Interview with CONSTANTIN FLONDOR
by Oana Tănase
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Simona Dumitriu
Constantin Flondor (born in 1936, Cernăuţi-Bukowina) studied at the Fine Arts Institute in Bucharest. In 1966 he co-founded the Group 111 in Timişoara, the first experimental artists’ group in Romania, that from 1970 on called itself Sigma. Their kinetic experiments using photography and films lead the group’s artists to “rediscover” painting with intense expressiveness around 1978. Later on Flondor co-funded the Prolog group. Since 1991 Flondor has been professor at the Faculty of Arts, West University of Timişoara.
Oana Tănase is an art critic and researcher, she hold a doctoral degree from the National University of Arts Bucharest, with a thesis discussing the documentary practices in recent art. Currently worked both as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, and as a freelancer. Her projects investigate contemporary art and its display strategies, including issues around the nature of representation in the 21st century, the knowledge production, and the institutional framework. As a contributing editor for various cultural magazines, she is questioning the social /community function of contemporary art and architecture.
Currently she is living in Toronto, Canada.
The project is coordinated by Aurora Király, based on a concept developed together with Iosif Király.
Produced by: Galeria Nouă
Supported by funds from: Erste Foundation, AFCN
With the support of: MNAClab