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I Am Gustav von Aschenbach

posted Jan 25, 2010, 3:08 PM by Anca Sinpalean   [ updated Jan 26, 2010, 3:00 PM ]
Romanian Cultural Institute in Venice and the New Gallery presents: 

I am Gustav von Aschenbach or How to Live Your Eternity in Venice

A project by Delia Popa
Curated by Anca Sinpalean

February 10th - February 28th 2010
Opening: February 9th, 18.30 pm

The project at the RCI/IRCCU in Venice wants to be a questioning of the present conditions under which artists are working today. It is at the same time a critique and an acceptance of these pressures from time and space inside of the art system and explores the advantages and limitations of site-specific projects and the often almost instantaneous production of artistic works related to them. The format chosen is the "real time" broadcasting of the artist's activities and work in the space of the gallery, using a monitor in the window. 
The intention though is not only to have the artist looked at while she is at work, thus maintaining this separation between the artist and the audience, between producer and spectator, but also to "attract" and engage people into her work process, to have them in the gallery for discussions, screenings and other kinds of collaboration.