We are now waiting the Gift NoteBook 2022 resulted from the FUTURE COLLECTION exhibition realised in November 2021 at Aparte Gallery of the Iasi Art University – UNAGE with Iași only colleagues: Dan Acostioaei, Anticamera (Gloria Luca și Tudor Pătrașcu), Luminița Toma, Matei Bejenaru, Delia Bulgaru, Andreea Cioară, Florin Bobu, Lavinia German, Cezar Lăzărescu, Mălina Moncea, Sarah Muscalu, Dumitru Oboroc, Poe Orlando Emanuel, s.a.b.a (Silvia Amancei și Bogdan Armanu), Andrei Timofte, Aris Tureac, Smaranda Ursuleanu, Mihai Vereștiuc.
”2021 is the year in which 20 years have passed since the first edition of the biennial Periferic - Periferic 5, curated by Matei Bejenaru and organized by the Vector Association. Considering the large number of professionals from Iași who claim their professional beginnings in the Periferic phenomenon, we consider that a transgenerational reunion of the contemporary art scene, in 2021, became absolutely necessary, in a new effort to historicize the common experience, but also to promote the artistic values and practices rooted locally.
20 artists from Iași participated, for the first time in this configuration, in a joint exhibition, offering the work - in a symbolic gesture of recognizing the belonging to the same history of contemporary art in Iași - to another colleague from the exhibition.
We see this as a moment in which a "future collection" of contemporary art can be generated. This would possible be complementary to the ”public collection of contemporary art in Iași” that exist only in the collective imagination of the local scene... for so long and but never realized.
Although the exhibition acts at the level of representations, the transfer is real and definitive. The works that the artists have decided to offer to their colleagues and to exhibit, can then be freely used by the owners.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the trust that the participants generously offered.” (Livia Pancu, 2021)
Project team: Livia Pancu, Smaranda Ursuleanu, Andrei Timofte
Partner: National University of Arts „G. Enescu ”, Iași
This project is realized with the financial support of Iași City Hall through the Program of financial support for civil society projects in Iași, law 350/2005, related to grants from public funds that support non-profit activities in Iași City Hall Budget. Iasi City Hall is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
On this occasion we also acknowledge the similar initiative of the colleagues from Collective Collection.