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CONVIVIALITY

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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

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Video:  Deer’s Photography

POETRY ROOM | Curator Doru Radu

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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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CIRCA 1703-3071

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Sandwich Art Space | THE FOUR THE MERRIER

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One of the most unconventional venues on the art map of Bucharest, Sandwich Art Space has recently celebrated its one year anniversary – in April 2017. Boasting the least typical, hence the most challenging exhibition space, Sandwich has succeeded in such short time to bring on the local art scene some of the most creative in-situ projects. Its very peculiar topography have dared the ingenuity of the participating artists to the maximum. Founded and run by a team formed by Daniela Pălimariu (visual artist), Alexandru Niculescu (visual artist), Cristian Răduță (visual artist) and Silviu Lixandru (art promoter), Sandwich is located in the Combinatul Fondului Plastic*, a former industrial site on its way of becoming a top cultural hub of the Romanian capital. 

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[Interview] DAN PERJOVSCHI BROUGHT THE WORLD ATTRACTIONS TO SANDWICH, BUCHAREST

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This spring, the mailbox at Sandwich – the atypical art space located in the former Combinatul Fondului Plastic*, Bucharest – kept overflowing with envelopes from all over the world. In each envelope, at least one fridge magnet. The postman had a busy time delivering. The name of the space sparked a little joke in him. He’d say: “Here, yet another sandwich for Mr. Dan!” “Sandwiches” sent by prestigious art institutions, museums, galleries, kunstvereins around the globe following his request to be part of World Attractions – the unique, interactive, exhibition that Dan Perjovschi conceived also as a means to bring the art world to Sandwich and, vice versa, to put Sandwich on the map of the international contemporary art. Opened in May 11th, 2017, the exhibition expanded continuously with magnets. Even after the finissage of the exhibition – June 24th, 2017 – the magnets continued arriving. The artist plans to install the project in Sibiu, too. 

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