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August 2017

CONVIVIALITY

in THEME

CONVIVIALITY, a word with etymological roots in Latin- L convivialis < convivium, a feast < convivere, to celebrate together < com-, together + vivere, to live – and originally describing human gatherings around a feast or banquet, in a friendly atmosphere, has continued to expand its meaning – it now pertains to many different contexts, whether domestic, work-related, or even larger organisms, such as cities. Why is it important to get together over meals? What happens when a group of friends decide to run an art space together? How inspiring and lyrical can the intimacy of a couple in their moments of togetherness be? Can bonds be created between humans and the surrounding objects or plants? How can the participation and concerted effort of individuals around the globe bring together an entire world in a 7 metre long space at the call of one artist? How the circumstantial confrérie between an artist and a group of workers led to the creation of a majestic artwork. How can clothes act as symbols of social cohesion? Stay together, share, be there for others – also retire in solitude sometimes, to ponder, to reflect – but always return to conviviality!

Photo: Deer’s Photography

 

 

Gathering table | Smells like teen spirit

in FOOD THERAPY

 

Video:  Deer’s Photography

POETRY ROOM | Curator Doru Radu

in ART

 

I Feel My Best when Doing Laundry
by Mariusz Grzebalski

for Dorota

Because, you see, she’s asleep,
and there – a mixed load of
whites, blacks, colored.

I drink wine,
read Tao Te Ching
and hear the drum of our love
spinning in the background.

Translated, from the Polish, by Doru Radu

[Art-Hoc] JORGE PERIS | LOS PIES DE JUDAS

in ART

The possibility of accidents – of errors – stimulates me. I like to learn from mistakes. The confrontation with the laws of physics and nature can place you in a very humble position. It can push you to a stress breaking point. (Jorge Peris)

Spanish artist Jorge Peris is known internationally for his site-specific installations that engage in intense conversations with the space or manipulate it through skilful choreographies of seduction. The gestation of ideas and concepts for his œuvre is often a time-consumming process given the immense amount of research and studies he needs to document it. He contextualises them after an insightful evaluation of the space like an architect assessing the site of a future project. In fact, many of his works acquire an architectural dimension, often dramatic, theatrical, overwhelming, imposing. It is also the type of work that involves your entire body – extreme physical effort, at times –, and this channels a certain personal energy into it.

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[Profile] CRISTIAN RĂDUȚĂ | SPACE, VARIABLE DIMENSIONS (ARCHIVES OF FAILED MISSIONS AND GOLDEN RECORDS)

in ART

When Richard Serra jotted down the series of active verbs as a list of instructions to re-enact in his work process – thus preceding the actual gesture and generating the action – he most probably did not imagine it would become an iconic episode in the history of art. A guide for many other tri-dimensional artists. To roll, to crease, to bend, to fold, to twist, etc. – the linguistic epitome describing the work gestures of such creators. Cristian Răduță – an artist situated at the ever difusing border of sculpture and installation – rolls, creases, bends, folds, twists, etc. every day.

           

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ANDREEA DIACONU | FLASH INTERVIEW

in ABOUT PEOPLE

If you could have anyone in the world over for dinner, who would you invite?

David Sedaris or Rebecca Solnit.

Name three things you and your partner (or pet) have in common. 

We have everything in common since we’re all the same and one. 

What do you value most in a friendship? 

Honesty, openness and insight into oneself. 

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Textile stories. Reflections on the Romanian Blouse as an element of social cohesion

in FASHION

IA – a majestic concept. A two letter word denominating an entire creative universe. A product of collective traditional design with an individual author, IA a.k.a the Romanian Blouse, is a textile narrator. The intricate embroidery on foam-white hemp tells a story. And each story is unique and immortal.

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