Theodor Pallady Museum
Sala Polivalenta
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H'art Gallery

name:  MNAC

address:  2-4 Izvor St., Parliament Palace, E-4 Wing

phone:  +4 021 31 89 137

description:  National Museum of Contemporary Art



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28.09, 7pm art show opening UNPOLISHED - Young Design from Poland until 11.11

The opening will be preceded by a conference about Polish design, starting 5.00pm, held by the curators of the exhibition, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka and Paweł Grobelny, well-known design specialists in Poland.

Designers: Aze Design, Beton (Marta Rowińska + Lech Rowiński), DBWT (Daria Burlińska + Wojciech Traczyk), Agnieszka Czop + Joanna Rusin, Fawory (Małgorzata Piotrowska + Monika Niezabitowska), 
Gogo (Maria Makowska + Piotr Stolarski), Kafti Design, Bogdan Kosak, Malafor (Agata Kulik-Pomorska
 + Paweł Pomorski), Mopsdesign (Joanna Chomka-Jaworska + Arkadiusz Jaworski), Bartosz Mucha, Alicja Patanowska, Monika Patuszyńska, Katarzyna Delfina Petkow, Magdalena Trzcionka, Oskar Zięta

Architects: Beton, db2 architekci, Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci, Medusa Group, nsMoon Studio, Plus 48, Stadtpark

The exhibition is organized by the Polish Institute of Bucharest, The Regional Museum of Stalowa Wola and the Romanian National Museum of Contemporary Art.


20.09, 7pm art show opening Société Réaliste/Empire, State, Building

until 01.11

“Société Réaliste is an artists' cooperative founded in 2004 by Ferenc Gróf (1972) and Jean-Baptiste Naudy (1982). Central to their activities is the exploration, subversion and deconstruction of the specific devices of visual communication that have been developed and employed by institutions, governments and rulers, i.e., the representatives of power – in the fields of religion, politics, culture, art and finance – so as to position themselves. By exploring the representative and aesthetic roles of these agencies – including signs, logos, maps, symbols, typefaces, landmarks, emblems, statues or even buildings – in complex contexts of much broader time and space, the artists place them in a new light in the form of a “political cabinet of curiosities”, a critical, narrative implementation of design.

Through its title, empire, state, building primarily evokes the famous New York skyscraper, the “building/temple/work of art” that, ever since its completion in 1931, has been the mythological emblem of the United States, as much as a source of artistic inspiration – from the 1933 movie, King Kong, to Andy Warhol's 1964 silent film, Empire. At the same time, the use of punctuation, i.e., the commas inserted in the title, generates a new perspective of meaning, highlighting the origin and functioning of power symbols, from empire through state to construction. How do buildings, public sculptures and monuments express and perpetuate ideology? How do public spaces visualize the relation between the modern state and culture? Such questions are raised by Société Réaliste in its critical analysis of the connections between architecture and history, buildings and political power.” (Ludwig Museum Budapest)

This exhibition is coproduced by Jeu de Paume, Paris, Ludwig Museum, Budapest and The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Photo - Société Réaliste: The Fountainhead, video still, 2010.