Monument to Transformation
30 September – 13 November 2009, Bucharest
The exhibition "Monument to Transformation" is featuring works by artists Babi Badalov, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, René Gabri + Ayreen Anastas, Lise Harlev, Anibal Lopez, Peggy Meinfelder, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Anggun Priambodo, Artur Zmijewski. It presents the outcome of more than two years of researching “social transformation“ and opens in the presence of its initiators, the Prague based curators Vít Havránek and Zbyněk Baladrán.
The Bucharest exhibition is conceived as an imaginative and analytical space that – with a certain distance – enables the public to see and reflect upon the processes of change that started by the fall of the Iron Curtain and have to an extent continued until the present. The way this topic is approached is influenced by a feeling of affiliation to these changes which are in a way co-formed by us and whose impact affects and shapes us. It is therefore an attempt to look at “transformation” as at a “lived out” and gradually receding process.
The exhibition presents a group of theoretical and artistic outputs that go back together to a certain time and place and represent a sum of past activities. The motif of this common return to the past is the need to destroy the clarity and definiteness of the view of the “transformation” that one has gained through individual experience.
Centre for Visual Introspection
16 Biserica Enei.Str, district 1