INVENTAR ANTIK. Book presentation, Timișoara

25th of October 2016, 12 a.m., Mansard Gallery, College of Fine Arts and Design, West University of Timisoara

Inventar ANTIK, ed. Sebestyén György Székely - Alexandru Antik, Vellant Publishing House, Bucharest, 2016.

Edition in Romanian and Hungarian. English version coming soon.

The book is the result of an unconventional collaboration between the artist and the art historian. The latter commissioned the artist to make an inventory of his activity with statements, illustrations, documentest presenting his works and the context they were created. This inventory is main chapter of the book which was then sent to two art critics form different generations - Erwin Kessler and Diana Marincu - to write on Antik's art using as main source this inventory. In the same time the editors of the book realised a large discussion also with references to this chapter. Thus, the book becomes an "ante-monograph" put at the disposal of further studies and different approaches not only on Alexandru Antik's oeuvre already covering more than 40 years, but more generally on Romanian contemporary art.