HOW CLEVER OF THE ORANGE TO FALL FROM THE TREE. 9-17 Aug. 2014

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…Ce inspirate sînt portocalele să cadă singure din copac

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, art opening, 15 Chicago artists, 3 week residency new works,

Our faces were yellow from the setting sun
One size fits all
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you Occupy in the world
I Will Destroy You.
Navigating space and language
OUCH!
Le flâneur du dictionnaire

Sophie Louise Braziunas, shea b, Mary Lowe Bailey, Rebecca Grillo, Danielle Andrews, Renee Kuklenski, Megan Pryce, Jeremy Freedberg, José L. Vilchez, Daniel Davidowitz, Nika Koda, Sophie Loloi, Lily Mindich, Kaleigh Moynihan, Elizabeth Van Loan

Coordinated by: Irina Botea, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes

Thank you: Katherine Trimble, Jon Dean, Anca Mihuleț, Kiki Mihuță, Călin Dan, Octav Avramescu, Ileana Faur, Simona Dumitriu

Opening: Saturday, August 9, 19.00 h
The exhibition will be open: Su Aug. 10, We-Su Aug. 13-17, 10.00-18.00 h
@ Platforma project space, Calea Moșilor 62-68 (MNAC Anexa building, 1st floor)

 

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expoziția a rezultat dintr-un workshop intensiv, coordonat de Irina Botea și Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, numit Art on the Run 

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Doina, 7-23 iunie 2012, vernisaj 7 iunie ora 19.00

Artisti: Irina Botea, Suzana Dan, Vera Ion (actiune si lucru cu publicul – 15 iunie 2012), Raluca Ionescu, Adriana Jebeleanu, Carmen Rasovszky, Patricia Teodorescu, Silvia Traistaru
Curator: Simona Vilau
Samanta de realitate ce creeaza toate straturile / valurile / foile vehiculului-hibrid Doina porneste de la o poveste trista, cu o aura incarcata de mister si controverse, insa trivializata cu succes de mass media locala, mult prea tarziu fata de cronologia faptelor (revizitate jurnalistic dupa caderea regimului comunist) si intr-o maniera demna de telenovelizarea progresiva ce domina cultura de masa, specifica contextului contemporan autohton.
Este vorba despre povestea semi-fantasmagorica a unei artiste de origine romana (1950- posibil decedata in 1997), Doina B., al carei destin a aparut in presa si audiovizualul romanesc sub niste auspicii total straine domeniului sau de activitate. Astfel, personajul nostru intra automat intr-o stereotipie a interpretarii, iar dintr-o pictorita tanara, activa in Italia anilor ’70, ea devine, se pare, o victima colaterala a unei loterii malefice dintr-un sistem represiv, Coreea de Nord.
Nefiind o propunere de cercetare biografica sau vreun instrument de expunere mediatica, voyeur-ista a unor detalii personale care sa creeze spectacol si, implicit, publicitate, expozitia Doina este un modul/pendul de aproximare a ideii de fictiune. Identitatea Doinei se disperseaza si devine o pura notiune polisemantica, intraductibila si creatoare de senzatii, sunete, imagini, semne si indicii, in bezna totala a multiplicarii, pana la disparitie, a veridicitatii subiectului incipient.
Dimensiunea fictiva/fictionala pe care o propunem (si care, ironic, nu se poate desprinde cu totul de real, dat fiind faptul ca se foloseste acelasi limbaj, acelasi alfabet si aceleasi coduri si semne) este, pana la urma, un exercitiu de redare realista, dar un alt fel de realism. Aici vorbim despre o metoda care oglindeste o noua dimensiune a deja-stiutului, una paralela, ce transleaza realul cu care suntem atat de obisnuiti. Totul este atat de confuz, incat devine halucinant de clar. (Simona Vilau)

Expozitia face parte din proiectul Ephemeral Offerings. Pierderea memoriei, arhiva si fictiune in contextul artei contemporane romanesti, proiect finantat de Administratia Fondului Cultural National.

Parteneri: Asociatia Galeria Noua, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Universitatea Nationala de Arte Bucuresti

In zilele de 15-16 iunie 2012 va avea loc workshop-ul intitulat Mai bizar, mai puternic si mai dulce ca fictiunea / Stranger, stronger and sweeter than fiction. Ziua de 15 este dedicata actiunii Verei Ion, iar ziua de 16 este rezervata discutiilor libere si a catorva interventii teoretice pe tema fictiunii, metodelor si rezultatelor sale. Invitati: artistii, curatorul, specialisti din domeniul artei contemporane – artisti, critici, curatori, teoreticieni etc.

Vernisaj: joi, 7 iunie 2012, orele 19.00


Program vizitare: miercuri-duminica, 10.00 – 18.00

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The seed of reality that generated all the layers / veils / covers of the hybrid-medium Doina had sprung from a sad story, with a controversial and mysterious halo, thoroughly and successfully vulgarized by the local mass media, too late for the chronology of facts (revisited by journalists only after the fall of the communist regime in Romania), and in an increasingly soap-operized, mass-domineering manner.

We are talking about the half-surrealistic story of a Romanian born female artist (1950-possibly dead in 1997), Doina B., who appeared in the Romanian media in the highlights of her controversial life, as a victim, not in the role of an artist. Our character automatically stepped into an interpretation stereotypy, and, from a young, active paintress in the 1970s Italy, she became, apparently, a collateral victim of the evil lottery from the repressive system of North Korea.

This exhibition is a module / pendulum ‘measuring’ the idea of fiction, by excluding any biographical or disclosing approaches in the character’s identity, traits that would automatically lead to an unwanted showing effect. Doina’s identity scatters and becomes a pure, untranslatable, polysemous notion, creating sensations, sounds, images, signs and clues, in the total darkness of multiplication, until disappearance, of the veracity in the originating subject.

The fictitious/fictional dimension that we are pursuing (being, ironically, impossible to entirely detach from reality, given the fact that we are talking about the same language, the same alphabet, and the same codes and signs) is, briefly, an exercise of realistic rendition, but another kind of realism. It is a method that mirrors a new dimension of the already-known, a parallel one, translating our so familiar reality. Everything is so confusing, that becomes hallucinating clear. (Simona Vilau)

The exhibition is a part of Ephemeral Offerings. The loss of memory, archive and fiction in the context of Romanian contemporary art, a project financed by AFCN.

Partners: Galeria Noua Association, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National University of Arts Bucharest

visiting hours: June 8-23, Wed-Sun, 10.00-18.00