Burxelles, Galerie de la Senne
16 september 2022 - 18 september 2022
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"Souls in concrete" concept was born during the pandemic and is a tribute to contemplation and pause.
It is the result of intimate walks on the deserted streets of Chișinău - a city marked by harsh austerity policies during the last 30 years of transition: from a Soviet city to a city in search of its own identity, influenced by the "pro-European" transition.
Victor Ciobanu was born and currently works in the Republic of Moldova. He graduated in Film Directing and Decorative Arts at the Academy of Theater, Music and Fine Arts in Chișinău. Currently, in addition to multimedia and documentary film projects, he paints urban landscapes that are perceived like film scenography.
Curator Victoria Țăranu
In collaboration with Galerie de la Senne and Natalia Plămădeala
Official Opening: Friday, September 16, 5:30 p.m
Opening hours: Friday 17:30-21:00
Le concept "Âmes en béton" est né durant la pandémie, étant un hommage au répit et à la contemplation.
C’est le résultat de promenades intimes dans les rues désertes de Chișinău – une ville marquée par de dures politiques d'austérité menées au cours des 30 dernières années de transition d'une ville soviétique à une ville en quête de sa propre identité, influencée par la transition "pro-européenne".
Installé dans son pays d’origine – la République de Moldavie – Victor Ciobanu est diplômé en Réalisation de films et Arts décoratifs de l'Académie de Musique, Théâtre et Beaux-arts de Chișinău. Actuellement, en dehors des projets multimédias et des films documentaires, il peint des paysages urbains qu'il perçoit davantage comme des scénographies de cinéma.
Commissaire d’exposition: Victoria Țăranu
En collaboration avec la Galerie de la Senne et Natalia Plămădeala
Ouverture officielle: Vendredi, le 16 septembre, à 17:30
Heures d'ouverture: Vendredi 17:30 à 21:00
Samedi 15:30 à 21:00
Dimanche 11:00 à 19:00
Conceptul „Suflete în beton” s-a născut în perioada pandemiei și este un tribut contemplării și pauzei.
Este rezultatul plimbărilor intime pe străzile pustiite ale Chișinăului - un oraș marcat de politici dure de austeritate în cei 30 ani zbuciumați de tranziție: de la un oraș sovietic, la un oraș în căutare de propria identitate, influențat de tranziția „pro-Europeană”.
Curator Victoria Țăranu
În colaborare cu Galerie de la Senne și Natalia Plămădeală
Inaugurare: Vineri, 16 septembrie 17:30
Program: Vineri 17:30-21:00
The exhibition project „Corridor” is a space built by the artist Fiodorova Tatiana as a symbolic humanitarian corridor for artists from the post-Soviet space, in order to support to each other and think together about the future. The focus is on new challenges and geopolitical changes associated with the transformation of the post-Soviet space, which have taken place in recent times.
The exhibition „Corridor” will be opened on June 4-5 at the Zemstvo Museum of Chisinau within the framework of the festival Alternative Cultural Spaces in Chisinau.
Participants: Babi Badalov (Azerbaijan-France), Bouillon Group (Georgia), Elena Vorobyeva (Kazakhstan), Fiodorova Tatiana (Moldova), Marina Naprushkina ( Belarus-Germany), Nikita Kadan (Ukraine), Teodor Ajder (Moldova-Poland) , Uladzimir Hramovich (Belarus-Poland), Vahram Aghasyan (Armenia), Victor Ciobanu (Moldova), Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan), Yuri Albert (Russia-Germany), Zhanna Kadyrova (Ukraine).
Opening of the exhibition on June 4 at 16.00 at the Zemstvo Museum.
The exhibition is open on June 4 from 16.00-20.00; June 5 from 16.00-18.00
Bicycles / 2022 / watercolors on paper / 50x70cm / private colection
Bicicletele din lucrare, sunt o intervenție pe o lucrare mai veche, în urma presupuselor crime de război în Bucea, regiunea Kievului.
Playground / 2022 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
Inspirată din fotografiile despre consecințele războiului din Ucraina, “Terenul de joacă”, este o ilustrație a disonanței cognitive vizavi de scopul “eliberării”.
Geneva, Galery Projet M, Fédération MottAttoM
02 decembrie 2021 - 10 ianuarie 2022
Cosmescu Street / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 50x70cm / private colection
Conceptul „Mă opresc la post-Sovietic” s-a născut în perioada pandemiei și este un tribut contemplării și pauzei. Este rezultatul primblarilor intime pe străzile pustiite ale unui oraș marcat de sărăcie în cei 30 ani zbuciumați de tranziție (de la o republică socialistă sovietică la o Moldovă independentă pro-Europeană).
Străzile aglomerate altă dată, au devenit un spațiu veritabil de meditație și reflecție. Iar elementele arhitectonice concepute și construite în perioada sovietică și delăsate, cum ar fi terenurile de joacă pentru copii, sunt un adevărat refugiu vizual pentru mine.
În aceste spații, am răgaz să respir. Să fac o pauză de la vârtejul vieții contemporane.
Old bench / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 50x70cm / private colection
Doina Street / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
Ceucari Street / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
Armenească Street / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
Escavation / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
"Myspace" / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 36x45cm / private colection
Independence day / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 36x45cm / private colection
Yellow crane / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 60x40cm / private colection
The playground / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x60cm / private colection
Yellow pipe / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 40x50cm / private colection
Twilight / 2021 / watercolors on paper / 50x70cm / private colection
Chișinău / “Breathing with One Voice”
11 june 2021 - 22 june 2021
“Schinoasa”/ 9 mai 2020 / foto @ Mihail Kalarașan
On June 11, the vernissage of the exhibition “Breathing with One Voice” will take place at two sites in the city of Chisinau: in the Museum of the History of the City of Chisinau and in the independent cultural “Zpatiu” space.
The exhibition “Breathing with One Voice” is the result of the project “Pandemic, Artist and Ecology”, focused on the creative convergence of Moldovan artists, photographers, activists and ecologists during global transformations and changes. The exhibition brought together artists from the left and right banks, as well as Moldovan artists from far and near abroad in the frame of the Platform CULTURE, with the support of the EU funded Confidence-building program (EU-SBM V) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program.
The exposition “Breathing with One Voice” offers a joint journey into a world without borders, which over the past year have increasingly divided people and hinder interaction and consolidation. The exhibition space actually blurs the boundaries between countries and regions, creating a space for dialogue and comunication, where the artist and the viewer can breathe together, plunging into the artist’s everyday life, into his environment, worries, dreams, fears and ways of working with a new reality. “Breathing together – it was so natural for people, but nowadays it is a great value for all mankind” – summed up the main idea of the exhibition Tatiana Fiodorova, author of the project “Pandemic, Ecology and Artist”, artist, teacher, chairman of the online platform “ART-PLOSHADKA “.
The exhibition features works created by Moldovan artists from March 2020 to the present day.
Participants: Anna Galatonova (Tiraspol), Elena Stepanova, (Dubossary), Valeria Barbas (Chisinau), Alexandru Raevschi (Chisinau-Marburg), Ramin Mazur (Rybnitsa -Chisinau), Ivan Yalanji (Kopchak-Moscow), Victor Ciobanu ( Măcăresti-Chisinau), Fiodorova Tatiana (Chisinau), Igor Shcherbina (Chisinau-Moscow), Mikhail Kalarashan (Rybnitsa -Chisinau), Dmitru Oboroc (Nisporeni-Iași), Pavel Braila (Chisinau -Berlin), Veaceslav Druta (Chisinau – Quebec), Ghenadie Popescu (Floresti-Chisinau), Lilia Nenescu (Chisinau), Alexander Tinei ( Budapest-Chisinau) .
Vernissage: June 11, 2021 at 17.00 at the Museum of the History of the City of Chisinau; June 11, 2021 at 19.00 in the independent cultural space “Zpatiu”
Exhibition opening days: 11-22 June 2021; Chisinau City History Museum: Every day except Sunday, Monday from 10.00-18.00; Zpatiu space: June 12, June 18 -19 from 17.00 -20.00
The organizers of the event: NGO Art Platforma, Museum of History of the city of Chisinau, independent cultural space “Zpatiu”, media partner online portal artploshadka.wordpress.com
About the project:
The main goal of the project „ Pandemic, Ecology and Artist” is to build links between artists of the two banks, which includes a number of publications for “ART-PLOSHADKA”, with artists, environmentalists and activists aimed at uncovering the theme of pandemic, ecology and the artist (photographer).
In June 2020 took place an online meeting of artists and photographers, where the participants shared their experience of living in this difficult time and discussed their further creative plans. The portal artploshadka.wordpress.com has published several online publications covering this topic, where artists, photographers and environmentalists discussed the impact of the situation with covid 19 on the life and ecology of our region.
The target audience of the event is contemporary artists, activists, cultural actors, exploring and updating various social issues from both banks of the Dniester. Artists, as indicators of modernity and transformers of society, today in these difficult days, days of isolation and barriers can contribute to the manifestation of social problems and make them visible.
The project also aims to re-streamline the online platform “ART-PLOSHADKA”, which was created in 2008. The activities of the “ART-PLOSHADKA”, are aimed at creating an online community of the cultural sector in Moldova with a view to consolidating the Moldovan cultural resources, as well as the formation and expansion of a single cultural space, covering a variety of arts and culture.
The event is held as part of the second stage of the Culture Platform, coordinated by the National Committee ICOM Moldova in partnership with the Paragon Economic, Social and Cultural Development Agency, with the support of the EU funded Confidence-building program (EU-SBM V) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program.