Chaos: The age confusion. International Biennial for Contemporary Art. The icons produced with common meanings and messages in this process are the patterns of art, political life, religion, culture and subculture. Curated by Zsolt Petranyi
Chaos: The age confusion
Artists: Erik Binder/Eduard Constantin/Janos Fodor/El Perro/Rainer Ganahl/Katia Lombardi/Agent Mc/Sebastian Moldovan/Pedro Motta/Ioana Nemes/Ilona Ne'meth/Tatsumi Orimoto/Dan Perjovschi/Catalin Rulea/Janek Simon/Attila Stark/Aya Tzukioka/Wang Qingsong
Opening: May 25, 2006, 19.00 hours, Skateboard Park Herastrau. Agent MC performance and launch of a limited edition of skateboard plates draw by Dan Perjovschi.
“The icons produced with common meanings and messages in this process are the patterns of art, political life, religion, culture and subculture. The common adoption of the meaning of these units gives the basis of any visual language. From the perspective of our approach to the question of confusion, the change of the role of icons plays an important part in the sense of chaos. The signs of a politically and ideologically conducted world in any kind of totalitarian system could play with the visuals by segregating the ideological from the commercial, and moreover by separating the local use of symbols from their global sources and essential meanings. Democracy as a system opens up all of the possible uses of visual messages, which leads to parallel appearances of very different patterns. The reading of these differences is open to intellectuals up to the point where the symbols are no longer a part of the self expression of local or global - less known - subcultures.
The long history of the function of this practice of communities creating and using images is without doubt, just as the quantity of the used images increases with global culture, linked to the possibility for greater access to these languages, something that becomes more and more difficult." (Extras from Zsolt Petranyi, “Chaos: The age of confusion", Pavilion no.9/reader BB2)
PAVILION LECTURE SERIES
Marina Grzinic, “Queer in Photography"
Rainer Ganahl, “My Misery with Marx, or How I become an Artist"
Zsolt Petranyi, “Chaos: The age of Confusion"
Details on http://www.bucharestbiennale.org
Texts by: Zsolt Petrany, Jean Baudrillard, Cristina Bucica, Alexander R. Galloway, Marina Grzinic, Razvan Ion, Alexandra Jivan, Douglas Kellner, Suzana Milevska, Ronald F. King, Cosmin Gabriel Marian, Tincuta Parv, Lia Perjovschi, Eugen Radescu, Raqs Media Collective, Marko Stamencovic, Sefik Seki Tatlic, Michel Tournier.
Venues: Venues: Museum of Geology
Museum of Literature
National Dance Center
Skeateboard Park Herastrau
Audi Art Room