Reading Together (I)

Duo exhibition hosted by tranzit. ro/Iași

FROM

16/07/21

UNTIL

17/08/21

Opening: Friday 16th of July, 7 pm

The current exhibition is part of a series of three duo shows organized in the frame of the project Expoziția ca lectură (Exhibition as Reading) featuring works by artists and colleagues Beatrice Anghelache (RO), Baran Caginli (FI), Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan (RO/AT), Cătălin Gheorghe (RO), Dana Andrei & Sorin Popescu (RO) și Maxim Polyakov (MD).

It is superfluous to consider that exhibition making simply consists in bringing together “separated” artworks. This assemblage creates new contexts, raises awareness, promotes, presents and actualizes, frames and historicizes, evokes, develops, attempts to re-address questions, integrates and contextualizes, explores, challenges and collects to name but a few of many ways an exhibition can work. However, more or less importantly they construct the subjectivity of a curator, a position that is often contested, many times for good reasons. Who, why and what is this authority that acts as a gatekeeper of cultural affairs?

Baran Caginli, Untitle, 8 laser cut photographic prints on aluminum, 2020. Installation view. © Florin Bobu
Baran Caginli, Untitle, 8 laser cut photographic prints on aluminum, 2020. Installation view. © Florin Bobu

Therefore, one way to approach this was to try working with conceptual and esthetical counter expectations and move forward towards one of the questions of the reading groups organized in the frame of the same project: Who is the subject that reads and how do we read together?

Beatrice Anghelache, How did I become leftist? What left means for you?, Watercolor portraits and texts as political biographies, 2021. Installation view. © Florin Bobu
Beatrice Anghelache, How did I become leftist? What left means for you? Watercolor portraits and texts as political biographies, 2021. Installation view. Photo: © Florin Bobu

Beatrice Anghelache and Baran Caginli are two artists that never met and that live in Bucharest, Romania and in Helsinki, Finland respectively.

For more information about the exhibition and the artists please visit tranzit.ro.

Cover picture: Baran Caginli, Untitle, 8 laser cut photographic prints on
aluminum, 2020. Detail. Photo: © Florin Bobu

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