Metalurgica by Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Martin Zet
Czech Centre supports the exhibition of the Romanian duo Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor and the Czech artist Martin Zet, who will collectively organize the exhibition Metalurgica in Sfântu Gheorghe, at Magma Gallery. The vernissage will take place on the 8th of March, at 7 PM.
The exhibition builds on the concepts of work and production perceived as a basis for the current human development, which is being imagined in multiple instantiations in the dialogue between Martin Zet and the artistic duo Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor. The show presents different perspectives which complement each other despite the apparent distinctive means of representation and processes of work of the artists.
Martin Zet (born in 1959) is an artist, sculptor and performance artist. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1979–1985. In his work he deals with social memory in art, the political format of human behaviour and the contact of idealistic visions with everydayness. In 2010 – 2016 he worked as a head of the Video Art Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. As a sculptor and performer he takes part in many exhibitions and events in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. In his PhD thesis in the Studio of Sculpture at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design he deals with the work of his father, sculptor Miloš Zet (1920–1995).
Mona Vatamanu (born 1968) and Florin Tudor (born 1974) work together since 2000. They studied painting at the National University of Arts in Bucharest in 1992–1998. Their artistic practice spans diverse media including video, installation, painting, performance. The common denominator of their focus is on substantial issues with a transformative potential in the society such as public space, precariousness, postsocialist transformation, colonisation.
Event organised by: MAGMA Contemporary Medium Association, Székely National Museum
Partners: Covasna County Council
Co-funded by: Czech Centre Bucharest, Municipality’s Council of Sfântu Gheorghe, AFCN – The Administration of the National Cultural Fund, NKA – The National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Bethlen Gábor Fund, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Media partners: AGERPRES, Radio România Cultural, Observator Cultural, Revista Arta, Revista Zeppelin, Igloo Media, transindex.ro, sepsiszentgyorgy.info, modernism.ro, Háromszék, Székely Hírmondó, Revista Várad
Project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not to be held responsible for the content of the project, nor for the ways in which the results of the project might be used. Those are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.
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