Artists: Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu

Curator: Cătălin Gheorghe

May 18-30, 2016

Borderline Art Space
18 Belvedere st.
Opening: May 18, 19:00

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.

This project was included in the framework of the “Biennial of Contemporary Photography and Moving Image CAMERA PLUS”, organized by the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Iași, Romania, in May 2016.

CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image, Iași, May 18-30, 2016

Clinical architectures for a compositionist future (II)

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.

Click here to download the brochure of “Clinical architectures for a compositionist future (I, II)” exhibition, curated by Catalin Gheorghe, in PDF file format (12 pages, A5, color).

Images gallery from „Clinical architectures for a compositionist future (II)” exhibition: