Nominated to represent Romania at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2022, the exhibition 'You Are Another Me—A Cathedral of the Body' by artist and filmmaker Adina Pintilie will be presented for the first time in Romania, at Kunsthalle Bega, in the official opening of "Timisoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture" (February 17-19, 2023). The opening event will be attended by artist Adina Pintilie, curators Cosmin Costinaș, Viktor Neumann, protagonists Hermann Müller and Dirk Lange and creative producer Bianca Oana.
'You Are Another Me—A Cathedral of the Body' presented for the first time a series of new works by the artist Adina Pintilie: a multi-channel film installation and a cinematic sculpture. The exhibition was adapted to the alternative art space Kunsthalle Bega from Timișoara, with the support of the City of Timișoara - Center for Projects and BRD Groupe Société Générale, leading partner, by artist Bogdan Rața together with Martin Backhaus, exhibition designer, sound mixer Marius Leftărache and lighting designer Răzvan Pascu.
According to the curators Cosmin Costinaș and Viktor Neumann: "There is a particular timeliness about Adina Pintilie's project: today, once again, the body has become a contested site for ideologies, a pretext for cultural and political anxiety, brought to the extreme by the recent outbreak of an atrocious war on the European continent, motivated by an imperialist, nationalist ideology and fascist ethos. Amidst this resurgence of right-wing ideologies, seen throughout the world and accelerated during the pandemic—which also saw a hijacking of the discourses on body autonomy—Pintilie imagines a contemporary site for the transgression of divisions towards mutual affection and devotion."
The Cultural Mediation Programme launched for young researchers and students to assist the visiting audience during the exhibition 'You Are Another Me – A Cathedral of the Body' is realised in partnership with HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and coordinated by Larisa Oancea (art historian and researcher) and Daniel Neugebauer (Head of Communication and Cultural Education at HKW Berlin). The attendants mediate the exhibition's content and will be involved in expanding and deepening the artistic research on topics inherent to Adina Pintilie's project, such as the poetics of intimacy and the politics of the body.
Strobe lighting and other bright, flashing lights can trigger photosensitive epilepsy or similar conditions. Please consult the exhibition attendants for more information.
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The work contains explicit nude content which may not be suitable for visitors under 18 unless accompanied by an adult.
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