Iasi: Matei Bejenaru – From A to B.

Matei Bejenaru, High Voltage Lab in Iasi, 2013

‘From A to B’, a new project comprising an exhibition and a performance by Matei Bejenaru will be on display at Cupola Art Gallery and Iaşi space, between 15 – 20 March 2013.

The project is part of a series of retrospective exhibitions organised by Iaşi with the aim of presenting the work of prominent Iaşi-based contemporary artists. The series has started last fall with Cezar Lăzărescu’s ‘I love Periferic 3’ and continues this time by concentrating on the artistic work of Matei Bejenaru.

“From A to B is an artistic research about the way one can visually represent the thinking processes associated with the transition between two ideas, state of affairs or situations. From A to B talks about the failure of the utopian project to which a country without a technological tradition, such as Romania, attempted to produce advanced knowledge in the field of rational, scientific knowledge.”(Matei Bejenaru, 2013)

Matei Bejenaru sets off on a symbolic journey, something he regards as a thought march, between the Polytechnic Institute’s High Voltage Lab in Iaşi, a 1980s technologically advanced science laboratory (point A) and a privately-owned mechanical and foundry workshop in the same city, currently producing metallic objects of worship in churches using old equipment from various state-owned factories (point B). “In the gallery, the thought processes associated to the march take the shape of spatial structures, slide projection and 16mm film projections.” (Matei Bejenaru)

Opening: 15 March 2013, 6 p.m., at “Cupola” Art Gallery
Performance: 19 March 2013, 7 p.m., at Iaşi space (7th floor, IASITEX Building)
The exhibition will be open between 15 – 20 March 2013.
Curator: Livia Pancu