IAGA International presents :MIHAI VRABIES. Solo Exhibition. THE VOID EFFECT Vernissage Thursday 29 October6 pm at IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Strada Victor Deleu 1, Cluj Napoca
Thursday, October 29, from 6pm 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.
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
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
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
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.