March 3, 2014 - Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle - A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE
March 3, 2014


Radu Cioca, Corrupted Symbols, 2013. Carpet, resin, paint, steel, bronze, 275 x 146 x 126 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

New Romanian art
11 March–8 June 2014

Opening: 10 March, 6pm

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Jazdow 2

T +48 22 628 12 71/3

Curator: Ewa Gorządek

Apparatus 22, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Irina Botea, Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin, Cătălin Burcea, Mircea Cantor, Radu Cioca, Radu Comşa, Adrian Ghenie, Maxim Liulca, Ioana Nemeş, Alex Mirutziu, Anca Munteanu Rîmnic, Ciprian Mureşan, Vlad Nancă, Cristian Rusu, Şerban Savu, Răzvan Sădean, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor

Accompanying the exhibition: Álmoskönyv / Somnolet Book designed by Victor Man
Artists: Ștefan Bertalan, Nagy Albert, Incze Ferenz, Miklóssy Gábor, Kancsura István, Fülöp Antal Andor, Anna-Bella Papp, Zoltán Huszárik 

Performance opening the exhibition: Alex Mirutziu in collaboration with Elias Merino Scotopolitic Objects #2 for five performers and electroacoustic impromptu and a concert by Karpov not Kasparov

The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw is proud to present A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE, an exhibition with a comprehensive presentation of the latest works from Romanian artists of the younger generation, who, since the mid-2000s, have begun to manifest their presence in the art scene, locally as well as on an international scale. This thirty-something generation grew up under communism, witnessed the breakdown and collapse of the system, coupled with experiencing the violent invasion of consumer culture in an indigenous society. Consequently, it is through this peerless perspective that the artists formulate their thoughts and comments on the observed changes.

These artists mainly originate from two centres, Bucharest and Cluj, although in contrast, some of them have been living outside of the country for some time. The exhibition’s leading theme is artistic reflection on contemporary Romania, its present—closely linked to recent history—as well as shared experiences in the process of identity formation, both the collective, on a national scale, and the individual, on a creative singleton level.

These themes are evident in the works of young Romanian artists on various levels of critical discourse: relationship to the past, artistic tradition, or undertaking current social problems. The works are characterized by a strong conceptual basis, and each of the artists, in their own way, deconstructs the ideas and phenomena that interest them. Their works combine the authenticity of artistic decisions with the conscious use of selected media, such as painting, video, sculpture, performance, and installation. The Romanian contemporary art scene is not homogeneous, instead, occurring parallel to one another are the many trends and references to different traditions in it. However, this exhibition depicts a fairly clear picture of the current Romanian artistic practices.

A separate artistic project Álmoskönyv / Somnolet Book will be shown within the frame of the main exhibition, whose curator is artist Victor Man. In a distinctively arranged gallery space, Victor Man will present the works of selected artists, as well as the film Szindbád by Zoltán Huszárik. In his show, Man unites artists from different generations and ushers in a strong accent with the use of a film from the Hungarian director, taking into account the complex relationships in the perspective of multiculturalism that is characteristic to this region of Europe.


Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle presents A FEW GRAMS OF RED, YELLOW, BLUE
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
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