Schlafwagen by Emanuel Borcescu
“Schlafwagen” by Emanuel Borcescu, hosted on the 18th of December by NAG Pop Up Gallery, is the final exhibition part of the project “25 Years After” (organized by Ephemair Association), curator Ioana Ciocan, architect Attila Kim.
The concept of the exhibition revolves around a collective character, trapped within the history’s schlafwagen, missing, by means of lack of involvement, all historic events it could contribute to. In the fast moving imaginary train, on the ruins and scraps of an irretrievable yet still present yesterday, one can see the desolate landscape of factories and industrial plants, where nature has almost vanished leaving the artificial as concrete reality. The window of the train clearly sets a distance between the viewer and the outside world, positioning him/ her as a spectator, that is not willing to interact with or take part (and responsibility) in what lies beyond the safe and comfortable glass. However, the consequences of silence and absence break inside, becoming inevitable as the pieces on the floor of the gallery space, as an awakening signal of a destination that is a result of both action and lack of it.
About the project
“25 Years After”, curated by Ioana Ciocan, proposes in the NAG Pop Up Gallery space (Magheru One, 7th floor, 1 Gen. Bd. Gheorghe Magheru, Bucharest) a marking of the 25 years post December 89. Young artists, born before 1989 and raised after 1989, are invited to exhibit and perform in the gallery space, offering new perspectives on the 25 years period: “lost places memory; memory of a recounted Revolution, rather than an experienced Revolution; communist vs. capitalist identity; ‘perfect communist moments’ memory and unrealized five year plans utopias”.
Photos: The re:art
More info about the artist on his website.