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Ștefan Sava – Artist book / Carte de artist

Ivan Gallery invites you to the book launch:
Ștefan Sava – Artist book / Carte de artist

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 6 pm

Tranzit Orangerie București
Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

“Ștefan Sava—Artist Book is the first publication to gather and convey Ștefan Sava’s artistic endeavour from its inception to present day. Conceived by the artist according to his own (self)representational choosing, the structure of the book closely follows the logic of his complex projects, which succeed coherently in time and materialise in space into temporary exhibitions. The many dimensions of these transient experiences—concept, discourse, image, thing, space, time—benefit from the most well suited archiving and presentation inside an artist book, which functions both as artistic documentation and artwork in itself.” (Diana Ursan)

“The artist suspends his actions, objects and installations between silence and testimony, conducting a kind of alternative archaeology of the collective memory by prying out presences that signal absence, or absences that wield a presence. When this play of presence and absence is applied to bodies, it automatically extends to the histories inscribed upon those bodies, allowing the artist to question the limits to which anybody can hold its own history, or, for that matter, the extent to which any history – trauma, in particular – can ever be articulated.” (Kate Sutton)

Ștefan Sava (b. 1982) lives and works in Bucharest. He holds an MA from the Photo-Video Department, National University of Arts in Bucharest, where he is currently enrolled as a PhD student. His projects combine photography, video, performance and object and are based on a long process of theoretical reflection and research. He is particularly interested in the subject of recent history and in the way in which the history can be visually reactivated through an analytical approach.

“Ștefan Sava – Artist book / Carte de artist” is a bilingual publication edited by Diana Ursan, with an essay by Kate Sutton. Designed by Radu Manelici, published by Ivan Gallery.

ISBN 978-973-0-22394-1

More information here and here.

Editorial project published with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
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