Ana Maria Micu – Installing the Image – interactive reenactment of the studio at Allegra Nomad Gallery

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Ana Maria Micu – Installing the Image – interactive reeanctment of the studio at Allegra Nomad Gallery

May 20 –25, 2014.

Opening: May 20, 2014, starting with 6 pm till 9 pm.

Visiting Hours: 10.00 – 18.00.

Allegra Nomad Gallery, Str. Băiculești 29, Combinatul Fondului Plastic, Sala Tipografia

Public transport: BUS 112, 149, 331, 331bis

Directions by phone: 0725796860 (Mocanu), 0720038766 (Micu)

Ana Maria Micu reconstructs her studio environment as an optical illusion that creates an apparent frontal image of a scene viewed from the side. The public is invited to take photos from this angle, with a provided camera, leaving their names to identify themselves among the collective of authors. Installing the Image is slowly yet implacably self-generating. Ana Maria Micu is endorsing the image she is painting with an all-powerful authority over its own ecosystem. The image is building itself along with its own context, and the context is shaped through the evolutionary stages of the pictorial discourse. Working like this becomes a changing process towards an interpretative installationist gesture that can be exhibited only through reenactment. A reenactment of the entire studio willing to enter in a dialogue with the audience. A photo camera is reshaping the basic convention of this dialogue. The public can judge what he sees by looking through the camera and by choosing the preferred zoom and focus. A global interaction that can lead to relevant conclusions for the purpose of painting in itself.

Installing the Image

is part of

Shortsighted. Presbyopic. Blindfolded

May 9-25, 2014.

Coordination: Allegra Nomad Gallery

Artists: Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată, Sandra Mavhima, Lea Rasovzsky, Ana Maria Micu, Mihail Coșulețu, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Ciprian Ariciu, Simona Deaconescu, Vlad Nancă

Curator: Igor Mocanu

The space of the hall is turned into a rupturing forum by placing a wooden structure with a platform and benches for the visitors. The platform is cut into two symmetrical half-spaces that aim to re-stage two dimensions of the contemporary arts field: art which is accompanied by an explicatory discourse or with a shape owing to verbal conceptualisation; and art with a non-verbal and primarily material discourse. On the one side are artists who, generically speaking, sit and paint on an easel, but they can practice any other classical form of art (sculpture, drawing, object installation, photography), on the other, artist who explain their works, conceptualising (performance, speech, dance, happening). On the one hand are visual arts, and of the other, performative arts. The audience is urged to assist and turn into an art critic and make critical judgements.


Alexandru Ciubotariu / Pisica Pătrată (Pavilion 1): Self-portraits, painting.

Ciprian Ariciu (Pavilion 1): Exibiting contemporary ceramics.

[Scheduled performances]

7 pm: Simona Diaconescu (Pavilion 2): Performative laboratory, with the participation of the visual artist Dilmana Yordanova and of the performing artists Vlad Merariu, Cristina Lilienfeld, Catrinel Catană, Silviu Mititelu.

[Future featurings]

Claudiu Cobilanschi, Vlad Nancă

[Gallery description]

Allegra Nomad Gallery (founded in 2012) does not belong to a particular architectural or geographical space and is always in search of new forms of dialogue with the already existent exhibition spaces for contemporary art and not only, forwarding its efforts towards the offering of support and promotion for the gallery artists. The gallery conceived and organized several exhibitions in Bucharest and Vienna to present the artists: Philippa von Bastha, Horia Mina, Paul Neagu, Sorin Dumitrescu, Nikolai Ghika, Carla Damian and Dario Carratta.

Parallel event of Bucharest Biennale 6.

Partners: UAP, Sala Tipografia, BB6, NAG

Media Partners: ArtClue, Art Dance News online, Artindex, ArtSlant, drafturi critice, Gazeta de știri,, Pavilion Journal, Senso TV


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