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RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios

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21 of October-10 of November 2008 (10.00-17.00)


The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History (str. Kogalniceanu 82) and the Museum of Romanian Literature M.Kogalniceanu (str. 31 August - 98).

Opening: 21 of October, 16.00, The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History

The exhibition presents visual art projects as a result of interaction between artist and experts (sociologists, historians, political annalists) involved in this interdisciplinary project. The participants investigated by juxtaposing the current cultural, social and political situation in two Moldova regions (Moldova region from Romania and the Republic of Moldova). The main project installation is located in the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, while the other projects are exhibited in The Museum of Romanian Literature M.Kogalniceanu. Along with the visual art projects will be presented the video documentation of the colloquium from Iasi and the audio files with the experts contributions. The participants analised and commented upon the former and current conditions of two patterns: post-socialist and post-soviet of two societies, decades after the collapse of eastern block and dismantling of Soviet Union. In the same time the artists and experts looked closely in to the future scenarios of the society's in question.


The artists:

Dan Acostioaei/ Iasi
Denis Bartenev/ Chisinau
Bik Van der Pol (Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol)/ Rotterdam
Maxim Cuzmenco/ Chisinau
Veaceslav Druta/ Chisinau
Tatiana Fiodorova/ Chisinau
Lavinia German/ Iasi
Alex Grigoras/ Iasi
Violeta Ionita/ Iasi
Gulsun Karamustafa/ Istanbul
Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum/ Rotterdam
Lucia Macari/ Amsterdam-Chisinau
Tilmann Meyer-Faje/ Amsterdam
Aurelia Mihai/ Bucharest-Hamburg
Dumitru Oboroc/ Iasi
Ghenadie Popescu/ Chisinau
Ilya Rabinovich/ Amsterdam
Igor Scerbina/ Chisinau
Vadim Tiganas/ Chisinau
Vladimir Us/ Chisinau

The experts

Igor Casu, Chisinau (historian)
Sorin Bocancea, Iasi (political analist)
Petru Negura, Chisinau (culturologists and sociologist)
Flavius Solomon, Iasi (historian)
Mihai Ursu, Chisinau (muzeum curator)

Curator: Stefan Rusu


The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, The Museum of Romanian Literature M.Kogalniceanu, The National Museum of History and Archeology, Art College A.Plamadeala.

Media partners: magazine “Stare de Urgenta”, magazine Contrafort

RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios is a project organized by Contemporary Art Center, Chisinau in partnership with VECTOR Association, Iasi that consist in a series of interdisciplinary workshops, production of 3 documentary films ( 1 film produced by VECTOR Association and 2 others by KSAK Center ), colloqium and seminars that took place in Iasi and Chisinau, a project publication and final exhibition produced by KSAK Center in Chisinau. The RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios project components - the films by Veaceslav Druta and Aurelia Mihai, also a video documentation of the colloquium from Iasi were presented in the frame of 8 Periferic Biennale (Art as Gift, 3-18 of October).

The project is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute through the CANTEMIR Program, Bucharest; PATTERNS Program /ERSTE Foundation, Vienna and MONDRIAAN Stichting, Amsterdam.

*Center for Contemporary Art-[KSA:K] is a non-profit, independent institution registered in the year 2000. The new strategy of the Center is the development of cultural forms and art practices, which would reflect the dynamic of the social, political and economic transformations of the society. Center supports the advocacy activities in promoting of cultural policies suitable for the defining and the consolidation of artist position and contemporary art practices in the society.

* Vector> Association is a non-profit cultural association that provides the production of exhibition and educational programs, research and editing activities, analyzes of the relations between the art practices and visual culture in socio-political context. Vector> supports those practices related to social re-articulation, political consciousness and economical transformation that brings critical analyses that could offer reinterpretations of the attitudes and behavior from the perspective of cultural action. ( www.periferic.org)

Stefan Rusu- artist/curator
RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios Project Curator
Center for Contemporary Art-[KSA:K],
Str. Independentei 1, Post code 2043,
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Tel. +37322 772507,
tel/fax: +37322 573395

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