Encounter in Sibiu, Romania from 18-24 of June 2012
Meeting of Curators' Network in Sibiu, Romania, June 18-24
The second meeting within the Curators’ Network took place in Sibiu, at the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Brukenthal Museum, from the 18th to the 24th of June 2012. The newly tied relationships, the visual displays offered by the artists and the excessively hot summer were all to the participants’ full satisfaction.
The portfolios of 20 Romanian artists – selected by a competent jury – were evaluated in the course of three days, in one-on-one, colloquial, but professional meetings. The visual artist Dan Perjovschi, with his gaze widely open upon the contemporary art scene in Romania, was invited as a special guest. At the same time, some of the invited curators presented their work in progress and discussed their projects with artists and cultural agents. The artist Lia Perjovschi, representing tranzit.ro/Sibiu, organised a meeting titled brainstorming nr. 1/the responsible cultural agent, dealing with her “knowledge archive”, a long-term project that sparked a lively discussion about the problems of contemporary art institutions, compromises, responsibilities and the motivations for the curatorial act.
The Curators’ Network meeting of June 2012 in Sibiu succeeded in bringing together not only artists and curators, but also the participants’ personal and professional experiences.
The participating artists of this session of the Curators’ Network were: Maria-Luiza Alecsandru; Apparatus 22; Dragoș Bădiță; Zoltan Bela; Alexandra Bodea; Irina Botea; Ștefan Botez; Simion Cernica; Radu Cioca; Coate-Goale; Cristina Curcan; Carmen Dobre; Mirela Ivanciu; Olivia Mihălțianu; Sebastian Moldovan; Sorin Oncu; Daniela Pălimariu; Lea Rasovszky; Arnold Schlachter; Mircea Stănescu.
(Excerpts from a longer text of Daria Ghiu, read the full version here)