Atelier Patru (4), by Séverine Grosjean
Cluj is witnessing an emerging phenomenon of the alternative art scene, with the emergence of places known as artist-run spaces.
Part 2, because part 1 is not finished yet, Corina Oprea
These multiforms experimentation sites are anchored in a local network that tends to increase its ramifications. This place was held by two artists:
– Cristina Coza whose main means of expression painting, whose artistic pretense is photography. The starting point of his works is the diffusion of a world encapsulated in an iconic image. Photos, deeply represented in the collective memory, become the subjective reinterpretation of places and stories that already exist and can be reproduced. The relationship with a past that does not belong to it, but with which Cristina Coza-Damian identifies herself because of her socio-cultural background.
The Sting of Happiness, Mihai Nuțu
Few steps till disappearing, Alexandra Mocan
Corina Oprea expresses the frustration accumulated during communism by installations . The fabrics and the small details are part of her artworks. At first glance, her work appears as a simple and superficial game, behind which a deep meaning is hidden.
The position of this place held by these artists and / or curators, is not primarily intended to sell but rather to experiment or leave a place for the artists to work.
Et Omnia Vanitas, Mihai Nuțu
They operate multiple activities, demonstrating a desire to decompartmentalize artistic disciplines and therefore a mix of audiences.
This circuit, parallel to that of the galleries, reinforces and enriches the already existing cultural offer.
Right Here Right Now, Adelina Cacio
This new initiative stands out thanks to a resolutely contemporary visual identity that suggests a more human dimension. Indeed, this space is located a few strides downtown. This spirit of mutual aid is rooted in a reality of artist-run spaces that works on own funds, without receiving subsidies.
It is a space for meetings, exchanges and above all another way of approaching the exhibition space with two spaces.