Heroism Rises in a Warehouse

miss piranda

For this season’s exhibition generated by the open call for emerging artists based in Romania, Salonul de proiecte invited Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor to select the works to be produced for the occasion.

A work by the artist Zamir Suleymanov (Azerbaijan) was chosen by Vătămanu and Tudor to guide them in the selection process. Suleymanov’s film is the catalyst for the whole show, which questions from multiple viewpoints the continuity between cinema/film and reality. The space of the exhibition is one in which the fissures in reality become visible, comprising multiple incursions into zones of social exclusion or putting together proposals aimed at transforming reality’s immediate givens.

Although they seem to form a heterogeneous corpus, traversed by various types of subject and artistic practice, the projects selected by Vătămanu and Tudor are united by the critical attention they pay to the social context. The idea of the concealed/visible is a defining feature of the contributions to the exhibition, which brings to the fore a series of below-the-surface problems that elude the dominant perception of the social space and the public discourse.

Artists: Simion Cernica, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Ion Dumitrescu & Florin Flueraș, Paul Dunca & Ștefan Tiron & Mihai Lukacs, Alexandru Fifea & Cătălin Rulea & David Schwartz, Irina Gheorghe, Ivana Mladenovic, Zamir Suleymanov, Iulia Toma

Selection by Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor

Opening: Thursday, 5 March, 19.00

Discussion with Ion Dumitrescu and Florin Flueraș
Thursday, 5 March, 18.00

Performance “You didn’t see nothing!”
Alexandru Fifea, Cătălin Rulea, David Schwartz
Saturday, 7 March, 19.30
Sunday, 8 March, 19.30

Salonul de proiecte is a curatorial program of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, initiated by Magda Radu and Alexandra Croitoru. The program focuses through exhibitions, presentations, and debates on the Romanian contemporary art, while positioning young artists’ productions into a broader generational context, local as well as international.

Salonul de proiecte
MNAC Anexa, 2nd floor
Calea Moșilor 62-68, Bucharest, Romania
Wednesday – Sunday / 10.00-18.00

Image: Ivana Mladenovic, “Miss Piranda”, 2015, videostill