From October 15th until November 15th the Volum Art Association invites you to the 5th edition of Expanded Space project.
While the former editions focused on project competitions and on creating and placing the chosen suggestions in the public space of Bucharest, with this edition, the Volum Art Association aims to go even further.
Therefore, the 2015 project is made up of three parts which complete each other:
- 4 temporary interventions in the public space, created by artists Matei Bejenaru, Mihai Balko, Hans van Houwelingen and Hester Oerlemans (between the 21st of October and the 15th of November);
- the exhibition FROM CONFIRMATION TO CHALLENGING. ARTISTIC PRACTICES IN THE PUBLIC SPACE, which will be held at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), on the 4th floor, between the 15th of October and the 1st of November. Artists: Mihai Balko, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Tudor Bratu, Presidential Candidate, Iosif Király, Marilena Preda-Sânc, Studio Basar, Vlad Nancă, Vlad Petri & Gabi Basalici.
- a workshop, conducted by Jeroen Boomgaard, Hans van Houwelingen and Tudor Bratu, between the 19th and the 23rd of October, which will also be held at the MNAC.
This year’s project aims, on the one hand, to bring to the foreground a series of features and perspectives (some of them rather controversial) which define the Romanian public space. On the other hand, the project wishes to explore the possible directions of development of public art in the specific context of Bucharest.
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.
Team: Judit Balko, project manager, Aurora Király and Mihai Balko, coordinators.