Curators: Călin Dan & Celia Ghyka
Calina Foundation through Kunsthalle Bega presents: “THE TWIST. Five Provincial Stories from an Empire” (authors Călin Dan and Celia Ghyka) is a large-scale interdisciplinary project mapping the symbolic levels gathered in the culture of the historical Banat region over time. The project is constructed in two stages: a research that focuses on public and private archives (museums, collections, artist studios) relevant to the production, conservation and promotion of the material and immaterial heritage of the Banat region. This research will then be converted into a comparative exhibition, where the co-existence of genres, techniques and historical periods will form an installation with several levels of reading and chronology, which we invite everyone to discover starting October 13 at Kunsthalle Bega.
The exhibition presents heritage objects and cultural goods from the collections of 6 museums: the National Museum of Banat Timișoara, the Museum of History, Ethnography and Fine Art in Lugoj, the Mountain Banat Museum Reșita, the Museum of the Iron Gates Region Drobeta Turnu Severin, the National Technical Museum "Prof. Eng. Dimitrie Leonida" Bucharest, and contemporary artworks from the workshops of contemporary artists or from various collections. Artists: Horia Bernea, Ion Condiescu, Dani Ghercă, Cristian Ghițoiu, Ana Maria Micu, Ciprian Mureșan, Paul Neagu, Sorin Neamțu, Mihai Olos, Șerban Savu, Liviu Stoicoviciu, Napoleon Tiron.