Departures from the Sphere / Exhibition Opening

By September 15, 2020 September 24th, 2020 Art & Science, Exhibition

This Thursday, September 17, we invite you to the opening of the Departures from the Sphere exhibition.

The exhibition is part of the Both Ways project – a physically polycentric exhibition held in five European locations headquartered in Trieste, as well as a replicated and expanded online exhibition, practically available worldwide to anyone who enters with his avatar.


Floriama Cândea / George Crîngașu / Horia Damian / Sorin Neamțu / Mihai Plătică / Laurențiu Ruță / Catrinel Săbăciag / Ioana Vreme Moser 

Curator: Georgiana Buț

The exhibition presents a selection of 8 Romanian artists of different generations and expressive languages, ranging from photography, drawing and sculpture, to video and installation. It makes use of multiple, unconventional media, such as anachronous circuitry and biological materials. The work’s point of departure is primarily the  artistic experiment, resulting in different situations of interaction that allow the viewer to recreate the mesmerizing quality lived by the artist/researcher in the moment of discovery.

The correlation of artistic practice with scientific principle is driven by interests in perception, movement and (physical) phenomenon, the static and moving image, and for the transformation of shapes in their transition from two-dimensional plane to 3d space. Moreover, they are kindled by fascination with outer space, archaeological research, the history of science or the NASA’s discoveries and, among others. Depending on the type of intervention, the sphere, an iconic element of the Universe, appears in different variations of its perfect form.

The creative universe that emerges reflects the search for a connection between self and the world, between the inner and the cosmic space, revealing an attraction towards a metaphysical harmony and an idealized, atemporal perception of space. The indissoluble bond between the inner and the outer world occurs through conceptual links and ideas orbiting around a mostly invisible, but felt and sublimated human presence.

Utopian objects, nocturnal creatures, piezoelectric vibrations, ghostly vegetation, mesmerizing landscapes and symbolic representations inhabit a territory where utopian conceptions of space contrast sharply with the apocalyptic images that currently flood our earthly, isolated lives.

Schedule: Sept 17 – Oct  1

Opening: Sept 17 – 18:00 to 20:00

Visiting Hours: Monday -Friday: 16:00 – 20:00 /// Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00

Address: Franciscan Church (Museum Square –  Victor Deleu 2), Cluj-Napoca

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Co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. These fall entirely under the responsibility of to the beneficiary of the funding.

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