Showing posts with label Art Opening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art Opening. Show all posts

Art Opening at Home

Art Opening #5 takes place at home. You're invited to bring works (any medium), practices or just yourselves. The event might go towards exhibition, performance, workshop, discussion, or more likely, a mix of them. Art Opening aims for temporary zones of possibility, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents and aesthetics.  

Here, in the Eastern Europe the institutionalized art was so ideologically dogmatic that certain artists preferred to completely avoid it and present their work in their own homes. We might not be there again, yet in non-commercial, public financed art contexts there is increasingly less space to ask questions, explore or create – you need to conform to pre-established themes and perspectives and interiorize bureaucratic mindsets more and more. This, together with the entire administrative bureaucracy around a project, can easily exhaust your artistic drive. The given alternative would be to embrace a commercial mindset, to do sellable objects, images, spectacle – to follow and interiorize art trends, trying to catch some art world waves. This may be an equally effective way to kill your passion. Even speaking of artistic drive, desire or passion might sound off or outdated, because a dry professionalization seems to be the implicit normality. In this atmosphere, home presenting art might be a timely art opening for some of us.

Artists: Adriana Gheorghe, Alina Popa, Andreea David, Cătălina Gubandru, Cătălin Diaconu, Corina Mitrovici, Cosmina Moroșan & Anticorp Solar, Edoardo Sansonne, Eliza Trefas, Florin Flueras, Giles Eldridge, Horațiu Lipot, Iulia Mărăcine & Smaranda Găbudeanu, Martina Piazzi, Sibi Teodorescu, Silvia Costin.

Saturday, October 15, Dr Lister 55

Other Art Openings

 























Art Opening at Bucharest Airport.

 

Art Opening proposes to meet in one of the few places where it is still possible without exclusion, at the airport. You're invited to bring works (any medium), practices or just yourselves. The event might go towards exhibition, performance, workshop, intervention, or more likely, a mix of them. Art Opening appears uninvited in art and non-art spaces, adding an extra layer to their ordinary function – producing meetings between two types of audiences, attentions, situations, performers.

Explicit and implicit restrictions determine what kind of art is possible, by whom, for whom, if and how we can be together. Artists are more and more rewarded for conformism, for interiorizing institutional mindsets, unquestionable "correct stances" and pre-established perspectives. In this art closure atmosphere, Art Opening aims for temporary zones of possibility, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents and aesthetics.

One of art's aims is to question the normal and to explore alternatives, to deviate from conventions, regulations, measures, restrictions, mandates and protocols. In a time when bodies are seen as sources of infection and disease, and we're preferred as online disembodied presences, turned against each other, Art Opening is a reminder that bodies are also sources of affects, intuitions, connection, presence, joy, creativity, love, sensibility, without which, there is no 'life' to be saved.

*You can disagree, and still be very welcomed to Art Opening. Against the current atmosphere, Art Opening embraces the plurality of views.

With Bogdan Balan, Silvia Costin, Mihai Dragomir, Giles Eldridge, Florin Flueras, Adriana Gheorghe, Catalina Gubandru, Dan Roșca, Diana Rosca, Sibi Teodorescu, Eliza Trefas.  
 





















📷 Bogdan Bălan, Cătălina Gubandru, Eliza Trefas, Florin Flueras. 


Art Opening Lisbon

 

You're invited to bring works (any medium), practices or just yourselves. The event might go towards exhibition, performance, workshop, intervention, or more likely, a mix of them. Art Opening appears uninvited in art and non-art spaces, adding an extra layer to their ordinary function – producing meetings between two types of audiences, attentions, situations, performers. 

Explicit and implicit restrictions determine what kind of art is possible, by whom, for whom, if and how we can be together. Artists are more and more rewarded for conformism, for interiorizing institutional mindsets, unquestionable "correct stances" and pre-established perspectives. In this art closure atmosphere, Art Opening aims for temporary zones of possibility, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents and aesthetics. 

One of art's capacities is to question the normal and to explore alternatives, to deviate from conventions, regulations, measures, restrictions, mandates and protocols. In a time when bodies are seen as sources of infection and disease, and we're preferred as online disembodied presences, turned against each other, Art Opening is a reminder that bodies are also sources of affects, intuitions, connection, presence, joy, creativity, love, sensibility, without which, there is no 'life' to be saved.

*You can disagree, and still be very welcomed to the Art Opening. Against the current atmosphere, Art Opening embraces the plurality of views.     

With Evie Cousins, Maria Draghici, Florin Flueras, Piotrek Szwagrzyk, Eliza Trefas.     Lisbon, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, Nov 11.  

Previous Art Openings