Times and Genesis

2016-11-11

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.