Archive - ALTER-NATIVE 26

InSitu 2 International Group Exhibition

OPENING: Thursday, 8.11.2018, 19:00 – VENUES: B5 Studio, K'Arte Room

Opening speach: Kata Ungvári-Zrínyi

"One of the defining characteristics of the modem era has been the increasing significance given to the archive as the means by which historical knowledge and forms of remembrance are accumulated, stored and recovered. (...) [it] constitutes a repository or ordered system of documents and records, both verbal and visual, that is the foundation from which history is written." *

The Târgu-Mureș based B5 Studio is an artist-run space which celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. It is managed by the ARTeast Foundation (lead by Bartha József), which holds an archive encompassing nearly 30 years of cultural activity (exhibitions, workshops, artist-in-residence programmes, artist talks, presentations, roundtables, film screenings, etc. ). The In Situ project is centred on this archive. The first stop of the project was a series of residency programmes in which the invited artists worked with the archive. The works were then finalized and prepared to be shown together with a representative selection of works from the archive and an addition of one artwork each from the B5 Studio administrating artists (Bartha József and the Monotremu artist duo); the exhibition was part of the 2017 Art Encounters Biennial in Timișoara, the B5 being one of the independent spaces invited to the event.                      (Kata Ungvári-Zrínyi)

Artists: Mircea Nicolae (ROU), Iulia Toma (ROU),Claudiu Cobilanschi (ROU) / artist duo Lőrinc Borsos (HUN) János Sugár (HUN), Szabolcs Kisspál (HUN), Jaroslav Kyša(SVK), Sonja Hornung (AUS), Richard Pettifer (GER), József  Bartha (ROU), Ion Râmnic (ROU), Mihály István (ROU) Kispál Ágnes Evelin (ROU), artist duo Monotremu (ROU)

Curators: Bartha József , Laura Borotea

* Charles Merewether, Introduction. Art and the Archive, in: The Archive, ed. Charles Merewether, 2006, Whitechapel & MIT Press

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