15 contemporary artists reinterpret the Neolithic culture
The Wood Be Nice creative workshop organizes on October 15, between 19:00 - 22:00, at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, the opening of the NeoNlitic exhibition. It brings together works by 15 artists from Romania, Ukraine and USA involved in a project supported by AFCN that aims to capitalize on cultural heritage and reinterpret the aesthetics of Cucuteni and Hamangia cultures in contemporary vision, as well as supporting and promoting artistic creation.
During the project (July-September 2018), the artists made field documentations in the areas of origin of Hamangia and Cucuteni cultures, as well as four workshops. These meetings, each with a different central theme (recycling in artistic creation, transformation of the household object into an artistic object, Hamagia and Cucuteni cultures as sources of inspiration), represented the framework for networking between artists and specialists in the targeted fields (representatives of recycling organizations , archaeologists, art historians), as well as for discussions between artists and the public. Also, through the workshops, Wood be Nice presented to the participants photos and films made during the field documentations, materials that brought an additional updated information on the situation of museums and archaeological sites in the counties of Constanța, Iași, Neamț.
The exhibition hosted by ICR Bucharest includes 30 exhibits - lighting installations, wood sculptures, resin, metal, paintings, ceramic and textile objects, animation and video mapping, all works inspired by the aesthetic motifs of Neolithic cultures: Hamagia and Cucuteni.
Daniel Loagăr and Andrei Cornea (founders of Wood Be Nice and initiators of the NeoNlitic project) and guest artists: Sasha Meret (US), Andreea Toma, Irina Maria, Raluca Bajenaru, Marius Gheorghe, Marian Codrea, Beaver, Roxana Tomescu, Lucian Simion, Alexandru Claudiu Maxim, Gabriel Marin, Misha Diaconu, Evghenia Gritscu (UKR).
In the evening of the opening, the ALSD band will perform, a collective of alternative sound improvisations, jazz and rock.
The exhibition is curated by Mihaela Ion, cultural manager with over 12 years of experience in the visual field and founder of the Revista Atelierul and Noaptea Albă projects of Designers and Product Creators.
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.