Best Bucharest, take 1

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The Volum Art Association invites you on Friday, the 13th of November to Cafeteria Dogarilor, on 26-30 Dogarilor Street, to the screening of “Best Bucharest, take 1”. Artist Hans van Houwelingen discusses Bucharest public space from the perspective of Theodor Paleologu.

“Best Bucharest, take 1” is the first of a series of analyses of Bucharest public space from social, political, commercial, religious and artistic perspectives. “Best Bucharest, take 1” is part of the Expanded Space 2015 project.

Hans van Houwelingen (born in 1957) finished his studies at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen (The Netherlands) and at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, in Amsterdam. His works are internationally manifested as interventions in public space, as well as exhibitions, lectures and publications in which he investigates the relationship between art, politics and ideology. He created several exhibitions and permanent projects in the public space. Van Houwelingen lives and works in Amsterdam.

Theodor Paleologu studied philosophy at the Sorbonne University of Paris and he is a doctor in political philosophy of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and of the University of München. He was a fellow of Harvard College, Notre Dame and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and he taught at the College of Boston, Deep Springs College, the European College of Liberal Arts of Belin and the University of Copenhagen. He was an ambassador of Romania in Denmark

and Iceland and also a Minister of Culture. He is currently a deputy and president of the Paleologu Foundation. Expanded Space is a public art program which brings the public space to life through temporary interventions that includes a whole range of artistic practices, from sculpture or installation to performance. Grounded in the conviction that art is not only made public by its location, that its public dimension bears social and political connotations and rests on the choice of issues it investigates or debates, the program encourages the development of a new vision of Romanian public art, becoming a platform for critical thinking and dialogue.

The fifth edition of Expanded Space is financed by Centrul de Proiecte Culturale al Municipiului Bucureşti – ARCUB, through the programme “You Are Bucharest”, Administraţia Fondului Cultural Naţional and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Romania.

Partner: MNAC, Bucharest AiR

Media partners: Radio GoldFM, the Zeppelin magazine, WebCultura, VeiozaArte, ArtClue, Modernism, Vernisaje

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