e.city – Bucharest

exhibitions / screenings / residence / debate / publication

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Iosif KIRALY « Reconstruction. Bucharest – Europe Day 2 », 2004

 

…Brings an international presence to Strasbourg through diverse projects of different European cities…

Launched and organised by apollonia, the e.city… project invites different European cities to Strasbourg, to present the most dynamic and remarkable aspects of their culture.

e.city… focuses on issues of local development by incorporating contemporary creation in urban projects.

Apollonia is a dynamic organization which strives to build strong ties between local and international networks.

Previous experiences of Apollonia and its partners, concerning both the reception and exchange between artists, has prompted the association to think differently from a traditional approach. Instead, it has led to different ways of thinking about an artist’s city.

The goal of e.city… is to present different perspectives to the city of Strasbourg, by considerering the city as an open venue for artistic expression. An outsider’s point of view enables a valorization of Strasbourg’s treasures and a rediscovery of the city by its own residents, while bringing these aspects out on an European scale. Furthermore, Strasbourg’s residents will have opportunities to meet through various events around the country.

This first issue, e.city… offers a French-Romanian immersion between Strasbourg and Bucharest.

Program

5 expositions

BEFORE A NATIONAL ANTHEM. Video art
Exhibition from 4 to 20 November 2010
Italian Cultural institute

URBAN TRANSITIONS. Contemporary photography

Exhibition from 5 to 30 November 2010
apollonia venue

MULTI-PLI-CITIES. Contemporary photography [1990 – 2010]
BUCAREST BETWEEN TWO WARS. Historical photography
FROM MANAKI TO NOWADAYS. Video, films, photography
Opening on Friday 25 Novembre 2010
Exhibition from 26 to 29 November 2010
apollonia booth at St-art 2010
Wacken exhibition center

Workshop / Residence

IRINA BOTÉA AND CALIN DAN

from 2 to 5 November 2010
Calin Dan at École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg
Irina Botéa at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Strasbourg

Debate

URBANITY STORIES
5 November 2010, 8:30 – 1 p.m.
École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg

Partners 


 

  • 3-30 November 2010 Strasbourg

Travelling Exhibition

After the success of Strasbourg’s edition of e.city – Bucharest in the fall of 2010, the sets of the exhibitions was taken over by two renown institutions: the Museum of Modern Art of Saint-Etienne (FR) in December 2011-February 2012 and the Walloon Center of Contemporary Art in Liege (BE) in February-March 2012.

The last step led the project to its origins, to Bucharest, in May-June 2012, in collaboration with the International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest & The Ark.

Reconfigured in a new visual structure for the travelling, e.city – Bucharest presents three curatorial proposals:


URBAN TRANZITIONS / MULTI_PLI_CITIES
contemporary photography

Michele Bressan, Alexandra Croitoru, Regele Ionescu, Iosif Kiraly, Luminita Liboutet, Andrei Mateescu, Studiobasar (Alex Axinte & Cristi Borcan), Roxana Trestioreanu
curator Irina Cios
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FROM MANAKI TO NOWADAYS
video & historic film and photography

Dan Acostioaei, Lucian Alexe, Michele Bressan, Regele Ionescu, Signe Chiper Lillemark, Claudiu Lucaci, Gili Mocanu, Eliza Muresan, Milton & Yanaki Manaki
curator Erwin Kessler

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BUCHAREST BETWEEN TWO WARS
A selection of new prints after old photographic glass negatives from the ‘40s showing Bucharest modernist architecture
curator Mihai Oroveanu

 

  • 9 December 2011 – 5 February 2012 Modern art museum of Saint-Etienne (FR)
  • 10 February – 11 March 2012 Walloon centre for contemporary art La Châtaigneraie, Flemalle / Liege (FR)
  • 16 May – 10 June 2012 International Center for Contemporary Art & The Ark, Bucharest