[artinfo] Calin Dan - Anturaju & Other Stories
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Mon Nov 22 23:55:31 CET 2010
Calin Dan - Anturaju' si alte intamplari / Anturaju & Other Stories
Curator: Raluca Velisar
Discussion: Thursday, 25. November, 18.00 h
Opening: 25. November, 19.30 h
Between September 2005 and May 2007 Calin Dan
has been involved in a collaboration with the
inmates from the Colibas¸i Penitentiary, within
the frame of a project commissioned to him by the
Office of the Chief Government Architect of the
Netherlands (Atelier Rijksbouwmeester). The first
outcome of this process was a theatre performance
(in 2007) reflecting on the human condition of
the criminals in modern Romania. Written and
directed by the artist, the play Carne / Cane was
performed by a group of inmates for an
enthusiastic audience, at Odeon Theatre.
Another outcome of the same process is Wings for
Dogs (2009), a video-essay about our perception
of timeless themes such as responsibility, crime,
destiny and punishment.
MNAC brings to the public in a brand new video
installation the documentary material resulted
from the editing of about 60 hours of
conversations with the inmates, and the two
already completed results of this project.
For this occasion a publication will be produced.
As an opening event, a round table discussion
about how public art commissions can handle
sensitive social topics will be organised. The
invited guests are: Jean Boumans (Huis voor de
Kunsten Limburg; ex-curator of Atelier
Rijsbouwmeester and coordinator of the project),
Mariana Celac(architect and essayist), Dana
Cenusa (The National Administration of the
Penitentiaries), Arno van Roosmalen (Director,
Stroom, Den Haag), Bruno Stefan(sociologist,
author of The Romanian Penitentiary Environment).
With the support of: Mondriaan Foundation,
Ambasada Regatului Tarilor de Jos /Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
Architecture, Colibasi Penitentiary.
MNAC Partner: BRD Groupe Societe Generale
Palatul Parlamentului/ Str. Izvor 2-4, aripa E4, Bucharest (RO), 050563
entrance from Calea 13 Septembrie
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