P R I V A T E L Y
In 2017, ODD makes its first attempt at a fully curated program. Exhibitions and performances, work groups and public debates – all gather under the banner of privacy, a term we set out to understand and re-signify.
The proposal stems from the observation that contemporary public space where the individual may act (where he is allowed to act) is in fact governed by the rhetoric of the private. The public space no longer functions on the basis of negotiations between different individuals / various groups, it is claimed by an abstract entity which is nonetheless humanized, a kind of absolute moral master, acting in its own interest, that of economic profit.
Interventions in the gallery space turn to abstract as well as physical coordinates of the private, weigh its ability to function in and of its own, as well as in connection to the public, assess its morphology, permeability and limits, and question discourses surrounding it.
The screening program QUIET ODD is produced in partnership with n.b.k. and the Czech Centre in Bucharest, featuring a monthly selection of Romanian and international artist films relevant for our subject matter.
ODD THEORY returns with a permanent work group and several public lectures & workshops, from thinkers in the arts, literature, media and politics.
Featuring: Cristina Bogdan, Vasile Leac, Constantin Badea, Adrian Newell Păun, Vlad Viski, Adrian Schiop, bogdan lypkhan, von blaremberg, Ana UZURA, Morfolina, Valentina Chiriță, George Enache, Camilla Paolino + Lucas Cantori + Roxane Bovet + Yoan Mudry and their friends, Nita Mocanu & Marius Stoica, Ovidiu Hulubei, Adriana Gheorghe, Marina Albu, Mårten Spångberg, Alina Popa, Florian Cramer, Germán Sierra, František Zachoval, Silke Wittig, Anca Bucur, George Roșu, Mihai Șovăială.
* Image credits: Ariel Cusnir, Planets, 2013.
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