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Exhibition Claudiu Cobilanschi

“Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.*”

tranzit. ro/ București organizes from 20th of September to 31st of October 2021 the project Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.*” Exhibitions and intersections, Paris Viitorului [Paris Future], a project co-financed by Bucharest City Council through ARCUB within the Programme Bucharest – Open City 2021.

The project will take place in a new space, Paris Viitorului, on Mihai Eminescu Str. (corner with Viitorului Str.), sector 2, Bucharest, as well as in the neighbourhood around.

Paris Viitorului is a vitrine space, for contemporary art and encounters with the city. It is a space curated by an artist (Raluca Popa) and an institution (tranzit. ro/ București). It is a gallery, a shop-window, a closet, a resonance box, a landmark (Eminescu, corner with Viitorului), a place of observation and anticipation, and an invitation to reflection upon the city as another world: a world of possibilities and imagination, of diverse familiarities, of critical positioning towards the past, of confidence in the future.

“Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.”
is a project developed over six weeks in Paris Viitorului space, and presents a succession of six exhibitions with the following artists: Claudiu Cobilanschi (20 - 26 September), Ioana Gheorghiu (27 September - 3 October), Andrei Dinu (4 - 10 October), Ioana Stanca (11 - 17 October), Adelina Ivan (18 - 24 October), Alina Lupu (25 - 31 October).

The first exhibition will open on the 21st of September 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will present works by Claudiu Cobilanschi.

Florist shop - Artist' Studio

Claudiu Cobilanschi pierces found cardboard and fits in little lights in the shape of ideas. He moves on according to the proximity theory, he works with fire and sharp objects, he lights the little bulbs and asks himself what is there (still) to be done around here. He appropriates led-animated commercials and changes their texts and sense in search for a friendly way to call things by their name.

Claudiu Cobilanschi works at the border between art and press, using, as journalist, different media to activate current social and political topics, and, as an artist, he is interested in the analysis and aesthetics of the influence these topics express. Among the topics approached there are stereotypical thinking, mass media and ego casting, immigration, poverty, and he uses techniques such as photography and performative arts, video, 8 mm cinematographic experiments, guerrilla publishing & poster bombing, and others.

The exhibition can be visited from Wed. to Sat. from 3 to 7 p.m.

In complementarity to the exhibitions that are part of the project “Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.” there will take place dialogue sessions with students, as well as a series of urban walks in the neighbourhoods around the space, guided by specialists from different fields.

For Claudiu Cobilanschi's exhibition there collaborated Felicia Plămădeală, from the MA in "Theatre, Multimedia, Society" at the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Image and Claudia Davidescu, a graduate of the Arts University in Bucharest, Textile Department.

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The project’s team: Raluca Popa, Raluca Voinea, Iuliana Dumitru, Edi Constantin

Partners: UNArte, CESI, Modulab, Zeppelin
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of

A project co-financed by Bucharest City Council through ARCUB within the Programme Bucharest – Open City 2021. The content of this material does not necessarily reflect the official position of Bucharest City Council or ARCUB.

*Both the project title and the name of the space are inspired from the book “Un autre monde”, of the 19th century French author and illustrator, J.J. Grandville.

Image: Claudiu Cobilanschi, vedere din atelier/ view from the studio.

Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.