COLLEGIUM. Actions and works from 1990s: workshops and talks by Gavril Pop, Silvia Amancei and Bogdan Armanu

IP—The Institute of the Present organises a residency programme aimed at researching and rediscussing artworks created in the early 1990s in Romania, Hungary and Serbia, together with their contexts, the (temporary) artistic collectives or solitary initiatives conceived as solutions for new gestures, sometimes utopic at their time.

The artists selected who will work in May in Timișoara are Gavril Pop (Timișoara), researching the activity of group Alb16 (Simona Nuțiu, Sorin Vreme, Marcel Brăilean, Tiberiu Giucă and Ion Oprescu), and Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (Iași), researching Dan Perjovschi’s performance work “The Appropriation (of Land) Committee” (1992). The artists will hold workshops between 15-25 May and a talk on 27 May. 

The workshops are open to age groups over 16 years old, students, art professionals and cultural public alike. Those interested may register online at the following address

IP—The Institute of the Present is a research and an artist and theory resource platform in the field of visual and performing culture conceived by Ștefania Ferchedău and Alina Șerban.

The “Uncensored Act” programme, which features the event, dwells on the idea of community, collective action, collaboration and solidarity in the spirit of shared values, with a route that is triggered by the history of Timișoara in the 1989 context, connected regionally and internationally through the proposed artistic content.

Image: Serbian artist Neda Kovinić and students in Timișoara in 2022, during a public action based on the work “The Sadness” (1992–1993) by ŠKART, photo by Andrei Vuia

The residencies are organised in the frame of the projects Uncensored Act” and COLLEGIUM. A Possible History of the Invisible”.

Partners: MV Sci-Art Center, Indecis

This project is part of the national cultural programme “Timișoara—European Capital of Culture in the year 2023” and is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the standpoint of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN cannot be held liable for the content of the project or the manner in which the outcomes of the project may be used. These shall devolve entirely on the beneficiary of the financing.

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Uncensored Act 2023

Uncensored Act 2023