May 12, 2006 - Periferic Biennial - International Biennial for Contemporary Art
May 12, 2006

International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Laura Horelli Everything / Synchronization, 2006
© Laura Horelli

Periferic 7: Focussing Iasi
International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Iasi, Romania

May 12-30th, 2006

The seventh edition of Periferic Biennial is focussing on different aspects of socio-political and cultural context of Iasi and Romania. The project is resulting in a series of exhibitions, opened in Iasi on May 12, 2006.

Periferic 7 focusses:
– on the position of Iasi in a globalized context where social, political and economical phenomena are influencing the cultural practices, productions and representations;
– on the issue of simultaneously generating, collecting, importing and exporting information on Romanias art context, in an attempt to search and create mutual artistic references and experience a common History;
– on the exploration of the children condition, emphasizing on the problem of child abandonment in an extended sense.

Periferic 7 is structured on 3 independent sections curated by:
Marius Babias & Angelika Nollert, Florence Derieux and Attila Tordai-S.

Periferic 7 is accompanied by 3 publications, one for each section.

Periferic 7: Focussing Iasi / Social Processes
Marius Babias (theoretician and curator, Berlin) and Angelika Nollert (curator, Siemens Arts Program, Munich)

A cooperation between Vector Association and Siemens Arts Program

Luchezar Boyadjiev (BG), Boris Buden (A), Nicoleta Esinencu (MD), Andrea Faciu (D), H.arta (RO), Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler (A), Laura Horelli (FI), John Miller (USA), Dan Perjovschi (RO), Lia Perjovschi (RO), Hito Steyerl (D), and VAD (Vector Art Data Bank)

Supported by:
FRAME Helsinki, IFA Stuttgart, Kontakt. The Arts and Civil Society Program of Erste Bank Group in Central and Eastern Europe, Barnard College of Columbia University New York, Romanian Cultural Institute, and Ringier AG

Periferic 7: Focussing Iasi / Strategies of Learning
Florence Derieux (curator, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne)

Sandy Amerio (F), Bik Van der Pol (NL), Valentin Carron (CH), Latifa Echakhch (MA/F), Jens Haaning (DK), Pierre Joseph (F), Mattias Olofsson (S), Sean Snyder (USA/D), Simon Starling (GB/D), Andrei Ujica (RO/D) and Harun Farocki (D)

Supported by:
Ambassade de France à Bucarest, Centre Culturel Français de Ia_i, The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, IASPIS Stockholm, The Danish Arts Council
Mondriaan Foundation, Moldova National Museum Complex Ia_i, Natural History Museum Ia_i

Periferic 7: Focussing Iasi / Why Children?
Attila Tordai-S. (curator of Protokoll Studio, editor for IDEA arts society
magazine, Cluj, Romania)

Hajnalka Bessenyei and Nita Mocanu (RO), Big Hope (Miklós Erhardt, Dominic Hislop, Elske Rosenfeld) (HU/Scotland/D), Mircea Cantor and Gabriela Vanga (F/RO), Elke Marhöfer (D), Ciprian Muresan (RO), Ioana Nemes (RO), Katya Sander (D/DK), Nedko Solakov (BG), Péter Szabó (HU/RO), and IDEA arts society (RO)

In collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung and Akademie Schloss Solitude

Supported by:
Goethe Zentrum Iasi, Inspectoratul Scolar Judetean Iasi, EuroEd School, Garabet Ibraileanu School, Emil Racovita High School, Quinta Café Iasi, Best Club Iasi, Yes Club Iasi, London Pub Iasi, Radio Nord-Est, Radio France Internationale (RFI)

About Periferic
The Periferic project was initiated in 1997 in Iasi, Romania, as a performance festival. Since 2001, it has been transformed into a contemporary art biennial with the intention to develop a local art scene and to encourage the exchange of ideas and people from different political and cultural contexts.
About Iasi
Iasi is a city of 400.000 inhabitants, being one of the countrys largest university cities with more than 60.000 students. Once the capital of Moldova, Iasi is located near the border with Republic of Moldova (a former soviet republic). Following Romanias entry into the EU in 2007, it will become one of the eastern outposts of the European Union.
Periferic 7 Biennial is supported by:
European Cultural Foundation Amsterdam
Romanian Ministry of Culture Bucharest
Elysée-Fonds Gemeinsame Deutsch-Französische Kulturprogramme
in Drittstaaten / French-German Cultural Fund
Municipality of Iasi, Centre Culturel Français de Iasi, Goethe Zentrum Iasi, University of Arts George Enescu Iasi
Sponsored by:
BRD-Groupe Societe Generale, Polirom Publishing House
Vector Association in Iasi
Periferic Office:
Tel/fax: 0040 232 237486

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