MARATHON OF ART PRACTICES is launched
The project Marathon of Art Practices (MAP), developed by Suprainfinit Gallery, presents a series of events (exhibitions, workshops, talks, reading groups, screenings etc.) that together aim to reconnect the aesthetic experience generated by the interaction with contemporary artworks to a broader conversation about the creation of a sustainable economic ecosystem in the cultural sector. The project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme and implemented by Suprainfinit Gallery.The total budget of the project is 190.759,47 EUR. Thevalue of the grant is 171.683,52 EUR, of which 85% is provided through EEA grants, that is 145.930,992 EUR, and 15% out of the national budget, that is 25.752,528 EUR. The own contribution from the total eligible value of the project is 10%, that is 19.075,95 EUR.
By its end date, the project is looking to achieve the following: to help 15 emerging artists and 5 emerging curators sharpen their knowledge and practical skills in cultural entrepreneurship, management, and cultural marketing, and 30 new potential contemporary art collection by fostering a dialogue with well-known Romanian and foreign experts; to manage the artistic careers of the artists; to exhibit contemporary art works in 9 exhibitions; to support the formation of unmediated connections between the public and the emerging artists and curators via the artist talks and the events that will take place before and after the exhibition openings. In the course of the project, the wider public and the targeted groups will benefit from the cultural resources and know-how of Suprainfinit Gallery, that ever since its founding in 2015 has had the mission of promoting young emerging artists, of consolidating a dynamic art market at the local level, and of visually educating the wider audience.
MAP includes 8 curated exhibitions that will take place at Suprainfinit Gallery in Bucharest and one exhibition will be organised together with the partner Art Encounters Foundations in Timișoara. The exhibitions will follow themes such as gender fluidity and queer lived experiences, new technologies and the posthuman, the spaces and architectures of postsocialism, female monstrosity and the prosthetic body, contemporary ecological thought.
The Norwegian partner Kjersti Vetterstad will add value to the project by offering a mentoring programme to one of the members of our team, a traineeship that will take place in Oslo for 7 days, ensuring an exchange of knowledge and experience in contemporary art gallery management, cultural entrepreneurship, and market mechanisms. The partner MARe will host two of the formative sessions for the 30 collectors and will be involved in the organising of two guided museum tours. The partner Art Encounters Foundation will promote the project and will co-organise an exhibition in Timișoara.
This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.
The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More info on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.
RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to 34 million EUR.