EF#14 // ABIS documentary by Matei Bejenaru

Explore Festival #14 – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival

31.10.2019 // WASP Working Art Space and Production //19:30 – 21:00
Matei Bejenaru: ABIS
Premiere / Documentary Film, video-art
Aftertalk: Matei Bejenaru & special guests
Free entrance

The visual poem Abyss has as a starting point the enigmatic personality of the artist Irinel Luciu, prima ballerina at the Romanian Opera in Bucharest in the 50’s-60’s. The film approaches general humanist themes, such as love and devotion, as well as aspects of the condition of the artist who makes fundamental decisions in his life. Traditional techniques of film (overprinting, the use of films with different sensitivities, contrasts and granulations) are also explored, which complete the visual style of the film based on the alternation of carefully constructed frames with spontaneous, subjective ones in the idea of constructing specific visual poetics.

EF#14 // Lectures with Marilena Preda Sânc and Matei Bejenaru

Lectures with Marilena Preda Sânc and Matei Bejenaru
11 October 2019 / Saturday from 11:00-14:00
eXplore festival #14

Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia

SITUATIONS / Personal performance projects in the public space
Matei Bejenaru

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.

Larisa Crunțeanu opens BLUEPRINT at Halle 9, Leipzig

Halle 9 Techne Sphere
Opening October 17th, h.16.00
Solo show Larisa Crunțeanu

Exhibition: October 17th – November 28th 2019
Live concerts: TBA

BLUEPRINT is a research and artistic production project inspired by the conceptual and aesthetic similarities between the architectural plan and the clothing cutting pattern. As bidimensional adaptations of three-dimensional spaces(volumes), these two types of written language point towards different aspects that influence and limit the movement of bodies in space. The chapters of the research are connected to different aspects of collective consciousness in relation to architecture, clothing design, choreography and sound.

The starting point of the research and the first host of the project is the National Dance Center from Romania, who is now the administrator and future user of a historical building: Omnia. Designed and built in the beginning of the 50s, Omnia has been the host of many of the meetings of the Romanian Communist Party. National assemblies, spectacles and international diplomatic meetings would take place there. The design of the place will change dramatically in the next two years, but its human usage will not. Starting 2021, the building will be the home of dance and contemporary performance productions, interdisciplinary projects and meetings between art workers and audiences.

Daniel Djamo in group show @BOZAR, Datami


Rue Ravensteinstraat, 23
1000 Brussels

Tue – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
Thu, 10 am – 9 pm

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and Bozar proudly present Datami, featuring works from Daniel Djamo. Datami is an exhibition of 24 artworks created by selected artists in close collaboration with scientists and policymakers. The datami is a ‘data tatami’: a place of concentration, of rest and repose against the digital onslaught, a unit of measurement of digital freedom. It helps you reflect on the coming digital transformation triggered by Big Data and AI, and to define a new digital self with all the freedoms of democracy.

Irina Botea Bucan and Jon Dean / Screening & Q&A at ArtEncounters Timișoara

Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean
A Cultural Hearth & The Building Will Have a Future She Said

Saturday, 28 September 2019
12.00h- 14.00h

Part of the curatorial concept of the Art Encounters Biennial, film screenings will take place during the whole duration of the Biennial. The second screening, Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean: A Cultural Hearth & The Building Will Have a Future She Said will be hosted by the National Theater, strategic partner.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the artists

“In the cultural hearth there was disco, and there were films” remembers one of the residents of Slon, a mountain village in Prahova county. In Câmpina, a small town in the same county, the Youth Cultural House opened in 1982; it now hosts a variety of social and cultural activities, including free amateur theatre shows, sports clubs, art-based nursery schools, media offices, dance groups, educational classes and an English language library. Prior to 1989, in communist times, the House of Culture or Cultural Hearth was a key institution for state-led cultural activities.„

Iulian Bisericaru / Solo show at Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain

Green Mirror @Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain
Paris, France

7 September – 26 October, 2019
Artist: Iulian Bisericaru

Iulian Bisericaru has always been captivated by the relationship between architecture and nature. As an artist, he explores the tensions arising from this dichotomic union, dreaming up the most utopian projects.

The painting series “Green Mirror” feature an in-depth introspection at the heart of the relationship that humanity wants to maintain with nature. Are we prepared for an honest analysis? – scientists are already warning us that we might be close to the breaking point – an alienated society on the verge of an ecological disaster. For the ancient Greeks, the mirror was a portal to other spaces, to other worlds, but it can also appear as a truthful reflection of our reality. Through these works, Iulian Bisericaru is using his personal experience in Paris to reflect on the contradictory dynamics upon which man builds his own environment.

Adelina Ivan in group show at Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara

Lay Me Down Across The Lines
Kunsthalle Bega, Timisoara, Romania

13 September – 13 December 2019

Artists: Mihaela Cîmpeanu, Roberta Curcă, Katja Lee Eliad, Yishay Garbasz, Sasha Ichim, Adelina Ivan, Alexandra Ivanciu, Anastasia Jurescu, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Elana Katz, Virginia Lupu, Ileana Pascalau, Aris Tureac, Smaranda Ursuleanu, Oana Paula Vainer.

Adelina Ivan exhibits in the the research project ”lay me down across the lines” which brings together a series of feminist narratives that propose an orientation towards the intersectional thinking, careful to all of the conditions that determine the feminine reality. The exhibition explores the fragility of difference through personal story, emphasizes fragmentation to highlight the diversity of feminisms existing on the artistic scene. lay me down across the lines is a curatorial exercise that aims at suspending gravity in our cultural system of norms. The resulting mindset opens up the possibility for the female gaze to turn inward and formulate its own narratives.

Curated by Valentina Iancu

Stoyan Dechev at Art. No Borders / Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Art. No Borders. Plovdiv
Bulgaria, Sofia

1 – 30 September 2019
Artist: Stoyan Dechev

Curated by: Ilina Koralova and Emil Mirazchiev the group show also includes works by Bill Viola, Nadia Genova, Sevdalina Kochevska, Taus Makhacheva, Emil Mirazchiev, Benedikt Partenheimer, Dan Peterman, Nia Pushkarova, Delphine Reist, Ute Richter, 7+1, Julian Rosefeldt, scenocosme, FAMED, Mariko Hori, Rumen Zhekov.