Artists: Matei Bejenaru, Michele Bressan, Andrei Mateescu, Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor
Curator: Cătălin Gheorghe
May 18-30, 2016
Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, U.A.G.E. Iași
189 Sărăriei st. (6 Codrescu st. entrance)
Opening: May 18, 17:00
One of the exhibitional events of CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image, organized by the Center of Contemporary Photography in Iasi (Romania) was realised in partnership with the University of Arts “George Enescu” Iasi. The first part of the exhibition “Clinical architectures for a compositionist future” (artists: Matei Bejenaru, Michele Bressan, Andrei Mateescu, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor), curated by Catalin Gheorghe, was installed in apARTe Gallery of the faculty of Visual Arts and Design, UAGE Iasi, opening at 5 pm. The second part of the exhibition, which is presenting the inter-medial work of Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu was installed at Borderline Art Space (18 Belvedere St.), opening at 7 pm.
In the post-(co)relational and post-critical temporality that we tend to go through, after the undecided end of contemporary art (Malik), in the environment in which we are using the photographic image, we are witnessing a modification of the methodology, the technology and the politics whereby we relate to the lived reality: in methodological terms, from the implications of “criticism” to the connotations of a “clinical” reading (Deleuze) or to the prospects of a “compositionist” participation (Latour), in technological terms, from the analogical photography to the digital use or processual creativity of the images as liquid fragments and immaterial architectural data, and in political terms, from the indexation of utopian constructions to the fictive representation of Prometheanist and accelerationist actions. If the first part of the exhibition is speculating an understanding of the photographical art from a clinical perspective, in which are involved the symptomatology, etiology and therapy, presupposing the identification of local disorders of modernity, the second part of the exhibition refers to the prospect of a compositionalist approach (related to Latour’s manifesto) in the construction of a future inspired by sci-fi allegories.
Images gallery from „Clinical architectures for a compositionist future (II)” exhibition: