Neonlitic2 / NeoNlitic 2.0

NeoNlitic 2.0

3 exhibitions in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania

The second edition of NeoNlitic is an itinerant project that aims to reinterpret the aesthetics of Cucuteni and Hamangia cultures in a contemporary vision. Also, this approach aims to support and promote artistic creation. The project will be visible to the public this year, between October 9 and November 28.

19 artists from 3 countries will exhibit in the project

The 2020 edition of the NeoNlitic project originated from the Wood Be Nice Workshop initiative to co-opt international artists and bring together cultures with common origins. Therefore, the approach involved field documentation on Neolithic civilizations in three countries, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

The artists exhibiting are: Alex Manea (RO), Ana-Maria Panaitescu (RO), Astian Rey (UKR), Schoppel Cut (RO), Evghenia Gritscu (UKR), Gergana Ivanova (BG), Denisa Grosu (RO), IRLO (RO), Ina Valentinova (BG), Lora Markova (BG), Neno Belchev (BG), Sofia Hussein (BG), Teodor Ștefan (RO), Tatiana Zubchenko (UKR), Daniel Loagăr (RO) and Andrei Cornea (RO ). Along with them, the invited Romanian artists will also exhibit - Marian Codrea, Marius Gheorghe, Raluca Băjenaru and Roxana Tomescu.

The exhibitors bring together mixed media works, lighting installations, wood carvings, resin, metal, paintings, ceramic and textile objects, animation and video mapping, all creations inspired by the aesthetic motifs of prehistoric cultures: Hamangia and Cucuteni-Trypillia.

Three countries with common artistic origins

Exhibitions for the public will take place in the following periods: October 9-16 - Regional Museum of History, Varna, Bulgaria; October 24-31 - Vernissage Gallery, Chernivtsi, Ukraine; November 5-28 - National Museum of History of Romania, Bucharest

The calendar of the second edition of NeoNlitic was announced during the presentation of the project, on October 5, at the National Museum of History of Romania. Cristina Elena Florea, archaeologist, Alexandra Ion, anthropologist, Mihaela Ion, art historian and curator of NeoNlitic, Daniel Loagăr and Andrei Cornea, artists and initiators of the project, participated.

During the workshop, the subject of Neolithic art, its body and imagination in the Balkans, the extinct world of Gumelnița culture, as well as the results of field documentation carried out by the NeoNlitic team in archeological sites and museums in Bulgaria were addressed.

NeoNlitic is a project initiated by Wood Be Nice, a photography workshop on wood, collage and object design, in 2018, in order to take over ancient artistic elements and capitalize on the common cultural heritage and aesthetics of primitive civilizations whose vestiges were discovered on the territories of the three countries. Modern artistic creation techniques and upcycled materials were used to materialize this project.

The first edition consisted of two field documentations and working meetings, 4 workshops for active networking between creators, artists, archaeologists, makers and people involved in the creative and cultural industries and 4 exhibitions in Bucharest (Romanian Cultural Institute), Brașov (Visssual), Timișoara (Underground Gallery) and Buzău (County Museum). The edition brought together 15 national and international artists, who brought together over 30 works.

The exhibitions were and are curated by Mihaela Ion, cultural manager with over 12 years of experience in the field of international creative and cultural industries, PhD in art history and founder of RevistaAtelierul.

Media partners: Radio Guerrilla, AGERPRES, Days and Nights, Iqads, Electronic Beats, The Institute, Igloo, Atelierul Magazine, Modernism, Van Culture, Bookblog, 4arte, Positive Romania, Munteanu, Smark.

Cultural project 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 how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.