artisti cehi @ Bienala Tinerilor Artisti / Police the Police / 8 octombrie – 7 noiembrie / Palatul Stirbei

vernisaj 8 octombrie / 19h00 / Palatul Stirbei

David Bohm & Jiri Franta – Out of Nowhere
Pavel Kopriva – Local Problem

Fundatia Culturala Meta organizeaza la Bucuresti, in perioada 8 octombrie – 7 noiembrie 2010, Bienala Tinerilor Artisti. Expozitia se va desfasura la Palatul Stirbei, de pe Calea Victoriei 107.


In acord cu convingerea, devenita deja simbol, ca ”Arta este intotdeauna in alta parte”, a patra editie a Bienalei Tinerilor Artisti, va purta marca Police the Police si isi reafirma initiativa de a contribui la cresterea potentialului de dezvoltare si vizibilitate a tinerilor artisti in contextul cultural-artistic international actual si la dezvoltarea de legaturi si parteneriate intre artistii si specialistii romani si cei din alte tari. Prin tema propusa editia din 2010 aduce in discutie un fenomen si un concept de interes, ale carui implicatii sociale si culturale sunt reinterpretate prin discursul artei, transgresand astfel, posibilele delimitari teritoriale ale abordarii. Plecand de la conceptul de supraveghere perceput ca atribut al puterii si ca instrument de control, curatorul Mica Gherghescu dezvolta ideea unui fenomen analog, de subveghere, care monitorizeaza puterea, dar nu din afara, ci din interior, din perspectiva subiectiva si creativa a artei.

David Bohm & Jiri Franta – Out of Nowhere, 2009


Pavel Kopriva – Local Problem, 2001



opening October 8th / 19h00 / Stirbei Palace

According to the event’s symbol, ”Art is always somewhere else”, the 2010 edition having as trademark the motto Police the Police, restates our initial aim of promoting young artists’ creation and making their work more visible on the international cultural scenery as well as establishing new cooperation networks.
The theme of the fourth edition addresses an issue of general concern and interest, whose implications transcend any possible territorial limitation of the approach. From the concept of surveillance, seen as an attribute of power and an instrument of control, the curator Mica Gherghescu develops the idea of a similar phenomenon, sousveillance, that ‘monitors’ the institutional power, not from the outside, but from the inside, from the perspective of art, deeply subjective and creative.

David Bohm & Jiri Franta – Out of Nowhere, 2009
This installation displayed a connection between photographs, drawings and text. Sentences were written on the strips of wood, which were holding the pictures. These sentences, both original or borrowed, were often the inspiration, the support, and the doubts of the objects which they held.
David Bohm and Jiri Franta met at Vladimir Skrepl’s studio of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and they have been displaying their work together since 2006. This year, they were among the finalists of the Jindrich Chalupecky Award. Both artists almost exclusively employ the technique of wall drawing and the mechanism automatically flowing associations. Subjectivism is compensated by the presence of two artistic egos, the constant reflection of external impulses, and by the application of rational concepts. The artists are able to directly and almost instantly respond through a drawing which takes the form of a record and they develop it into a new form. This acceleration ability is not a final product as they integrate automatism into multilayer structures.
/ Edith Jerabkova

Pavel Kopriva – Local Problem, 2001
Beyond their reflective, alluring, shiny surface, Pavel Kopriva’s drops possess a subversive, infiltrative force. It is about that precisely disseminating force of power and domination through which an accurate, enticing, artfully fungus “corners” the space and absorbs the viewer by one very attractive object. “Metallic infection penetrated into our architectonical life from magical Space. Project Local Problem describes snaky ability of perfect beauty. Non controlled luxury involves and rules our lives. Shiny surface reflect all surroundings and visitors are influenced, by this luxury, which generates aesthetic; but this type of beauty might be dangerous”
(Pavel Kopriva). In the end, the mastered, unique, quicksilver-like drop is a decoy, an epitome of the all-time irresistible play of appearances and captures.
/ Mica Gherghescu