Across The Trees: Romanian Art Now
23 Feb - 30 Mar 2007
Curated by Jane Neal
Works by Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, Cristian Pogacean, Serban Savu, Miklos Szilard and Gabriela Vanga
David Nolan Gallery is delighted to present Across the Trees: Romanian Art Now, an exhibition featuring the work of six young artists from Cluj, reputed one of today’s most compelling centers of emerging art.* Adrian Ghenie, Ciprian Muresan, Cristi Pogacean, Serban Savu, Miklos Szilard and Gabriela Vanga represent a unique generation that occupies a fascinating position in Europe. While their childhoods were rooted in communism, their adolescences were spent witnessing the disintegration of the former regime and the introduction of the capitalist ideology. Having come of age during this uncertain, political flux, their works are infused what has been described by critics as “a certain immunity to Utopia.” Exploring the ideologies, political systems and expectations that constrain the individual, the exhibition is a bittersweet realization of how each human being is responsible for change in our world.
This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Plan B Gallery, Cluj, with generous support from The Romanian Cultural
Institute in New York.