Last Days of the Exhibition: Performing 89. States of Disillusion

The Institute of the Present announces the closing events during the last two days of the exhibition PERFORMING 89. STATES OF DISILLUSION, on show at FABER in Timișoara through October 22.

--> SAT, 21.10.2023. 17:00, guided tour with Alina Șerban, exhibition curator

--> SUN, 22.10.2023, 16:00, guided tour with Darka Radosavljević (art critic, Belgrade), Krisztina Szipőcs (curator, Budapest), Zoran Pantelić (artist/ APSOLUTNO, Novi Sad)

--> SUN, 22.10.2023, 17:00–20:00, Multifunctional Hall Faber, film screening, works of the artists part of the exhibition or refering to the context of the 1990s. Screening duration is 75 minutes and will be done twice. 
- „Zombie Town” (1995), director Marc Hawker, camera Vesna Pavlović, a film featuring B92 pirate radio, Miomir Grujić Fleka’s initiative and Belgrade underground culture, in which Saša Marković Mikrob and Škart Group also appear among others.
- Škart, „Survival Coupons”, action at Beli Potok, 1998
- „East West” (1990), subREAL, Călin Dan and Dan Mihălțianu, camera Eugen Ciocan
- „Kultúr Újlak” (1992), directed by the members of the Újlak Group

--> continues through 22.10.2023, Performing 89 Artists’ Bookshelf @ La Două Bufnițe bookshop

The access to the exhibition and the events is free, and the visiting schedule is WED–SUN, 12:00–20:00.

PERFORMING 89. STATES OF DISILLUSION weaves together some of the intricate storylines of the nineties which emerged in the light of political and social turns occurring after 1989. Engaging with the decade’s legacy and geographically circumscribing its research to the otherwise contrasted historical paths followed by countries like Romania, Hungary and Serbia, PERFORMING 89 traces the intersecting lines of these diverse realities which experienced euphoria and defiance, loss and transformation, war and demystification. The exhibition features a diverse range of medium-based artworks that, retrospectively, lie between documentary and subjective artistic investigation.

Artists: APSOLUTNO, Balázs Beöthy, Nikola Džafo, Miomir Grujić Fleka, FIA Art Group, Teodor Graur, Róza El-Hassan, Big Hope, Iosif Király, LED ART, LITTLE WARSAW, Dan Mihălțianu, Saša Marković Mikrob, Csaba Nemes, Vesna Pavlović, Lia Perjovschi, Dan Perjovschi, Škart, subREAL, Újlak, Sorin Vreme / Curator: Alina Șerban

PERFORMING 89 is part of the “Uncensored Act” programme organised by The Institute of the Present between 2021–2023. 

Programme concept and direction: Ștefania Ferchedău
Exhibition concept and curator: Alina Șerban
Management: Bianca Floarea, ZonaD
Architecture: Alex Todirică
Production: Paul Stoie, Paul Kerekes
Visual identity: Daniel & Andrew Design Studio
Communication: Felicia Moga, Cecilia Gheorghe, Alina Doroș

Funders:  Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
This project is supported by the Romanian Order of Architects, from the Architectural Stamp Duty.
Sponsors: Köber Industries, Crama Dealul Dorului, Siniat
Supported by: Goethe Institute Bucharest, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Main Partner: FABER
Partners: Art Encounters, La Două Bufnițe, Romanian Order of Architects Timiș County, Beta (Timișoara Architecture Biennial)
Logistic Partners: Galeria Plan B, Salonul de Proiecte, Muzeul Cineastului Amator, Kodex, EUROTRANS Foundation
Media Partners: rfi România, Cărturești Timișoara, Radio România Cultural, Empower Artists

Credit imagine: Goran Basarić

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.

The 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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Uncensored Act 2023

Uncensored Act 2023