Gallery Weekend #3 // Safe Perimeter
Saturday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24
Opening hours: 12:00 – 21:00
Thirty-four galleries in Bucharest are waiting for your visit during the third edition of The Gallery Weekend – WEG#3 which will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of April 2016 between 12 and 9 PM.
This event organised by Ephemair Association continues the initiative of having a White Night of contemporary art galleries in Bucharest, especially developed to promote contemporary art from Romania for the local and transient audience.
The current event is taking place on both days of the weekend, when the visitors can attend, during daytime, a various program created by the participants.
Vlad Albu, Alle Dicu, Dan Iordache, Vlad-Radu Popescu, Ana-Maria Preduţ, Mihai Şovăială
Exhibition coordinated by Cristina David and Alina Șerban
What if, instead of avoiding the gaze of the past, we attempt to respond back to it, delineating in the most natural way a safe perimeter, where memories, forgotten personal stories and cultural themes present in the recent history are being negotiated?
Thus, the imagined perimeter becomes a territory of personal speculation, a consent assumed by the six artists in order to agglutinate, inside the protective grid, the past and the present. Both ambiguous and normative, Safe Perimeter becomes similar to an exchange program where fragments of existence, of recovered reality, sometimes critically investigated, are being disclosed to the viewers.
This exhibition was organised as part of the course “Clowns of Catastrophe: A Decade of Radicalism, Humor and Identity Politics in Russia, Romania, former Yugoslavia and Baltic States”, conceived by Cristina David and Alina Șerban with the support of PATTERNS Lectures, initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria, and the National University of Art Bucharest, Photo-Video department. The exhibition is developed in response to the critical positions and recurrent themes present in art after the fall of the Iron Curtain, such as identity, trauma and the rewriting of recent history.
The Make a Point association tries to decongest the center and facilitate cultural happenings at the city’s outskirts, in neighborhoods, abandoned halls, factories or other such locations.
Make a Point organizes exhibitions, shows, movie projections, workshops and remains a space dedicated to exhibiting works and messages by contemporary artists.
OPENING: Saturday: h17.00
Program: Saturday – Sunday: h12.00 – 21.00
The entrance is free.
The detailed program and the map of the locations will be available in all places.
You can find more details regarding WEG#3 on the event website: weekendulgaleriilor.ro
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