12.10.2019 // Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia
11:00 – 14:00
Lectures and dialogue with the audience
ROMANIAN ECO PUBLIC ART
Marilena Preda Sânc
Thinking with / for nature means rethinking the human-nature relationship in the contemporary society. The pollution of the environment and the deterioration of the quality of life, due to exaggerated consumerism and aggressive economic / military geopolitics, have led many artists to create Eco Art works centered on the human-nature relation – home / city, as a place of living, thus contributing to the awareness of the need for a responsible human interaction with the environment and to the modeling of a moral spiritual living space.
Marilena Preda Sanc is an interdisciplinary artist, Professor at National University of Arts in Bucharest. From 1980 her work has been presented internationally at museums, festivals, conferences, symposiums, broadcast venues and galleries.
Integrating the traditional forms of art and the new media arts, her art works visualize and investigate the body / mind / soul / behavior in relation to nature and social / political and representational space. Her art work explores the feminism problematic as gender / ageism and woman as leader in an eco-feminism key.
She exhibited her art work in many national and international exhibitions, festivals and took part in residencies (Kulturkontakt Vienna, Franklin Furnace, N.Y.). Her videos, paintings, drawings, installations, interventions on photography are in museums or private collections such as: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest MNAC; Arhitekturni Muzej Ljubljana; Kunsthalle, Nürnberg; Albertina Art Collections, Vienna.
SITUATIONS / Performative personal projects in the public space
The author will present a series of performative artistic projects realized in the 2000s, focused on the theme of the Romanian migration and the complex consequences on socio-political and cultural levels. Among the projects described, we mention Together, realized in 2007 at Tate Modern, London, Cezme, the Tirana Biennale in 2003, or Strawberry Fields Forever, CCCB Barcelona in 2002.
Matei Bejenaru (b. 1963) is a visual artist and professor of photography and video art at “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iasi. He is the founder and artistic director of Periferic Biennial for Contemporary Art in Iasi (between 1997 and 2008). In his latest projects, through photographs, video and public performances, he examines the politics of representation in documentary photography and film and methods of generation of hybrid art projects at the confluence between visual arts, poetry, experimental music and scientific research.
eXplore festival #14
Producers: 4Culture Association and WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN)
The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN.
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Partners: Balassi Institute – The Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Geological Institute of Romania – National Museum of Geology, Craiova Art Museum
Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva