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9th -21st of July 2017
Opening: 9th of July, 7 pm

Visiting hours:
From Monday to Friday: 10 pm – 4 pm Iaşi
Al. Lăpușneanu Street, No. 7-9

Participants: Dan ACOSTIOAEI, Andreea CIOARĂ, Cristina DAVID, Cătălina HIREAN, Behzad KHOSRAVI NOORI, Andrei NACU, Ghenadie POPESCU, Ivana SMILJANIĆ, Jonas SOYDAN, Smaranda URSULEANU

The exhibition micro-NARRATIVES brings together a series of contemporary art works that use the micro(histories) or the personal micro-narratives and avoid the large narratives (historical, political, etc) – the world of politics. However, in what way do these cultural creations act ideologically and politically? Is there still possible to avoid all meta-narratives? Is it still possible for the dominant ideologies to instrumentalize contemporary visual art?

Each concrete case of the ones selected for this exhibition employs a different and sometimes contradictory strategy. Retreating from the world of political debate may be random or deliberate. Sometimes, artistic practices that are usually connecting with this kind of retreating in relation to the political life may represent a last possibility of communication with it: a form of political practice understood in the broadest possible sense. Some other times these represent the final negation of this possibility. The exhibition micro-NARRATIVES offer the audience the opportunity to explore the tension between the singular aesthetic experiences that the artists present through their creations and the meta-narrative frames of the contemporary society.

The micro-NARRATIVES exhibition is part of the project RE-IMAGINED COMUNITIES, organized by 1+1 and Iaşi in collaboration with “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi and co-financed by AFCN – The Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
Partner: TIMPUL magazine

Behzad Khosravi Noori, still from A short story about a cat, 2007