KIOSK catalogue – launch
The entrance hall of Cultural Department of Chisinau (behind Licurici Theatre)
68 str. Bucuresti, Chisinau
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 5 pm
You are invited to the lauch of the KIOSK catalogue that comprises the actions organized between 2007-2010 in the frame of KIOSC project – cultural information point / public platform for participation. The invited guests are Stefan Rusu, artist and curator, the author of FLAT SPACE, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, philosopher and cultural theoretician, co- founder of CRITICATAC platform, Ina Borozan and Andrei Vatamaniuc, architects.
The discussion will have as reference the activities undertaken in the frame of KIOSK project after which the emphasis will be put on the urban transformations taking place in Chisinau during the last two decades, its outcomes and ideological connotations.
KIOSK catalogue includes contributions offered by artists, curators, theoreticians, poets, volunteers who took part in the project and whose works and texts reflect the recent transformations that Chisinau public space was going through: Aliona Balan și Alexandru Lozinschi [MD] / Nataša Bodrožić [HR] / Maxim Cuzmenco [MD] / Elena Hall [UA] / Tonka Maleković [HR] / Szilvia Nagy [HU] / Roman Petruniak [US] / Maud Revol [FR] / Ștefan Rusu [MD] / Tokmag (Tamás Kovács și András Tábori) / Daniel Tucker [US] / Vadim Ţîganaș [MD] / Răzvan Ţupa [RO]/ Vladimir Us [MD] / Raluca Voinea [RO] / Tamara Zlobina [UA]
The catalogue has 136 pages / in Romanian-English languages / design by Georg Waldman [DE]http://chiosc.oberliht.com/2012/03/31/catalogul-chiosc
The launch of KIOSK catalogue brings officially to end the cycle of activities supported by the European Cultural Foundation. We would also like to express our gratefulness to everybody who contributed to this project, partners and participants.
EYE OVER PRAGUE – screening
68/1 str. Bucuresti, Chisinau
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 8 pm
The launch of KIOSK catalogue will be followed by a screening of the film EYE OVER PRAGUE (OKO NAD PRAHOU), dir. Olga Spatova, 2009 / Czech Republic / 78 min.
An extraordinary tale about strongly passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky with a clear vision of the future who has the biggest fight on his hands in Prague again. Shot over three years in the UK, Czech and Italy tells the powerful story of Jan Kaplicky, one of the most emotional figures in the world of architecture. His greatest unrealized architectural achievement, the new National library in Prague means the world to him.
The project called the Eye over Prague is radical, exciting and far enough ahead of its time to provoke a fair degree of controversy. It represents a triumphant return to his homeland for the Czech-born émigré, a vindication of his uncompromisingly forward-looking philosophy and a tragically poetic ending to his remarkable career.
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KIOSK project: http://chiosc.oberliht.com
Following the series of projects titled INTERVENTIONS (2006-2008) Oberliht association launched the KIOSK project in 2009. Embodied in FLAT SPACE – a cultural information point and a platform for public participation, it aims to provide continuity to the previously organized activities and offer an alternative within a cultural sector dominated by institutions inherited from the Communist period. Installed on a tiny segment of municipal ground, squeezed in between cars aggressively taking over the sidewalks, FLAT SPACE plays the role of an active agent of bottom-up civic involvement, understanding cultural engagement as social action capable of producing a critical culture. The activities built around it address, in its immediate surroundings, the urgent question of public space. In a broader way the project offers the basis for the analysis of the cultural, social and political realities of one of Europe’s suburbs.
CHIOSC | curator