SPACES/CHIOȘC/K.A.I.R., Chisinau: If you don’t need it

Michal Moravčík / Jana Kapelová / Public Pedestal

presentation: July 26-27, 2013, 2pm-7pm

If you don’t need it

The collective project by Jana Kapelová and Michal Moravčík titled “если вам не нужны” (“If you don’t need it”) is  an investigation into the old – original “Balkan” part of the  city center of Chisinau, which will probably lose its authentic form  in the near future. In this area a new attractive boulevard (Cantemir  Boulevard) will arise.

The act of replacement of the furniture (old chairs being exchanged to new ones) performed by the artists in that area is resonating to the transformations that this district is going through and with its new character.

The authentic furniture collected from the local people, shaped according to the structure of Chisinau urban maps will be placed by the artists back to the public space for being used.


26.07.2013, Friday, from 2 to 7 pm
1. corner of str. Mihai Viteazul / str. Mitropolit Dosoflei, Chisinau
2. corner of str. Alexandru cel Bun 91/a / str. Mitropolit Gavriil
Banulascu – Bodoni, Chisinau

27.07.2013, Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm
3. corner of str. Tighina / str. Balanescu, Chisinau

SPACES (Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries) project assembles artists and cultural workers in four Eastern partner countries, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, who aim at reflecting societal issues in the public realm of their city. It also aims at strengthening the independent art and culture scene.

KIOSK AIR program
KIOSK artist in residency program encourages creation of new work in relation to the local context and reality. It offers the opportunity to explore various issues that relate to Moldova’s situation in general and to analyze the processes that shape Chisinau’s public space today.

K.A.I.R. Kosice Artist in Residence
K.A.I.R. is a residency programme in the frame of Kosice 2013 – European Capital of Culture to invite international artists to work and live for three month in Kosice as well as to send Eastern Slovak artists to international residencies.

This event is part of K.A.I.R./KIOSK artist in residency program organized in the frame of the EU project SPACES. The SPACES project is financed by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme. This residency is in cooperation with Kosice 2013 –  European Capital of Culture ( and further supported by the Slovak Ministry of Culture (

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