Alex Mirutziu will be showing in ”A World Has Still To Be Build” at Art Encounters Foundation

Added on by Alex Mirutziu.
Designed to be part of the  Foundation ’s permanent program, the exhibition ”A World Has Still to Be Built” emphasizes one of our long-term missions – creating a dialogue platform for artists from different generations, and engaging the public in a knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art.  The world has never stopped building and rebuilding itself and the expectation to deliver a better, a fairer or merely a more bearable future is always returning as a yearning of the process of situating oneself in time and space. What happens after something falls apart, how do you rebuild a system, and what is the consequence of collective and individual redefining? The reading of the title, which is an excerpt from W.G. Auden’s 1962 Prologue: The Birth of Architecture, can be enriched with larger snippets from Auden’s text: “It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. What is not yet visible, known, what is on the threshold between what has been and what will be, can be grasped as an intensified shape of the present, a task of the present time and a responsibility of knowledge.  The exhibition on display starts from questions and proposals coined by the invited artists in relation to an unstable and antagonistic socio-political climate, ever more trapped in its own cyclic system of revolt and obedience. The islands of knowledge that art lay bare group themselves here in solid territories, defined by the direct experience of a context the artists confront. They react to social drives, collective revolt, and personal discontents by drawing out the language of revolt and reworking it into an abrasive poetic vocabulary apt to foretell the zeitgeist. Whether we are talking of irony, reenactment, collective actions or individual gestures, the strategies the artists employ outline different ways of reading and contesting reality at the time of its breakdown and recreation.  ***  Parte din programul permanent al fundatiei, expozitia ”O lume inca asteapta sa fie construita” marcheaza una dintre misiunile noastre pe termen lung – crearea unei platforme de dialog pentru artisti din generatii diferite si implicarea publicului in schimbul de cunoastere mediat de arta contemporana.  Lumea nu a incetat sa se fie construita si reconstruita de-a lungul istoriei, iar incercarea de a produce un viitor mai bun, mai corect sau doar mai suportabil revine mereu ca o aspiratie a procesului de pozitionare in timp si spatiu. Ce se intampla dupa ce se dezintegreaza ceva, cum se reconstruieste un sistem si care e urmarea redefinirii colective si individuale? Citirea titlului, extras din poemul scris de W.G. Auden in 1962, „Prologue: The Birth of Architecture”, poate fi completata de un decupaj mai larg al versurilor lui Auden: „It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. Ceea ce nu este inca vizibil, cunoscut, la limita dintre ce a fost si ce urmeaza, poate fi intuit ca o forma intensificata a prezentului, o sarcina a timpului actual si o responsabilitate a cunoasterii.  Expozitia de fata porneste de la intrebarile si propunerile formulate de artistii invitati in relatie cu un climat social-politic instabil, antagonic si tot mai blocat in propriul sistem ciclic al revoltei si supunerii. Insulele cunoasterii pe care arta le formuleaza se grupeaza aici in teritorii solide, definite de experienta directa a unui context cu care artistii se confrunta. Acestia reactioneaza la impulsurile sociale, revoltele colective si nemultumirile personale distiland limbajul revoltei intr-un vocabular poetic abraziv in masura sa defineasca spiritul timpului. Fie ca vorbim de ironie, reenactment, actiuni colective sau gesturi individuale, strategiile la care recurg artistii decanteaza moduri diferite de a citi si dezbate realitatea, in momentul naruirii si reconstructiei ei.

Designed to be part of the Foundation’s permanent program, the exhibition ”A World Has Still to Be Built” emphasizes one of our long-term missions – creating a dialogue platform for artists from different generations, and engaging the public in a knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art.

The world has never stopped building and rebuilding itself and the expectation to deliver a better, a fairer or merely a more bearable future is always returning as a yearning of the process of situating oneself in time and space. What happens after something falls apart, how do you rebuild a system, and what is the consequence of collective and individual redefining? The reading of the title, which is an excerpt from W.G. Auden’s 1962 Prologue: The Birth of Architecture, can be enriched with larger snippets from Auden’s text: “It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. What is not yet visible, known, what is on the threshold between what has been and what will be, can be grasped as an intensified shape of the present, a task of the present time and a responsibility of knowledge.

The exhibition on display starts from questions and proposals coined by the invited artists in relation to an unstable and antagonistic socio-political climate, ever more trapped in its own cyclic system of revolt and obedience. The islands of knowledge that art lay bare group themselves here in solid territories, defined by the direct experience of a context the artists confront. They react to social drives, collective revolt, and personal discontents by drawing out the language of revolt and reworking it into an abrasive poetic vocabulary apt to foretell the zeitgeist. Whether we are talking of irony, reenactment, collective actions or individual gestures, the strategies the artists employ outline different ways of reading and contesting reality at the time of its breakdown and recreation.

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Parte din programul permanent al fundatiei, expozitia ”O lume inca asteapta sa fie construita” marcheaza una dintre misiunile noastre pe termen lung – crearea unei platforme de dialog pentru artisti din generatii diferite si implicarea publicului in schimbul de cunoastere mediat de arta contemporana.

Lumea nu a incetat sa se fie construita si reconstruita de-a lungul istoriei, iar incercarea de a produce un viitor mai bun, mai corect sau doar mai suportabil revine mereu ca o aspiratie a procesului de pozitionare in timp si spatiu. Ce se intampla dupa ce se dezintegreaza ceva, cum se reconstruieste un sistem si care e urmarea redefinirii colective si individuale? Citirea titlului, extras din poemul scris de W.G. Auden in 1962, „Prologue: The Birth of Architecture”, poate fi completata de un decupaj mai larg al versurilor lui Auden: „It's our turn now / to puzzle the unborn. No world / wears as well as it should but, mortal or not, / a world has still to be built”. Ceea ce nu este inca vizibil, cunoscut, la limita dintre ce a fost si ce urmeaza, poate fi intuit ca o forma intensificata a prezentului, o sarcina a timpului actual si o responsabilitate a cunoasterii.

Expozitia de fata porneste de la intrebarile si propunerile formulate de artistii invitati in relatie cu un climat social-politic instabil, antagonic si tot mai blocat in propriul sistem ciclic al revoltei si supunerii. Insulele cunoasterii pe care arta le formuleaza se grupeaza aici in teritorii solide, definite de experienta directa a unui context cu care artistii se confrunta. Acestia reactioneaza la impulsurile sociale, revoltele colective si nemultumirile personale distiland limbajul revoltei intr-un vocabular poetic abraziv in masura sa defineasca spiritul timpului. Fie ca vorbim de ironie, reenactment, actiuni colective sau gesturi individuale, strategiile la care recurg artistii decanteaza moduri diferite de a citi si dezbate realitatea, in momentul naruirii si reconstructiei ei.

A World Has Still To Be Built

Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Apparatus 22, Alex Bodea, Brassaï, Geta Brătescu, Mircea Cantor, Simion Cernica, Teodor Graur, Dan Mihălțianu, Alex Mirutziu, Nita Mocanu, Ciprian Mureșan, Ioana Nemeș, Andrei Pandele, Dan Perjovschi, Lea Rasovszky, Daniel Spoerri, Andra Ursuța, Gabriela Vanga

Curator: Diana Marincu

29 September - 23 November, 2018

Times: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm

Opening: Saturday, 29 September, 6 pm

Art Encounters Foundation

Take Ionescu 46C, 300043 Timisoara