Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded @ Allegra Nomad Gallery

Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded, an interactive experiment coordinated by Allegra Nomad Gallery, was held between May 9th-25th, 2014, and was a parallel event of Bucharest Biennale 6 and also part of NAG#8.

Invited artists: Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Sandra Mavhima, Lea RasovzskyAna Maria MicuMihail Coșulețu, Ciprian Ariciu, Simona Deaconescu.

Featured artists: Radu Aldea, Dilmana Yordanova, Catrinel Catana, Cristina Lilienfeld, Andreea Novac, Vlad Merariu, Silviu Mititelu.

Curator: Igor Mocanu

About the exhibition

“The space of the hall was turned into a rupturing forum by placing a wooden structure with a platform and benches for the visitors. The platform was cut into two symmetrical half-spaces that aim to re-stage two dimensions of the contemporary arts field: art which is accompanied by an explanatory discourse or with a shape owing to verbal conceptualisation; and art with a non-verbal and primarily material discourse. On the one side where artists who, generically speaking, sit and paint on an easel, but they can practice any other classical form of art (sculpture, drawing, object installation, photography), on the other, artists who explain their works, conceptualising (performance, speech, dance, happening). On the one hand are visual arts, and of the other, performative arts. The audience was urged to assist and turn into an art critic and make critical judgements”.

Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată

Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată

Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Selfportrait (2014), performing painting in Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded group exhibition at Allegra Nomad Gallery, May 19-25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Allegra Nomad Gallery, All rights reserved.

Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată & Mihail Coșulețu

[left to right] Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Selfportrait (2014); Mihail Coșulețu, Building site (2014), performing painting in Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded group exhibition at Allegra Nomad Gallery, May 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Allegra Nomad Gallery, All rights reserved.

Lea Rasovzsky

Lea Rasovzsky

Lea Rasovzsky, Nocturnal Tropikana (2014), performing glass painting in Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded group exhibition at Allegra Nomad Gallery, May 12-19, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Allegra Nomad Gallery, All rights reserved.

Sandra Mavhima

Sandra Mavhima

Sandra Mavhima, The Fall of Eve (2014), performance, installation by Radu Aldea, Duration: 30 min., in Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded group exhibition at Allegra Nomad Gallery, May 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Allegra Nomad Gallery, All rights reserved.

Ana Maria Micu

Ana Maria Micu, Installing the Image (2014), interactive reenactment of the studio in Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded group exhibition at Allegra Nomad Gallery, May 19-25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Allegra Nomad Gallery, All rights reserved.

About the gallery

“Allegra Nomad Gallery (founded in 2012) does not belong to a particular architectural or geographical space and is always in search of new forms of dialogue with the already existent exhibition spaces for contemporary art and not only, forwarding its efforts towards the offering of support and promotion for the gallery artists. The gallery conceived and organized several exhibitions in Bucharest and Vienna to present the artists: Philippa von Bastha, Horia Mina, Paul Neagu, Sorin Dumitrescu, Nikolai Ghika, Carla Damian and Dario Carratta”.

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