Events

HABITUS

Friday 6th of October 2017, starting with 7 PM, IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, opens for the public the exhibition HABITUS, a project initiated by artist Sabina Elena Dragomir.

The exhibition that carries the name HABITUS, proposes in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, to create an artistic journey and an almost obsessive visual debate found in the contemporary artistic research resulting through the displayed works the attempts to understand the surrounding world, ambient, the construction, the matter or the essence of things, through the filter of our senses, our sensitivity and the profound knowledge of us as individuals.

The whole concept of the exhibition and the chosen title tries to explain the multitude of visions, shapes and rephrased language, through which the interest of the contemporary artists manages to float above this delicate subject, full of social and philosophical weight. This project was born from Sabina Elena Dragomir's initiative who puts forward to the public an exhibition that investigates the differences and the affinities of the artists for the status of the human condition and for the humanitarian principles that count themselves between the principles of the contemporary relativist visions.

Taking all of this into account, the artist's debate becomes complex, and the figurative/non-figurative context blends itself with a thorough investigation of social structures in a partial level of the artistic individuality. The visual universe of the exhibition varies from the realistic precision, to geometrical abstract, lyric or minimalist, thus creating a bridge between the languages of the artists, who have different social and cultural background. An individual speech that is described through the cultural aspects found in different daily activities.

HABITUS exhibition, bring together the works of Arman Fernandez, Badulescu Stefan, Bulea Liviu, Christo, De Molfetta Francesco, Dragomir Sabina Elena, La Rosa Marco, Omar Hassan, Pasquali Francesca, Vakarcs Lorand and Vrabies Mihai. Thus becoming an important cultural event, not only in the Romanian art perimeter but also in the international one.

IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery reveals once again its main objective, that of being a vivid cultural ground in the search of a possible cultural exchange and an international dialog. Born from the desire of a real contribution in the cultural development of a generation, the gallery chooses to create not just an exhibition but a moment of ponder towards the meaning of promoting and collecting contemporary art.

The exhibition is open for the public between 6th of October and 4th of November 2017, in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery.

Hermann Nitsch_Celebrating Life

Saturday, 29 April 2017, from 6 p.m., IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery  has the great pleasure of hosting an important high-class art exhibit centering on the artistic work of internationally renowned artist Hermann Nitsch, one of the co-initiators of the controversial movement called Vienna Actionism. 

"Occurring for a rather short period between 1960 and 1970,  the main "actionists" were Hermann Nitsch, Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. This event essentially equated on a European level with the beginnings of “performance art”, a form of art that implies direct action as a medium for trans-figuring the object in question, through manifestations of violence, vandalism, destruction and other means of action which deviate from traditional artistic practice and the enforced social ethics.

The confrontation between artist and material, entailing the live presence of the human figure, scarified animals, verdant elements (expressive apparitions in the illustration of dead nature) represent in the case of Hermann Nitsch the apparatus of an art form perfected over time in the context of an inexhaustible researched topic, the practice and theory of art.

Celebration of life is a reoccurring motif combining in a versatile manner painting, happening, stage art, and musical in an au courant endeavor to conceive an “total work of art” (Gesamtkunstwerk). The Austrian artist envisioned these artistic means of exteriorization beginning in 1960, in the form of a dynamic opus magnum carried out under the name “Orgien Mysterien Theater” (OMT).

The showing hosted by the Gallery IAGA is based on a curatorial work focusing on a video/photographic retrospective of the Gesamtkunstwerk and a joined presentation of Hermann Nitsch’s most emblematic work, documented by the artist as a testimony of the period in which these actions took place. Works of art, mixed media, collages, assemblages of numerous “artifacts” evaluated through unmediated sensory experiences by the performances also gain an expressionist content, scouring on the sacrosanct; this dimension is earned through the indestructible ties between man and nature and its appeal to the idea of supreme sacrifice as a fount of existence – a mystical representative phenomenon inspired from the religions and myths of other civilizations.

 The present showing at Cluj is the result of a tight and lingering collaboration between the IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, Box Art Gallery of Verona and the artist’s workshop in Prinzendorf, Austria. This significant contribution to the artistic center of Transylvania has been present since 2008, the moment Hermann Nitsch was granted the distinction of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Art and Design from Cluj Napoca. Currently, the art work and life of the artist Hermann Nitsch is recognized by way of his shows that take place throughout the globe, the two museum’s collections (Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Museo Nitsch, Napoli) and the foundation which bears his name (Nitsch Foundation, Vienna) as well as exhibitions held  in several other museums and galleries, such as: MOMA, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Metropolitan Museum in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Albertina and Leopold Museum in  Vienna, Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, Kunstahalle in Hamburg, Nationalgalerie in Berlin and many other prestigious artistic centers." (Georgeta Olimpia Bera)

Curated by Georgeta Olimpia Bera, Beatrice Benedetti and Walter Bonomi, the exhibition is therefore an important event for international art critics and collectors, confirming IAGA Gallery’s desire to be a living cultural platform whose objectives are those of developing and promoting dialog between Eastern and Western European contemporary art, thanks to participation to art fairs, international contemporary art festivals and events, looking for a possible future where international cultural exchange and dialogue is really the foundation upon which we can build long-term artistic projects.

 The exhibition opening will be held at IAGA Gallery in the presence of the artist, with access only by invitation. The exhibit stays opened and can be visited between April 29th and  June 30 th 2017.

A bilingual catalog (Romanian - English) will be also available for purchasing.

For more information please contact: info@iaga.eu

 

 

Aiming Through Glimmers_Alexandra Muresan

Thursday, 16 March 2017, from 6 p.m., IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery opens to the public the solo exhibition:

 Aiming through glimmers signed by artist Alexandra Muresan and curated by Olimpia Bera and Walter Bonomi.

 “The exhibition signed by artist Alexandra Muresan follows the path of a long creative journey, marked at every stage by events, philosophical contemplations which occurred on different occasions through her life and have had a strong impact on her work, concerning the value of significance.

The idea of time passing demonstrates that which as a validity of existence the object of art remains in its substance. Alexandra Muresan submits for analysis her own existence in the process of embodiment of forms, forms which are brought into existence through converting glass into  installations presented as multiple varieties of compositional densities. Her work bears through direct confrontations with this fragile material, which becomes rather a metaphor, then an object in itself, under the impact of mechanical and thermic strength. The artist questions the power of rejuvenation pertaining to time and – implicitly – rejuvenation of its creating energies through the re-assessment of a material which surpasses functional potential and pure decorative value and thus immortalizes states and emotions evolving in the present. These experiences fall into the category of representations resulting from the recounting of events „consummated” and filtered through an affective registry.

The fragility of human nature is rendered in her work through the sensitivity of gesture and plastic subtleties which can be obtain through the process of alteration. The “flaws” owed to the pursuits of making this translucent material more malleable are subjected to interpretation, revealed through aspects of transparent features, attributes of amplification and dynamic form  - particular aspects for the completion as an artistic object.  The result, each time unforeseen, represents the subject of an arduous provocation: the author interposes through the means of her own visions, in the relationship between perfection with imperfection affirming herself as a “mediator” in the game of structural (de)forming.” (Olimpia Bera)

Curated by Olimpia Bera and Walter Bonomi, the Aiming through glimmers exhibition, is therefore an important event for international art critics and collectors, confirming IAGA Gallery’s desire to be a living cultural platform whose objectives are those of developing and promoting dialogs between Eastern and Western European contemporary art, thanks to the participation on art fairs, international contemporary art festivals and events, looking for a possible future where international cultural exchange and dialogue is really the foundation upon which we can build  long-term artistic projects.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, with pictures containing the site-specific instalations, and which can be visited at IAGA Gallery, between March 16th and  April 19th 2017.

LAND(E)SCAPE_Lorand Vakarcs

Thursday, 19 January 2017, from 6 p.m., IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery opens to the public the solo exhibition Land(e)scape  signed by photograph Lorand Vakarcs and curated by Olimpia Bera

 

“The photographic project is represented by a series of natural landscapes, rural, or that keep the traces of forced urbanization and industrialization from the communist times. These landscapes carry the nostalgia of faraway times, almost unknown to the young generation. The natural landscape is set face to face with the un-natural panorama, in which the human presence, practically, finds its shelter. In this respect, memory becomes the only form of relationship between man and environment.

 

What is found in the current Romanian landscape is a form of transition from the mythical formula of communication between man and environment, to the phenomena of escaping from a past in witch this man succeeds – more or less – to find himself again. The human factor is both the mirror of its own past, which he can hardly overcome, but also of a present time from which reality he is a part of.

 

Land(e)scape debates, in a narrative manner, the pre-established and the (auto)imposed relations, between the persistence of the place and of the person, with emphasis on the ecological aspect of the current Romanian environment. We are facing an ecosystem in full process of transformation, whose temporal measure is given by the physical and mental mechanisms of degradation.” (Olimpia Bera)

 

Curated by Olimpia Bera, the Land(e)scape exhibition, is therefore an important event for international art critics and collectors, confirming IAGA Gallery’s desire to be a living cultural platform whose objectives are those of developing and promoting dialog between Eastern and Western European contemporary art, thanks to participation to art fairs, international contemporary art festivals and events, looking for a possible future where international cultural exchange and dialogue is really the foundation upon which we can build long-term artistic projects.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog, with pictures that contain site-specific instalations, and can be visited at IAGA Gallery, between Jan. 19th and Feb. 10th 2017.

Contrazione Pressione

Monday, 19 Dec. 2016, from 18:00 opens to the public the group exhibition:


Contrazione Pressione

Curated by Walter Bonomi

 

Artists:


Arreco Francesco
Botezat Constantin
Bozga Elvira
Corti Angela
De Angelis Marcello
De Bisthoven Charles
Dragomir Sabina Elena 
Gobbi Marcello
Sbarciu Ioan
Shiraga Kazuo
Vinci Nicola
Vrabies Mihai

 

19 Dec.2016-10 Ian. 2017

Art in Sun Garden

The concept behind the collaboration between IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery and Sun Garden Resort consists in proposing a contemporary art vision, composed of several elements and meant to attract the thinking and meditative capacity, the esthetic and ethical sense of the public, exalting and disclosing the mission and its contents in an engaged and experimental way.

A concrete and visionary project, absolutely innovative, deeply linked to the human being, to its wishes and needs, while in the same time being an important event for the passionate art collectors.

Underlying the collaboration between IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery and Sun Garden Resort is the ample proposal which explicitly addresses the relationship between contemporary art and elite spaces.

The contemporary art can be integrated in a space like Sun Garden Resort with the purpose of being introduced to the attending public of this luxurious space, one able to offer its clients, not only the natural beauties in its disposal but also, the quality of a peculiar space in artwork choosing, which would allow international development, meaning an excellent image towards the art loving public, under the label “Art in Sun Garden”.

Times and Genesis

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 18:00, the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca opens to the public the exhibition:

Times and Genesis

 

The exhibition which was made possible through the collaboration between the Director of the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Ph.D. Professor Lucian Nastasa-Kovacs, Ph.D. Professor Ioan Sbarciu and IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery.
Curated by Olimpia Bera in close relation with the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, this exhibition presents to the public an interesting relationship between different artistic languages. It is a project that includes different stages of the creation process of the exhibiting artists. In this context, the bridge between them is represented by addressing space from the perspective of generating forms and diverse experimentation with the artistic expression. The genesis and time appeal to each creator's personality, becoming the common concept of an entire generation.

As the exhibition title suggests, the shown artworks reflect upon the transformations that takes place in different cultures, creating dialog with the contemporary international scene through mediums of transposition in painting, photography, installation or sculpture, addressing traditional languages from a contemporary perspective.

Times and Genesis represent an opening act towards the Eastern Europe, through a fascinating journey, capable to reach the already consecrated theme of the human presence in the world: time is physical, lived in the chronological development of life, but there is also the interior time, the one "germinating" ideas and materializing them inside the artistic act.

The object coexists in a tight relationship with the past and the future within the works of Nicola Vinci, Gabriela Elena David, Marcello Gobbi, Liu Bolin and Giorgio Tentolini. The trace, the shade and the mark, these are all signs of past experiences, stories that were said and the events that left behind the proof of the existence of humans, objects and places.

Behind the formal aspect, the artists Angela Corti, Alexandra Muresan, Francesco Arecco and Marcello de Angelis unravel man’s continuous strugle to rearange the world of visible and invisible, trying to reproduce them in agrement with preexisting models of time and space.

Silvia Inselvini_Eadem Mutata Resurgo

Friday, November 4, from 6 p.m, at IAGA Contemporary Art and from 8 p.m in IAGA is NOW Studio, in Cluj Napoca, Romania, opens to the public the solo exhibition: Silvia Inselvini_ Eadem Mutata Resurgo The exhibition, dedicated to one of the most interesting Italian Artist, followed by careful criticism, presents a selection of works of the highest quality. The exhibition dedicated to the Artist Silvia Inselvini will present the works produced in the last few years, displayed both in IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery and in the newly opened studio: IAGA is NOW Studio in No.8 Horea Street, Cluj Napoca. The work presented articulates in different sections: From the installation attributable to the work „The Road’ ‘The Swords’ and ‘Breaths’ (this last, a work of great visual impact), to the video that has an integrating function in the development of the artistic creation, itself part of the same work, to the sleepless and mechanical repetition of the gesture as for example in the work ‘I Don’t Sleep at Night’, that approaches a form of prayer where the work of the Artist loses its will and mutates into automatism. All the expository route, that as I have said follows in the depth of the work of the latest years, tries to investigate the process of creation that isn?t limited to the work exhibited, but to the trying process of approaching to sense. Fundamental part of the artwork is therefore the knowledge of suspended time, looked after, induced in form of mantra, that has led to the final result, visible to our eyes, but that has to forget the investigation on the origin of things. The undisputed originality of the Artist Silvia Inservini, the profound mingling of Artwork, Word, obsessive and not obsessed Work, makes of the proposed project, articulated in fifteen or so works, an search of the Origin. Origin of sense, of time, of self. For this reason the entire exhibition (and not only each individual work) hosted in IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery can be defined contemporary in the very sense of the term: it is the detailed vision of the moment in modernity, proposed through the hands, the eyes, the insomnia, through the long and arduous path of creation (that for some works exhibited lasted months) of the Artist. Therefore, through the surface, we achieve a vision of the depth. Conceptual artist, born in Brescia in 1986 and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts “SantaGiulia” in Brescia, she works coherently, for years, on an attentive research on time and temporality, leading to the extreme principles derived from it. Her path, made of the repetition of the gesture, is purgatorial and salvific, made of the atonement to daily indifference, of the demonstration to itself of the responsibility of its existence in the world. Over the years, the gesture is resulted in walls scratched with fingers and awls, in thin strokes of blue biro on columns three meters high, in spears wrapped in intimate tissue, in large celestial maps built with the fury of laces of her grandmother, where the memory loses fragments. Today the artist experiences the traces of rice in the liquid ink, creating a great work, entitled ‘The Days’, formed by a photographic installation that depicts one hundred lighter sheets, on which the grains of rice leave their mark, creating flights of images. In 2014 she won the Critic?s Prize at the Visual Arts Prize San Fedele, Milan. The exhibition, curated by Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be a lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the West and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the it, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

Il Movimento delle Cose

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016, from 6 p.m., opens to the public, in the halls of Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, the exhibition: Il Movimento delle Cose

UnKnown Body

Saturday, October 8, opens to the public the exhibition:
 
UnKnown Body
Artists : Liu Bolin, Gabriela Elena David, Mario Schifano, Cristian Bogdan Bara  
The exhibition presents a careful selection of recent works created by the artists.    

The title of the exhibition, UnKnown Body reveals s
oft overweights, in bodies that languish, wait, venerate, hurting in abstract forms, they ease down on the habitual ground, flesh that tends to go beyond its own demand for existence, and in this it contracts, tense, that knows the crushing, that makes itself vulnerable.
 
The body reclaimed and fixed in the image, hidden among the artworks, seeking an identity of its own, or in urban landscapes of acid colours, architecture without person.    

Artists
:
 
Liu Bolin, Chinese artist, graduated in Sculpture in Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. The research with which Bolin is best known is his photographic self-portraits, characterized by the fusion of the body with the surrounding area. Hide in the colors and objects of the place chosen by the artist's eye is one way to try to identify both the landscape, culture and therefore the identity of a place, to reflect on the society's will to see and not see the other. Solitary, in his disguises-landscapes, Liu Bolin expresses the soul of migrant of the modern times, in works of extraordinary poetry and troubling beauty.

The debut of Mario Schifano is inside the informal culture. He exhibits for the first time in 1959 and yet the following year the critics start to demonstrate great interest in his painting. Between 1962 and 1963 he spends part of his life in the United States, where he comes closer to Pop Art. His works are kept in various museums including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Gallery of Modern Art in Turin. In 2012, his former assistant L. Ronchi has published the biography of Mario Schifano, which traces the artistic and human history of the painter.


Gabriela Elena David
is a young artist graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca and she is now developing a consistent and intensive investigation on corporality, analyzing it through a particular pictorial language. Heir to the great figurative tradition, she joins a unique reflection of the torment of the image that has surely marked the second half of '900 in Europe: we find echoes of the spatial anxiety by Bacon, of the Lucian Freud's intrusive analysis, combined with photographic cuts that are looking at the body as a map of flesh and feelings, without fear of the sublime encounter with the diversity and the non-conformity.
         

Cristian Bogdan Bara
, expresses itself with a painting research that offers a peculiar vision of the all-day life, describing it with glossy and sometimes ruthless, hardness: his research, in fact, originates from the capture of urban sections, often of peripheral visions, or of belongs to the mundane scenarios of the so-called middle class. After selecting these visions, Cristian reproduces
them on canvas, using acid and violent colors, sometimes the dripping, without losing at the same time the strict analytical and iconographic reproduction.    


The exhibition UnKnown Body,
curated by Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the West and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.
 

The exhibition is accompanied by an online catalog, with photos containing the site-specific installations; it can be visit inside IAGA spaces between 8 - 31 October.
   

Fragment #5_Timeless

Thuesday, 06 September, at IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, Cluj Napoca , Romania,  opens to the public the exhibition: 

Fragment #5 . Timeless

Fragment
is a B-side project curated by Walter Bonomi in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery.


It is an interstitial and temporary project, appointed progressively #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 which is proposed with different theme between two solo or group exhibitions of the Gallery. It is the place of transition and reflection around a problem of contemporary art from time to time identified by the curator.

The works on display, created by artists of the Gallery and in collaboration with the Gallery, highlight the perseverance of the guiding theme in different variations of languages.  

Ring of continuity between the before and after, between an exhibition and the subsequent, site of the passage of thought and vision, Fragment #5 reflects on the theme:
 

Timeless


«I think that it is distinctive for this period and for the melancholy of the art work when it is done individually and it relates to the others in the loss and the lack of a completely lost original character. The exposed faces and bodies are all missing something, the bodies are searching for one another in absolute silence, resurfacing for dark memories, glances from a forgotten pleasure, identities that shatter and recompose themselves».
 

The artists:
 
Carla Accardi
Hermann Nitsch
Nicola Vinci
Sabina Elena Dragomir
Cristian Bogdan Bara
Bianca Brisan
César
Emilio Scanavino
Elvira Bozga
Marcello De Angelis
Gabriela Elena David
Charles J. de Bisthoven
Vlad Capusan
Marcello Gobbi
Sam Francis

The sixth canto. The sense of time_Sabina Elena Dragomir

Wednesday, 13 July, from 6 p.m., at Multicultural Centre of Transilvania University, Eroilor street, nr. 29, Brasov, Romania, opens to the public the solo exhibition:  

The sixth canto. The sense of time

Sabina Elena Dragomir  

The exhibition, curated by Walter Bonomi, in collaboration with
Multicultural Centre of Transylvania University from Brasov, is an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between Western and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.
 

It is therefore an honor for IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery to present the artist from Brasov, Sabina Elena Dragomir, to the public of her hometown and collectors of art, all this due the several solo exhibitions and national and international group exhibitions that have involved her up to now, sure that this can be only a first step for the interested public in young artists, their researches, and collecting their works.
 

Visiting the exhibition, gives the impression of a suspended and inversed time. The opening is divided into three main sections which we may define as follows:  

1) The intimate body closed in the muffled and sensual space of the artist’s body, in the stance of care of the intimate moment, maybe shared, maybe solitary; The artistic experience is incredibly similar to the sexual one, with its pains and pleasures, phenomena which in reality are nothing more than different forms of one and the same desire and ecstasy.
     

2) The body in abandonment, the hugging that does not hug, the bodies that are exhausted when they meet, the colours that become acidic; Love consists in this, two solitary entities that protect each other at random, touch each other, greet each other.
 

3) The regret, a poetic farewell in which only the blank spaces remain to recount a story that may never existed, and the hands of work “92”, the old hand and the Artist’s hand share a crumbled space, an abandoned room, a future whitish space contaminating the meeting between the two hands.
 

The topic of this phase is very dear to me.  

This latter framework, with a particular significance for the Artist’s searches reflected in the Works exhibited, shows the undoubted Ripening, the effort, the stubbornness, the vision of a woman Artist in the world, the desire to capture the Female body and what that body transmits to the world  

And the woman was suffused with the mysterious power of dreams
 
If I like a work, if it disturbs me, I try to look at it beyond its simple understanding.
Life is always right. I try to split hairs, to exaggerate, to a certain extent to slow down, to arrive at the time of Knowledge.  
Future invades us, in order to metamorphose into us, long before it happens.

The seeking of Sabina Elena Dragomir is reflected in her works, becoming the matter and the essence of the opening dedicated to her, reaching those strings which disturb and subvert the understanding.


Personal, artistic, professional
 

(Walter Bonomi)
 



Exhibition's period: 13 July-31 July, 2016
Multicultural Centre of Transilvania University, Eroilor street, nr. 29, Brasov, Romania



Charles J. de Bisthoven_Sky Valley . Solo Exhibition

Thursday, June 16, from 6 P.M, at IAGA Contemporary Art, Strada Closca 9-11, Cluj Napoca, opens to the public the solo exhibition:  

Charles J. de Bisthoven_Sky Valley.
   

"Sky Valley
is a display of images evolving from sober content towards narration and allegory: the paintings evolve in the rooms of the exposition as a journey towards deeper stories. For this series I chose to paint sincere and bold images on canvas in a manner that would be a development of sensible drawing. It is an endeavor to extend its
freshness and frankness to painting as a medium.
Sky Valley is a space where the reality of the present blurs with a stream of fascination, recollection, desire. Purposely of not, each work is part of a series is a brick in my wall; marks
rehearsing the flow of moments, life events,fascinations, discoveries, readings of which I am the product. I arrange these works in series that I show in separate expositions - these series themselves being part of the longer thread of my works.  

I am a boat swayed by the waves, my storm is inside.
Je suis un bateau battu par les vagues, ma tempête est intérieure."
(Charles J. de Bisthoven )      

The exhibition, curated by Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote young Artists, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.  

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the exhibition's opening.

The exhibition is open until 31 July, 2016



IAGA Contemporary Art is proud to present Alexandra Muresan at "Ce mai face Penelopa?"

"Ce mai face Penelopa?"
19 May-05 June 2016

Art Museum, Cluj Napoca

IAGA Contemporary Art is proud to present Sabina Dragomir at ExpoMaraton 2016

Intimacy. Beyond appearance

Expo Maraton, Galeria Casa Matei, Cluj Napoca

31.05.2016, from 7 PM


The artist talks about her relationship with the universe, she illustrates and tells her world, the viable tension which can be transmitted, felt, focusing her entire creative efforts on her personal perceptions. Her creation is based on taking, observing, and passing on to someone else. The flashing vision of a glowing body, its metamorphosis and fragments, create an unusual artistic world that is presented to us by Sabina Dragomir. This world seems to talk about a process of burning with a quiet noise. Before disappearing, the body images tell us, with exhilaration, their last story. We don’t know if it is the low noise of memory or the roaring noise of burning. 

Bridges made from immaculate, transparent
and sensual values lead towards the
tumultuous cosmos, well hidden within
ourselves. Why go on if nowhere is safe?
We are followed by shadows, we follow the
shades. We are surrounded by a misty uncertainty
that leads to knowledge. And we
build our own place, we can be both ruler
and subject. We can create and enforce impossible
laws, we attack ourselves, we
can clap our hands and everyone else’s,
never ending.

Sabina Elena Dragomir


Fragment #4

Thursday, on the 26 of May , at IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, Cluj Napoca , Romania,  opens to the public the exhibition: 

Fragment #4 . Morse.Code


Fragment
 is a B-side project curated by Walter Bonomi in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery . It is an interstitial and temporary project, appointed progressively # 1, # 2, # 3, # 4 which is proposed with different theme between two solo or group exhibitions of the Gallery. It is the place of transition and reflection around a problem of contemporary art from time to time identified by the curator. The works on display, created by artists of the Gallery and in collaboration with the Gallery, highlight the perseverance of the guiding theme in different variations of languages.   Ring of continuity between the before and after, between an exhibition and the subsequent, site of the passage of thought and vision, Fragment # 4 reflects on the theme:   

MorseCode
 

« 
I think that it is distinctive for this period and for the melancholy of the art work when it is done individually and it relates to the others in the loss and the lack of a completly lost original character. The exposed faces and bodies are all missing something, the bodies are searching for one another in absolute silence, resurfacing for dark memories, glances from a forgotten pleasure, identities that shatter and recompose themselves ».   
      
The artists: 

Vedova Emilio
Scanavino Emilio
Shiraga Kazuo
De Dominicis Gino
De Angelis Marcello
Dufrene Francois
Munari Bruno 
Rotella Mimmo
Nicola Vinci 
Dragomir Sabina
Cristian Bogdan Bara   

This will be followed by the opening of the exhibitions: Charles J. de Bisthoven. Less than Pain_Solo Exhibition, curated by Walter Bonomi, from 16 June 2016

IAGA Contemporary Art presents Alexandra Muresan at European Glass Context 2016

EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT 2016
Venue: Bornholm Art Museum
Dates: 10. Sep. - 13. Nov. 2016

EGC2016 – Curated- This exhibition will be exhibited at Bornholm Art Museum and will be curated by a group of 6 curators. The curators will nominate artists for participation from their region, the curator group will make the final selection.A minimum of 1, and a maximum of 2 artists from each of the 31 European countries will be accepted and be represented with 1- 2 principal pieces of work.

Europe 5Sylva Petrová-Curator

Artist from Romania
Alexandra Muresan


Sabina Elena Dragomir. Solo Exhibition. Lightning Body, Quiet Noise

Friday, on the 8th of April, from 6 p.m. at IAGA Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, opens to the public the exhibition:

Lightning Body, Quiet Noise
 

The exhibition, curated by Walter Bonomi and Dan Breaz, is an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be a lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue to represent the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.

Sabina Elena Dragomir
graduated the Painting department at The Art and Design University in Cluj-Napoca in the year 2014. She distinguished herself in some international group exhibitions like Art Night Venice (Venezia, Accademia di Belle Arti, 2013), Water, Transparences, Four Shapes of the Invisible (Rome, Aula Chiesa, 2015), Cluj Calling Project 1-3 (Cluj-Napoca, Crema, Alessandria) or Identities (Bucharest, Elite Art Gallery, 2016). She is the winner of two scholarships offered by the Princess Margaret of Romania Foundation in 2015 and 2016, within the Young Talents programme.


Sabina Dragomir’s first personal exhibition, Lightning Body, Quiet Noise, which opens at IAGA, Cluj-Napoca, synthesizes the most recent phase of the artist’s creation in the period of 2015-2016. It is known that Sabina Dragomir systematically documents herself inclusively through photos of her own body.
             

Her favourite subject of investigation is the feminine body and the necessity of its transfiguration represents the most important challenge to which the artistic expression of her work responds. An entire succession of full or fragmented images is ongoing in the face of the viewer as well as plastic subjects or motifs. All these representations reveal lightning bodies that are visible thanks to a snapshot that exposes the body fragment, correspondent to a time fragment. The images stay in front of us because they have the authority of an evidence, a proof that a moment of a feminine intimate life passed leaving a trace behind. The “film” of this succession of representations never explains the story that stood behind their bringing to canvas, is a “film” from which some shots are missing.
These images dissimulate the various quiet noises of the moving feminine body that, at its turn put in motion the props of the intimate space. All these are fixed in front of our eyes through other quiet noises of the photo camera and then codified in the painting language, through the light quantity that the artist’s imagination controls. What remains after the pictorial sublimation is a feminine pulsatile identity, whose fundamental principle of manifestation is the metamorphic dynamics.          

Before vanishing in the light or dissolving in the night, the body images tell us, with exhilaration, an unrepeatable story. Another identical image will never be seen. The motifs of hands, legs or torsos expose the idea of an anguishing sublime, that emphasizes
not what it is, but what could become the feminine body if it could remodel itself accordingly to the soul that lives inside of it.            

Lightning Body, Quiet Noise is one of the most daring artistic embodiment of the idea of transformation. In the context of the hyperrealist painting’s revival in the Romania of the 2000’s, the approach of the artist Sabina Elena Dragomir unveils a dramatic poetry through becoming and self-affirmation of the fragment-bodies.


Overtime. A rear-view mirror on the afternoon

Friday, on 12 February, from 7 p.m. at IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, opens to the public the exhibition:   Overtime_Peste timp

The exhibition project presents an attentive selection of Italian and Romanian artists:
Angela Corti, Liu Bolin, Dadamaino, Francesco Arecco, Giorgio Tentolini, Marcello de Angelis, Marcello Gobbi, Marco la Rosa, Silvia Inselvini, Nicola Vinci, Constantin Botezat, Vlad C?pu?an, Cristian Bogdan Bara, Sabina Dragomir, Bianca Bri?an,  Gabriela Elena David.
 
The exhibition curated by Dan Breaz and Walter Bonomi is an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be a lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue to represent the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.  
The Overtime/ Peste timp exhibition reveals a visual debate about our historical position, so the artists reevaluate the concept of “new”. The works seem to come after a mature and inspired interpretation of the artistic achievements of the past. Their “overtime thinking” inscribes the humanistic principles through the relativist contemporary principles. Nonetheless, their complex debate regarding the figurative/ non-figurative is intersected with their artistic investigation that questions the state of the existence of human being between a stable essence and its denomination as a visual multivalent sign.
Angela Corti works primarily in stone, being preoccupied mostly with the breakage and fragmentation of stone and hard materials. The artist reassembles deconstructed pieces of stones and emphasizes the prints of the broken materials in their quality of visual signs of the time that passes through the matter.
Liu Bolin is best known for his performance photographs that preserve snapshots of his suggestive physical appearance. These performances reflect a special attention to various social problems. Sometimes, the artist paints his body in the shapes and colours of the environment and other times he represents his own body like a transparent recipient that allow us to see the surroundings.     
Since the 1970’s, Dadamaino developed a research that led her to the practice of repeating the same visual signs in order to transmit her artistic message. Starting from alphabet-like signs, the artist arrived with works of the 1990’s, like in the work Il movimento delle cose (The things movement) to a new esthetic comment about movement and time. In works like this, the dynamic visual space is created through suggestive graphic signs that describe a refined lightness.  
Francesco Arecco’s artistic research uses a neo-minimalist language to develop his own poetics about spirit and matter, about what means internal and external. The shapes he creates tend to repeat in his work in order to emphasize the different modulations of some basic geometrical shapes. The discreet differences from work to work, describe a subtle vision about the action of time.  
Giorgio Tentolini’s impressive graphic skills are involved in the analysis of the idea of recollection. His language builds figurative black-white image, regarding the memory in its ancient or more recent hypostasis. Giorgio Tentolini creates minutely compositions that incorporate in the image metaphors of places, dreams and visions.  
The works of Marcello de Angelis are created with a special interest for the values of drawing in conjunction with the pictorial quality of his colours. His abstract perception of space and time rediscovers a meaning of the physical and metaphysical world.   
The idea of metamorphosis is central in the tactile suggestions offered by the sculpture of Marcello Gobbi. His works talk about the human condition in its perennial state of transition. For Marcello Gobbi, the silicone skin of the sculptures symbolize a suspended time interval, in which the transformation is not finalized yet, instead a poetry of sublime beauty is revealed.  
In the more recent phase of his artistic development, Marco la Rosa’s sculptural works tend to symbolize the unpredictable “milestones”of time. At her turn, Silvia Inselvini measures time and temporality by repeating apparently unconscious abstract symbols for spiritual redeem.  
Nicola Vinci is a photographer concerned with the problematic of human condition from the perspective of some children that feature as characters of his visual scenarios. The children’s silhouettes, in permanent dialogue with elements of scenography are the artistic embodiments of the simple questions that haunt us in regard to the mystery of life.      
A special section of the exhibition deals with the development of the figurative tradition. Constantin Botezat rediscovers the figurative language of late modernism, Vlad C?pu?an explores the tension of the absurd narrative figuration, while Cristian Bogdan Bara surprises us with his playfull vision enharited fron the direct style of primitive art and Art Brut.  
Also in connection with the figurative tradition are the lyrical visions regarding the feminine nude in the works of Sabina Dragomir, the tense representations of metamorphosis in works by Bianca Bri?an and the anamorphic expressionist perspective offered by Gabriela Elena David.  
The exhibition visual universe ranges from realistic precision to the geometric, lyrical or minimalist abstraction, but filters everything through a relativist vision about the concept of time and aestheticism. The artist’s interest for the human being status in time and a carefully reformed vision about artistic craftsmanship reunite all the eighteen exhibitors around the idea of an “overtime” reflection.    

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels at Affordable Art Fair ( Hamburg ) 2015

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels at Affordable Art Fair 
18 -22 November

Stand no: D6
Hamburg Messe u. Congress GmbH
Hall A3 ( Entrance Lagerstrasse Gate A3) 
Hamburg
Germany

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca presents Marcello Gobbi.Renascence

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca presents Marcello Gobbi.Renascence
Official Opening Friday, November 13
from 5 pm at the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca, 
from 7 pm at the IAGA International 
Art Gallery Angels
Curated by I. Bignotti and W. Bonomi

Friday, November 13, from 5 pm at Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca, from 7 pm at the IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, opens to the public the international exhibition: MARCELLO GOBBI. RENASCENCE  
The exhibition, dedicated to one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary Italian sculptors, presents to the international public an exclusive and important project in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Marcello Gobbi. Renascence, the goal is to reflect about the metamorphosis and the evolution of the creative process inside the language of the artist. Starting from the silicone, an industrial and “poor” material that the artist uses as skin of his sculptures, Marcello Gobbi creates men and women in a continuous effort to choose between the goodness and the madness, the spirituality and the desire, trying to free their selves from the heaviness of the human side, searching the lightness of the metaphysical. Renascence is a meaningful term for the European culture to whom belongs Marcello Gobbi: it is connected to the concept of Rebirth and Renewal, suggesting a strict relationship with the potentiality of the sculpture as medium for a true renaissance, connecting the tradition and transformation, memory and modernity. Every artist is a spiritual son of the past and he needs to have his “great model”, his “great masters”; he works between the culture and its evolution through space any time, and with the public that it is not just the viewer, but also a co-author of the artwork. Renascence is also a narration of the specific spiritual and artistic path of Marcello Gobbi, a sort of storytelling inside-outside his artworks, reflecting about the necessity of freedom and of changing his skin, remembering the past of his job for creating the future. The exhibition will present to the public circa 20 sculptures, made by Marcello Gobbi from 2010 to 2015, many of them realized for this exhibition project.
As exclusive international preview, the exhibition also offers to the public an exclusive fascinating musical journey made by the Italian composer Rosolino Di Salvo, proposed as a sound atmosphere in the Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca and as video's soundtrack by Marcello Gobbi and entitled Messengers: born as a real public performance made by about fifty people covered by a white tunic, each of them placed  into two large wings of silicone created by Gobbi in his atelier in June 2015, the video shows a challenging and changing visions of movements, thanks to the projection of urban scenes in black and white, ending with the presence and the fading of the few significant and crucial words that describe the exhibition: Chrysalids, Metamorphosis, Freedom and Renascence that appear and disappear on the screen with the expressions and gestures of the public.
The exhibition, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is completed with a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

MIHAI VRABIES. Solo Exhibition. THE VOID EFFECT

IAGA International presents :MIHAI VRABIES. Solo Exhibition. THE VOID EFFECT 
Vernissage Thursday 29 October 6 pm
at IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Strada Victor Deleu 1, Cluj Napoca 


ThursdayOctober 29from 6 pm IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, opens to the public the international exhibition: MIHAI VRABIES. THE VOID EFFECT.   
The exhibition, dedicated to one of the most interesting emerging artists of Cluj-Napoca, shows an absolute novelty in the young international art, intending to reflect on the meaning of an artwork as object of consumption and communication through its emptying and its conceptual obscurity. 
The exhibition presents a path through the void, meaning elimination of the art object from the exhibition space, and thus stimulates the audience to question about the attraction to the work of art as consumer good and status symbol.   Ten empty picture frames on the walls, another work hidden in spaces not accessible to the public, and a kind of private diary of the artist in the form of phrases on the walls, written in his own hand, trying to tell the show, or rather to emphasize the absence, questioning the artist himself on his life and on his aesthetic experience. 
Mihai Vrabies will be present at the exhibition, ready to tell his research and his project, ready to “giving himselves” to the public that it is nothing more than hiding. Accentuates this ambivalent and ambiguous situation the presence in the spaces of the Gallery of the recorded voice of the same Vrabies, to emphasize even more the impossibility to know and to "own" truly a work of art, if not through the vacuum it creates.   
The theme is linked strongly to a complex path of the history of post-war operations between conceptual and meta-language: from Yves Klein to Piero Manzoni, the artist seeks the void as a place of regenerating a new aesthetic possibilities, criticizing the consumer society and the purely mercantilist approach and possessive of the public to the work of art. 
On the other hand, the use of written, oral and recorded, indicate the deep reflection of Vrabies about the art history, including the father of the conceptual art: Joseph Kosuth. 
A network of references that should be analyzed related to the specific place where the project is fully supported by the Gallery IAGA: Cluj Napoca, a city where is strong the confrontation between tradition and new artistic trends, where is strong also the re-think in terms often provocative the models, in a totalizing and vivifying remise en question the concept of a work of art. Starting from the void.  
The exhibition, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.  
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

IAGA International presents Sabina Dragomir at LUISS Roma

La LUISS Guido Carli ospita una bipersonale d’arte contemporanea di Sabina Dragomir e Gianluca Panareo:

Trasparenze, quattro forme dell’invisibile ACQUA

29 settembre – 31 ottobre, Aula 200 Chiesa, Viale Romania 32  
Inaugura: martedì, 29 settembre, 2015 - 19:30 
Presso: LUISS Guido Carli - Aula 200 Chiesa
Dove: Viale Romania, 32 - Roma 
Promossa e organizzata: Attività Culturali LUISS  

Martedì 29 Settembre, nella sede di viale Romania dell’università LUISS Guido Carli di Roma, verrà inaugurata la mostra Acqua, terzo appuntamento del ciclo Trasparenze, quattro forme dell’invisibile promosso dalle Attività Culturali LUISS.
La mostra, curata dai ragazzi del gruppo Anonima Curatori, vedrà coinvolti due giovani artisti under 35: Sabina Dragomir e Gianluca Panareo.  
Dopo aver affrontato le plastiche trasparenze del vetro, il ciclo torna ad occuparsi di un elemento naturale, antico ed imprescindibile. L’acqua è la base stessa della vita, necessario ma non sufficiente alla nascita di qualunque essere vivente; ricercata dagli astronomi come una sorta di moderna pietra filosofale in grado di trasformare una fredda roccia ai confini del cosmo in una plausibile incubatrice di nuove civiltà.  
L’acqua è informe, duttile eppure inequivocabilmente percepibile. Occupa la maggior parte del pianeta ed è il principale elemento compositivo di qualunque essere umano. E’ l’elemento che per primo ci introduce al mondo eppure è qualcosa che non riusciremo mai a controllare. Possiamo dargli una forma ma non pretendere che la mantenga, possiamo indirizzarlo ma non fermarlo, possiamo accarezzarlo ma non comprimerlo.  
L’acqua è dunque uno degli elementi fondanti della nostra esistenza, materia pura e purificatrice in grado di richiamate suggestioni ancestrali ed al contempo di evocare stati d’animo complessi e turbati. L’acqua è protagonista indiscussa dei quadri di Turner, personaggio principale delle vicende omeriche e spesso strumento stesso di creazione dell’arte. D'altronde l’acqua è probabilmente l’unico elemento che ci accomuna tutti e questo rende ovvio l’interesse che gli artisti le hanno sempre dimostrato nel loro tentativo di raggiungere le più alte sfere empatiche della comunicazione.    

Sabina Dragomir
dipinge nei suoi quadri figure umane totalmente immerse nell’acqua in un gesto che richiama scenari complessi. Dipinti che sono in bilico fra la rappresentazione di uno scenario di rinascita ed uno di annegamento, fra la suggestione del caldo abbraccio del liquido amniotico e della fredda costrizione di un fiume in piena. Corpi che vengono puliti e purificati dall’acqua e contemporaneamente anime che vengono isolate dal mondo esterno, finalmente libere di esprimersi senza il gioco delle sensazioni. Sabina Dragomir vive e lavora a Cluj-Napoca ed è rappresentata dalla Galleria IAGA.
 

La funzione dell’acqua nell’opera di Gianluca Panareo è totalmente differente; l’artista in questo caso non si limita a ritrarla ma la usa come vero e proprio attore di una pièce teatrale. Il composto trasparente diventa il protagonista di un dramma ripetuto, costante e sempre uguale a se stesso: l’impossibilità fisica di superare un limite. L’acqua si infrange caparbia contro una barriera fisica incapace di superarla ma non per questo scoraggiata dal provarci.
 

Grazie alla rinnovata collaborazione con la curatrice Ilaria Bignotti e con la IAGA International Art Gallery Angels di Cluj, gli studenti del laboratorio di curatela di arte contemporanea della LUISS allestiscono quindi una mostra di grandissima complessità. Alternando ancora una volta opere installative con dipinti di grande formato proseguono nella loro indagine curatoriale sulla trasparenza attraverso il confronto con uno degli elementi sicuramente più complessi ed evocativi per la storia dell’arte.  

La mostra è aperta al pubblico esterno su prenotazione nei giorni 3-4; 10-11; 17-18; 25 ottobre dalle ore 10 alle ore 20. Info e prenotazioni: 0685225655 attivitaculturali@luiss.it.   

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Nicola Vinci_La Trama delle cose

Saturday, September 5, from 6 p.m., at IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, opens to the public the solo exhibition:

Nicola Vinci. The story of the things.


The exhibition, dedicated to one of the most lyrical and narrative Italian photographers, internationally known and followed by more careful criticism, presents a selection of photographs of the highest quality.  
On display are the cycle of Storie (Stories), realized in 2013 and composed of ten environments of deep and disturbing poem, where two children are questioning the observer, asking in a gentle way the mystery of life, the feelings of the beginning and of the end of things. Questions that only children could make, with rooms full of suspended time, between objects that tell a story intimate and elusive, yet known to all: that the life of every day, full of spirituality and poetry.  
Each photo is made with true Giclèe print and mounted on dibond; another cycle on display is entitled Il Nodo (The Knot): the photographs are arranged in a composition of several pieces, to form landscapes as fragments of glances and places, once again intended to question the public on the significance of time and space through the vision of environments, the streets, the skies and details that we look and life every day.  
The exhibition, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.  
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Cluj Calling Project_Vento da Est

Thursday, on 27August, from 6.30p.m. at Abbazia di San Remigio, Parodi Ligure (AL) opens to the public the group-traveling exhibition:
 
Cluj Calling_Vento da Est


The exhibition project presents an attentive selection of young Romanian artists who work exclusively for the Gallery IAGA: Bianca Brisan, Vlad Capusan. Andrei Ciurdarescu, Sabina Dragomir, Stefan Botis, Mihai Vrabies. The exhibition, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.  
After being set up in the spaces of IAGA Gallery and Casa Matei Corvin in Cluj-Napoca, the exhibition was moved to Italy, in the spaces of the Abbazia di San Remigio, Parodi Ligure (AL) .  
As the title suggests of the exhibition, the works on display, many of which are specially created by artists, intend to reflect on the origins and transformations of a place and a culture, such as that east-European, and on the dialogue with the contemporary international scene, through languages of painting which analyze the tradition from the present perspective. The basis of much research, the guiding principle is that of metamorphosis and the creative process, analyzed through the creation of the work, in the balance between the final solution and the potential transformation of language. The themes are those eternal of man and history: the analysis of identity in relation to the eyes of the other, the conflict between public and intimate dimension of lived space, the comparison between the technologies and tradition, in a tension never resolved between memory and forgetfulness.   
From the refined pictorial poetry of Sabina Dragomir, who faces the metamorphosis of her own body first photographing herself in the water, then reproducing the photos with black and white paintings of great elegance, to the womb-cocoon of Bianca Brisan, who photographs herself within tissues enveloping, then reviewing herself through painting, in works where the tension is in the trauma of appearing. Vlad Capusan and Stefan Botis expresses themselves with a violent paint, emotionally charged, full of suggestions, at high temperature: the works are strange urban views, where the man is in a perpetual state of transition and challenge with their anxieties and desires. Collects traces of man in the world Andrei Ciurdarescu, attentive investigator of places and spaces where human passage is translated into sign, mark, gesture, the scene of a story to remember: his works, from the deep blacks, warm and pregnant colors, compose an album of great urban intensity. The language of Mihai Vrabies, young artist of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, student at the University of Art and Design,presents itself as a theater open on the unconscious, full of poetry and mystery. Digging in the interiority of the soul,without dwelling on the surface of things, Vrabies faces up the color to put it in crisis, making it evanescent; he deals with the form, bringing it to its logical extreme, wasting away every possible place of consistency  
An exhibition that will overwhelm the public as an enveloping wind, full of promises. A wind full of potential and of interest for the international contemporary art market. A wind that opens the curtain to the art of Eastern Europe, in a fascinating journey and capable of touching the great themes of life, of relationships, of human presence in space in the world, of the time and its variations, of days and years, of the anxiety of living in the awareness of feeling.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Fragment #3_Oversaturation

Fragment # 3_Oversaturation
B-side project Curated by W. Bonomi                                                  
25 August - 3 September 2015    
IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Fragment
is a B-side project curated by Walter Bonomi in the spaces of IAGA International Art Gallery Angels.
It is a interstitial and temporary project, appointed progressively # 1, # 2, # 3, which is proposed with different theme between two solo or group exhibitions of the Gallery. It is the place of transition and reflection around a problem of contemporary art from time to time identified by the curator.
The works on display, created by artists of the Gallery and in collaboration with the Gallery, highlight the perseverance of the guiding theme in different variations of languages.
Ring of continuity between the before and after, between an exhibition and the subsequent, site of the passage of thought and vision, Fragment # 3 reflects on the theme: OverSaturation.  
The artists:
-     Arecco Francesco
-     Rainer Arnulf
-     Francis Sam
-     La Rosa Marco
-     Gabriela Elena David
-     Cristian Bogdan Bara
-     Vrabies Mihai
-     Spoerri Daniel
-     Accardi Carla
-     Nitsch Hermann
-     Dragomir Sabina  

 
This will be followed by the opening of the exhibitions:   Nicola Vinci. The story of the things : curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, from 5 September  201

Otherwise the Loneliness

Saturday, June 6, from 6 PM, opens the exhibition:

Otherwise the Loneliness.
 

The exhibition presents an attentive selection of international artists, historic and contemporary, to the young talents. They are: Mimmo Paladino, Mimmo Rotella, Ioan Sbarciu; Liu Bolin, Vincenzo Balsamo, Marco Cingolani, Maurizio Galimberti; Angela Corti, Marcello De Angelis, Ettore Frani, Silvia Inselvini.   Three generations compared, through selected works that belong to photography, painting and sculpture, to try to think about the choice of language and the creative process, the significance of the choice of aesthetic language and on the identification of an iconography that is alphabet and research’s journey. Otherwise the Loneliness: the title, with bitter irony, tells the contradictions of the artist's work, the loneliness of choice, the need for insulation and at the same time the comparison with the story, the persistence in the testing of materials, the subtle relationship between the expressive necessity and the translation in material and form.   From the icons of the cultural tradition of a territory reinvented by Mimmo Paladino, to the scenic disappearances by Liu Bolin; from ready-made of affection by Maurizio Galimberti, homages to the great names of contemporary art, to the processes of addition and subtraction of the image by Mimmo Rotella; from the lyrical figuration by Vincenzo Balsamo, to the poetic wilderness and burning lands by Ioan Sbarciu; from the injection painting by De Angelis, to the woven stones Angela Corti; from the embroideries and obsessive paintings by Silvia Inselvini, to the appearances from black by Ettore Frani.   The exhibition is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Alexandra Muresan at LUISS ROME

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Alexandra Muresan at LUISS ROME
Transparencies, four forms of the invisible
GLASS
The official opening Wednesday
May 13, 2015, from 7 p.m

Open from May 13 to June 30
Aula 200 Chiesa
Street Romania 32
Rome

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Marcello De Angelis_Spiritual Grounds

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Marcello De Angelis_Spiritual Grounds
Official Opening Saturday April 18, at 6 p.m.
Curated by I. Bignotti and W. Bonomi


Saturday, April 18, from 6 PM, opens the exhibition:
Marcello De Angelis_Spiritual Grounds.  
The exhibition presents a careful selection of recent works created by the artist from Verona, many of them specially made for the project.  
Through a selection of about thirty paintings, the exhibition aims to interrogate the international public on the artistic process unique and exclusive by Marcello De Angelis, consisting in the injection painting: the pictorial sign is expressed through color distributed by a syringe needle, creating swirls and lines, pictorial tracks and paths of extraordinary smoothness and fascinating iridescence.  
But beyond the purely formal level, his research reveals, deeply, artist's attempt to order the world of the visible and the invisible, to try to re-do it, according to a design that is fate and project of making art of all time. From here the titles of the works, which now refer to metaphysical dimensions, now emphasize the identity of the artist, Prometheus at work, for us, for his project of the world.  
As the title of the exhibition suggests, Spiritual Grounds, the works of De Angelis seek an order that is reason and also an expression of an original chaos, ordering the color free flowing and conducted along the paths of the mind on the canvas.
They are spiritual reasons and grounds emotional ones that emerge from the works of De Angelis, where the titles underline the artist's ability to be demiurge of a new painting of all time and space.
 
The exhibition, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is therefore an important event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promote dialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog dedicated to the exhibition, with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist, that it will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific photographs.  

OFF Course Brussels

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels and Nicola Vinci at OFF Course Brussels

Biennale Giovani Monza 2015

IAGA International is pround to present Silvia Inselvini and Alexandra Muresan at Biennale Giovani Monza 2015

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Fragment #2_OverTime

Fragment # 2_OverTime
B-side project Curated by W. Bonomi                                  
18 March-16 April 2015                                                  
IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Fragment
is a B-side project curated by Walter Bonomi in the spaces of IAGA International Art Gallery Angels.
It is a interstitial and temporary project, appointed progressively # 1, # 2, # 3, which is proposed with different theme between two solo or group exhibitions of the Gallery.
It is the place of transition and reflection around a problem of contemporary art from time to time identified by the curator.  
The works on display, created by artists of the Gallery and in collaboration with the Gallery, highlight the perseverance of the guiding theme in different variations of languages.  
Ring of continuity between the before and after, between an exhibition and the subsequent, site of the passage of thought and vision, Fragment # 2 reflects on the theme: OverTime.  

The artists:
- Francesco Arecco
- César
- Angela Corti
- Gino De Dominicis
- Hans Jörg Glattfelder
- Marcello Gobbi
- Keith Haring
- Mimmo Iacopino
- Bruno Munari
- Alexandra Muresan
- Hermann Nitsch
- Pino Pinelli
This will be followed by the opening of the exhibitions:
Marcello De Angelis-Spiritual Grounds, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, from 18 April to June 2015  

Cluj Calling Project_Vento da Est

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Cluj Calling Project_Vento da Est
ARTEATRO Gallery, San Domenico Foundation
Via Verdelli, 6, Crema, Italy
Official Opening Saturday March 21, at 5 p.m.
Press Conference Tuesday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m.
Curated by I. Bignotti and W. Bonomi

Cluj Calling Project

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels presents Cluj Calling Project
Saturday, February 7 2015
6 p.m. IAGA International Art Gallery Angels
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

ArteFiera Bologna

International Art Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art
ArteFiera Bologna
Marco La Rosa. Solo show
January 23 - 26 2015

Vincenzo Marsiglia_Interaction Shapes

Vincenzo Marsiglia_Interaction Shapes
December 13 2014
5 p.m. Casa Matei
6 p.m. IAGA International Art Gallery Angels
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Other Look. Artworks from Alberto Perobelli's Collection.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m., will open to the public, in the halls of the Cluj Art Museum, the exhibition The Other Look. Artworks from Alberto Perobelli's Collection.

The Art Museum  Cluj  Napoca in collaboration with IAGA International Art Gallery Angels is proud to invite you on Thursday, October 23, from 6 p.m.  at the official opening of The other look . Works from Alberto Perobelli’s  collection. To  illustrate the broad phenomenon of art renewal, generically known as the  neo avant-garde, in the exhibition are included works by Carla Accardi, Sam Francis, Yaioi Kusama and Emilio Scanavino,  significant for  the poetic painting; 
Lucio Fontana,  founder of Spatialism,  Hermann Nitsch, representative for Austrian Actionism;  Arman, César, Francois Dufrene, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Daniel Spoerri, Jacques Villeglé, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto illustrating trends like Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art and Arte Povera ; Christo, a leading figure of Land Art movement ;
Alberto Biasi, Manfredo Massironi, Dadamaino, Gino De Dominicis, representative for Kinetic Art and Conceptual Art.  In the exhibition are also present works that illustrate the tension of contemporary figurative, signed by authors like Gillo Dorfles, Aldo Mondino, Giancarlo Montesano, Mimmo Paladino, Ioan Sbârciu.
The analytical painting is represented by Pino Pinelli and the experimentalism in photography  by Franco Fontana.   

Gravity of Variations/ Francesco Arecco and Marco La Rosa

Gravity of Variations/ Francesco Arecco and Marco La Rosa 
September 13 until October 15 2014
4 p.m. at Casa Matei / Collateral exhibition
Cluj Napoca, Romania

Josef Nadj.Photograms

Sunday 30 November 2014, from 4.00 p.m., IAGA International Art Gallery Angels  opens to the public the solo exhibition: Joseph Nadj. Photograms.   In addition to being a choreographer, Josef Nadj engages in sculpting, drawing and making photographs. 
The strong connection between his works of art and his stage creations is evident.  Josef Nadj formed a deep relationship with this new self-expressive technique during theatre rehearsals and was inspired to make further experiments with the photogram.   In fact the photogram is nothing other than a photo made without a camera, born out of the play of light that falls on a sensitive surface. It is becoming more and more characteristic of Josef Nadj’s art that movement is inevitably influencing the play of light. His first photograms were presented at the Festival D'Avignon in 2010, and subsequently at the Biennial of Visual Arts, Pancevo, Serbia and also at the December Dance Festival in Brugge. A significant selection of his works can now be seen at the Musée des Beaux Arts d’Orléans.  
“Thinking about photography, it was around twenty years ago that I decided to try this technique, but somehow I was not satisfied with the result and I put it aside. Two or three years ago I started working with it in a completely different way: I introduced movement into it. It must have been an object made of glass found at a flea market that started something in me. I thought about what would happen if I moved it. I have been trying this for a few years, and the opus is expanding nicely. In fact, I’m drawing over the paper. I work mainly with metal and glass; these materials break the light beautifully. Last year, during a Japanese tour, I started experimenting with a lighter, because I did not have enough light in my hotel room.   A special situation can teach one new things out of necessity: the flame creates nice transitions that a real light cannot do.” [Josef Nadj, the European time-sculptor – Photogram with text about Josef Nadj ‘Szkipé’].                   
The exhibition, curated by Hungarian Theatre ClujInternational Theatre Festival- Interferente., is therefore an interesting event for the international critics and collectors, confirming the will of IAGA to be lively cultural platform whose main objective is to develop and promotedialogue between the Italian and Eastern European contemporary art, thanks to the participation in art fairs, festivals and events of international contemporary art, looking at a possible future where cultural exchange and international dialogue is really the foundation upon which to build a long-term art projects.

Fragment #1

Fragment #1 a B-side project curated by Walter Bonomi

«I think it is explanatory of our time and of the melancholy of the work
when it is individual and it relates to the others in the loss and the lack of a
lost original completeness. The exposed faces and bodies all missing
something, bodies are groped in absolute silence, surfacing by memories
in black, glances from an oblivion of pleasure, identities that break and
recompose theirself».

Walter Bonomi

http://issuu.com/iagagallery/docs/fragment_1

Gravity of Variations/Francesco Arecco and Marco La Rosa

Gravity of Variations/Francesco Arecco and Marco La Rosa
September 13  2014
4 pm at Casa Matei
6 pm at IAGA International Art Gallery Angels
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj Art Weekend

Cluj Art Weekend
September 12-14 2014

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Semn (di) Segni

IAGA International Art Gallery Angels is presenting the exhibition 
Semn (di) Segni


August 21 2014, 6 p.m., 
Ioan Sbarciu in dialogue with Masters of Modern Art (Alighiero BOETTI, CESAR, Bruno MUNARI, Hermann NITSCH, A.R  PENCK, Arnulf RAINER, Emilio SCANAVINO, Emilio VEDOVA)

ArtVilnius'14 International Art Fair

ArtVilnius'14 International Art Fair
June 18 - 21 2014

The Italian Wave

Official Opening of IAGA INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY ANGELS with the exhibition The Italian Wave
May 31 2014

ArtAthina International Art Fair

ArtAthina International Art Fair 
May 15-18 2014
Faliron Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium)