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Numită oarecum impropriu, Galeria Calina este un spațiu de artă contemporană care funcționează paradoxal după reguli alternative într-un loc elegant. Eminenta artistului, preocupat de arta abstractă, Romul Nuțiu și eleganța jurnalistei Alina Cristescu au dus la o abordare critică față de spațiu. Romul Nuțiu s-a folosit de strategia modernistă, rămânând mereu interesat și de experiment. Alina Cristescu vine dintr-o zonă profund marcată de rolul public al artei și de viața urbană. Galeria devine un cub alb cu problemele unui spațiu social. Cu o bună zonă de contact între atunci și acum Galeria Calina prezintă începând cu 2007 nume importante de artiști Aitch & Saddo, Mihai Barabancea, Răzvan Boar, Ciprian Ciuclea, Suzana Dan, Daniel Djamo, Constantin Flondor, Ciprian Homorodean, Liliana Mecioiu, Gili Mocanu, Sebastian Moldovan, Teodor Moraru, Romul Nuțiu, Sorin Oncu, Marilena Preda Sânc, Mircea Stănescu, Iulia Toma, Mihai Zgondoiu s.a. și curatori Liviana Dan, Runxandra Demetrescu, Olivia Nițiș, Diana Marincu, Iliana Pintilie, Constantin Prut, Alexandra Titu, Robert Cristian Velescu s. a. din scena de artă din România. Named like this rather improperly, Galeria Calina represents a contemporary art space, which paradoxically functions according to some alternative principles applied in an elegant location. The eminence of the artist, preoccupied with abstract art, Romul Nutiu and the elegance of the journalist, Alina Cristescu, had developed a critical approach of the space. Romul Nutiu applied the modernist strategy while being interested in experiments. Alina Cristescu comes from an area which is profoundly influenced by the public role of art and urban life. The gallery becomes a white cube provided with the problems of a social space. Given its good contact zone between then and now, starting with 2007 Galeria Calina presents some important names of artists artiști Aitch & Saddo, Mihai Barabancea, Răzvan Boar, Ciprian Ciuclea, Suzana Dan, Daniel Djamo, Constantin Flondor, Ciprian Homorodean, Liliana Mecioiu, Gili Mocanu, Sebastian Moldovan, Teodor Moraru, Romul Nuțiu, Sorin Oncu, Marilena Preda Sânc, Mircea Stănescu, Iulia Toma, Mihai Zgondoiu et. al. and curators Liviana Dan, Ruxandra Demetrescu, Olivia Nițiș, Diana Marincu, Iliana Pintilie, Constantin Prut, Alexandra Titu, Robert Cristian Velescu et. al. related to the art scene in Romania.

YU/RO 3

INSTALATIE
Program:
19:00 - 00:00
Tip eveniment:
Deschis la NAG
Perioada expozitie:
09/30/2016 - 09/30/2016
 
Artisti:

Self-reflexive, permanently ironic and critical, Sorin Oncu returns, in his last solo exhibition, to one of the topics he was permanently preoccupied with: the mechanisms of identity constructions. The narrative line of his exhibition, YU-RO III, is articulated politically in the symbolical deconstruction of the „key” elements translating the affiliation to one of the nations he was related to: Serbian and Romanian. Born in Yugoslavia, in the Serbian Banat, Sorin had lived in Timișoara for more than a decade without obtaining the Romanian citizenship. Blocked by the autochthonous legislation, which represents an impediment for anybody who would like to become a Romanian citizen, Oncu had to live with the idea of being a „stranger” despite of the fact that he was ethnically Romanian. The projects in the YU-RO series question the junction and opposites suggested by the ethnicity and nation in personal identities. The works exhibited at the Calina Gallery, anti-esthetic projects articulated around the arte povera language, translate the personal experience in political discourses regarding the limits which the new mythologies of national states have influenced the individuals with. Within his bounds, man is reduced to a Personal numerical code (PNC), a code abstractly encoding the deletion of valences derived from all the possible identity constructions defining the individuals. By means of each of his works, Sorin Oncu can produce a powerful statement meant to interrogate the artificial identification imposed by the place where you were born as well as the consequences of this given affiliation. His individual project invites each viewer to an authentic critical reflection on the anti-human trivialization highlighted by the ethnic and/or national allegiance. The works displayed in the current selection were mostly only sketched by Sorin and produced after the premature disappearance of the artist with the aid of his friend and collaborator, Cosmin Haias. Valentina Iancu