Caminul Cultural

Press conference: 9 June 2011, 1 pm, subRahova, Bucharest
Followed by 2 days of conferences, interventions and public presentations
Where Art does take place in the End Times? on 10 and 11 June 2011

Caminul Cultural is a project initiated and conceived by the artists Brynjar Bandlien, Farid Fairuz and Manuel Pelmus. The project is administrated by the Cultural Association “Solitude Project”, in collaboration with Bandlien/Pelmus.

At the press conference, the work Desen de intrare (Opening Drawing) by Dan Perjovschi will be presented to the public.


It seems that the ordinary lack of resources for contemporary art has become its almost natural condition. Exploitation and self-exploitation of artists dominate the present and the artistic activity of many. Besides this we have seen more and more contemporary art spaces closing down or left with very few or without resources. Which spaces are sinking and which kind of spaces appear in these “end times”? And especially under what circumstances they survive or disappear? What position could or should artists adopt in relation to this new reality, increasingly deprived of resources and about to reach the status of permanent precariousness?

In these 3 days we invite different representatives of independent artistic platforms and artists in order to address this “new” reality. We will interrogate the new circumstances and its substance trying to understand what strategies and artistic practices are possible. Where Art does takes place in the End Times? During these two days we invite several artists and representatives of independent contemporary art platforms to address these “new” realities.

Participants:
Vladimir US, Raluca Voinea, Dan Perjovschi, Alina Șerban, Rarița Zbranca, Matei Bejenaru, Anca Benera, Ștefan Tiron, Sigrid Gareis, Gianina Cărbunariu, Mădălina Dan, Alexandra Pirici, Brynjar Bandlien, Nicoleta Braniște, Manuel Pelmuș și Farid Fairuz.


ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of the project.

More information is available at www.caminulcultural.ro.

Author:
ERSTE Stiftung