The photography and film projects in the exhibition have in common the artist’s presence in the frame as evidence of solitary performances only for the camera. The Dumitru Oboroc’s Planking Art photo series from his recent residence in Vienna documents his subversive infiltrations in art museums. The presence of his body generates for a short period of time similar to the photo camera exposure time a new critical reading of some well-known artworks.
Dumitru Oboroc, Planking Art (detaliu), Lightjet print, 30x45cm, 2013
Dumitru Oboroc lives and works in Iaşi. In the past years he had solo shows at the apARTe Gallery in Iaşi and Galerie ArtPoint, KulturKontakt in Vienna. Also, he was present in goup shows like Wating for better times, Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw (2015) and From the Plastic Arts to the Visual Arts, Salonul de proiecte Bucharest (2013).
Claudiu Cobilanschi’s silver gelatin prints, from his project Biobservator and his Super 8 film Bucharest West, are documents of his incursions at the margins of his city in search for organic forms in the nature. His escapes are the ones of an archaeologist looking for signs from disappeared worlds or from worlds which never existed. His images reflect his political commitment for knowledge forms and artistic mediums almost disappeared in post-communist Romania.
Claudiu Cobilanschi, Biobservator: Untitled 01 (detail), silver gelatin print, 2014
The Bucharest artist Claudiu Cobilanschi is the founder of the alternative institutions ParadisGaraj and Die Kunsthalle Bucharest. In the last year he participated in several group shows like Few Were Happy with Their Condition (Kunsthalle Winterthur and Motorenhalle Dresden) and The Heroism Raises in Warehouse (Salonul de proiecte Bucharest).
Images from the opening exposition of the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Iasi, Friday, Septembrie 18, 2015. Foto: Paul Gradinaru, Matei Bejenaru