Alexandru ANTIK Sándor @ A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent

 

Art in Romania, 1980s-1990s

Vargas Museum, Manila | 1F Galleries

Opening: 22nd of September, Thursday at 6 p.m. with a talk by Alexandru ANTIK Sándor at 4 p.m.

Exhibition: 22nd of September – 19th of November 2016

Artists: Alexandru Antik, Sándor Bartha, Geta Brătescu, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Peter Jacobi, Dan Mihaltianu, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Mircea Stănescu, Sorin Vreme

Curator: Anca Verona Mihuleţ

Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute

Alexandru Antik presents a selection of short films and animations created over a ten-year period, allowing the viewer to observe the protagonists of his performances. He is preoccupied with identity, the relation with the body and the nature surrounding him. Antik’s display is accompanied by a lecture-performance, where he comments on the archival material he has processed from the 1980s onwards.

The exhibition Matter of Contemplation and Discontent presents a selection of influential artists from Romania, consisting of unique pieces of art created between the 1980s and the 1990s in various media – from drawing to photography and video. Other works have been produced for the current exhibition, based on archival documents and photographs. Its aim in the Vargas Museum is to place certain artistic discourses in a different context, using deconstruction, repetition, memory and parallel compositions as curatorial methods. However, the selection of works also draws a portrait of Romania during the period of transition from communism to democracy, trying to determine the representations of the political, but rather playfully, and avoiding a compact presentation.

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