Events

#808080

Thursday, 07th December 2017, starting with 6 PM, IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery opens to the public the exhibition #808080 sign by the artist Liviu Bulea and curated by Olimpia Georgeta Bera.

Exhibition #808080 appears in the form of conglomerates designed in two-dimensional shapes that are variable in size, some in series, others singular in the project. Each piece is part of a vision of the assembly and composition of identifiable elements in industrial processes. Some of them are inspired by the pictorial we usually overlook and that are accidentally transposed into daily reality by joining and overlapping the various material structures. Others are exercises of placement of minimalist compositions of objects and textures, or of incisions and graphic demarcations transposed on the surfaces of monolithic objects.
Liviu Bulea's exhibition project takes over the title embedded in the digital language of gray, which contains in equal proportions the colours red, green and blue. In a structural balance that places it in the area of the so-called "anonymous" from the chromatic point of view, this gray is variable only according to its open-close tones and the specific attributes of the form that it describes.
Inspired by gray uniformity, # 808080 is a project devoted to non-chromatic variables from ambient environments, but also to the insertion of the artificial, seen both as a resource and as a residual element in support of vital mechanisms. (Olimpia Bera-curator)

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 07th of December 2017 and 13th of January 2018, in the spaces of IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery.

In 13th of January 2018 will take place the Finissage of the exhibition #808080

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.