Mobius Gallery: Andrei Gamarț - Mirror for The Full Moon - 12 mai

Andrei Gamarț - Mirror for The Full Moon
12 mai - 30 iulie 2016
OPENING: Thursday, May 12th, 7 pm

Solo Show
Curated by Răzvan Ion

Mobius Gallery
Str. D.I. Mendeleev nr. 2

“When I reflect upon it, I can see that it's a journey full of twists and turns. To where exactly is yet to be seen. I take great care in the process; each step is investigated in detail. I observe phenomena from a remove; taking note of objects, images and words that can seem trivial but may trigger the attention (such as how the light falls upon a surface, and how firstly flowers appear upon trees and then there are only the leaves, then the seemingly lifeless body. “ (Excerpt from Andrei Gamarț - “Short introduction: a direction”)

“A scene manifold, theatrical. Black boxes are illuminated to allow you see the unsuspected mental machinery within, a column that penetrates the floor towards something you can't yet make out, closets that open and absorb you into a world of which you are suspicious, but there are no means of closing them. Andrei Gamart's exhibition Mirror for The Full Moon places you in front of your own character, a character hitherto unknown.” (Excerpt from Răzvan Ion - "Mirror for The Full Moon" )

“What makes me negotiate about the end of painting when I try to interpret the paintings of Gamart is their force of mirroring various stages of the history of painting, of challenging our cultural memory as well as their surrealist content reflecting our ambiguous notions and understanding of the world we live in. These paintings with their content and references may indicate end of history, but with their re-configured aesthetics they re-generate a new experience for painted images.” (Excerpt from Beral Madra - “Negotiate about the end of painting”)

Răzvan Ion is a theoretician, curator, cultural manager and art advisor. He co-founder of the BUCHAREST BIENNALE – Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art, and was director of PAVILION – the center for contemporary art and culture (2008-2014). He served as associate professor at The University of California – Berkley; Lisbon University; Central University of New York; University of London; Sofia University; University of Kiev; etc. He has held conferences and lectures at a large number of art institutions like Witte de With, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Vienna; Art in General, New York; rum46, Aarhus; Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; la Casa Encedida, Madrid; New Langton, San Francisco; Cca, Tbilisi; ’Babes-Bolyai’ University, Cluj-Napoca; The University of Art, Cluj Napoca; etc. He collaborates as a writer for different publications and he recently curated ’From Contemplating to Constructing Situations’ and ’Exploring the Return of Repression’ at PAVILION, Bucharest and rum46, Aarhus. He is a professor at the University of Bucharest where he teaches Curatorial Studies and a course on Critical Thinking.

Beral Madra is an art critic and curator. She coordinated the 1st (1987) and the 2nd (1989) Istanbul Biennale, curated exhibitions of Turkish artists in 43rd, 45th, 49th, 50th and 51st Venice Biennale, co-curated the exhibition Modernities and Memories-Recent Works from the Islamic World in 47th Venice Biennale. She has organized more than 250 local and international exhibitions. Was a lecturer in the Art Management Department of the Faculty of Art and Design of Yildiz Technical University (1998-2002) and founding member and honorary president of AICA, Turkey (established 2003) among many others. She published books and texts in numerous publications. Currently she is the columnist for Istanbul Art News.
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Image: Andrei Gamarț, Waterfall, oil on canvas, 186 x 200 cm, 2016. Courtesy of Mobius Gallery.

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