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).

• Location: The “Brancovan Palaces” Cultural Center in Mogosoaia, Valea Parcului, nr.1 – the Main Building

• Opening: December 13th, 2014, 16:00 hours

• Period: 13.12.2014 – 28.02.2015

SATISFACTION OF BASIC NEEDS

Curator: Adriana Oprea (Romania)

Artists: Elena Dumitrescu, Hortensia Masichievici-Mişu, Ileana Micodin, Marilena Preda-Sânc, Anamaria Smigelschi

• Location: The “Brancovan Palaces” Cultural Center in Mogosoaia, Valea Parcului, nr.1 – the House of Arts

• Opening: December 13th, 2014, 16:00 hours

• Period: 13.12.2014 – 28.02.2015

CIRCUMSTANCES FAVORABLE TO NATURAL SELECTION

Michael Goldgruber

Curator: Olivia Nitis (Romania)

Artists: Michael Goldgruber (Austria); Christina Starzer (Austria); Ulrike Königshofer (Austria); Sultan Burcu Demir (Turkey); Ardan Özmenoglu (Turkey); Necla Ruzgar (Turkey)

• Location: Victoria Art Center, Calea Victoriei, nr. 12C, Bucharest

• Opening: December 16th, 2014, 19:00 hours

• Period: 16.12.2014 – 20.01.2015

NEWS REPORT: CALAMITY – Ethel & Silviu Baias

• Location: Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Str. Lirei, nr. 21, Bucharest

• Opening: February 4th, 2015, 19:00 hours

• Period: 04.02.2015 – 29.03.2015

WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE DONE? – Dan Perjovschi lecture, Q&A

• Location: Atelier 030202, Sfânta Vineri nr. 11, Bucharest

• Opening: January 15th, 2015, 20.00 hours

The 6th edition of IEEB is addressing issues of ecology. Ecological Thinking and Practices is the general theme of the edition that brings forth a variety of environmental subjects. Artist’s thinking and production function as a tool for observing, criticizing and revealing aspects of our life that are sometimes slightly debated, going unnoticed, being subject to ignorance or power relations, therefore left marginal. Thinking ecologically represents an imperative for our civilization today, the parallel process between thinking and acting accordingly providing the context for further political and ethical debates.

The works presented in IEEB6 will address questions, perhaps also offer answers to problems regarding our relationship with the environment. The art production itself is starting to include ecological materials. The specificity of printmaking means the use of acids harmful for the environment, but today other possibilities are at hand including non toxic, water based ink, ink without animal ingredients, organic paper with a large quantity of recycled material, less chlorine and so on.

Current events in Europe such as Rosia Montana, fracking and animal protection rights in Romania, Gezi Park issues in Turkey to which we add other aspects around the world like tropical deforestation, massive industrialization, water pollution, non-environmental living and architecture, influencing global warming, climate change, forced migration represent imperative aspects for human conscience reaction. IEEB6 intends to represent a platform for these concerns, from different points of view.

IEEB6 PARTENERS

Main Sponsor: OMV

Sponsors: Domeniile Sâmburești, Aqua Carpatica

Parteners: Austrian Cultural Forum, Balassi Institute – Hungarian Institute from Bucharest, Victoria Art

Center, Spanish Embassy in Bucharest, Aiurart Contemporary Art Space in Bucharest, Atelier 030202, BMW.

Media Parteners: G&E Print and Art Edition Magazine, RFI, Radio România Cultural, Arta, 22, Agenția de Carte, Cultura, ArtClue

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