January 21, 2009 - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) - Public Art Bucharest | Spatiul Public Bucuresti
January 21, 2009

Public Art Bucharest | Spatiul Public Bucuresti

Dan Perjovschi
Performance Monument (History | Historie 2)
Bukarest 2007

Public Art Bucharest | Spatiul Public Bucuresti
January 23 – February 13, 2008

Opening: Friday, December 23, 7 pm
Chausseestraße 128-129,
10115 Berlin,
Germany

www.nbk.org

Public Art Bucharest | Spatiul Public Bucuresti

Mircea Cantor, Anetta Mona Chisa / Lucia Tkácová, Nicoleta Esinencu, H.arta, Daniel Knorr, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi

Curated by Marius Babias (director n.b.k.) and Sabine Hentzsch (director, Goethe-Institut Bucharest)

Documentation exhibition in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and Allianz Kulturstiftung at n.b.k. showroom, first floor.

The pilot project Public Art Bucharest | Spatiul Public Bucuresti consisted of a series of artistic interventions, discussions, and actions, and took place in 2007.

Bucharest is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, a place where post-communism and globalization have released great tensions in architecture, city planning, and social policy. The public space of a city is defined above all by the social interactions of the residents and the ways in which these tensions are perceived and reacted to. In this project, the unresolved questions of the recent communist past and current processes of transformation were explored artistically and anchored in a public debate.

The project, continued in 2008, is conceived as a platform for interdisciplinary debates intended to inspire critical engagement with political and social factors that define the notion of democracy and publicity. The exhibition project is accompanied by the book series Colectia Public, published by IDEA Verlag Cluj and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.

Project website, developed by E-cart.ro: www.spatiul-public.ro

Public Art Bucharest | Spaţiul Public Bucureşti is a pilot project initiated by the partner institutions Goethe-Institut Bukarest, Institutul Cultural Roman (ICR), and Allianz Kulturstiftung and was financially supported by the cultural program of the German EU Council Presidency through the German Federal Foreign Office and Erste Foundation, Vienna.

Programme

Thursday, February 5, 7 pm
Reclaiming Space. Documentation Public Art Bucharest|Spatiul Public Bucuresti, GER/RO 2007, 27 min
Screening and talk with Katharina Koch (film maker) Daniel Knorr (artist) and Marius Babias

Sunday, February 1, 6 pm
Trilogy: Videograms of a Revolution (with Harun Farocki, GER 1994), Out of the Present (GER/FR/RU 1995), Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (working title, work in progress)
Presentation with Andrei Ujica (film maker) and Sophie Goltz (Communication n.b.k.) and Screening Out of the Present ( 96 Min)

Opening hours Showroom
Tuesday/Thursday, 2-8pm
Wednesday/Friday, 2-6pm

Opening hours Video-Forum/Artothek
Tuesday/Thursday, 2-8pm
Wednesday/Friday, 2-6pm

Contact
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k. // Chausseestraße 128-129 // 10115 Berlin // Germany
T +49 30 2807020 // F +49 30 2807019 // E nbk@nbk.org

www.nbk.org

Supported by

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.

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