Bucharest Art Week 2016: The Lesson of Nature

November 4 – 12, 2016 -Bucharest, Romania

The third edition of the Bucharest Art Week (BAW) International Festival examines the way in which contemporary artists, curators and theorists place themselves with respect to the theme of nature and the tradition of the landscape.

In formulating this visual research project, Oana Tanase, the curator invited to propose the concept and the structure of BAW 2016, has pre-served the interest for the artistic processes which focus on, intensify and cultivate the central theme of the event, nature.
With the title The Lesson of Nature, both the curatorial project and the in-sert-catalog of the exhibitions (which will be launched during BAW) favor contemporary artistic practices and discourses, whose tonality starts from the poetic and the abstract, to reach the investigative and the documentary.

The intentions of this curatorial proposal, which will define the third edition of Bucharest Art Week 2016, resuming a kaleidoscope format – solo and collective exhibitions, discussions and lectures, workshops and artists’ residences – are to explore, in a dialogue with the artists, theorists and the audience, the way in which a series of extremely diverse artistic practices, together with observations and philosophical inquiries, start from and/or stop at nature, how they strip it, question it, imagine it in keeping with new scenarios.” – Oana Tănase

Participants in BAW 2016 (alphabetical order): Cristina Bogdan & V. Leac, Noa Bronstein, Rob Carter, Matei Câlția, Florin Ghenade, Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, Lumír Hladík, Valentina Iancu, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Jacob Korczynski, Matthew Kyba, Marianne Lanavère, Adina Mocanu, Shani K. Parsons, Ștefan Rusu, Soft Turns / Sarah Jane Gorlitz & Wojciech Olejnik, Iulia Toma & Clau-diu Cobilanschi, Joani Tremblay, Livia Ungur & Sherng-Lee Huang.

The Lesson of Nature (I)
Exhibition open November 4-12, 2016
Opening and guided tour: Friday, November 4, between 18.00 and 21.00 hrs
Galeria Posibila, Popa Petre Street, no. 6, Bucharest
visiting hours: Thu – Sat, 16:00 – 20:00

The Lesson of Nature (II)
Launching the insert-catalog (online): Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Lesson of Nature (III)
Exhibition open November 7 – 12, 2016
Opening and guided tour: Monday, November 7, between 18:00 and 21:00 hrs
Tranzit Orangerie, tranzit.ro/ București, Gazelei Street, no. 44, Bucharest
visiting hours: Tue, Thu, 16:00 – 20:00 hrs; Wed, 16:00 – 21:00 hrs; Fri, Sat, 15:00 – 19:00 hrs

The Lesson of Nature (IV)
Conferences and dialogues. Participants: Marianne Lanavère, Joani Tremblay, Florin Ghenade, Matei Câlția. Tuesday, November 8, between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
CEREFREA / Villa Noël, Émile Zola Street, no. 6, Bucharest

The Lesson of Nature (V)
Lecture by Ștefan Rusu (curator, editor, and artist): Wednesday, November 9, between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
National University of Arts Bucharest / Moving Image and Photography Department, G-ral Ion Budișteanu Street, no. 19, Bucharest

The Lesson of Nature (VI)
Book launch: Lucian Bran, Borrowed Territories, artist, authors Magda Radu, Augustina Stanciu, Monica Stroe și Bogdan Iancu and editorial team: graphic design, Alin Cinca; coordinators, Alexandra Manole and Matei Câlția in attendance. Saturday, November 12, at 19:00 hrs
Galeria Posibilă, Popa Petre Street, no. 6, Bucharest

Bucharest Art Week is an annual event organized by the Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Arts, financed this year by AFCN, session II 2016, Cultural Projects, ARCUB – the Centre for Cultural Projects of the Bu-charest Municipality, through the Bucharest In-visible City Program, and AFCN, session I 2016, Editorial Projects.
Sponsor: PURE WATER.
With the support of: Fonds de recherche – Société et culture Québec (FRQSC), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).