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Lectures on the Weather

Performance and fieldwork /

Contributors: Sandra Muteteri Heremans, Klara Hobza, Alina Kleytman, Anna Olszewska, Goda Palekaitė, Delia Popa
Curator: Anna Smolak

Save the date: 30 September 2022, 13:30-21:00h
Where: Siliștea Snagovului and surroundings, Romania (various locations)

Just after the summer ends, around the Siliștea Snagovului village and the Snagov Lake, in an itinerary taking us to the Experimental Station for Research, where a group of friends created an experiment for a future that we can still shape, to the Dolce Vita boat and to Ceausescu’s palace, to an anonymous bridge and on a bus guiding us from nearby Bucharest, six artists, scientists and activists will choreograph lecture-performances seeking out different vantage points from which to open up a view of a fragment of the rapidly changing landscape.

Lectures on the Weather evokes unexpected solidarities and complex affairs (human, gender, interspecies, post-human). These emerge out of conflicted zones and inhabit transitory spaces. They voice the feminist perspective: the shift from traditional structures to self-organized, horizontal movements and networks; from silence to voice and sound acting, from absence to emergence. They acknowledge the radicality of the emotional and the vulnerable amidst (and against) the intensifying pressures of the public present.

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Now the Impulse is to Live! Edition Sofia

An exhibition organised in the frame of the project C4R (Cultures for Resilience), by, in collaboration with Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (FR), Casco Art Institute (NL), Nethood (CH) and in partnership with Toplocentrala (BG).

2 – 17 September 2022
Toplocentrala, 5 Emil Bersinski Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
Opening: Friday, 2 September 2022, 6 p.m.

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Arief Yudi Rahman/ Jatiwangi art Factory: The New Rural Agenda

Saturday, 23rd of July 2022, 5-8 p.m.

Discussion moderated by Adelina Luft, accompanied by dinner

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, Silistea Snagovului

For documenta fifteen in Kassel, the Jatiwangi art Factory has developed the New Rural Agenda—a transnational summit among rural community networks. The summit was preceded by the New Rural School, a series of knowledge and narrative exchanges in the form of conferences, amateur radio talks, and the Bulletin Rural School. It emphasized diverse perspectives from below and peripheries, challenging uniform ideas of progress and sustainability.

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Lectures on the Weather

Residency of curator Anna Smolak in Bucharest /

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Now the impulse is to live!

An exhibition organised in the frame of the project C4R (Cultures for Resilience), by, in collaboration with Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (FR), Casco Art Institute (NL), Nethood (CH) and in partnership with The Romanian Order of Architects

1 – 15 July 2022

Opening: Friday, 1st of July, 2022, 6 p.m.

The Romanian Order of Architects, Str. Pictor Arthur Verona nr. 19, Sector 1, București

A hybrid, research exhibition comprising documentation produced in the C4R activities, artworks and documents related to a localised understanding of resilience.

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Architecture, Biodiversity, Culture [ABC]. Building ecological institutions for culture. 2022-2024

We are happy to announce that has been successful in receiving a Creative Europe grant as coordinator of a 3-years European cooperation project. We are looking forward to realizing this project, together with our partners, Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (FR), Drenart (BG) and Nedeea Valceana Association (RO).

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It´s risky to let they see you alive and almost frangible*.

Saturday, May 14th, 2022
Cinema Elvire Popesco, Bucharest

between 5:30 - 5:40 pm.

Artists from all over lately find a place around nature, which they transform learning from nature, where they align themselves with other time-measuring instruments, they reorder the artistic concepts they work with, they relativize the distances to the city and open possibilities of collaboration with neighbours, with other artists, with non-human species.

Drained by a global pandemic and a nearby war, we will seek forces to synchronise for a few minutes, on the 14th of May, with several artistic spaces that are connected to nature. We will be able to see a short recorded transmission of a collective performance with feet on the ground, an affirmation of a type of inhabiting nature without colonising it, an invitation to rethink artistic work on more sustainable basis, an acceptance of the fragility of existence as a reason to plant life around us.

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We gather here from time to time...

A discussion with Silvia Cruceanu and Cristi Borcan
29 April 2022, 5 p.m.

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life,
Siliștea Snagovului, Ilfov county

We gather here from time to time is one of the comments scribbled inside the container which constituted the material base of the project Tei Community Centre. Inaugurated in Autumn 2016 in the Circus Park in Bucharest, Tei Community Centre functioned until 2019 as a platform for meetings, work gatherings, civic organisation, educational workshops, public events and presentations, becoming a landmark on the park’s alleys. A partnership between the Civic Initiative Group Tei Lake and the architectural group studioBASAR, the project demonstrated the need for such spaces and infrastructures in different neighbourhoods. To gather signified practicing a collective voice and claiming one’s right to the city.

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FEINART / Symposium on Socially Engaged Art

Saturday, 26 of March - from 9 to 6 PM.
Location: Aðalbygging, University of Iceland
Entrance: free admission, partner institution within FEINART programme, announces a full-day conference which will take place at the University of Iceland on 26 of March 2022. The conference was dedicated to contemporary challenges in socially engaged art practice addressing questions on democracy, social and cultural policy as well as new forms of artistic and curatorial practice.

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Halfway to Paradise

A discussion about artistic initiatives’ (re)turn to nature. /

With: Adriana Chiruta, Irina Botea & Jon Dean, V. Leac, Daniela Palimariu, Delia Popa

Sunday, 30 January 2022, 4 p.m.

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Artist Adriana Chiruta in residency in Bucharest

Organised in the frame of C4R project /

The residency is part of Regenerative-Reliable-Resourceful, the mapping of resilient practices in the Romanian countryside that develops in the frame of C4R and of the Experimental Station for Research.

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Adrian Ganea: Bird Food

An intervention part of The Last Archive series /

21 December 2021, 3-5 p.m.

An intervention on the land of the Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, in the village Siliștea Snagovului, Ilfov county


Access: by car via DN1 or A3; by bus no. 446, departure from Piața Presei Libere, arrival at Pescari stop

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung