simultaneous parallel events

May 23, 2008

17.00
On Artistic Practices
Public debate on artistic practices of the artists participating in the BB3.

Participants: artists of the Bucharest Biennale 3.
Moderated by Jan-Erik Lundström & Johan Sjöström.

Venue CNDB - National Center for Dance (Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 2  - TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)

20.00
You come to see the show and you’ll get an extra burger!
(performed in English)
A performance - dance show by Mihai Mihalcea & Solitude Project.
Performed by: Mihai Mihalcea, Mihaela Sîrbu
In a derisive approach to the subject, Mihalcea displays to the public his discontent as an artist at not being able to satisfy the audience, constantly challenging his concepts his art and his private life.

Venue: CNDB - National Center for Dance (Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 2  - TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)

 

May 24, 2008

16.00
Gazela Project
Lecture ofLorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü

Although there are a great many slums throughout Europe, hardly anyone ever asks how they come into being, how life within them transpires, and what impact such a location has on the day to day life of its residents.  A lecture of Lorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü about their travel guide and publication Gazela Project.
Venue: CNDB - National Center for Dance (Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 2  - TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)

18.00
Art, sport, and shopping – from modernist utopia to neoliberal dystopia
Lecture of Ben Seymour and Anthony Iles (UK).

The 2012 Olympics and the Frieze Art Fair, twin poles of the UK's financialised economy, seem to confirm that art has converged with sport as an instrument of capital's economic and spatial restructuring. But if both high art and popular culture partake of a decadent capitalism's ongoing self-cannibalisation, what remains of the revolutionary potential of modernist art, sport and politics today?

Ben Seymour and Anthony Iles of London-based culture/politics magazine Mute [http://metamute.org], present their respective takes on this question.

Venue: CNDB - National Center for Dance (Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 2  - TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)

 

May 24 - June 21, 2008
Utopia Travel
A project by: Emanuel Danesch and David Rych

The project Utopia Travel took place from March to July 2002, following two years of preparation phase, on a pre-planned route between Egypt and Austria. The basic outline of the project Utopia Travel was the transport of a comprehensive selection of VHS videotapes from Cairo to Vienna following the transition from the upper part of the African continent over the Middle East towards central Europe. 123 video works were compiled through a research within established networks followed by direct interaction with artistic communities and collaborations with regional institutions, including universities, media-labs and art centres.

Opening & party:  May 24, 21.00.

Venue: Mora, Str. Grigore Mora nr. 39 - last floor (near Piata Charles de Gaulle)

 

May 23 - June 21, 2008
Land of Human Rights (poster campaign)
Artists: h.arta group (Timişoara), Sanja Iveković (Zagreb), Aydan Murtezaoğlu (Istanbul), Isa Rosenberger (Vienna); bankleer (Berlin), Miklós Erhardt & Dominic Hislop (Budapest), Alexandros Georgiou and Jennifer Nelson, in collaboration with ITYS, Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought, Athens and Konate Mamadou and Théophile Yerbanga (Athens), Tadej Pogačar (Ljubljana).

A project dealing with the status quo of the human rights in Europe seen from the perspective of visual art, which will also work on the issue in an analytical and visionary manner. One integral part of the long-term project “Land of Human Rights” is a poster campaign.
Venue: Info Point BB3 - PAVILION UNICREDIT - Sos. Nicolae Titulescu nr. 1 (Piata Victoriei)

 

May 25, 2008

17.00
“Are you talking to me?”
Live discussions on knowledge production, gender politics and feminist strategies.

In the context of the presentation of the book "Are you talking to me?". Discussions on knowledge production, gender politics and feminist strategies, a program of presentations, discussions, screenings will take place on May 25, 2008, starting with 17:00 hours, at the National Center for Dance Bucharest (Piaţa Universităţii, National Theatre, floor 4).
The book Are you talking to me? Discussions on knowledge production, gender politics and feminist strategies, edited by Katharina Morawek and h.arta group, is a result of the collaboration between the Post Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) department at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna/ Prof. Marina Gržinić and h.arta group at the invitation of Bucharest Biennale 3.

Program of events:

17:00 Katharina Morawek/ h.arta group: Notes on editing the book "Are you talking to me?"
17:20 Joanne Richardson (DMedia group): Made in Italy -a video collaboration between D Media group, Cluj and Candida TV, Italy, (screening)
17:45 Nita Mocanu (DMedia group): Eden - a video collaboration between D Media group, Cluj and Candida TV, Italy, (screening)
18:05 Roxana Marin and members of CARE Centre- The big isms and education (discussions)
18:35  Veronika Eberhart/ Regina Wuzella in discussion with ladyfest Bucharest (discussions)
19:00  Lina Dokuzović: Exploitation and the creation of social class structures and positions (presentation)
19:30 Ivan Jurica: (screening and talk/ discussion)
20:00 Petja Dimitrova: "women" take active part in co-operation!  (talk/screening)
20:30 Marina Gržinić: Rearticulation (talk/lecture) 
21:00 Break
21: 10 Jasmin Schienegger: “fin”: about not reducing an artwork to one sentence (screening)
21: 40 Christoph Kolar: Paris/Banlieu (presentation)
22: 10 Patrick Schabus: (screening)

Venue: CNDB - National Center for Dance (Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu, nr. 2  - TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)


June 03, 2008

17.00
The Perverts Guide to Cinema
A film directed by Sophie Fiennes and presented by Slavoj Žižek

The film takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Žižek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Žižek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

Venue: Elvira Popescu Cinema (French Cultural Institute, Bd. Dacia nr. 77)

 

June 10, 2008

18.00
Physical--Emotional  Map  of  the  Capital  City
Lecture by Anca Ionita

There is a byzantine Bucharest as there also is an 80's Bucharest and another one of the inter-war period, all of them living well together over  the past two decades.These three follow the line to the bedroom districts over which it's been added an under siege Bucharest, caught under the construction fever. It's a town center and a hurried people's one, as it is a Bucharest of districts where the time goes by so slowly in coffee shops and in the diversity of pizza shops hidden on the ground floor of the minimalist flats. There's a kitsch Bucharest that you may encounter everywhere, from the crowded downtown to the peripheral districts and you can also discover a Bucharest on disappearance, victim of the hideous transformations that encompassed it from the beginning of this century.

Anca  Ionită, journalist and chief-editor at Time Out magazine presents an analysis of physical-emotional map of overlapped towns  that make up/ create the contemporary/ nowadays Bucharest.   

Venue: PAVILION UNICREDIT - Sos. Nicolae Titulescu nr. 1 (Piata Victoriei)

 

June 6-8, 2008

22.00- 24.00
Safe Mapping AKA They Are Watching!

Artists: Loading Open LAB aka Magdalena & Bogdan Pelmus, Bucharest, Romania, Ulysses Castellanos, Faisal Anwar, Theo Pelmus, Ottawa & Toronto, Canada.

Real time webcam stream Romania - Canada

Retro projection on 2 windows -- 1st floor - the side of the building situated on Splaiul Independenței

This project has performative aspects that involves surveillance cameras taking footage from Canada and live feeding them to the base, Loading Open LAB in Romania. 

Venue/Locatie: Loading Open Lab, str. Elie Radu , nr.1 (near Bucharest City Hall / lîngă Primăria Capitalei)

 

May 27 - June 21, 2008

FRECKeffect

Concept: Liviana Dan & Anca Mihuleţ.
Artists: Sebastian Moldovan, Ursula Oberhauser, Angela Stauber, Silvia Wienefoet.

Opening: May 27, 2008, 19.00

What if maps didn’t show main roads anymore? What if they showed only secret places or the traces of that places? Would they still be called maps? When artists deal with secret spaces, their entire visual perspective is focused on a peculiar object, an object that would finally become the trace of an intimate history.
After facing the dilemma of transparency imposed by the four artistic interventions, you start wondering if that space really exists…

Venue: *.artlabs // CT3, Aleea Geniştilor, Sibiu.



2007-2008 parallel events


November 21, 2007, 18.30 h.
EMOTIONAL GEOGRAPHIES - URBAN MYTHS
Lecture by Adrian Majuru

National Center for Dance, Bucharest
Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, nr. 2 (TNB, 4th Floor, Ronda Hall)

History also maps apparently imperceptible dimensions.  These are difficult to detect, deviate and calatogue, since they easily traverse different historical periods, however, once they have penetrated the imperceptible, answers to secular questions may be unveiled. How come we often forget where we started from? How come doing good has a negative connotation? How come "the asses never forigive one of their kind for having risen above media"?  (Stefan Zeletin, "From the land of asses"). The emotional geographies are cartogaphies, whose historical fluctuation traverses many epochs and social hierarchies. They are the most sensitive sensors, through which nature strives for or forces an adaptation in a history of its own!
The lecture of Adrian Majuru deals with an emotional cartography of Bucharest, which in a way anticipates the theme of next year's BUCHAREST BIENNALE 3: "Being here. Mapping the Contemporary" curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom si Johan Sjostrom.

Adrian Majuru (born 1968, Bucharest) coordinates Folk Art Museum "Dr. Nicolae Minovici" and is one of the initiators behind the founding of the Museum of Urban Anthropology. He is the author of several publications, such as  Bucharest of  the outskirts or the periphery as  a mode of existence (Compania 2003) and Childhood according to romanians (Compania, 2006).

Supported by:

PAVILION | art & culture magazine
www.pavilionmagazine.org

Partner:

Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti
www.cndb.ro

Media Partners:

Alternativ.ro
Feeder.ro



August, 07, 2007
Kite flying with local people

performance by Yoshinori Niwa
(parallel event of Bucharest Biennale 3)

11.00 hours | Bucuresti, Piata Universitatii (in front of National Theatre)
"Kite flying with local people"
Making a flying kite with trash of Bucharest, he try to fly the kite in Bucharest.

12.30 hours | Bucuresti, Centrul National al Dansului (TNB floor 3/4)
"Kites, Catrina, Chickens and more"
Artist talk of Yoshinori Niwa

In Japan, for the cellebration of the New Year in early january, people traditionally fly kites. Usually made out of paper, taking mythical forms such as Octopus, Demon, Animals, etc. My project in Bucharest is to fly kites made out of garbage collected from the streets of the city, i.e. Plastic bags and/or cardboards. This action-art project is a way to collaborate with the people from Bucharest for the making of the kites, and in parallel it constitutes a communicating mixture of Japanese and Romanian culture. Local and global categories are under the scrutiny through this aesthetic action. Trash is part of the culture of any city, and in the garbage one may find the vestiges of international corporations, such as Fast Food chains, mixed with packaging from local producers. The kite will mix them reconstituting the microcosmos of Bucharest. This kite will be the material expression of commodity distribution system, a witness of contemporary global capitalism, and a commentary on the consumer society in Bucharest. The flying kite is untouchable, but it touches us and will make us rethink our socio-political context. The experience of collectively working on a kite with local people may remain in the memory of Bucharest cityscape.

Yoshinori Niwa is a physical performance artist who often incorporates animals, plants, and the environment into his work. Niwa’s aim is to explore how to live with others, especially those of other cultures and social classes. Niwa has performed works in Britain, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, and Slovakia. In addition to his performance work, Niwa is curator and festival organizer. Niwa is currently coordinating an international art festival titled "Artist as Activist" in Tokyo.

Supported by:
Ecorom Ambalaje
Whirlpool Romania
National Center for Dance Bucharest
PAVILION | art & culture magazine
National Dance Center Bucharest

Special thanks to Bucharest Municipality.


June 21-24, 2007

CINEMA SUITCASE (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"DIS-ECONOMY OF LIFE"
Migratory Aesthetics, Travelling Concepts & Organization of Economic Life Travelling Video Installation: International Collaborative Media Project.

Curated by: Marko Stamenkovic (O3ONE, Belgrade)

Collaborative Media Project by Marko Stamenkovic, a Travelling Video Installation of the Amsterdam based Cinema Suitcase. Members of the collective are Mieke Bal (Netherlands), Zen Marie (South Africa), Thomas Sykora (Netherlands), Gary Ward (Ireland), Michelle Williams (England) • In the videoworks by means of visual description, narrative, encounters, and reflexivity dis-economy of life occurs at the present time in all the domains. As a result, people float in uncertainty, at the same time economically connected to and yet, disconnected from one another. One can see the levels on which lives have been dis-organized, and look at what people do to cope, reorganize, and find alternative units and places to get their act together again.

Opening: June 21, 19.00
With public debate starting at 19.30. Participants: Andreea Grecu (economist), Eugen Radescu (politologist), Razvan Ion (editor of Pavilion), Alex. Balasescu (antropologist), Cristian Crisbasan (journalist). Moderator: Marko Stamenkovic.

Desant, Bd. Ion Mihalache nr. 123, Bucharest

Supported by AFCN (Romanian National Cultural Fund), Pavilion, Persona.


May 17-21, 2007
Pavilion Meeting Place
Pavilion Meeting Place is the link between creative practice and social development, the link between the local, European and global contexts trought networking, debates, lectures.

Friday 18 May 2007

20.00 Second launch of PAVILION magazine no. 10- 11 on the topic “What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next” with the exhibition “Holy Damn It”.<>22.00 Pavilion Party Series.
Frame Club, Bd. Magheru nr. 39.

Saturday 19 May 2007

17.00 Breakfast At Pavilion
“The Magazine As Temporary Structure”, a lecture by Felix Vogel
Desant. Bd. Ion Mihalache nr. 123 (intersection with Turda st.)

18.30 Breakfast At Pavilion
“Political Esthetics”, a lecture by Cosmin Marian
Desant. Bd. Ion Mihalache nr. 123 (intersection with Turda st.)

Sunday 20 May 2007

17.00 Breakfast At Pavilion
“Being Here. Mapping the Contemporary”
Public debate with Jan-Erik Lundstrom & Johan Sjostrom, the curators of Bucharest Biennale 3.
Desant. Bd. Ion Mihalache nr. 123 (intersection with Turda st.)

Supported by AFCN (Romanian National Cultural Fund), Pavilion, Persona, Antibiotice Iasi.

out of town parallel events

April 05 & 07, 2008

PAVILION & BB3:
Temporary Structures


Live talk about BUCHAREST BIENNALE and its generator, PAVILION magazine.
April 5, 2008 -- 17.00 h.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Clubraum (3rd floor)
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin


Public debate on the social involvement of Pavilion magazine.
April 7, 2008--19.00
Rumanisches Kulturinstitut "Titu Maiorescu" Berlin
Koenigsallee 20A, Berlin

Participants:
Razvan Ion (RO), Eugen Radescu (RO), Felix Vogel (DE), Christoph Tannert (DE)


Bucharest Biennale - Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art - generated by Pavilion, integrates the city in its curatorial project, proposing both a spatial and temporal, itinerant trajectory to the visitor, which leads to the discovery of hidden geographies.

Despite being in a rather introductory stage, the Bucharest Biennale has already positioned itself internationally, and the third edition is expected to express the growing potential of this type of artistic encounter. BB3 questions cartography and proposes a remapping of contemporary art, in extending the art concept towards discursive manifestations with a sociopolitical impact.

The third edition of BUCHAREST BIENNALE is under Swedish curatorship of Jan-Erik Lundstrom and Johan Sjostrom (May 23 - June 21, 2008).

PAVILION, the magazine, is a structure, which is mainly located in the present, although it sometimes deals with the recent past and is often used as a source of reference for the future – in the future as a reference to the past - and it sometimes presents clairvoyant visions of the future. The mission of a magazine for contemporary art and culture is to analyze the present and to make a statement about what this present could be – the decision of “which present” to display comes with certain responsibility.

It is no longer possible to make a clear distinction between politics and art/aesthetics. Therefore, it could be viewed as one of the main missions of a contemporary magazine to have a clear vision of the present and to make an analysis of the strategies of representation by means of aesthetics, ethics and politics. This undertaking can only be successful, if the magazine/biennale maintains its temporary structure. 

BUCHAREST BIENNALE is proudly sponsored by Pilsner Urquell and has as strategic partner Unicredit Tiriac Bank.

Christoph Tannert
Curator and theoretician, author of numerous exhibtions, director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien and editor of BE magazine.

Felix Vogel
Ttheoretician and curator. He is co-curator of the 100 MINUTES exhibition series, member of the advisory board of PAVILION and contributor for different magazines. Currently, he is living and working in Karlsruhe and Konstanz, Germany.

Razvan Ion
Theoretician and political activist. Co-editor of Pavilion and co-director of the Bucharest Biennale. Razvan Ion has given lectures at University of California, (Berkeley), Headlands Center for the Arts, California, O3one, Belgrade, Facultatea de Stiinte Politice, Cluj, Facultatea de Arte, Timisoara, etc. His studies and texts have been published in various magazines. Razvan Ion is living and working in Bucharest.

Eugen Radescu
Curator, theoretician and co-editor of PAVILION. Eugen Radescu has produced art projects and mixed media performance, and has given lectures at the Art Academy in Timisoara. He was appointed curator for the 1st Bucharest Biennale, where he produced the exhibition "identity_factories”. Eugen Radescu writes for various art magazines and is currently working on the curatorial project "How Innocent Is That?" and his book "Moral Relativity and Ethics". In 2006, he was appointed co-director of the Bucharest Biennale (together with Razvan Ion). Eugen Radescu is living and working in Bucharest.

For more information on the Bucharest Biennale and Pavilion:
www.pavilionmagazine.org
www.bucharestbiennale.org

For more information on the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin:
www.rki-berlin.de

Special thanks to: Irina Ionescu, Adriana Popescu, Christoph Tannert, Jan-Erik Lundstrom, Johan Sjostrom, all team of ICR Berlin + Bucharest.


February 22 & 26, 2008

PAVILION & BB3:
Temporary Structures

Friday, February 22, 2008, 12.00 h.
La Casa Encendida
Ronda Valencia 2, Madrid

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 17.00 h.
Gulbenkian Museum
Av. de Berna 45A, Lisboa

Live talk about BUCHAREST BIENNALE and its generator, PAVILION magazine.

Participants:
Madrid: Razvan Ion (RO), Eugen Radescu (RO), Kristoffer Ardeña (PH/SP).
Lisbone:  Razvan Ion (RO), Eugen Radescu (RO), Nuño Faria (PT).


Bucharest Biennale - Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art - generated by Pavilion, integrates the city in its curatorial project, proposing both a spatial and temporal, itinerant trajectory to the visitor, which leads to the discovery of hidden geographies.

Despite being in a rather introductory stage, the Bucharest Biennale has already positioned itself internationally, and the third edition is expected to express the growing potential of this type of artistic encounter. BB3 questions cartography and proposes a remapping of contemporary art, in extending the art concept towards discursive manifestations with a sociopolitical impact.
The third edition of BUCHAREST BIENNALE is under Swedish curatorship of Jan-Erik Lundstrom and Johan Sjostrom (May 23 - June 21, 2008).

PAVILION, the magazine, is a structure, which is mainly located in the present, although it sometimes deals with the recent past and is often used as a source of reference for the future – in the future as a reference to the past - and it sometimes presents clairvoyant visions of the future. The mission of a magazine for contemporary art and culture is to analyze the present and to make a statement about what this present could be – the decision of “which present” to display comes with certain responsibility.

It is no longer possible to make a clear distinction between politics and art/aesthetics. Therefore, it could be viewed as one of the main missions of a contemporary magazine to have a clear vision of the present and to make an analysis of the strategies of representation by means of aesthetics, ethics and politics. This undertaking can only be successful, if the magazine/biennale maintains its temporary structure. 

BUCHAREST BIENNALE is proudly sponsored by Pilsner Urquell and has as strategic partner Unicredit Tiriac Bank.

Kristoffer Ardeña
Kristoffer Ardeña (Philippines/1976), currently residing in Madrid, Spain.  In 1997 received a 4 yr full scholarship to pursue his BFA in Painting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, USA. His artistic practice shifts between mediums - drawing, performative and site specific installations, photography, artist book, public interventions and happenings. He is participant in Bucharest Biennale 3.

Nuño Faria
Curator and theoretician, author of numerous exhibtions arround the world.

Razvan Ion
Theoretician and political activist. Co-editor of Pavilion and co-director of the Bucharest Biennale. Razvan Ion has given lectures at University of California, (Berkeley), Headlands Center for the Arts, California, O3one, Belgrade, Facultatea de Stiinte Politice, Cluj, Facultatea de Arte, Timisoara, etc. His studies and texts have been published in various magazines. Razvan Ion is living and working in Bucharest.

Eugen Radescu
Curator, theoretician and co-editor of PAVILION. Eugen Radescu has produced art projects and mixed media performance, and has given lectures at the Art Academy in Timisoara. He was appointed curator for the 1st Bucharest Biennale, where he produced the exhibition "identity_factories”. Eugen Radescu writes for various art magazines and is currently working on the curatorial project "How Innocent Is That?" and his book "Moral Relativity and Ethics". In 2006, he was appointed co-director of the Bucharest Biennale (together with Razvan Ion). Eugen Radescu is living and working in Bucharest.

For more information on the Bucharest Biennale and Pavilion:
www.pavilionmagazine.org
www.bucharestbiennale.org

For more information on the Romanian Cultural Institute in Madrid & Lisbone:
http://www.icr.ro/filiale/MADRID
http://www.icr.ro/filiale/LISABONA

Special thanks to: Irina Ionescu, Horia Barna, Rares Cristea, Pablo Espana, Oscar Alonso Molina,  Anca Milu, Virgil Mihaiu, Jan-Erik Lundstrom, Johan Sjostrom, all team of ICR Madrid + Bucharest.


February 03, 2008

PAVILION & BB3: Temporary Structures
Public debate

20.00, ICR Paris, rue de l'Exposition

Participants: Razvan Ion (co-director BB3 & co-editor Pavilion), Eugen Radescu (co-director BB3 & co-editor Pavilion), Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil (artist, participant BB3), Felix Vogel (curator & theoretician), Jens Emil Sennewald (theoretician) and Alexandra Fau (curator).


Bucharest Biennale - Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art - generated by Pavilion, integrates the city in its curatorial project, proposing both a spatial and temporal, itinerant trajectory to the visitor, which leads to the discovery of hidden geographies.

Despite being in a rather introductory stage, the Bucharest Biennale has already positioned itself internationally, and the third edition is expected to express the growing potential of this type of artistic encounter. BB3 questions cartography and proposes a remapping of contemporary art, in extending the art concept towards discursive manifestations with a sociopolitical impact.

Pavilon is a structure, which is mainly located in the present, although it sometimes deals with the recent past and is often used as a source of reference for the future – in the future as a reference to the past - and it sometimes presents clairvoyant visions of the future. The mission of a magazine for contemporary art and culture is to analyze the present and to make a statement about what this present could be – the decision of “which present” to display comes with certain responsibility.

It is no longer possible to make a clear distinction between politics and art/aesthetics. Therefore, it could be viewed as one of the main missions of a contemporary magazine to have a clear vision of the present and to make an analysis of the strategies of representation by means of aesthetics, ethics and politics. This undertaking can only be successful, if the magazine maintains its temporary structure. 


For more information on the Bucharest Biennale and Pavilion:
www.pavilionmagazine.org
www.bucharestbiennale.org

Special thanks to: Irina Ionescu, Magda Carneci, Sorin Ghergut, Simona Edwards, Mirela Sofronea, Raluca Cimpoiasu and all the team of ICR Paris + Bucuresti.


October 24 - 25, 2007

PAVILION & BB3: Temporary Structures

Bucharest Biennale - Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art - generated by Pavilion, integrates the city in its curatorial project, proposing both a spatial and temporal, itinerant trajectory to the visitor, which leads to the discovery of hidden geographies.

Despite being in a rather introductory stage, the Bucharest Biennale has already positioned itself internationally, and the third edition is expected to express the growing potential of this type of artistic encounter. BB3 questions cartography and proposes a remapping of contemporary art, in extending the art concept towards discursive manifestations with a sociopolitical impact.

PROGRAM

24 October 2007
ICR Stockholm, Skeppsbron 20, Stockholm

18.00 h
The Magazine as a Temporary Structure
A lecture by Eugen Radescu (RO) on the structure of Pavilion – contemporary art & culture magazine.
The magazine is a structure, which is mainly located in the present, although it sometimes deals with the recent past and is often used as a source of reference for the future – in the future as a reference to the past - and it sometimes presents clairvoyant visions of the future. The mission of a magazine for contemporary art and culture is to analyze the present and to make a statement about what this present could be – the decision of “which present” to display comes with certain responsibility.
It is no longer possible to make a clear distinction between politics and art/aesthetics. Therefore, it could be viewed as one of the main missions of a contemporary magazine to have a clear vision of the present and to make an analysis of the strategies of representation by means of aesthetics, ethics and politics. This undertaking can only be successful, if the magazine maintains its temporary structure. 

19.00h
BB3. Being Here. Mapping the Contemporary
Live talk on the topic of Bucharest Biennale 3.
Participants: Maria Lantz (SE), Jan-Erik Lundstrom (SE), Razvan Ion (RO), Eugen Radescu (RO).
Mapping is, in fact, not a mimetic exercise, a process of analogue imitation by way of reduction and abstraction, a means towards the splendid and refractory lives of copies and reproductions. Maps are, rather, parallel worlds, rich and powerful out of their own specific properties, producers of other spaces and alternative geographies. And exactly because of this: resourceful and productive and beautiful instrumentalities for the contemporary moment, for navigation ‐ or withdrawal? In these strange times, in the midst of the landscapes of terror, fear and loss, of the territories of restricted movement, control and surveillance, of borders which are walls, of globalization with its promises and defeats.
Curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom & Johan Sjostrom, BB3 (23 May – 21 June 2008) attends to the geographical turn in contemporary creativity and current representational practices.
Bucharest Biennale is proudly supported by Pilsner Urquell. 
 
Launch of the latest issue of PAVILION "What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next".
Open buffet.


26 October 2007, 12.30 PM
Galleri Mejan, Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm (in front of Moderna Museet)

Political Statement of the Biennale  
Open lunch talk with Eugen Radescu (RO) & Razvan Ion (RO)
Participants: students of the Royal University College of Fine Arts and the public.

Maria Lantz
Artist and teacher at the Royal University College of Fine Arts. She is also editor of Motiv magazine. She has exhibited widely and in 2008 will be part of Bucharest Biennale 3.

Jan-Erik Lundström
Born in 1958, Jan Lundström is the director of BildMuseet, Umeå University in Umeå Sweden, a museum of contemporary art and visual culture. He is equally involved in curating, organizing, giving lectures and writing. Previously, he was the curator of the Tirana Biennial, as well as the Thessaloniki Biennial. Furthermore, he is a guest professor at HISK in Antwerp, Belgium and at the Kunstakademie in Oslo, Norway. Jan Lundström is a prolific international lecturer and writer, having contributed to various international symposia and to cultural magazines such as Glänta, European Photography, Paletten and tema celeste. He was appointed curator of Bucharest Biennale 3 together with Johan Sjöstrom.

Razvan Ion
Theoretician and political activist. Co-editor of Pavilion and co-director of the Bucharest Biennale. Razvan Ion has given lectures at University of California, (Berkeley), Headlands Center for the Arts, California, O3one, Belgrade, Facultatea de Stiinte Politice, Cluj, Facultatea de Arte, Timisoara, etc. His studies and texts have been published in various magazines. Razvan Ion is living and working in Bucharest.

Eugen Radescu
Curator, theoretician and co-editor of PAVILION. Eugen Radescu has produced art projects and mixed media performance, and has given lectures at the Art Academy in Timisoara. He was appointed curator for the 1st Bucharest Biennale, where he produced the exhibition "identity_factories”. Eugen Radescu writes for various art magazines and is currently working on the curatorial project "How Innocent Is That?" and his book "Moral Relativity and Ethics". In 2006, he was appointed co-director of the Bucharest Biennale (together with Razvan Ion). Eugen Radescu is living and working in Bucharest.

For more information on the Bucharest Biennale and Pavilion:
www.pavilionmagazine.org
www.bucharestbiennale.org

For more information on the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm (Rumänska Kulturinstitutet):

www.rkis.se

Special thanks to: Dan Shafran, Giorgiana Zachia, Maria Lantz, Jan-Erik Lundstrom, Raluca Mihu, Corina Truta and all the team of ICR Stockholm + Bucharest.