Ceramic artists list
> Ceramic artists list 100. Tim Rowan 99. Graciela Olio 98. Michal Fargo 97. Ryan Blackwell 96. Ellen Schön 95. Francesco Ardini 94. David Gallagher 93. Elizabeth Shriver 92. Jason Hackett 91. Patricia Sannit 90. Bente Skjøttgaard 89. Steve Belz 88. Ruth Power 87. Jenni Ward 86. Liliana Folta 85. Kira O'Brien 84. Annie Woodford 83. Kwok-Pong Bobby Tso 82. Bogdan Teodorescu 81. Kimberly Cook 80. Paula Bellacera 79. Debra Fleury 78. Cindy Billingsley 77. David Gilbaugh 76. Teresa & Helena Jané 75. Marianne McGrath 74. Suzanne Stumpf 73. Deborah Britt 72. Kathy Pallie 71. Els Wenselaers 70. Kjersti Lunde 69. Brian Kakas 68. Marie T. Hermann 67. Mark Goudy 66. Susan Meyer 65. Simcha Even-Chen 64. Barbara Fehrs 63. Shamai Gibsh 62. Natalia Dias 61. Bethany Krull 60. Amanda Simmons 59. Arthur Gonzalez 58. Chris Riccardo 57. Akiko Hirai W 56. Johannes Nagel 55. Rika Herbst 54. Liza Riddle 53. Chang Hyun Bang 52. Virginie Besengez 51. Jasmin Rowlandson 50. Chris Wight 49. Wim Borst 48. Rafael Peréz 47. Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir 46. Cathy Coëz 45. Merete Rasmussen 44. Carol Gouthro 43. JoAnn Axford 42. David Carlsson 41. Margrieta Jeltema 40. David Roberts 39. Patrick Colhoun 38. Abigail Simpson 37. Signe Schjøth 36. Katharine Morling 35. Dryden Wells 34. Antonella Cimatti 33. Cynthia Lahti 32. Carole Epp 31. Blaine Avery 30. Ian Shelly 29. Jim Kraft 28. Wesley Anderegg 27. Connie Norman 26. Arlene Shechet 25. Young Mi Kim 24. Jason Walker 23. Peter Meanley 22. Shane Porter 21. Jennifer McCurdy 20. Yoichiro Kamei 19. Debbie Quick 18. Ian F Thomas 17. John Shirley 16. Grayson Perry 15. Vivika & Otto Heino 14. Georges Jeanclos 13. Daniel Kavanagh 12. Nagae Shigekazu 11. Matthew Chambers 10. Tim Andrews 9. Claire Muckian 8. Adam Frew 7. Maciej Kasperski 6. Roxanne Jackson 5. Keith Schneider 4. Celeste Bouvier 3. Tim Scull 2. Kim Westad 1. Sara Paloma

MODERN TALKING, Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, Romania

MODERN TALKING group exhibition, Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, Romania

MODERN TALKING, Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, Romania
February 15 - April 15, 2012

The Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca is hosting the group exhibition entitled “Modern Talking”, featuring contemporary artists whose works are challenging the conventions of painting and its legacy. Through the work of the invited artists, the visitor will be able to re-conceptualize the traditional acception of painting, which is no longer restricted to the oil-on-canvas formula, but offers a multitude of other alternatives. Fabric, metal, found objects, conceptual statements, flamboyant actions, installations and sculptures, all of these are putting forward an extended understanding of the medium; today, painting is expanded, painting is overall.

Artists:
Sonia Almeida (PT); Mark Barrow (US); Baldur Geir Bragason (IS); Vittorio Brodmann (CH); Ana Cardoso (PT); Aline Cautis (US); Radu Comşa (RO); Ann Craven (US); Francesca DiMattio (US); Ida Ekblad (NO); Enzo Giordano (IT); Heather Guertin (US); Davíð Örn Halldórsson (IS); Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir (IS); Jacob Kassay (US); Gilda Mautone (IT); Florin Maxa (RO); Dan Măciucă (RO); Elizabeth Neel (US); Ylva Ogland (SE); Paloma Presents [Urs Zahn & Roman Gysin] (CH); Zak Prekop (US); Jo Robertson (UK); Małgorzata Szymankiewicz (PL); Patricia Treib (US); Daniel Turner (US); Garth Weiser (US).

Special project by Sarah Ortmeyer (DE).

Organizers: Nicola Trezzi and Daria D. Pervain, in collaboration with Ewa Gorządek, Helena Kontova, and Giancarlo Politi.Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir, Proximity, 2011, installation, Prague Biennale

The conscientious visitor is kindly invited to decipher metaphors and push interpretation beyond the conventional words that are either “written with ink on paper” or constitute text messages, emails, whispers, blogs, facebook walls or graffiti.
Is text messaging a modern way to communicate? And maybe so is writing on a facebook wall or twitting? Julie Boukobza’s blog tries to find an answer by posting online various conversations between anonymous individuals. The title of the blog, Modern Talking, and the concept behind it have so far proved so inspirational, that the German artist Sarah Ortmeyer, who had created the logo for the blog, was glad to come up with the poster for this show, as well.

Baldur Geir Bragason’s installation is in fact painting on canvas with the difference that the canvas has become a series of tri-dimensional objects. Several containers are now a support for wildly flourishing shapes made of bubble wrap and other materials commonly used for the purpose of wrapping and packing paintings.

Urs Zahn and Roman Gysin (invited by the Swiss collective Paloma Presents) have chosen an ironic commentary about the medium of painting and its outcome embraces the form of an installation featuring several objects, including two presents that the artists have given each other. It is all about a painting which doesn’t exist, a painting that is “not present”.

Ida Ekblad, who is known for her works reminiscing the COBRA group, translates a “painting” by a welded iron structure adjoining a series of objects found in Prague and a composition made of pillows.
For Daniel Turner, the painting is a cocktail of encased tar, Campho-phenique, transparent vinyl, and wood. For Ana Cardoso, it is simply sewed fabric which is mounted on a stretcher. For Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir, a series of strings creating geometrical motifs.

Radu Comsa, Squeezed abstractions, 2012, wooden sticks, fabricRadu Comşa, invited to the show together with Florin Maxa and Dan Măciucă by Daria Pervain (co-curator of “Modern Talking”, alongside Ewa Gorządek, Helena Kontova, Giancarlo Politi and myself), turns the painting into an excuse for a never-ending experiment. Sometimes blatant and sometimes ashamed, Radu Comşa’s work is a rip-off of all that is considered serious painting. He is a farceur who likes to play.
They are all trying to test the limits of our common-sense reality, as a painting may, in their interpretation, be either figurative or abstract oil-on-canvas, but also installation or video.

For Ylva Ogland, painting is like talking. In her view, the difference between real things and things that are “just painted” is no longer relevant. The artist had been painting all her life, abandoning the medium only for a couple of years to become a Marcel-Duchamp-style curator and work in a collective called Modern Talking. Ylva Ogland’s practice was seminal for the central concept of this show, and its title represents a homage to her curatorial experiment.

"Modern Talking" is about the connection between painting and curating, which are traditionally listed as antonymic activities within the field of contemporary visual arts. Painting is generally viewed as a reflection of the Romantic artist, of the bohemian individual who was able to create art by means of magic in a studio filled to the ceiling with canvases. The quasi-hermetic artistic language of the paintings was by no means meant to be fully understood or accepted by the masses. On the other hand, curating is still denied the status of art by most of those who are considered experts. Under these circumstances, there is a question which naturally comes to mind: Why shouldn’t we consider organizing exhibitions and painting two faces of the same coin?

Nicola Trezzi, co-curator

INFO EXHIBITION: info@galeria-sabot.ro

CONTACT
Tel/fax: (004) 0264 596 952/3
M: (004) 0753 066 791
macn@cluj.astral.ro

Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca
Piaţa Unirii nr. 30
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
www.macluj.ro

Above: Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir, Proximity, 2011, installation, Prague Biennale (second image);
Radu Comşa, Squeezed abstractions, 2012, wooden sticks, fabric (third image).


  • 10 Feb 2012
  • 2 Notes
  • -
  • Daria D Pervain
  • Exhibitions
  • Ingunn Fjola Ingthorsdottir
  • Nicola Trezzi
  • Radu Comsa
  • Sarah Ortmeyer
  • art
  • arts
  • contemporary
  • contemporary art
  • group exhibition
  • installation
  • installation art
  • modern talking
  • museum of art cluj napoca romania
  • museum of art cluj-napoca
  • muzeul de arta cluj
  • 2 notes | Show
    1. laviabolishdp reblogged this from ceramicsnow
    2. ceramicsnow posted this
    All work is copyright of respective owner, otherwise © 2014 Ceramics Now. Website design by Thomas Cullen. Powered by Tumblr.