Une autre cité @ tranzit.ro/ Bucharest


Carmen Acsinte, Olivia Mihălțianu and Raluca Popa have produced for this exhibition new works, starting from the invitation to talk about the city in which they are currently based, Bucharest. While each developing their artistic practices and private lives in different directions, the three artists share a loosely common sensitivity for selecting from the urban experience the frames that resonate with a desired city, seeing it as a place which subjectivities can also construct and not only inhabit.

At the same time, the city that we discover in the exhibition is a projected one, with literary, artistic and cinematographic references delocalising it. Perhaps the specificity of Bucharest is given by the unlikely juxtapositions of architectural or life-style fragments that resemble other cities, some recognizable and others that never even existed, as well as by the coexistence of different, often clashing temporalities. Bucharest appears in this exhibition as an-other city,one that we see from the window, one that we wish it had some connection to the mythologies surrounding it, a city we see on the cinema screen or read about in history books and mostly, a city we imagine, with fondness but also with irony, with bodily involvement but also with detachment.

Une autre cité

Carmen Acsinte, Olivia Mihălțianu, Raluca Popa
Curator: Raluca Voinea, tranzit.ro/ București
16 April – 22 May 2015
Opening: Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7 pm
tranzit.ro/ București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4