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Craiova - 2021 European Capital of Culture Association presents "Abstract Circle" - a mobile painting workshop initiated by Ana Maria Micu and Cătălin Petrişor, coordinated by Cătălin Davidescu. The project takes place between 22 and 29 July 2014 in different areas of Cultural Microcenter 1 (Brestei), with a daily schedule between 8-11 and 17-20. On Tuesday, July 22, it will be held on 194 Brestei Street. Further locations will be determined spontaneously and directions can be asked by calling 0720038766.
Cătălin Petrişor is working on a series of paintings in which he wants to associate abstract art movements with the geometric decorative motifs used on wrought iron fences and security bars that can be seen in urban areas. In this context he has come to identify the need to practice outdoor painting in front of the selected model. Thus, the performative act and the direct contact with reality are highlighted as the key conceptual components of the work.
Petrişor will install an easel and paint in places that will provide him with inspiring models and his work will be documented by Ana Maria Micu. Both artists will be available for discussions related to the description of their action and encourage passers-by to try by themselves to mix colors and apply them on provided canvases.
The collected documentary material will be used to create a video art work which it will be installed within the artists' next project - a finissagge exhibition meant to complete the residency program they are invited to attend between 1 August - 5 September 2014 by MyArt Vienna (www.myart-flener.at) with the support of Austrom / Rumänische Österreichisch-Gesellschaft.
Ana Maria Micu and Cătălin Petrişor are two visual artists who live in Craiova. They graduated in 2004 Master program of the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca.
Ana Maria Micu (b. 1979) works in painting and drawing. In 2012 she had the solo show "Tender Heart, Keep Still" at C-Space Gallery in Beijing. In the same year, together with Petrişor, they presented "A Conscious Choice For Temporary Blindness" at Mind Set Art Center in Taipei. In 2010 her work has been included in "Tales of the Unexpected", curated by Maria Rus Bojan and Radek Váňa at Dek 22 in Rotterdam. The complete list of the projects in which she has participated and her works can be found at www.anamariamicu.com.
Cătălin Petrişor (b. 1978) works in painting, video, drawing, photography, installation and intervention in the public space. Last year he was selected as Celeste Prize Finalist. His last solo exhibition "The Distance Itself" is the third collaboration with C-Space Gallery in Beijing. In 2012 he exhibited the "Geometry of Human Nature", curated by Maria Rus Bojan at Dix9 Galerie in Paris. His portfolio can be found at www.catalinpetrisor.com.
Cătălin Davidescu is working as an expert in modern and contemporary Romanian art for the Ministry of Culture. He is art historian and critic, curator of numerous projects both in museums and unconventional spaces.
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Artist-in-Residence & Exhibition Project
Ana Maria Micu and Cătălin Petrişor
Myart Vienna, AU
1 August - 5 September 2014
Roswitha & Manfred Flener founded Myart based on many years of collecting experience and on the close contacts they formed with artists and gallery owners. They host and organize various artistic projects including a residency program at Myart Loft in Vienna.
Myart extended a second invitation for a new project this summer, following the positive collaboration we had in 2012.
The loft combines living, working and exhibiting facilities, thus providing a seamless experience. We will conduct throughout the entire period an open studio practice, so if you happen to be Vienna in August and beginning of September, please let us know and come meet us.
Gaudenzdorfer Gürtel 43-45
Longlisted for "Paint Like You Mean It" 2014
Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
The selection process for "Paint Like You Mean It" was finalized. My work "Manifold" 2014 is part of the long list, meaning that it will be featured in the catalogue.
"Paint Like You Mean It" is the inaugural painting prize and exhibition organized by Interview Room 11 through an international open call to any artist aged 18 or over. Artists were invited to submit one work that they deem to be "painting".
Interview Room 11 is an artist run gallery and project space in the heart of Edinburgh founded in 2013.
Congratulations to the shortlisted artists who will take part in the show.
The Gallery 2014
My video The Noise Turning the Sky Blue was showcased on 15 February 2014, from 4-6 pm within The Gallery Project held at C-Space from 11 January - 1 March 2014.
The Gallery is an interactive multimedia project initiated by Chinese artist Wang Xin. Anyone who is interested in showing at The Gallery may submit their work and exhibition proposals would be realised on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The idea for my application came to me after I read the statement of The Gallery Project, specifically from the practical aspect of the works submitted being destroyed after the exhibition. I correlated this with an art trivia: in 1972 Laszlo Toth gained international notoriety by vandalizing Michelangelo's Pietà statue.
Initially I wanted to paint the portrait of this man on a mirror and send it to be exhibited, only to ask the organizers to destroy the painting with a hammer after the show and film their action. The point would have been the fact that I consider such involvement from their part to be of high artistic significance, maybe higher that my painting of the image would have had. However, due to the difficulties of putting this idea into practice, I had to reconsider and actually make a home-made video in which I perform myself the gesture of smashing the projected portrait, an action which I am coating with secondary, less important, details and atmosphere.
For further information regarding this project, please visit the websites of C-Space or The Gallery
Celeste Prize 2013 - Finalist
My work One Day Reality has been chosen by Celeste Prize's selection panel for the final exhibition in Rome. I was voted second in Painting & Graphics Prize Section. Congratulations to the section's winner Noa Giniger. You can see the recipients of all the prizes at the link provided below.
More details and the winners
The Distance Itself 2013 - Solo Show
My last solo show is The Distance Itself, a third time collaboration with C-Space Gallery in Beijing. The project comprises one video and 8 paintings. A few small found objects and debris are scattered across the galley space, sometimes on the shelf formed by the depth of the paintings stretchers' top bars.
Follow this link for the project's portfolio