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

Art Opening 8 (on trains)

June 8 on the trains:

R 11031 Bucharest - Sinaia

R 3030 Sinaia - Bucharest 


Art Opening invites you 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. It aims for temporary zones of possibility, for deviations from conventions and protocols, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents and aesthetics. It appears in art and non-art spaces (museums, shops, airports, trains, parks, homes), creating openings in their ordinary function.

On Romanian trains in the past you never knew what you would encounter, usually an interesting mix of people, stories, situations, a convivial atmosphere, or the possibility to meditatively escape in a dreamy slowly changing reality outside the windows. Now people are more into a car type mentality of just being transported to the destination as quickly and uneventful as possible. The journeys are emptied of the potential of exploration and excitement, they're definitely not anymore as important as the destination. The change in atmosphere might be because people acquired a capitalist self-enclosed subjectivity, but it is also brought by the obsession with the moving dead spaces that cars are. Cars destroyed not only the social spaces that streets used to be, but they extended their anti-social closed atmosphere everywhere. Counterintuitively they destroyed the travel, but also the travelers, there is even research showing that the more you drive your car the more your IQ shrinks, something that you can easily feel on a long drive on the highway. Romania invests 12 times less in train infrastructure than in the ecological disasters called highways, the least in Europe by far. Art Opening 8 is also an escape to the nearest mountains from the capital with the highest density of cars, one of the most polluted in Europe, with the intention of bringing again some opening in the journey, some possibility, for us and the fellow travellers on those trains. 

As usually, you don't have to agree with this text to join us. At unsorcery@gmail.com you can add your name to the list of artists. Or you can just pop up, with or without a proposal, at Art Opening.

Artists (until now): Cătălina Gubandru, Giles Eldridge, Eliza Trefas, Adriana Gheorghe, Sibi Teodorescu, Florin Flueras. 

Previous Art Opening events


Art Opening 7 (Group Therapy)

As usual at Art Opening, you're invited to bring works (any medium), practices or just yourselves. And as usual, the event might go towards exhibition, performance, workshop, discussion, but this time maybe also towards a more or less explicit group therapy. Art Opening aims for temporary zones of possibility, for art openings at the levels of formats, contents, functions and aesthetics.

As artists, we might be disappointed with artworld's trends and environments. We might suffer from lack of invitations. Maybe we feel unrecognised, unseen. Or maybe we're "successful" and yet we feel that the institutional machine kills us inside. Maybe we lost our trust in what we do. Maybe we cannot anymore stand the drain of applications, of bureaucracy. Maybe we're burned out. Maybe we're stuck. Maybe we lost our passion. Maybe we ask ourselves what's the point? Or maybe we are thriving and can inspire others. As public maybe we lost interest in art, we might see it as too removed from our embodied experience and too much ideology and spectacle. Or maybe we love it and want to stay close. And probably we all have or can think of some practices, tools, tricks, thoughts, perspectives, artworks that can help a bit with the ills of our (art)worlds.

Artists: Cătălina Gubandru, Giles Eldridge, Alina Popa, Ana-Maria Pop, Eliza Trefas, Adriana Gheorghe, Sibi Teodorescu, Cosmina Moroșan & Anticorp Solar, Virginia Negru, Kira Valentina, Smaranda Gabudeanu, Denisa Duran, Florin Flueras.

At unsorcery@gmail.com you can add your name to the list of artists. Or you can just pop up, with or without a proposal, at Art Opening.

March 11, 16h @ Artworlds Bucharest.











 

Art Opening 6 (at home)

Art Opening #6 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 5 (at the 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.