November 15, 2018 - March 17, 2019
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
participating artists: Bogdan Bordeianu, Lucian Bran, Marianna Christofides, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gherc, Anne Heinlein & Göran Gnaudschun, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Ciprian Mure?an, Andreas Mühe, Multiplicity, Alexandra Navratil, Cristian Rusu, Larisa Sitar, Milica Tomi & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields of Division, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio, Kristof Vrancken.
Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana
Bucuresti 050563, Romania
“The results are not related to disassociation; they do, however, encourage opening up many new possible interpretations in this direction.” Zehnder, Professor Frank Günter, PhD (Übersetzung von:Thomas, Nelly) Farbwelt 135-36 Kreis Düren, 2010, Düren, page 45
Landscape that remembers
Artists: Bogdan Bordeianu, Lucian Bran, Marianna Christofides, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gherca, Anne Heinlein & Göran Gnaudschun, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Ciprian Murecan, Andreas Mühe, Multiplicity, Alexandra Navratil, Cristian Rusu, Larisa Sitar, Milica Tomic & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields of Division, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio, Kristof Vrancken
Curators: Sandra Demetrescu, Eva Schmidt, Kai Vöckler
Exhibition design: Irina Nem?eanu
A cooperation between: MGK – Musem für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Universität Siegen, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, MNAC Bucure?ti, De Markten Brussels, Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussels, CZKD – Centre for Cultural Decontamination Belgrade
With the support of: ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Forumul Cultural Austriac / Österreichisches Kulturforum Bukarest
Special thanks: Fundatia Plan B Cluj, Galeria Posibila, Thoma Collection, Sprüth Magers
Sponsors: Crama Opritor, Policolor, Grup Transilvae
15.11.2018 – 17.03.2019
Ground floor & Third floor
Landscape is an entity in flux, to be viewed in a cultural perspective, as pictorial and internal architecture of form, and to be understood as a situation in which political and economic histories have left traces behind. Then, the question raised by the exhibition is not “why we require an image of landscape at all?”, but rather “which image of which landscape do we need?”, and “what contribution to it can be made by artistic projects?” When thinking about landscape we tend to conceive of supposedly escapist, dreamy self-forgetfulness, apparently anachronistic notions of home and fatherland, or at the opposite end of the spectrum, to the tourist cliche´s. But how could a contemporary image of landscape be composed, acknowledging change, thematizing destruction, and simultaneously being capable of asking questions about the preconditions to a positioning?
These basic problems represented the start of the project Remembering Landscape, which shifts the focus towards aesthetic pictorial strategies and links them to aspects of the work of remembering and mourning.
Conceived by Eva Schmidt (MGK Siegen) and Kai Vöckler (HfG Offenbach), the project was further developed in cooperation with the Center for Cultural Decontamination (Branislav Dimitrijevic, Lola Joksimovic), MNAC Bucharest (Calin Dan, Sandra Demetrescu), the spaces Sint Lukasgalerie and de Markten din Bruxelles (Leen Engelen, Jan Cools, Nora De Kempeneer).
thank you to Sandra Demetrescu, Eva Schmidt and Kai Vöckler for including my work in this perfectly selected exhibition. And thank you to all my fellow artists in this show for being around me.