November 1, 2005 - National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest - Kinema Ikon retrospect
November 1, 2005

Kinema Ikon retrospect

MNAC Bucharest

Kinema Ikon retrospect
6 october 6 december
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest
Palace of the Parliament, wing E4
Entrance Calea 13 Septembrie
Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Tel: 004021 3189137 www.mnac.ro
info@mnac.ro

kinema ikon (1970-2005) multimedia atelier at the Art Museum Arad (RO) is the oldest ongoing experimental art group in Romania. The thirty-five years of existence are the result of an optimum equilibrium between the participative, collaborative or group projects, and the individual works. Something between the satisfaction of the collective creation and the satisfaction of the auctorial egotism. Therefore, the stylistic mark of kinema ikon occurs from the interdisciplinary approach of a certain medium (film, video, hypermedia) with the specific tools of the different fields its members activate in (artists, writers, architects, photographers, musicians, programmers, etc.)
kinema ikon has undergone three different stages: experimental film (1970-19890), video art (1990-19930), and from 1994 on, exclusively hypermedia works as interactive installations on cd-rom, and as net.art. Both individual works and the group works Opera Prima, Commedia del Multimedia, alteridem.exe and Hymera – are stylistically characterized by experimental, eclectic and playful forms of expression. The resulting works are sensible objects, having an aspect of digital chimera, set in a non-linear fictional discourse, allowing multiple possibilities to the users interactive approach.

The group publishes periodically the intermedia magazine, the theoretical dimension of its members interest in the new media.

Members of the group: George Sabau, multimedia theorist; Calin Man, media artist; Alin Gherman, programmer; Judit Angel, art critic and curator; Peter Hügel, archaeologist; Caius Grozav, programmer, Romuls Bucur, poet; Roxana Chereches, philologist; Ioan Ciorba, sound engineer.
curators: Raluca Velisar, Stefan Tiron

For more details a catalogue is available upon request. It presents a contextual history of the group, the theoretical project, texts selectively republished from intermedia magazine and images of the works together with a dvd entitled worx – a demo which gathers kinema ikons opera omnia. kinema-ikon.projects.v2.nl

Currently on view at MNAC:

Depot – “This is not an exhibition” | 1 September – 1 December
casa gontz – sptv.org | 4 September – 13 October
casa gontz – poltur ltd., curator: Mihnea Mircan | 4 September – 23 October
OFFSET [2004] offset.underconstruct.com | 4 September – 13 October

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National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest
general director: Mihai Oroveanu | artistic director: Ruxandra Balaci

Palace of the Parliament, wing E4
Entrance Calea 13 Septembrie
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Tel: 004021 3189137 www.mnac.ro
info@mnac.ro

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