[rohrpost] Private Investigations 8: Catalin Gheorghe <Staging Idioms>

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Mon Dez 12 21:43:29 CET 2005

<Private Investigations 8>

Catalin Gheorghe
<Staging Idioms – A documentary installation>

Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 21, Innsbruck

Opening and lecture:
Tuesday, 13.12.2005, 19.00

In the framework of the project <Private Investigations> Catalin 
Gheorghe (RO) presents <Staging Idioms - A documentary installation> at 
Stadtturmgalerie in Innsbruck.

<Staging Idioms> is a documentary micro-social research on the ‘little 
narratives’ of an artists’ community in a context in the process of 
transition. Situated at the periphery of the European geopolitics, this 
community based in Iasi, Romania is developing an atypical artistic 
practice against the official educational and cultural background. From 
the investigating of their idiomatic behavior a limited series of visual 
studies has resulted as critical application of a cross-curatorial approach.

<Staging Idioms - – A documentary installation>
Dan Acostioaei, visual artist
Dragos Alexandrescu, visual artist
Matei Bejenaru, visual artist, director of the Periferic Biennial in Iasi
Livia Tencariu, performance artist
Bogdan Teodorescu, visual artist

Catalin Gheorghe (*1975) is a writer and curator based in Iasi, Romania. 
He is teaching theory and history of art criticism at the University in 
Iasi. He is also involved in several projects and activities of the 
‘vector>’ gallery / art association. Catalin Gheorghe was theorist in 
residence at Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen in spring 2005.


<Private Investigations>
Research, Acquisition and Processing of Knowledge in Contemporary Art 

BAVO, Judith Fischer & Claudia Hardi, Geoffrey Garrison, Catalin 
Gheorghe, Natascha Hagenbeek, Kristina Inciuraite, ixi software, Meta 
Haven Research Group, Hinrich Sachs, Urtica Art and Media Research 
Group, Alexander Vaindorf, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Stevan Vukovic

<Private Investigations> is a research project on contemporary art 
practices that make use of various individual (non-scientific) research 
methods and strategies in order to acquire information and to process it 
to knowledge bases, which may then be used as the material of the 
artistic work itself. Since these strategies and methods are fairly 
common in the artistic research and production in the institutional 
context of residency and postgraduate programmes, the project also 
intends to analyse these specific working conditions. The project is 
structured as a series of residencies, exhibitions and symposia, 
screenings and presentations, held at different locations in Central and 
South-Eastern Europe over the next two years.

As a point of departure, the exhibition and discussion series in 
Innsbruck, between November 10, 2005 and February 3, 2006, at the 
Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, the Stadtturmgalerie and the Kunstpavillon, 
presents and discusses works by former fellows of the international 
residency programme for visual and media arts <büchsenhausen.air> from 
the past three years. The artists and theorists invited deal in various 
ways with particular strategies and forms of artistic research into 
topics such as the spreading of cultural patterns (Memetics), 
collaborative artistic production and generative software, serial 
architecture and its influence on the human behaviour, the idiomatic 
behaviour of an artists’ community in a context of transition, the 
social and psychological changes within society by examining notions of 
female identity, models of language and image perception through 
cinematographic and computerised knowledge acquisition and organisation, 
and fieldwork as an artistic practice. In addition, the project focuses 
on and examines more closely the research and production conditions in 
the post-academic context of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. In 
this framework researchers and advising researchers from the three 
Departments (Fine Art, Design and Theory) will present and discuss their 
ongoing projects.


Catalin Gheorghe
<Staging Idioms>

Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 21, Innsbruck

The exhibition is open from December 14, 2005 to January 19, 2006
Tue-Sat 15.00 - 19.00
closed on December 31, 2005 and from January 03 to January 07, 2006

Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen
Weiherburggasse 13/12
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
phone +43 512 278627-10
fax +43 512 278627-11
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