MNAC, Bucharest: I’M THE INVISIBLE MAN

I’M THE INVISIBLE MAN

Chapter II of “The White Dot and The Black Cube”, an exhibition project in six parts

Curatorial impulse: Anca Verona Mihuleţ
Response: Diana Marincu

Artists selected by Diana Marincu: Michele Bressan (RO), Andreea Ciobîcă (RO), Norbert Costin (RO/SE), Cătălin Ilie (RO/DE), Alex Mirutziu (RO) + Pär Andersson (SE), Esra Oezen (DE), Cristian Rusu (RO)

MNAC coordinator: Mălina Ionescu
Architect: Attila Kim

Partners: The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art, Plan B Foundation Cluj, The National University of Arts Bucharest
With the support of: BenQ

4th floor

Opening: Thursday, February 18th, 7 PM
February 19th – April 10th, 2016

Curatorial intro: The curatorial method employed in devising “The White Dot and The Black Cube” as an exhibition in six parts takes its starting point from the investigation of three essential display formulas: two group exhibitions, two duo-shows and two personal exhibitions. Each of these formulas is enhanced by the dialogue between the two curators and by their exchanges with the artists and the museum as an institution. The group exhibitions were conceived following a theoretical impulse that one of the curators transmits to the other; the dual ones by the curators assuming one of the two conflicting theoretical positions; and the personal ones through a triangular dialogue.

Set off by the imperceptible reality and symbolic processuality of the artistic gesture, I’m the Invisible Man, chapter II of the curatorial project “The White Dot and The Black Cube”, discusses the idea of invisibility. The conceptual approach of this exhibition comprises several layers of the relationship with image and matter, which most often constitute the visual hooks of a display. The artists invited to reflect upon this subject perceived the sensitive alteration of reality, which they either provoked themselves or recorded non-invasively, or adopted as such, thus opening the creative discourse towards suspense and coincidence.

The duality of the interpretation of the invisible integrates both its potential to protect visible matter and the fragility produced by erasing an object from space. We believe that both can constitute possible frames of interpreting the unity and discontinuity of a curatorial enterprise.
The invited artists commit themselves to the moment at which the invisible blurs the visible, at which certain planes coincide, at which the images are superimposed perfectly – man’s construction over nature’s construction, the artificial image over the natural one, and reason over intuition; the moment at which the visible body represents both a possible weapon and a vulnerability deriving from public discourses on marginality; the moment at which the white noise of the quotidian insinuates itself as “tense” materiality into our lives; and at which the residual frames of perception reach the centre of the visual field.

Cătălin Ilie, I talked to the wall and the wall was impressed​​​ (Studies for a better understanding)​, 2015-2016, drawing and sound installation, mixed-media.

MNAC
Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană / The National Museum, of Contemporary Art
Palatul Parlamentului / The Palace of Parliament, Aripa / Wing E4
Str. Izvor 2-4, 050563 București / Bucharest (RO)
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