Partener principal
Str. Ion Ghica
Future Museum este o platformă deschisă, ale cărei proiecte sunt selectate prin open-call adresat artiștilor din România și Republica Moldova. Etosul galeriei este credința în concepte neexplorate, intenții necunoscute, fenomene necunoscute, scheme nedescoperite și teorii fără precedent. Programul galeriei Future Museum intenționează să urmărească schimbări sociale, transformări, revoluții și momente de tranziție, și prin acest proces, să inițieze noi configurații de spațiu și timp. O altă prioritate a galeriei este dezvoltarea aspectelor până acum nedescrise ale procesului artistic. Prin urmare, sala de expoziție oferă un spațiu pentru aceste experimente artistice și instalații site-specific, care răspund direct tipologiilor non-tradiționale din istoria artei vizuale.

Ceea ce parcă încă a rămas viu e tocmai puterea acelui vis de a aduna laolaltă oamenii și de a crea o altă istorie

20:00 - 00:00
Tip eveniment:
Deschis la NAG
Perioada expozitie:
09/19/2016 - 10/21/2016

The exhibition centers around the new film essay ‘Gagarin’s Tree’. An interview with philosopher Ovidiu Tichindeleanu engages issues of space exploration, imagination and propaganda in the socialist utopia, the post-communist condition as liberal colonisation, linked – Ovidiu proposes – to other sites of decolonisation through a new historical consciousness. The protagonist’s reflection departs from the unstable nature of today’s ruins: these are the ruinous future of different pasts, of different messianisms, or modes of conceiving the notion of historical destination in the last decades. Ovidiu’s analysis revolves around the reciprocal construction of pasts and futures, ideas of renewal or historical horizon, temporal or spatial ‘elsewheres’. The backdrop for the conversation the film proposes is the Gagarin Youth Centre, in Chisinau, Moldavia, where most of the footage was filmed. Now deserted, and waiting to be replaced by a construction more adapted to today’s oligarchic liberalism, the building reads like a palimpsest of unrealized historical projections, perhaps captured in the large mosaic of outer space labor: a worker ploughing the universe. “An entirely different history of the world was about to be written. The feeling and the memory of this divergence is still active and alive, and it is awakened in connection with those utopias that actually became daily life and are now the history of the people who grew up in the tradition of real socialism. But if the post-communist transition meant a colonisation, and if real socialism was partially an attempt to write a history divergent from that of Western modernity, then what is left of that, what is alive?” Ovidiu’s insistence on communism as a heresy, as deviation from other forms of imagining the modern selfhood and society, may have left something behind, a residue that might activate its catalytic, transformative potential. In his words, this is “the power of a dream to bring people together and create another history”. The exhibition also includes a selection of older films by Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, such as The order of things (2011), All that is solid melts into air (2012-2013), and Rite of Spring (2010).