May 01, 2018

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Idea and Visual Arts Grants Ernesto

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Idea, and, Visual, Arts, Grants, Ernesto

Idea and Visual Arts Grants Ernesto
25th May - 14th July

Arratia
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On various levels of critical discourse: relationship to the past, artistic tradition, or undertaking current social problems. The works are characterized by a strong conceptual basis, and each of the artists, in their own way, deconstructs the ideas and phenomena that interest them. Their works combine the authenticity of artistic decisions with the conscious use of selected media, such as painting, video, sculpture, performance, and installation. The Romanian contemporary art scene is not homogeneous, instead, occurring parallel to one another are the many trends and references to different traditions in it. However, this exhibition depicts a fairly clear picture of the current Romanian artistic practices. A separate artistic project Álmoskönyv / Somnolet Book will be shown within the frame of the main exhibition, whose curator is artist Victor Man. In a distinctively arranged gallery space, Victor Man will present the works of selected artists, as well as the film Szindbád by Zoltán Huszárik.

In his show, Man unites artists from different generations and ushers in a strong accent with the use of a film from the Hungarian director, taking into account the complex relationships in the perspective of multiculturalism that is characteristic to this region of Europe.   Participants: Leeza Ahmady, Thomas J. Berghuis, Melissa Chiu, Reem Fadda, Pablo León de la Barra, moderated by Alexandra Munroe Presented as part of Asian Contemporary Art Week’s critical Dialogues in Contemporary Art series, and as a prelude to its ninth installment scheduled for fall, “Urgency and Relevance: A Curatorial Perspective” provides an insider’s view of contemporary art through the eyes of international practitioners working at the edge of advocacy and establishment. While representing current priorities in a landscape of new global initiatives, each curator will give voice to diverse practices within various museum models. As told through personal stories of discovery and illustrated by specific case studies, such dynamics as the formation of collections, engagement with living artists, representation of multiple communities, economics of cultural capital, and press of civic life are brought to light through curatorial work.  The program concludes with a reception in the Guggenheim rotunda.  Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R.

Guggenheim Museum, introduces the program and moderates a group conversation including the participants listed below. Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week, on “Historical Apertures: Contemporary Art as the Beginning of an ‘Art That Is of the World, for the World.’” Thomas J. Berghuis, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, reflects “On the Trauma of History.

”  Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Senior Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs, Asia Society, on “Politics and Urgency for Exhibitions of Art from Pakistan.” Reem Fadda, Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, on contemporary art from the United Arab Emirates. Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, on Bananas Is My Business. Information and ticketsVisit guggenheim.org/calendar or call the box office at T +1 212 423 3587. A limited number of free student tickets are available with advance RSVP and valid ID. About Asian Contemporary Art WeekAsian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) returns to New York in the fall of 2014 (October 22–31) to highlight stellar artistic voices in Asian art today. Now in its ninth iteration, ACAW is a dynamic platform that brings together leading art institutions, museums, and galleries from New York and Asia in order to present the largest showcase of cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, and provocative dialogues. ACAW 2014 introduces Field Meeting, a first-of-its-kind forum outside of Asia that aims to foster opportunities.

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