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Group exhibition with Cristina David, Valentin Cernat & Mihai Șovăială, Vladimir Us

1 April - 15 June 2018

Visiting schedule: Monday to Friday, 12 pm - 4 pm Iaşi
Al. Lăpuşneanu street, no. 7-9

The Drepturi / Rights exhibition brings together three works of contemporary art by Cristina David, Valentin Cernat & Mihai Şovăială and Vladimir Us. By re-contextualizing and re-circulating works of art made a long time ago and in radically different contexts, the present exhibition proposes a new methodology of questioning the ideological positions assumed by the authors in relation to the purpose of their action in the public sphere. Drepturi / Rights aims at initiating a new moment of reflection, a moment that is encouraged also by the participation of the invited artists at the seminar with the same name coordinated by the artist and curator Noa Treister and made with other artists, activists or cultural workers.

”The seminar will engage with the continental understanding of the concept of rights which reflects also the understanding of a structure of society as an assemblage of individuals, owners of their free will or as an interaction of social relations. It will consider the dialectics between on the one hand, necessity i.e. the physical and social conditions and the way they are perceived by the individual or social norms and freedom as the representation of the individual in political society. The workshop will debate what are the necessary conditions to impellent these rights in terms of the relation of individuals and the state and vice versa, how do groups come together and what does struggle mean in the context of rights.” (Noa Treister)

The exhibition can be visited from the 1st of April to the 15th of June 2018, from Monday to Friday, between 12:00 and 16:00.
The public encounter with the artists will take place on the 1st of June at 7 pm, with the first seminar organized in the frame of the project RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES.

List of works:

Cristina David:
De ce să ne lăsăm unghiile şi părul să crească?, animation, color, sound, duration: 3 Min. 31 Sec., 2004
Un fel de ficţiune, video, color, sound, duration: 4 Min. 45 Sec., 2004
Zina, video, color, sound, duration: 2 Min. 9 Sec., 2004
Fără titlu, video, color, sound, duration: 2 Min. 48 Sec., 2004

Vladimir Us: Bjornhovda 36, mailbox / photo documentation, 2012

Valentin Cernat & Mihai Șovăială: 4m3, installation and publication, 2017

Curated by Livia Pancu and Florin Bobu

More info about the project and the exhibition here and here.

The current exhibition is part of DREPTURI, LIBERTĂȚI, PRIVILEGII (RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES), a project organized by 1+1 and Iași, in partnership with Oberliht Association Chișinau, “George Enescu” University of Arts Iași and co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.