October, Remember December
Artists: Traian Boldea, Remus Grecu, Bogdan Nicolai, Maia Oprea, Adrian Pora, Lea Rasovszky, Alexandru Radvan, David Sandor, Tara (von Neudorf)
Curators: Valentina Iancu, Diana Dochia
19.11.2009 – 18.12.2009
Opening: 19.11.2009, at 07:00 p.m.
“If you can look, see.
If you can see, observe.”
Book of Exhortations (after. Jose Saramago Blindness)
When the mind sets free from the stereotypes of contemporary world, such a self communication can be tested. A non-verbal communication, transposed in chromatic harmonies and intelligible shapes. All taken from the icons built up by the consume society. Then you remember something else about you. The images pass rapidly in the mind, came from nowhere, in [sub] or [un]conscious, quickly filtrated. The works selected for remember in this November receive too little from any ludic dream and though the transfiguration of the image with the happy child, it is placed into a continuous present of human conditioning by immediate reality. The violence, hardness, and any force of the evil come as an anachronistic effect between « the dog of Pavlov » and the Freudian reasoning applied to a happy childhood. Because the human becomes in any second a soldier in fight for survival that loses or abandon the innocence of the beginning.
An entire universe made of very different creators makes the exhibition as a visionary puzzle, a virulent critics brought to the repressive force of human. October, remember, December makes an anti-blindness and anti-ignorance essay by placing the symbol of innocence – the child – into the intelligible center of immediate reality. Not intending to become a manifest, the selection of the works is a challenge and it communicates with the audience, on the causality way, the movie of the violent and obsessive stimulus from the conscience of contemporary human.
The story goes on…
Boldea makes frequently reference to « postmodern « citationism, by taking images from the context and reinterpreting different reasons and symbols. His children are blunted human beings forced to live at the edge of the existence.
There are pleasure and attraction for detachment into the drawings of Remus Grecu. The desire for liberation, the sensation of imponderability, and the sleep shape a world being at the limit between dream and reality.
Playing with the impossibility, the characters of Bogdan Nicolai live in isolation and absence. The harlequin moves around endlessly. The puppet waits. The bear is silent. The puppet looks terrified to the smoothing iron.
A little bit trenchant, often innocent, Maia vanished the ludic into a meditation on the reversed values of the contemporary world. Her world goes around into a game of childhood illusions integrated in constraints and challenges coming from outside.
The phenomenon of classic conditioning studied by Ivan Petrovici Pavlov represents a mask applied by Pora to the terrifying interrogation addressed to any homo sapiens-sapiens: where is humanity heading?
The search and the assumption of the identity becomes a constant pattern into the works of Lea Rasovszky. The game, the challenge, and the incitement of the observer’s imagination break the general valid truth, by suggesting a world full of possibilities.
Death represents the immediate consequence of the negligence. The violence which isolates the soul is detectable from an inevitable visual shock made by children who fight for survival. Radvan protests against some tragedies pushed to the limit of supportability.
The child with the bicycle represents a search for balance. The capture of a moment and its preservation into the work of David Sandor send to a retrieval of an idyllic world for long forgotten.
Tara (von Neudorf)
Tara is the voice that protests against all injustices. A strong protest and assumed one, a constant fight and supported by anti-constraints. Because the innocence from a serene look is covered by the heaviness of the weapons.
Curators: Valentina Iancu, Diana Dochia