An exhibition with: 111invers1 (Mugur Grosu & Lumi Mihai), Allienim (Ileana Moro & Marius Rițiu), Florin Arhire, Olivia Berckemeyer, Marie Bovo, Kerstin Brätsch, Mirela Cerbu, Nicolae Comănescu, Radu Comșa, Iulian Cristea, Călin Dan, Wim Delvoye, Eduard Gabia & Valeriu Borcoș, Vlaicu Golcea, Dimitrie Luca Gora, Dumitru Gorzo, Alex Higyed & Andreea Ioniță, Gregor Hildebrandt, Oda Jaune, Ioana Joa, Alicja Kwade, Radu Manelici, Andreea Medar, Tudor Mutrescu, Adrian Florin Pop, Laure Prouvost, Marius Rițiu, Juliette Sturlese, Mircea Suciu, Mihai Toth, Ecaterina Vrana, Jorinde Voigt, Tomasz Wendland, Thomas Zitzwitz
curated by: Alex Radu, Thomas Zitwitz
and /SAC curatorial team: Justin Baroncea (exhibition design), Maria Ghement (exhibition design), Elena Stanciu (exhibition manager)
organized by /SAC @ Timișoara Garrison Command
September 22nd - December 3rd, 2023
Contemporaneity today consists of countless simultaneous ways of being, creating, seeing, and appreciating the same world, of social and cultural pluralities. And we try to keep up with a Present that becomes, in fast, unpredictable, incessant evolution, as incomprehensible as a hyperobject. We live a contemporaneity of differences, in a world that divide and polarize us, in a system that tends to put us in competition rather than as part of a composition.
Then, what could the concept of composition (still) mean today? In contemporary art, in socio-political dynamics, in our personal lives?
Here-and-now at Timișoara Garrison Command, with its own historical and architectural particularities, in the "center" of Timișoara, a (temporarily) cultural "capital", how can the (international) exhibition and the exhibition space, as a place of togetherness, become an intersection of these major themes in the arts of today: the imperative need for composition/aggregation of communalities/similarities and differentiations, for inclusion, collaboration, and non-hierarchical acceptance, decolonization, and decentering?
With this undertaking, we invited to participate in INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND artists with diverse/ complementary practices, mediums/medialities, discourses, and artistic approaches, whose works tackle the themes/concerns of the exhibition itself, in terms of either thematic focus or specific approach. In INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND, with an assumed subjective approach, each room/space (hosting 3 or more artists) will highlight a general process of precomposition, composition, and recomposition of individual works in a harmonious artistic installation, a polyphony of unique voices. The Timișoara Garrison Command is one of the oldest buildings in the city, a typical 18th century structure, located in Liberty Square in downtown Timișoara. In INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND, the Garrison Command space becomes a place of togetherness, a shared space of composing and composition, much in the way of a public square or an inner courtyard–distinctive trait of Timișoara.
Can we see ourselves together, in compositions, inspired by the coexistence of such a multitude (and variety) of mediums/medialities, approaches, artistic, curatorial, and institutional discourses of today's art worlds, where they do not negate or cancel each other out? Let’s imagine ourselves together in anthropo-/socio-political compositions of multiple narratives, in human-nonhuman compositions, and find our own individuations in compositions of coexistent tempor(e)alities. INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND in Timișoara - European Capital of Culture 2023.
Direcția Județeană pentru Cultură Timiș, Holver, Nanochem, Siniat, Almalux, Cărturești