National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest: DISPOSITIONS IN TIME AND SPACE


27.11.2014 – 29.03.2015

National Museum of Contemporary Art – Palace of Parliament, 2nd floor, 13 Septembrie bd, Bucharest

Curator: Adrian Bojenoiu

Participants in the exhibition: Mihai Barabancea (RO), Andreea Buțincu (RO), Anetta Mona Chisa (CZ), Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield (UK), Vlad Drăgulescu (RO), Bogdan Ghiu (RO), David Goldenberg(UK), Nicu Ilfoveanu (RO), Daniel Knorr (DE), Petru Lucaci (RO), Jonas Lozoraitis (LT), Alexandru Niculescu (RO), Adrian Notz (CH), Daniela Pălimariu (RO), Mihai Pop (RO), Delia Popa (RO), Raluca Popa (RO), Cristian Răduță (RO), Adina Mocanu (RO), Alexandra Sand (RO), Thomas Tsang (HK), Dan Vezentan (RO)

Speakers in conferences: Matei Bejenaru (RO), Adrian Bojenoiu (RO), Giovanni Carmine (CH), Bogdan Ghiu (RO), David Goldenberg (UK), Justė Jonutytė (LT), Kate Sutton (US), Thomas Tsang (HK)

Exhibition design: Timo Grimberg (DE)


Thursday, November 27

20:00 Opening (in the frame of 3+10 MNAC.13 years of existence 10 years in the Palace of Parliament)

21:15 Anetta Mona Chisa (performance, 2nd floor)

21:25 Andreea Buțincu (performance, 2nd floor)

21:45 Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield (performance, 2nd floor)

22:15 PC Harem (performance in the frame of Cannibal Disco, 2nd floor)

23:00 Cannibal Disco (party with Scoromide, 4th floor)


Conferences schedule (Auditorium Hall, 4th floor):

Friday, November 28

16:00 David Goldenberg 

17:00 Thoms Tsang 

18:00 Kate Sutton 

19:00 Matei Bejenaru 


Saturday, November 29

16:00 Bogdan Ghiu

17:00 Justė Jonutytė 

18:00 Adrian Bojenoiu

19:00 Giovanni Carmine

The Mobile Biennale 1 – Oltenia Tour in 7 days – that took place between 28 July – 3 August created a context that short-circuited the presumed logic of art representation by the cancellation of the exhibition space. The representation space was over-extended to geographical dimensions (Oltenia Region) so as to deconcentrate the look upon some objects, images or situations generally presented as art. The exhibition project Dispositions in Time and Space reverts to the white cube representation. 

The biennale aims at positioning the art discourse in relation to the two universal coordinates Time and Space but also to its own present, creating a speculative context, that was the starting point for the MB participants in the creation of works of art. 

Curatorial theme, it brings up the mobility (understood as complex relational factor) and requests the participants to deliver their own discourse both in relation to the present, as a position undertaken, as well as in relation to the movement and evolution of what we call art. Also, another key aspect is how they define their current commitment to art through an unconditional relation to these two universal coordinates, Time and Space whose absence renders any discourse impossible. 

Therefore, the works on display, although dealing with topics related to social, political, architectural or language themes, they can be interpreted as devices for ontological orientation or forms of dialogue and negotiation of the two existential coordinates. 

The purpose of this thematic approach, seen as a whole, is to turn the art discourse onto itself, in a sort of attempt to emphasise the current range. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of international conferences and debates gathered under the title Being Art. Materiality of Art Discourse and Its Extensions. 

The exhibition is organized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Club Electroputere Craiova and with the support of Czech Center Bucharest.

Photo credit: Dan Vezentan

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