Visiting Galateca @ The Night of Museums 2014
On May 17th, 2014, we visited Galateca, a Bucharest-based gallery of applied art and new multimedia art. We had the opportunity to explore The Unmeant Museum/ Heroic.Accidental.Historic.Anguished. show by Bogdan and Magda Pelmuș, curator: Roxana Gibescu.
“The current museum (a symbol of the Western Society) has a greater impact on society than ever before. Its missions typically include acquisition, preservation, exhibition, interpretation and education. What usually defines an artwork in museum is its historical relevance and confirmed highest quality, almost to a mythical extent.
This exhibition presents itself as a temporary alternative to a museum and explores a plethora of artistic gestures, not so present in Romanian museums. The recent works of Bogdan and Magda Pelmus aren’t yet authorized by the museum, but their discourses chronicle contemporary life, with its pressing social issues and the shifting concepts of freedom, manipulation, depression, paranoia, magic, passion, love, kitsch”.
The exhibition was a parallel event of Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Also spotted @ NeoGalateca
Photos: The re:art