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cut-up history

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A closer view upon the recent cultural and curatorial strategies in Central and Eastern Europe will evoke the presence of a vivid interest coming from the local cultural communities and civil society to investigate the cultural phenomena appeared before 1989. The examination of the references invoked by artists in their projects, the detournement of official messages, the articulation of an alternative visual language and of a regional artistic specificity constitute the central points on the map of «Cut-up history. Paradigmatic topographies in Romanian art during 60s and 70s» project. The research proposes not just to rewrite the art history during those years, but to follow as well the consequences had by a certain type of artistic practice upon a new generation of artists today.

Dedicated to the typology and expanded interpretation of the term «conceptualism», the research proposes to introduce the viewer in the unique horizon of the art of late 60s and 70s in Romania. The works of the artists belonging to the new avant-garde will be researched in the context of the regional and international artistic manifestations, the juxtaposition of references outlining new interpretations. «Cut-up history. Paradigmatic topographies in Romanian art during 60s and 70s» is a rediscovered history which hits as well aspects of local modernism.
The project is supported by Erste Foundation, PATTERNS program.

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Ion Grigorescu, Ame, 1979, still
courtesy: Ion Grigorescu

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Geta Bratescu, Towards White, 1975 credit photo: Mihai Bratescu courtesy: Geta Bratescu

 

 

regional express

research in context

ars telefonica

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back shift

assemblage

REC

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