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

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) (more…)

Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest: Distant Green – Exhibition opening by Péter Gálhidy

December 3 – January 31, 2015

The Ani Molnár Gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Péter Gálhidy

Péter Gálhidy’s solo show entitled 'Distant Green' focuses on different manifestations of reality. The exhibited artworks are characterised by unique use of space and form, which manipulate the viewers’ perception of proportion and which provides new understanding for the concept of 'natural'.The works exhibited at the show may be understood as poems from a poetry book. Each artwork is a unique, working system, yet they may be read as parts of a series as they are all connected through a theme, that is in the case of 'Distant Green' playing with the human mind, with perception. (more…)

Vernon Gallery, Prague: Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth

Federico Solmi

Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth 

28. 11. 2014 – 10. 1. 2015

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

The new exhibition at Gallery Vernon presents the world premiere of the video trilogy Chinese Democracy and The Last Day on Earth by Federico Solmi, a NY-based Italian artist and award winner of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. The first two installments of the trilogy were launched in Los Angeles (2012) and New York (2013), and it is a great honor for Prague to premiere the final installment. 

The exhibition will also display Solmi's vibrant video paintings and paper paintings. Through these provocative, satirical pieces, Solmi portrays a dystopian vision of present-day society. Solmi re-contextualizes images culled from the video game industry, pop culture, and the internet to produce original artworks that are bold commentaries on burning issues often eliminated from public discussions. His work is a criticism of a system that approves and trusts without questioning the fragile foundation on which our culture and post-modernist society is based. (more…)

Secession, Vienna: Time Capsule

CHTO DELAT

Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia

November 21, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Press conference: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10 a.m.

Opening: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7 p.m.

Chto Delat’s exhibition Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia combines a complex environment centered around the sculpture A Resurrected Soldier and the film The Excluded. In a Moment of Danger (both 2014) with an archive comprising posters, ephemera, fragmentary footage, and documents that illustrate the oeuvre of the Russian collective in the more than ten years of its existence. (more…)

The Centre for Visual Arts, Bucharest: Missed Connections

The Centre for Visual Arts – multimedia center invites you to the opening of the exhibition Missed Connections on Tuesday, 25 November, 7 pm.

While trying to control the space we occupy, the action of cartography is a traditional way of finding meaning and thus becoming an internalized process of recognition. Breaking the perceptual and sensorial links causes disorientation and introduces decontextualization or, what Deleuse and Guattari call “deterritorialization”.

The Center for Vizual Arts puts forward an itinerary in reconstructing this destabilized and destabilizing space, an uncertain place where ordinary things are questioned, a place of vulnerability, insecurity and of pending judgments. The process implies tracking the joinders that were generated by putting together disparate, heterogeneous elements, letting go of conflicts and remaking the bonds.

The fragmentations, pauses, cracks, realities that intertwined are developed in an imaginary of recovery. Every work is biographical, setting reference points that cross the social, temporal and geographical.  (more…)

EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS: I DON’T UNDERSTAND

EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS in partnership with Polish Institute Bucharest

 have the pleasure to invite you to an event dedicated to video art, in the presence of the contemporary artist Karolina Breguła (PL):

I DON’T UNDERSTAND

Attitude towards video art

Screening evening ("The Offence") & Artist Talk

Friday, November 28, 7 p.m., 50 Plantelor Street, Bucharest

PRESS EVENT – INTERVIEWS, Q & A SESSION: 4:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.

The event frames an interactive debate between the Polish artist and the Romanian public interested in the contemporary video art, being an invitation to all the actors involved in the dynamics of contemporary art interpretations: artists and curators, professors and students of the universities of arts, art collectors and cultural institutes’ representatives. (more…)

ZORZINI Gallery, Bucharest: Colliding Geometry

ZORZINI Gallery presents – Colliding Geometry Solo Show by Dan MACIUCA

Opening Wednesday 26 of November at 7 pm – Curator Adina Zorzini 

44 Sfintii Apostoli Street, building A, floor 3, Natiunile Unite Square 

Dan Maciuca (b. 1979) is one of the strongest emerging artists from the Cluj School of Art, living and working in Cluj Napoca, Romania; the artist perfectly masters the classical painting techniques and is also an associated teacher at the University of Art and Design (Painting Department).

A special feature in Dan Maciuca’s practice is the importance given to the abstract dimension, the artist thus differentiating himself by being one of the very few abstract Romanian painters of his generation; it is well known that the practice of art does not have a strong historical background with regard to abstract expression in Eastern European history of art. Thus, Dan Maciuca is one of the most important representatives of the abstract approach of painting in the Eastern European recent production. (more…)

Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna: Masquerades

JAKOB KOLDING: MASQUERADES

19.11.2014–10.01.2015

Opening: Tuesday, 18. November 2014, 7 pm

Galerie Martin Janda is pleased to announce Masquerades, Jakob Kolding’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will run from 19th of November 2014 to 10th of January 2015. As the title suggests, the exhibition examines different takes on masks and the connected acts of gesturing, performing and staging—acts that indicate different possible identities, as well as psychological, social and political implications.

Taking masquerades as a starting point, the works playfully combine a wide range of influences. From renaissance sculptures to surrealism, psychoanalysis and dream interpretation to modernist theatre, dioramas and classic literature to hip hop culture and pop music, post-structuralist identity theory and back again to pre-modern myths and fables. In the process, a world of constantly shifting, changing and overlapping positions is constructed. (more…)

Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana: Araras Printed Jungle

Stripburger presents: Araras Printed Jungle by Oficina Arara

18 November 2014 > 09 December 2014

Kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition Araras Printed Jungle by Oficina Arara collective on Tuesday, 18th November, at 8 pm, at the Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova.

The gallery in Metelkova Mesto is being taken over by the graphic DIY laboratory from Porto, Portugal, which is going to present yet another grassroots art initiative to the local audience, an initiative that strives to transcend the established visual and production practices. Oficina Arara pulsates and vibrates as a lively multifunctional art collective characterized by an experimental and playful attitude towards art. This monumental graphic installation, presented in Slovenia for the first time, consists of an eclectic selection of works created by the members of the collective in the last few years.

A major part of their work is based on the silkscreen technique, combined with other graphic and painting techniques in an extremely experimental manner, in order to accentuate aspects of organicism and materiality of artistic prints with a pronounced visual freshness and humor. The exhibition features a special open-air exhibition project and a mask creation workshop as well. (more…)

Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Bucharest: Suzana Dan | Playground

Suzana Dan | Playground

18th of November 2014 – 24th of January 2015

Aiurart Contemporary Art Space | 21 Lirei St, Bucharest

Curator: Erwin Kessler

Opening: Tuesday, the 18th of November, 7 – 10 pm.

From November 18th, Suzana Dan clears the ground – Playground at Aiurart.

Clearing the place of everything that is not "Suzy", Suzana Dan twists Aiurart’s tail to imprint it with her own bloody-happy, erotically-abrasive, para-feminist, painfully relaxed tales. (more…)

Volum Art Association, Bucharest: The Expanded Space/ Insider and outsider

The Expanded Space public art programme has been initiated in 2011 and seeks to bring the urban public space to life through temporary interventions which may vary from sculpture or installation to performance. Organized in different spaces in Bucharest and having a temporary span, the programme aims to support the new public art projects, which distance themselves from the “classical” monuments and memorials through the theme, the artistic expression and the type of intervention in the public space. 

The fourth project in the framework of the Expanded Space programme has been opened on the 30th of July, 2014, bearing the theme of “Insider and Outsider”. Drawing on the belief that art does not only become public through its placement, since the public dimension has social and political connotations and is given by the choice of the questions it investigates or brings up, this year, the organizers have suggested the artists to question the issue of social definition of the individual through the lens of access to a particular group, community, position or culture. (more…)

MNAC – Palace of Parliament, Bucharest: .3 + 10. MNAC.

.3 + 10. MNAC.

13 years of existence

10 years in the Palace of Parliament 

THU 27.11.2014, 19.00

MNAC – Palace of Parliament

19.00. DEIMANTAS NARKEVIČIUS, Cupboard and a Song

ground floor 

Curator: Călin Dan

Deimantas Narkevičius pulls out the images stored in our heads through the subtle processes of (collective) memory, and translates them into phantoms of a resilient past that haunts mercilessly but gently the present. Working mostly with cinematic means (cinema – the medium of phantoms revival par excellence), the artist remains a believer in the virtues of space as a container of public tensions and a promoter of sculpture as a healer of historical traumas. (more…)

Vernon Gallery, Prague: I Had a Dream in Berlin and Woke Up in Reykjavik

Galerie Vernon and Media Box Project presents: 

DREAM IN BERLIN AND WOKE UP IN REYKJAVIK 

Tuesday, 25th of November 2014 at 18.00

@Galerie Vernon

DIMITRIS ARGYRIOU / TANIA GOMES / FRANZISKA KABISCH / NEF / BEN PAETZOLD / NICO DUVINAGE / AUTHENTIC BOYS

Many of us will experience several cities during our lives as we are no longer tied to one place. We sometimes lose the sense of time and space when we arrive somewhere on a holiday with nothing but one bag, yet end up staying for months, even years. Until one day we realise that the time has come to leave again. And again the changing urban scenes flash in front of our eyes, all different, but still the same. Once important relationships are left behind and forgotten like a passing dream. This constant movement and increasing flux of people coming and going has inspired the exhibition, I Had a Dream in Berlin and Woke Up in Reykjavik: You might be here now, but tomorrow you will be gone. (more…)

Atelier 030202, Bucharest: #SELFIES

#SELFIES

Irina Broboană

(drawing/object/installation)

13 november – 10 december 2014

Opening: Thursday, 13 november 2014, 19.00, ATELIER 030202 

(Sala Nouă TC), Sfânta Vineri street nr. 11, Bucharest

Coordonator Atelier 030202: Mihai Zgondoiu 

www.atelier030202.ro

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1478165655741707/

#AdrianaSelfie #AncaSelfie #GabrielaSelfie #IoanaSelfie #IrinaSelfie #MarilenaSelfie #NonaSelfie #OliviaSelfie #PatriciaSelfie #RalucaIlariaSelfie #RuxandraSelfie #SimonaSelfie #TeodoraSelfie #ValentinaSelfie (more…)

Krokus Gallery, Bratislava: SHAPED REALITY. BETWEEN OBJECT AND IMAGE

SHAPED REALITY. BETWEEN OBJECT AND IMAGE

Samuel Henne, Viktor Kopasz, Jasanský – Polák, Peter Puklus

Exhibition opening: Tuesday November 11th 2014, 19.00

Private preview: 16.00 ‐ 18.00 (for media and invited guests, r.s.v.p. office@krokusgaleria.sk by 10.11.2014, 18.00)

Location: Krokus Galéria, Námestie 1. mája 3, 81106 Bratislava

Duration of the exhibition: 12.11.2014 – 16.1.2015

Open: Wed. – Sat. 2 p.m.– 6 p.m. (and by telephone appointment)

Krokus Gallery presents a group exhibition by artists from the Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany entitled “Shaped reality. Between object and image”. In the centre of their interest lies the transformation of the world of objects into the shape of a photographic record which gains an autonomous aesthetic and semantic quality. All the exhibited artists are characterised by a conceptual approach, a high level of reflection on the history and processes of the medium of photography as well as by intermedia overlaps towards other disciplines such as sculpture, painting, object and collage.

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv: The Sky is a Color

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv presents:

Rada Boukova and Angelina Krusteva

The Sky is a Color

7 November 2014 – 18 January 2015

Opening: 7 November, 6:00 p.m. 

SARIEV Contemporary, 40 Otets Paisiy St. and SARIEV Project Space, 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Kapana Quarter

Sariev Contemporary presents Rada Boukova’s second solo exhibition The Sky is a Color, created in collaboration with Angelina Krusteva. The exhibition will be on view from 7 November 2014 to 18 January 2015 in two locations: the SARIEV Contemporary Space in 40 Otets Paisiy St., and the SARIEV Project Space in the Kapana Quarter. (more…)

Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul: PRISON FOR MINOR OFFENSES

Opening Reception: 11 November 2014, 18:30 / 6:30 pm

Exhibition: 12.11.2014 – 10.01.2015

Galeri Zilberman is pleased to announce Eşref Yıldırım’s interactive installation titled Prison for Minor Offenses at their project space on the 2nd floor of Mısır Apartmanı. The exhibition will have its opening on November 11 at 6:30 pm.

Created for the 5th Sinop Biennial (Sinopale), this work takes its inspiration from the historical Sinop Prison, now a museum, where many authors, artists and journalists were incarcerated.

In his work, Yıldırım focuses especially on the topics of crime, criminals and victims; and with this interactive and performative work, he invites his audience to think about impunity. Consisting of a prison for one person with iron bars and a padlock, Prison for Minor Offenses is shown around the streets of Sinop on a cart and put to the use of the public. Minor offenses such as lying, breaking a heart and talking behind someone’s back get the durations of their sentence decided by the convicts themselves. People who wish to do so, can write about their crimes in the little notebook inside the small prison to feel relief. In this way, the Prison for Minor Offenses becomes a remedy for issues like insomnia, chagrin and premature ageing. (more…)

ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY: UFOs & River Flows

Svetlana FIALOVÁ

UFOs & River Flows

curator: Michal Stolárik

Vernissage: 4 November at 6PM 

The exhibition runs until 28 November 2014

It is a pleasure for ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY to introduce simultaneously solo and dissertation exhibition of Svetlana Fialová – UFOs & River Flows. Exhibition is a result of her Ph.D. studies, while it primarily shows artworks made during her stay in London. In her work, Svetlana Fialová continually develops drawing as a medium, while she pushes its customary boundaries and confutes speculations about its exhaustibility. Fialová´s own life and stories from her surroundings come to the thematic foreground.

Compositionally multilayered works which are full of specific iconography and immanent metaphors are shrouded in mystery with a strong psychological profile. In her latest works she is not fixed to depicts true images of reality but she is experimenting with visual errors and image distortions. Perspective „errors“ have been already known from history of fine arts but they are especially characteristic for the current visual culture. What a designer can do with a few „clicks“ in a graphic program, Fialová draws with Indian ink on a paper. She takes formal features of national and world history of fine arts and blends them with contemporary trends. This results into captivating visual expression with more or less difficult motifs and themes. Works of Svetlana Fialová act like a reminiscence of „ghosts“ of past or full moon dreams, which comes to life again and again and ag… (more…)

Allegra Nomad Gallery: Early adopter

Allegra Nomad Gallery

November 18-22, 2014, Early adopter

Aaron van Erp, Lapo Simeoni, Dario Carratta

Curator: Carola Chişiu 

Early adopter

Aaron van Erp, Lapo Simeoni, Dario Carratta

Opening: Friday, 7 November, 18:00 h

Curator: Carola Chişiu 

November 7 – 30, Bucharest, Combinatul Fondului Plastic – Str. Baiculesti 29, Sala Tipografia

Program: L – V: 10.00 – 18.00.

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

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

http://allegranomad.com/

An early adopter refers to the early customer of a recently released product on the market. The producer uses the customer’s feedback to refine or to create a whole new line of accessories for the initial product. On a first glance, an early adopter is a privileged person who benefits from all the producer’s attention, receiving all he/she needs for the early use of that given product. However, an early adopter plays the unappealing role of a guinea pig, being exposed to the risks and even the side effects common to the early-stage product testing. (more…)

Istanbul Design Week

Istanbul Design Week 2014 is preparing to host several design events as in previous years. International and local exhibitions, panels, digital installations with the participation of globally renowned designers constitutes the program of Istanbul Design Week 2014 between 5th – 9th November. (more…)

MNAC, Bucharest: Zoltán Béla – INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION 

Zoltán Béla 

Curator: Adriana Oprea 

Exhibition design: NUCA Studio 

Opening: Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 19.00

Anexa MNAC, Calea Moşilor 62-68

3rd floor 

“Installation”, Zoltán Béla’s painting and object exhibition, is an art cabinet staged in a concrete room, an exhibiting situation which produces several dislocations. First, Anexa MNAC has formally accommodated until now architecture, installation and object, but not painting. Second, the production of Zoltán Béla is that of an artist who has previously been known mostly as a painter. He is part of the younger generation of painters who have left their mark on the relatively short “return to painting” of recent Romanian art. The fact that he still prefers painting after the pictorial boom of the 2000s has calmed down shows that, along with few others, he’s in it for the long haul. Third, Zoltán Béla’s painting has encouraged references to the aesthetics of the trace, evanescence, memory, interiority or the metaphysics of the fragment, being remarked by its technicality and virtuosity of execution. (more…)

Autor 12: international contemporary jewelry fair

AUTOR 12, the Autumn Edition: another successful event it’s on the way, connecting people through jewelry!

Strong essences are kept in small bottles, and AUTOR is essence of contemporary jewelry, so we found a suitable container for it: on November 1st and 2nd, AUTOR takes place in Casa Universitarilor: a gothic mansion with marble columns worthy of the best designers!  (more…)

Trafó Gallery, Budapest: The Spectrum of Ethereal

Thursday, October 30at 7:00pm in UTC+01

Trafó Gallery

Liliom u. 41., Budapest, Hungary, 1094

The group exhibition aims to introduce new genres and medias of contemporary art to the Hungarian scene in which the invited three Dutch artists are very active. All three of the exhibitors are creating works based on hybrid practices in which they cross match and confront sculpture, object-based practices or even photography with installation art.

The cross paths of the artists’ implement lyrical, vulnerable and metaphysical

constellations, which are inspired at the same time by contemporary design and by conceptual strategies based on found objects, or by the aesthetics of archives or wunderkammers which are pushed to the edge of psychedelia. The space of Trafó Gallery this time will function as an expanded kaleidoscope, and the exhibited works of the three artists will constitute the crystal structure of this abstract device.

A kiállítás a DACS Hollandia, királyság! rendezvény sorozat része / The exhibition is part of the programme series `DACS Hollandia, királyság!`.

Támogatók / supported by: NKA, Mondriaan Fund, acax, Káli Kövek

http://trafo.hu/en-US/the_spectrum_of_ethereal

Mădălina Buhoș lecture @ Pavilion

Mădălina Buhoș

Auratic instances in the contemporary art experience

Thursday, 6 november 2014, 19.00

LECTURE

@PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank

Str. C.A. Rosetti 36 (entrance from str. Jean Louis Calderon)

What is the aura of Walter Benjamin and mostly, can we talk about this phenomena in relation to contemporary art?

The lecture focuses in understanding this concept, in the direction that Benjamin gave it, at the moment of its passing into modernity but also in the possibility of its survival through the experience generated by contemporary art. The examples we will discuss are strongly connected to the transformation and consequences that the work of art has suffered after its passing into the era of mechanical reproduction untill contemporaneity and also about the effect that this navigation of shock casted upon the human psyche. The changes come from multiple directions, social, cultural, technological, all of them imposing a shift in the way reality is perceived. (more…)

SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv: M

Ute Müller, Christoph Meier 

12 September 2014 – 30 October 2014

SARIEV Contemporary

Curator: Bettina Steinbrügge

Opening: 12 September, Night of Museums and Galleries, Plovdiv.

8:00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition “M” at SARIEV Contemporary, 40 Otets Paisiy St.

8:30 p.m. Artist Talk, moderated by Bettina Steinbrügge

9:00 p.m. Presentation of the fanzine Black Pages  (more…)

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