What Art Does. Urban and Emotional Junctions

Through the project What Art Does. Urban and Emotional Junctions, the Salonul de proiecte Association aims to foster a type of artistic investigation which is essential for understanding and navigating the contemporary context. A series of workshops with gymnasium and high-school pupils from Timișoara are inspired by the artistic and pedagogical practice of Mircea Nicolae. The workshops set out to explore three thematic strands: the significance of the city’s spaces of transition for its social articulation; the active relationship with the city through messages inscribed in the public space, revealing the imprint of subjectivity; the creative use of found and abandoned objects, offering an alternative to today’s rampant consumerism and unprecedented waste. In addition to these workshops, a bilingual publication will present all the stages of Mircea Nicolae’s trajectory, analyzing his artistic output while looking closely at his work process.

Acest proiect face parte din Programul cultural național „Timișoara – Capitală Europeană a Culturii în anul 2023” și este finanțat prin programul Inside Timișoara 2023, derulat de Centrul de Proiecte al Municipiului Timișoara, cu sume alocate de la bugetul de stat, prin bugetul Ministerului Culturii.