Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:00PM
Art Encounters Foundation Timișoara
The Art Encounters Foundation invites you to an event that foreshadows next year’s exhibition program, an artist talk with Michele Bressan and Lea Rasovszky. They will present their artistic practice and then, the public is invited to ask questions and develop the dialogue further, based on the issues that arise from the discussion suggested by the two artists.
Michele Bressan (b. 1980) is known for his work in photography, for which he won the Essl award. He was also nominated for the Henkel prize for art in 2009. In recent years, the themes that he explores in his photography, have also taken the shape of objects or installations. Michele’s interest in visual perception and the methods of constructing the collective imaginary is based on his view of image as a matrix of the social and historical consciousness. This quest is doubled by the desire to spontaneously or accidentally extract poetic spaces from day-to-day reality. Selected exhibitions: Endless / Nameless, Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest (2019, solo); La Brique, The Brick, Cărămida, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (2018); Double Heads Matches, Új Budapest Galéria (2018); Life – A User’s Manual, Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (2017); CAMERA PLUS. Contemporary Photography and Dynamic Image Biennale, Iași (2016); Pasaj, Contemporary Art Museum Bucharest – Anexa (2014); Waiting for the Drama, H’art Gallery, Bucharest (2012, solo).
Lea Rasovszky (b. 1986) graduated from the Photo-Video department of the University of Arts in Bucharest in 2008 and the masterate’s program of the same department in 2010. Her projects question the values and the thought clichés of current society, with a permanent critical eye. Everything is filtered through an ironic and rough drawing style, often combined with immersive installations which involve the viewer in order to complete the context. Exhibitions (selection): Life – A User’s Manual, Art Encounters Biennale, Timișoara (2017); Out of the Blue, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest (2017); FLIRT, Im Hinterzimmer, Karlsruhe (2016); Building Modern Bodies. The Art of Bodybuilding, Zurich KunstHalle (2015); Din Dragoste. Fapte morale III [From Love. Moral acts III], Cyclops Garage, Bucharest (2015, solo); Inner Wimp, Lateral ArtSpace, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2014, solo); PASAJ, MNAC Annex, Bucharest, Romania (2014); De la stele la steroizi [From stars to steroids], Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest (2014, solo); The Savages, Atelier 35, Bucharest (2012, solo). She participated in the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale (the New Gallery of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Venice, 2015).
The artist talk is part Art Encounters Foundation’s program, CAMP – CONTEMPORARY ART MEETING POINT, a platform for dialogue and public engagement in the knowledge exchange mediated by contemporary art. Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN). The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN. AFCN is not to be held responsible for the content of the project, nor for the ways in which the results of the project might be used. Those are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.