As a preventive measure for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the exhibition BRUIAJ was closed for an indefinite period. Because we still want to make the works of the artists Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovszky and Larisa Sitar known to the public, we invite you to take a virtual tour of the exhibition, a remake of the guided tour that took place on February 29, in the presence of the three artists and the curator.

28th February – 15th April 2020
Artists: Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovszky and Larisa Sitar
Curator: Diana Marincu

Art Encounters Foundation invites you to the opening of the exhibition BRUIAJ, in the presence of the artists Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovszky, Larisa Sitar and the curator Diana Marincu. The event will take place on Thursday, 27th February, starting 6PM, at the Foundation, on 46C Take Ionescu Blvd. (Casa ISHO, first floor), Timișoara.

The exhibition BRUIAJ, the third episode in the series of collaborations between the artists Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovsky, and Larisa Sitar, bears witness to a generation solidarity that sets the frame for a dialogue developed naturally, spanning a long period of time.

BRUIAJ focuses on exploring the topography of memory unfolding raw images, atavistic and enigmatic visions of personal and collective histories, never processed till their deepest layer. Residues lurking in these folds disturb even the clearest of the stories. This disturbance forces the path of visual experience to multiple detours, diversions and surprises stemming from themes such as the aesthetics of the private space, the everyday eeriness, funeral rites, military arsenal, ruin, and disappearance.

On the one hand, the artworks of the three artists bring to the fore the innocence of discovering, with genuine curiosity, the inner and outer world, on the other, they let the door open for fiction to set in and build its own version of reality, “enhanced” by 3D modelling or excessive adornment. In between irony and melancholy, the works reflect the artists’ concern for the relationship between a false antiquity necessary for embedding in collective mythologies, including those of the artistic act, and the updated references to personal landmarks, describing their attitude in relation to the passing of time and to history. The “mess” the artists create influence the overall vibe, sometimes intimate and familiar, sometimes harsh and abrasive, of a space outlined by drawings, installations, bas-relief, and in-situ interventions.

The positions in which we meet again Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovsky, and Larisa Sitar derive from a core of already existing recent works, but also from new productions, specially made for this exhibition.

The exhibition BRUIAJ is part of 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. Cultural project co-funded 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.

Graphic design: Lucian Popovici
Wall text: Techside