March – August 2018
Noa Treister, Cristina David, Valentin Cernat & Mihai Șovăială, Vladimir Us, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Ștefan Rusu, Jens Haaning, Ovidiu Gherasim Proca, Miki Branişte, David Schwartz, Ionuţ Tudor, Andrei Timofte, Marius Alexandru Dan, Alexandru Ţîrdea, Dan Acostioaei
Al. Lăpuşneanu street, no. 7-9
DREPTURI, LIBERTĂȚI, PRIVILEGII (RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES) is a trans-disciplinary cultural project realized in Iași with contributions of international and local artists, theoreticians and researchers. By means that are specific to the contemporary art (exhibitions, residencies, presentations and discussions, artistic research) or to the social-humanist public debate (seminars, presentations, interviews) DREPTURI, LIBERTĂȚI, PRIVILEGII (RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES) proposes a cultural investigation that contributes to the questioning of the concepts of rights and property (the national majority rights – sovereignty; the national minority rights – self-determination and cultural autonomy; the immigration rights for free movement; the right to life – refugees; the gender rights; the right of expression and for information; the physical and intellectual property rights; as well as labor rights; the right to housing and education).
As cultural workers and representatives of the middle class, we are often in the position to research, to present and to represent these interest groups as marginalized groups, sometimes without knowing the concepts and the ideology they we are engaged with, despite the fact that we mostly believe to be politically and socially enlightened.
DREPTURI, LIBERTĂȚI, PRIVILEGII (RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES) facilitates the mobility of ideas and of the artistic and theoretical thinking through the discussion moments of the two theoretical seminars (Privileges and identities: rights and property) initiated and coordinated by the activist Noa Treister, as well as through the organization of two contemporary art exhibitions with the participation of the artists Cristina David, Valentin Cernat & Mihai Șovăială, Vladimir Us (Rights), Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Ștefan Rusu (Property). The project will include a research residency of Jens Haaning but also the Ovidiu Gherasim Proca’s presentation Mitul politic al proprietății intelectuale. De ce este atât de dăunător? (The political myth of intellectual property. Why is it so harmful?).
1 April – 15 June 2018: Rights/Drepturi, group exhibition with Cristina David, Valentin Cernat & Mihai Șovăială, Vladimir Us
May 2018: Mitul politic al proprietății intelectuale. De ce este atât de dăunător? (The political myth of intellectual property. Why is it so harmful?), presentation by Ovidiu Gherasim Proca
1-5 June 2018: Rights/Drepturi, seminar by Noa Treister
19-24 June 2018: Property/Proprietate, seminar by Noa Treister
19 June –19 August, 2018: Property/Proprietate, group exhibition with Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Ștefan Rusu
Curated by Livia Pancu and Florin Bobu
The visual identity of the project Drepturi, Libertăți, Privilegii (Rights, Freedoms, Privileges) is derived from the one of The Glitter(y) and the Misery of the European Middle Classes (Strălucirea și nefericirea claselor de mijloc europene), a project realized by tranzit.ro/ Iași in 2017 and curated by Nebojša Milikić, Livia Pancu and Florin Bobu.
DREPTURI, LIBERTĂȚI, PRIVILEGII (RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PRIVILEGES) is a project organized by 1+1 in partnership with tranzit.ro/ Iași, Oberlicht Association Chișinau, George Enescu Art University Iași, and is 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.