Gabriela Vanga
Elzbieta Jablonska
Malgorzata Markiewicz
Michal Murin
Kiril Prashkov
Fabio Andrea Sajiz

Emanuela Marassi
Lorenzo Missoni
Ebba Matz
Mans Wrange
Katrin Essenson
Gül Ilgaz
Aleksandar Kujučev
Rudolf Sikora
Balint Szombathy
Igor Eškinja
Slaven Tolj
Vana Urošević
Alevtina Kakhidze
Igor Scerbina
Florin Tudor & Mona Vatamanu
Lela B.Njatin

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor


'Il Mondo Nuovo', Ljubljana 2005

Curator: Michnea Mircan
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

'Il Mondo Nuovo'
site-specific project
'Il Mondo Nuovo' re-stages a mysterious painting by Giandomenico Tiepolo, in which the characters turn their back to the viewer, engrossed in contemplating something to which the viewer has no access. Mona and Florin reproduced the scene in a filmed performance acted by artists and curators from Ljubljana, who silently study an empty wall in Hribar Gallery. The Ljubljana performance is the second episode of a project the artists started in Innsbruck, where they invited architects to contemplate an empty construction site, from which the new world and the future of architecture would emerge - an architectural object that does not de-nature the landscape and that appeases all tensions engendered by communal living. The actors in the anticipated discovery stand at the threshold between two worlds ("architecture is the new world since there is no more land to discover and people are constantly re-processing their cities", the artists say), somehow performing the utopian component that architecture unmistakably contains.
In Ljubljana, the performance resonates quite differently and suggests taking the space into possession, extending the reach of contemporary art, with its debates and dilemmas, into the citadel.
Excerpts from the curator's text

'The Rain'

'The Rain'
In 'The Rain', Florin sits under a heavy outpouring of rain, attempting to sketch from memory the (communist) block in which he and Mona live, with the rain of course washing away the ink and destroying the paper. The work is based on La Pluie (Projet pour un texte), by Marcel Broodthaers, an artist who used cinema as a device of simultaneous inscription and erasure. The displaced quote functions like a subtle comment on communist architecture, whose unhinged seriality and infinite suburbs flout the organization of memory. The installation is completed by drawings from memory of blocks from Bucharest, made in Ljubljana.