Razvan Ion razvan.ion at pavilionmagazine.org
Tue May 16 10:19:12 CEST 2006

International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Dates:  May 25 - June 27, 2006

Location: Museum of Geology/Museum of 
Literature/Botanical Garden/National Dance 
Center/South Shop/Test Point/Skeateboard Park 
Herastrau/Audi Art Room

Opening: May 25, 2006, 19.00 hours, Skateboard 
Park Herastrau. Agent MC performance and launch 
of a limited edition of skateboard plates draw by 
Dan Perjovschi.

Artists: Erik Binder/Eduard Constantin/János 
Fodor/El Perro/Rainer Ganahl/Kátia Lombardi/Agent 
Mc/Sebastian Moldovan/Pedro Motta/Ioana 
Nemes/Ilona Németh/Tatsumi Orimoto/Dan 
Perjovschi/Catalin Rulea/Janek Simon/Áttila 
Stark/Aya Tzukioka/Wang Qingsong

"The icons produced with common meanings and 
messages in this process are the patterns of art, 
political life, religion, culture and subculture. 
The common adoption of the meaning of these units 
gives the basis of any visual language. From the 
perspective of our approach to the question of 
confusion, the change of the role of icons plays 
an important part in the sense of chaos. The 
signs of a politically and ideologically 
conducted world in any kind of totalitarian 
system could play with the visuals by segregating 
the ideological from the commercial, and moreover 
by separating the local use of symbols from their 
global sources and essential meanings. Democracy 
as a system opens up all of the possible uses of 
visual messages, which leads to parallel 
appearances of very different patterns. The 
reading of these differences is open to 
intellectuals up to the point where the symbols 
are no longer a part of the self expression of 
local or global - less known - subcultures. The 
long history of the function of this practice of 
communities creating and using images is without 
doubt, just as the quantity of the used images 
increases with global culture, linked to the 
possibility for greater access to these 
languages, something that becomes more and more 
difficult." (Extras from Zsolt Petranyi, "Chaos: 
The age of confusion", Pavilion no.9/reader BB2)


Marina Grzinic, "Queer in Photography"
Rainer Ganahl, "My Misery with Marx, or How I become an Artist"
Zsolt Petranyi, "Chaos: The age of Confusion"


PAVILION 9 - contemporary art & culture magazine

"Chaos: The Age of Confusion" - special issue Bucharest Biennale 2

english, 14.5x19.5 cm, 256 pages, b&w & color plates
ISSN 1841-7337
Price: 18¤

Texts by: Zsolt Petrany, Jean Baudrillard, 
Cristina Bucica, Alexander R. Galloway, Marina 
Grzinic, Razvan Ion, Alexandra Jivan, Douglas 
Kellner, Suzana Milevska, Ronald F. King, Cosmin 
Gabriel Marian, Tincuta Parv, Lia Perjovschi, 
Eugen Radescu, Raqs Media Collective, Marko 
Stamencovic, Sefik Seki Tatlic, Michel Tournier.

with draw map

folded poster, double side, map.
english, 42x29.7 cm, 2 pages, b&w.
distributed free

Razvan Ion & Eugen Radescu

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Alexandra Hagiu-Manda

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Claudia Martins

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Sebastian Negulescu

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Andreea Anca Strauss

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