AFFAIR Bucharest | heat
We walk and hear debates of foreign policy, geopolitics and international affairs. We walk while inhaling and exhaling particles of dust that connect everything together. Affair Bucharest - heat transposes cultural policy at a more affective level. It has started with empathy and affinity for the two galleries' artists, for a shared sense of framing. Our cultural policy is a collaborative show between two galleries in two Central-Eastern European cities, Bucharest and Warsaw, that aim at emotional dialogue between some of their artistic practices. The policy follows a logic of excitement and easiness, employing methods of working based on careful intuition and fun.
Heat and coldness, fluidity and thunder sever the artworks. With a human-looking attitude in a rather post-human dominating environment, containing electricity, emotions and paranoia, the works dissolve into an eerie realm. Into each of our hidden eerie realms.
Not entirely visible at first glance, a sense of distinction between domesticated animals and wild creatures hovers around. Condos of cemented clouds embedded with oyster shells, and office blind stripes coagulate in Agata Ingarden’s floating sculptures. In Larisa Sitar’s work, undulating concrete arms spring from the gallery wall, echoing a seemingly absurd and corporeal dimension of a rigid materiality. Bending and zapping through the air like yawning empty cavities, Zuza Golińska’s sculpture stretches its metal limbs as if transparency and opacity harmoniously existed together. As if our stream of consciousness became a tangible shape for a split second. Drowned in a series of lucid dreams, translucent creatures and object fragments escape the alienating canvas surfaces of Paweł Olszewski’s paintings.
The molecular exchange amongst the works is like a wave that plunges you in and out of unexpected moving narratives.
This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTUREProgram.
With the support of the Polish Institute, Bucharest