Guided tour | Made-up histories have long lives

REMIX ID, one of the flagship projects for multicultural Timișoara, has carried out, over the last 5 years, an extensive research on the ethnicities that have contributed to what we can call "Timișoara's identity card" and how traditions and cultural heritage play an essential role in shaping new contemporary typologies through visual arts, electronic music and new technologies. 

The exhibition "Made-up histories have long lives" held at MV sci-art expands the concept of classical ethnography by interrogating how humanity constructs and canonizes its own histories: what, in history, gets to have "a long life". The works in the exhibition reveal several definitions-illustrations of ethnography, either using artistic research methods close to academic methods, or through approaches to ethnographies on imagined, science-fictional, or affective-rhysmatic subjects.

The title of the exhibition Made-up histories have long lives is a direct reference to anthropologist Ida Susser, who said of Thomas Belmonte's publications "good ethnographies have long lives" and explores the idea of fiction-reality and ethnographic limits. 

Presented by Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduți and Iris Ordean

Curator: Iris Ordean
Art manager: Mirela Stoeac-Vlăduți
Organisational assistant: Loredana Nedelcu 
Artists: Anna Bantiuc, Alexandra Coroi & Bogdan Dumitrescu, Ulrike Ettinger, Andreea Medar & Mălina Ionescu, Richar Kitta, Cătălin Petrișor

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.

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Remix ID 2023

Remix ID 2023