BACK TO the ROOTS
April 7th to 18th, 2016
Opening: April 7th, 2016, 3 PM
Nouă Gallery, str. Nicolae Bălcescu 12, Bacău
with the suport of U.A.P. Romania, Bacau subsidiary
Contemporary Balkan Art (CoBA) presents their latest exhibition Interruption, at LIBRARY, St Martin’s Lane, London. Interruption features over 40 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and graphics, never exhibited in London, from 17 artists who will bring Balkan's rich artistic philosophy to Great Britain.
This exhibition extends CoBA’s focus on the individual creative work of contemporary Balkan artists, who are best known for their social commentary and unique understanding of various absurdities of modern life and politics. The Balkan transitional period, from the collapse of Yugoslav socialism to the present day, can be characterized by various forms of interruption including fragmentation, economic uncertainty and rapid cultural and demographic changes. The pressures of dynamic fluctuations in world politics, including the phenomena of Brexit, Trump’s presidency and Europe’s increasing move to the political right, bring the ‘Balkan experience’ ever closer to the mainstream.
All of the artists, in their own way, review relationships in the context of specific geographical and cultural area of the Balkans, whether they are from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia or Montenegro. For the first time, CoBA has carefully selected artists-neighbors whose work is characterized by a common self-reflection, which is a result of social conditions and political processes of the Balkan society which they inhabit. The exhibition explores the effects of various interruptions on the self-perception, but also on the more personal scale from impersonality of social media, existential difficulties arising from a multi-faceted national identity, male feminism to the relevance of the pagan tradition and superstition and, lastly, brutalist architecture. These are all categories that permeate the space of the former socialist states, where such questions are still widely explored. On the other hand, there are artists whose works reveal humoristic appropriation of codes of popular culture. In some artworks, there are notable positions towards the content highlighting intimate and everyday moments, recorded in the form of a light and somewhat abstract humor.
The exhibition features sculptures, photographs, prints and graphics from 17 artists created using techniques and media including oil/acrylic on canvas, oil on aluminium, pencil/charcoal on paper, watercolour, silkscreen and concrete.
A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Interruption is exhibiting at LIBRARY, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD from 6 April until 11 May 2017 with private view 6-10pm on 6 April and closing reception 6-10pm on 11 May. Non-members are welcome, please RSVP with your name (and names of any guests) to email@example.com
Expoziþie COLONIA 21 la Galeria „Theodor Pallady” Marþi, 1 martie 2016, începând cu ora 18.00, la Galeria „Theodor Pallady” situatã în strada A. Lãpuºneanu, nr 7-9 din Iaºi, va avea loc expoziþia COLONIA 21. Expoziþia poate fi vizitatã în perioada 1-10 martie 2016. Artiºtii participanþi la acest eveniment sunt membrii grupului COLONIA 21: Dan Badea, Dragoº Burlacu, Anca Irinciuc, Marius Crãiþã Mândrã, Cristina Nedelea, Justinian Scãrlãtescu . Alãturi de aceºtia vor expune câstigãtorii bursei „Teodor Moraru” - Dragos Bãdiþã, Diana Tudose ºi invitatul Claudiu Ciobanu. COLONIA 21 a luat na?tere în jurul reziden?elor artistice anuale organizate la Bistri?a Nãsãud în perioada 2003 -2007 ?i mai apoi la Tescani - Bacãu începând cu anul 2008 continuând pânã în prezent prin activitã?i expoziþionale ?i editoriale. Grupul a fost ini?iat de pictorul Teodor Moraru ?i sus?inut de “Funda?ia Societatea de Concerte Bistri?a”, prin amabilitatea d-lui Gavril ?ãrmure. Începând cu anul 2014 COLONIA 21 a sprijinit ini?ierea bursei de tineret "Teodor Moraru". http://colonia21.blogspot.ro
Nasui collection & gallery representing Romania at Art Copenhagen, the international art fair in Scandinavia July 2013 Within Art Copenhagen (August 30 – September 1 2013) and during Coepnhagen Art Week, Nasui collection & gallery is happy to present new contemporary Romanian art by the following artists: Radu Belcin, Flavia Piti?, Felix Deac, Drago? Burlacu and Francisc Chiuariu. Art Copenhagen 2013 is held for the 17th time and from this year with a new profile as Denmark’s new International art fair for contemporary art presenting 57 up-and-coming as well as established galleries from 15 countries, from cities like Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The art fair has developed from a national art fair to the leading Nordic Art Fair – and is now the only International Art Fair in Denmark. Art Copenhagen is still the only international art fair in Scandinavia. Copenhagen Art Week focuses on the best on Denmark’s art scene, and the quality of its art institutions and galleries. The goal is to cement the position of Copenhagen as a capital for the visual arts – a city that embraces art activities with a broad appeal, as well as underground projects. The 2013 edition is on from August 23rd to September 1st. Copenhagen Art Week presents a week packed with activities for art lovers. Guided tours, artist talks and a gallery night – together with the programmed activities of the city’s galleries and art centres – will generate engaging meetings between the audience, art professionals and artists, all taking the pulse of contemporary art. Nasui collection & gallery aims to circulate its artists and art works on national and international art markets and scenes and to contribute to the sustainable growth of the represented artists’ market values. It is based in Romania and open to collaborations worldwide. Art Copenhagen FORUM Copenhagen, Julius Thomsens Plads 1, 1925 Frederiksberg C. Friday 30 August 2013, 16.00-20.00, Saturday 31 August 11.00-18.00, Sunday 1 September 2013, 11.00-17.00. Cosmin Nasui Curator e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: (+40) 0723 358 945 Oana Ionita Nasui project manager e-mail: email@example.com mobile: (+40) 0730 040 514
Imago Mundi - L'Arte dell'Umanità, which will premiere collection Snapshots Romania. Contemporary Artists from Romania, along with 10 other collections on four continents Imago Mundi.
2,000 works by contemporary artists in 11 collections in 10 countries! This is the invitation that Benetton Studi Ricerche Foundation is launching in July to Treviso - discover a true encyclopedia of contemporary art world in colors: in Romania in Afghanistan, from Azerbaijan to China, from Cuba to Japan, from India to Iceland, Mongolia (in a double collection) and South Africa.
Imago Mundi - L'Arte dell'Umanità is the first exhibition of the collection Snapshots Romania, the artistic and cultural mosaic of the 11 collections presented, which will remain open to the public at Casa dei Carraresi (Treviso) from July 9 to August 3 ac
At the press conference and the exhibition will participate Luciano Benetton, founder of the collection, Claudio Scorretti, curator for South Eastern Europe, Aman Mojadidi (curator of the collection Afghan) and Napoles Maricel Gonzales, who recently conducted Imago Mundi collection for Cuba.