Sounds Like Venice 2011 | Performing History. Preview of Romanian Pavilion at 54th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia | illumiNAZIONI

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On May 1oth, The Academy of Romania in Rome and the l’Istituto di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica of Venice presented in Roma a preview of the two national projects for Biennale di Venezia 2011 – Performing History – Exhibition of artists Ion Grigorescu, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova and Romanian Cultural Resolution – documentary.  Download

Participants

Maria Rus Bojan is an art critic and curator who lives and works in Amsterdam. She has been a curator at the Art Museum of Cluj, and the general director of the Sindan Cultural Foundation in Bucharest. She curated several international exhibitions, including “GENE.ET.RATIO ULTIMA RATIO” (2005, Centro Parraga Murcia, Spain), “Ready Media” (2008, NIMK Amsterdam, Contemporary Art Museum, Belgrade), “Locked-In” (2008, Casino Luxembourg), “Strategies for Concealing” (2008, C-Space Beijing), and “Tales of the Unexpected” (2010, Art Rotterdam). Since 2010, she has been the director of the curatorial and international program of Art Rotterdam.

Ami Barak is an independent curator and art critic based in Paris. He has curated numerous international exhibitions in the past few years, for instance “House Trip”, ArtForum Berlin (Berlin, 2007); “Can Art Do More?” (Jerusalem 2008); “Re-construction”, Young Artists Biennale (Bucharest 2008); “Elixirs of Panacea” Palais Benedictine (Fecamp 2010), among many others. His most recent curatorial project was “Art for the World: City of Forking Paths”, the Sculpture Project of the Expo Boulevard at the World Expo Shanghai 2010. He is currently a Lecturer at the Paris Sorbonne I University, works as an art adviser, and is a permanent collaborator for the magazine IDEA arts+society.

Bogdan Ghiu is a writer, journalist, and essayist based in Bucharest. He has published an impressive number of books on literature, philosophy, poetry, media theory, and literary criticism. He has written essays on art, communication, and the post-modern world. He studied under Jacques Derrida, and has also translated most of the French theorists into Romanian, including Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, and Bourdieu.

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