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From: Pavilion <newsletter at pavilionmagazine.org>
Date: 2012/5/23


/for Romanian please go to bucharestbiennale.org/ro

*In memoriam Ioana Nemes (1979-2011)*

25 May - 22 July 2012*

*Preview day for press and professionals: 24 May 2012 *

Within the current context of the shifting nature of politics, economics,
and culture--conditions that are increasingly referred to as precarious
times--artists often have to negotiate risky positions, contested
territories, or situations in which cultural activity interacts with, or
provides a counterpoint to, conditions of flux. Bucharest Biennale 5
profiles the work of artists whose agency lies less in overt statements,
but rather in investigative or indirect strategies that possess their own
kind of power.

By its very nature, work that is investigative expresses a kind of
resistance to both the speed and changing nature of things and the
increasing sense of instability that pervades everyday life. Several
projects in the Biennale involve a reworking of specific histories from the
civic to the personal, producing a different kind of "knowledge" that is
not always about nostalgia or narrative, but is rather a deliberately
constructed perspective on the contemporary. For some, the act of
researching, uncovering, and presenting things that are below the surface
has been aided by the Internet, whereby obscure or otherwise concealed data
may be sought out, enabling new combinations of imagery and meaning that
are open-ended or associative in nature. Whether relating to symbols of
former eras, or personal or collective memories, these images are complex
representations of past and present--imaginative 'spaces' that are
characterized by a degree of uncertainty that make them more challenging to

For other artists in the Biennale, tactics of subterfuge or infiltration
are intrinsic to their practice, allowing them to circumvent or negotiate
existing systems that they find questionable or challenging. Their
methodology reflects a practice that is evolving, dynamic and responsive,
something that is essential for situations that change quickly or are not
yet fully understood. Often using techniques that rely on the art of
seduction or manipulation, these works can still contain sharp social or
political critique, merging aesthetics and political and cultural
commentary in ways that initially mask underlying meanings.
 The deployment of such informal approaches is particularly resonant in a
city such as Bucharest, where the infrastructure and contexts for artistic
practice are in the process of evolution. BB5's projects take place in
non-profit spaces and public venues and sites in the city, and act as
statements and overtures of various kinds, from the critically engaged to
the playful in nature. While many projects are situated within these venues
which include Pavilion, the Political Research Institute, artist-run space
Alert Studio, former factory space Make A Point, the local restaurant Nana,
the cinema Union, some magazines and the House of the Free Press, some
exist only in the public domain, using existing forms of distribution or
presentation outside artistic venues to offer audiences different ways of
engaging both with these works and the ideas within the Biennale.
*(excerpt from "Tactics for the Here and Now" by Anne Barlow, published in
PAVILION #16 - journal for politics and culture, edited for Bucharest
Biennale 5) *


 Abbas Akhavan (IR/CA)
 Marina Albu (RO)
 Haris Epaminonda (CY/DE)
 Klas Eriksson (SE)
 Ruth Ewan (UK)
 Aurelien Froment (IE/FR)
 Ciprian Homorodean (RO/BE)
 Iman Issa (EG/USA)
 Janice Kerbel (CA/UK)
 Jill Magid (USA)
 David Maljkovic (HR)
 Marina Naprushkina (BY/DE)
 Ahmet Ogut (TR/NL)
 Vesna Pavlovic (RS)
 Anahita Razmi (DE)
 Wael Shawky (EG/FR)
 Alexandre Singh (FR/USA)
 Mounira Al Solh (LB/NL) & Bassam Ramlawi (LB)
 Rinus van de Velde (BE)


Anne Barlow (born in Glasgow, Scotland) is Executive Director of Art in
General, New York, a non-profit organization that supports artists through
the commissioning of new work and an international residency exchange
program. From 1999-2006, Barlow was Curator of Education and Media Programs
at the New Museum, New York, where she oversaw its educational and public
programs, conceived of and developed Museum as Hub (a global network
initiative that connected the museum with art partners in Cairo, Eindhoven,
Mexico City and Seoul), organized inter-disciplinary roundtables with
leaders in the fields of the visual arts, architecture, and design,
developed the museum's Digital Culture Programs, and curated numerous
exhibitions and performances.
Barlow received her M.A. in the History of Art from the University of
Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to moving to New York, Barlow was Curator of
Contemporary Art and Design at Glasgow Museums, where she managed its
contemporary art collection, exhibitions, residencies and commissions
programs. Independently, she collaborated on the exhibition Copy It, Steal
It, Share It at Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, and guest-curated film and
media projects for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the
Netherlands, and Threshold Artspace, Scotland. Barlow has published for
organizations including: Liverpool University Press/Tate Gallery Liverpool;
the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom; the Edith Russ House for
Media Art, Oldenburg; the New Museum; and Art in General. She recently
co-organized Art in General's international residency/exchange symposium
"What Now?", and has participated in lectures and discussions at
organizations including: the Royal College of Art, London; Centre for
Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MUMOK, Vienna; The Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art, New York; New York University; ARCOmadrid,
for Latitudes' Professional Encounters; Tate Modern, London; and the
Sharjah Art Foundation. Barlow lives and works in New York.


 Each of the locations chosen for the BB5 are justified by their history,
socio-political involvement, but also by the topographical location
(details on www.bucharestbiennale.org):

. PAVILION - centre for contemporary art and culture (also the BB5
. Institute for Political Research - University of Bucharest
 . Make A Point - cultural center
. Alert Studio - artist-run space
. Casa Presei Libere - the former communist house for press
. Cinema Union - movie theatre
. Nana - local restaurant
. Tabu - women magazine
. Zeppelin - architecture magazine
. Vice - lifestyle magazine


 PAVILION - journal for politics and culture will dedicate #16 to the
biennale. PAVILION #16 will contain contributions by all the artists and
texts by Anne Barlow, Eugen Radescu, Stephen Duncombe, Razvan Ion, Suzana
Milevska, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Tom Holert, Olive McKeon, Simon Sheikh,
Stefan Voicu and Marius Stan.

 A map/guide will be published to be a handy instrument for navigation
through the biennale.

 The journal and the guide can be ordered as a hard copy or downloaded for
free as a PDF, soon, from pavilionjournal.org or bucharestbiennale.org.
This can also can be directly purchased from the info-point of BUCHAREST


 The Parallel Events are collateral events taking place in the same period
as BB5. Our program aims to present a broader view of different aspects of
the local cultural scene to the regional, national and international public.
 Parallel Events program offers a communication platform for individual
artists and interdisciplinary cultural producers who live and work in the
region, as well as for local institutions, art organisations and other
cultural events. For details please see our website or Facebook page.


 Whatever your background or experience level with regard to contemporary
art, heritage or art history, BB5 educational programs allows you to
engage, participate in the dialogue and broaden your outlook. Join us,
together with your friends, family or students, for one of our
conversational tours and more.

 If you are planning a visit to BB5 with your school, university, community
organisation, company, museum association or any other group over 10
persons, then this is the place to be. Be sure to let us know in advance to
organize for you a free guided tour. Based on your interests, age and
background we will create a personalized program to fit your group.

 If you are visiting BB5 by yourself or with a small group, please note
that we have volunteers prepared to guide you in every venue. So just ask
them for details.

 Feel free to contact us for more information or with any requests.


 *MAY 24, 2012*

 *11.00 - 12.30*
 Press conference for professionals and press
 Participants: Anne Barlow - curator of BB5, team of BB5 & participating
artists of BB5
 Venue: Hotel Intercontinental - Rapsodia conference hall, 1st floor
 Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 4
Metro: Piata Universitatii

 *13.00 - 19.00 *
 All venues will be open exclusively for press and professionals based on
accreditation only

 *21.30 - 22.00*
 "Com´on you Reds" by Klas Eriksson (SE)
 Venue: Public place, in front of the entrance of Intercontinental Hotel,
 Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu nr. 4
 Klas Eriksson is a participating artist in BB5
 Metro: Piata Universitatii

 *22.00 - 05.00*
 OPENING PARTY (invitation only)
 Venue: Club Control
 Str. Academiei 19, in Pasajul Victoriei
 Metro: Piata Universitatii

 Opening Party Program

*22.30 CHINAWOMAN* (invitation only)
 For the first time in Romania

 *24.00 *(invitation only)
 Special DJ Stars Line Up: CLIZA vs LEO

 *MAY 25, 2012*

 "Curva Viola" by Klas Eriksson (SE)
 Venue: Make a Point, Str. Morarilor nr. 1, Bucharest (inside Postavaria
Romana factory).
 Metro: Costin Georgian

 *22.00 *
 PARTY (open entrance)
 Informal party to celebrate the artists, the curator of BB5 + our guests
and the team of the biennale.
 Venue: OTA (the most famous underground artsy place)
 Str. Dr. Staicovici nr. 26, Bucharest (no sign on the entrance, enter the
garden and in the back downstairs)
 Good vibes provided by DJ Pericle
 Metro: Eroilor


 For accreditation please visit http://bucharestbiennale.org/press.html


 More details at:
* www.facebook.com/bucharestbiennial*
* *

 *Image: **Rinus van de Velde, "untitled (The Lost Bishop)", charcoal on
wall, 240 cm x 360 cm, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.*

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 Bucharest  011131 Romania
 T: + 4 031 103 4131
 E: bb at pavilionmagazine.org
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This is a project by PAVILION - journal for politics and culture.


founded by Razvan Ion and Eugen Radescu


*Strategic Partner:* UniCredit Tiriac Bank

*Institutional Partners:*
Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest
Embassy of the United States in Bucharest
FSPUB - Faculty of Political Science
University of Bucharest
CNI Coresi
Alert Studio
Romanian Cultural Institute
Rumanska Kulturinstitutet Stockholm
Make A Point
BAM - Flamish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art
Nana - natural food
Cinema Union
Arhiva Nationala de Filme
White Night of the Galleries

*Media Partners:*
Radio Romania Cultural
RFI Romania
Arte & Meserii
Ginger Group
Urban Things Romania
Radical Philosophy

*Official Hotel:* Intercontinental Hotel

*Official coffee:* Illy

*Printing Partner:* Evergreen Concept

*Production Partner: *Update Advertising
Official Club: *Control

*Official Restaurant: *Shift

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