DO IT BY HEART
Friday, November 6, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021
“Do It By Heart” is an intimate and abstract exploration of the possibility that language and different societal thinking and imagination patterns, understood as a collective heritage of pre-individual reality quota, can be approached as territories of encounters and productive confusions. If what we know by heart is anchored in language and discourse, in institutions and common cultural references, what we do by heart are the acts of encounter and contact with other subjectivities – not in a physical space, but in communality, in what we share involuntarily, without choosing and even without realizing
In the exhibition context, communality refers not just to language and common cultural imagery, but also to literary references, ideological and politically driven visual legacies, the image and the protocols around common space in contemporary society, the image of work, of desirable bodies, of success, patterns of organizing our visual and aural public and corporate environments, and so on. Thus, the three large scale installations by Larisa Crunțeanu that cover the floor space of the museum become premises of encounters on a physical and theoretical plane, as well as background for a series of interventions by fellow artists and friends Irina Gheorghe, Adriana Gheorghe, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Olivia Berkowicz & Marianna Feher, Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça.
Live online events:
November 12, 2020, 6:00-8:00 PM ― Tentative Transmits in conversation with Sanja Horvatinčić ― MNAC Bucharest Facebook page
November 20, 2020, 11:00 PM-07:00 AM ― useless land. Catalina Insignares and Carolina Mendonça ― Zoom live. Reserve a spot through November 12, 2020, here