical and spiritual space has become a reason of reflexive discourses. The need to understand our own physical capacities and the way our system processes the information in creative laboratory causes alterations to our motion system. What infinite articulated stories can be self created in an infinite space?

The informational and sensorial luggage which we gather in a single moment  is a powerful source of inspiration, than the past or the future. Simona Deaconescu invites in her laboratory artists that present themselves and their bodies as issues to be taken into consideration, their point of view toward their bodies’ borders create the flesh of the laboratory. They push the limits of their bodies beyond context, researching the deep mechanism of generating movement and the micro-connections developed during the process.

Border Body – Performative Lab is part of Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded

May 9-25, 2014

Coordination: Allegra Nomad Gallery

Invited artists: Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Sandra Mavhima, Lea Rasovzsky, Ana Maria Micu, Mihail Coșulețu, Ciprian Ariciu, Simona Deaconescu

Featured artists: Radu Aldea, Dilmana Yordanova, Catrinel Catana, Cristina Lilienfeld, Andreea Novac, Vlad Merariu, Silviu Mititelu

Curator: Igor Mocanu

The space of the hall is turned into a rupturing forum by placing a wooden structure with a platform and benches for the visitors. The platform is cut into two symmetrical half-spaces that aim to re-stage two dimensions of the contemporary arts field: art which is accompanied by an explicatory discourse or with a shape owing to verbal conceptualisation; and art with a non-verbal and primarily material discourse. On the one side are artists who, generically speaking, sit and paint on an easel, but they can practice any other classical form of art (sculpture, drawing, object installation, photography), on the other, artist who explain their works, conceptualising (performance, speech, dance, happening). On the one hand are visual arts, and of the other, performative arts. The audience is urged to assist and turn into an art critic and make critical judgements.


Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată (Pavilion 1): Self-portraits, painting.

Ciprian Ariciu (Pavilion 1): Exibiting contemporary ceramics.

Ana Maria Micu (Pavilion 1): Installing the image, interactive reenactment of the studio, painting, photographs.

[Gallery description]

Allegra Nomad Gallery (founded in 2012) does not belong to a particular architectural or geographical space and is always in search of new forms of dialogue with the already existent exhibition spaces for contemporary art and not only, forwarding its efforts towards the offering of support and promotion for the gallery artists. The gallery conceived and organized several exhibitions in Bucharest and Vienna to present the artists: Philippa von Bastha, Horia Mina, Paul Neagu, Sorin Dumitrescu, Nikolai Ghika, Carla Damian and Dario Carratta.

Parallel event of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Partners: UAP, Sala Tipografia, BB6, NAG

Media Partners: ArtClue, Art Dance News online, Artindex, ArtSlant, drafturi critice, Gazeta de știri,, Pavilion Journal, Șapte Seri, Senso TV

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