AT DIFFERENT ANGLES
Curator: Simona Vilău
Exhibition production coordinator: Suzana Dan
Co-organizer: Visual Artists Union, Romania
15.11.2018 – 27.01.2019
MNAC Bucharest, 2nd Floor
Artists: 2META, Dan Acostioaei, Matei Bejenaru, Răzvan Boar, Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean, Ciprian Ciuclea, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Ștefan Radu Crețu, Daniel Djamo, Teodor Graur, Aurora Király, Adelina Ivan, Stela Lie, Petru Lucaci, Dragoș Neagoe, Radu Pandele, Cătălin Petrișor, Marilena Preda-Sânc, Florica Prevenda, Bogdan Rață, Carmen Rasovszky, Gheorghe Rasovszky, Alexandru Rădvan, Elena Scutaru + Marcel Scutaru, Ioana Stanca, Iulia Toma, Roxana Trestioreanu, Bogdan Vlăduță, Mihai Zgondoiu
The “At Different Angles” exhibition presents a broad selection of contemporary artists from Romania, that tackle history or histories (in the sense of narratives) from different perspectives. The Angles can be associated with various opinions or certainties that a creator could have on a specific theme, in the way he or she explores the great body of collective history or the smaller traces of individual histories.
Both ways, we consider the existence of a necessary distance between the explorer and their subject, as figured in a preliminary sketch for a perspective study.
The positions of the critical, invasive artist in this framework – to the left, to the right, up or down, close or far away from his/her object of interest or desire – are being balanced by the random, aleatory positions of sensory artists, aroused more by the content than the shape and attracted to details before the whole. The burden of dichotomy, the heritage of the opposed notions or the ambivalence of some meaning still remain a hard-to-break border between the past and the present, between what we know and what we discover.