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Exhibition Adelina Ivan

“Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.” București organises 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

“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 fifth exhibition opens on the 19th of October 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. and presents works by Adelina Ivan.

Alphaville, effects/ affects

A space for experimenting with emotion, partially a cinema, partially the internet, a state of mind where reason tries to organise the flux of affection. Organic forms inscribe an eroticism for which sound is silenced but light can go in. The spiral staircase has the potential to simultaneously unveil and hide. Arrows accompany signs and images, effects and affects, which follow the changes of mood and the dynamic of reflections in a kaleidoscopic, circular series. Images serve as a modality of interrupting the flux, they mix future with present and past in an autonomous entity in which passion transforms perceptions, emotion and attention. The beginning and the end are in the same circle.
In the space one can also find an “Alphaville Dictionary” of hybrid-emotions, which can be actualised by the visitors, through the adding of words, real or imagined, that describe human emotion.

Adelina Ivan works with different media, from video to textile installations and drawing, examining structures and geometries in an artistic quest for the composition and disintegration of matter. At the basis of her artistic practice there lies a social and cultural critique of conventions that influenced modes, generally very diverse, of imagining the feminine. Force and frailness are balanced, illustrating the idea of rhythm and repetitive movement discovered behind the purely abstract lines.

She studied at the Arts University in Bucharest and exhibited at Litost Gallery Prague, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris, Jean-Claude Mayer Frankfurt, Anca Poterașu Gallery, Spinnerei Leipzig, Kunsthalle Bega, tranzit .ro/București, Atelier 35, Tokio Art Screening Festival, Artissima Torino, MNAC, Design Biennale Istanbul.

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

Paris Viitorului is a project by Raluca Popa and Raluca Voinea. A vitrine space for contemporary art and encounters with the city, the space 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.

The exhibition can be visited by appointment to, on the basis of Covid green certificate and can also be seen from the street throughout its duration.

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 Florin Dumitrescu, Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu, V. Leac, Mara Mărăcinescu, Rucsandra Pop, Ioana Tudora.

For Adelina Ivan’s exhibition, the students involved are Ariadna Pecingină, from the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Image and Andreea Trandafir, from the Arts University in Bucharest.

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. For detailed information about the funding programme of Bucharest City Council you can access 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.

Adelina Ivan: Alphaville. Effects/ Affects, 2021

Crimes are abolished. Only passions remain.