Czech Centre, Bucharest: Tatiana Fiodorova. When a book becomes a message

Tatiana Fiodorova. When a book becomes a message
27.01. – 11.03.2016
Opening: 27.01. / 19:00
Future Museum (Ion Ghica, 11, Bucharest)
Mo – Fri / 8am – 4.30pm


„When a book becomes a message” is the exhibition is the first solo presentation of Tatiana Fiodorova in Bucharest. Taking the form of a retrospective, in which she presents her artist’s books, which are one of her most prevalent means of expression. For Fiodorova, the artist’s book is a medium that allows for the presentation of different artistic practices. The show includes her publications „In Search of the Social Body of Soviet Artist”, „Soviet Passport”, and „Factory Steaua Roșie”; accompanied by unique publications of Vasilii Lefter. Two new publications, „Bessarabia and Inhabitants” and „Toilet Paper Map Bucharest” have been made especially for this solo show.

Tatiana Fiodorova is a Moldavian artist, curator and educator working with current political and social themes, often evaluated in contextual relation to the history of the Soviet Union. Certain areas of her practice are also deeply engaged with the artworks of her prematurely deceased father, Vasilii Lefter, who left Tatiana a large archive of sketchbooks, diaries, drawings, manuals, poster designs and documentary photographs.

Tatiana Fiodorova (1976) was born, and is based, in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. She works with installation, live performance, public art, video and artists’ books. Fiodorova’s work has been shown at The Delhi Photo Festival; the parallel programme of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015); Salonul de proiecte at Viennafair (2013); 7th Berlin Biennale (2012); Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011); Periferic 8: The Romanian Biennial for Contemporary Art (2008); and also at museums such as MNAC Bucharest, freiraum Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Kalmar Art Museum, MOCAK Krakow, Neues Museum Weimar, Docks on the Seine Paris, Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in Chisinau, and in galleries such as Karlín Studios in Prague, Zacheta Project Room in Warsaw, Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, Gallery apARTe in Iasi, Alert Studio in Bucharest, Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, National Cultural-Art and Museum Complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal” in Kiev, Visual Culture Research Center and Political Critique in Kiev, «ЦЭХ» in Minsk, Welch School Galleries in Atlanta (USA), Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Short Cuts Gallery in Namur, WG KUNST in Amsterdam, M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow and NCCA National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Donau-Universität in Krems, Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem, Zpatiu Gallery in Chisinau etc.

The exhibition is supported by The Future Museum, a newly established platform based on a system of open call commissions. All artists and curators based in Romania and Moldova are invited to submit project proposals which will be selected by an international board. The ethos of the museum is a belief in unexplored concepts, uncharted intentions, unknown phenomena, undiscovered schemes and unprecedented theories.