Launch of Revista ARTA #24-25/2017

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ODD is proud to host the launch of a new issue of Revista ARTA, its main publication, featuring a compelling collection of texts on the issue of hybridity, curated by the magazine’s online editor Cristina Bogdan.

The essays in this section are written by some of the most interesting contemporary Romanian artists & thinkers – Alina Popa, Florin Flueraș, Irina Gheorghe, Ion Dumitrescu, Adriana Gheorghe, Ștefan Tiron, V. Leac, Bogdan Lypkhan, Mihnea Mihalache-Fiastru, a wonderer known as Șmirghel, Livia Pancu, Marta Jecu, Ovid Pop, Mihai Pecingine, Georgiana Cojocaru and Kinema Ikon main theoretician Gheorghe Săbău. Mihai Pecingine also translated Germán Sierra’s take on Additivist literature. There are visual contributions by Alle Dicu, Xavier Antipa and Mitoș Micleușanu, plus an original insert by the duo Monotremu.

The event starts at 7 pm on May 12. There will be presentations of the main theme of the issue and discussions from the main contributors from 8 pm. These may continue in an informal manner afterwards, to the sounds proposed by Ion D.

Casting for the project Give concrete a try

BioJeremieFor the shooting of the film that Jérémie Gaulin is preparing as part of his residency at ODD, we are looking for actors and actresses.

Castings take place Friday, September 16 at 17h + Saturday, September 18 at 16h. Location: ODD.

Each candidate will be asked to be part of a 15-20 minutes conversation with the artist, including a moment of on-the-spot improvisation. No need to prepare or learn anything beforehand.

Please bring with you an object of your choice.

For more information please email Jérémie.

KNOTS reviewed by Georgiana Cojocaru in Revista ARTA

ODD_18“When faced with the arrogant pretense of the official archives to the literary recovery of the past, the anti-archive from ODD wants to recover the interior interconnections, the ad-hoc data and people networks that are forced to permutations that are not necessarily governed by cause and effect, but by the ad-hoc relation networks.”

Read a close review of KNOTS by our young friend Georgiana Cojocaru in Revista ARTA.

Call for Projects: Expanded Space

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVolum Art Association launches a new call for projects for the programme Expanded Space, with the theme The grey area. The call is open throughout the period June 14 – July 17, 2016.

This year’s theme aims to question the methods of separating the public space from the private one, at the level of both physical space and discourse; to explore the limiting of gestures, actions and conversations in the public space; to inquire the process of establishing and legitimizing the frames of public interventions, as well as the extent to which these allow the participation of different groups and individuals. The theme intends to provoke a series of acute responses to the specificity of Romanian public space, which is now in a moment of tension and formation.

The artists are invited to propose temporary site-specific works: sculptures, installations, object-sculptures, performance. The space designated for the setup of the object or for the course of the intervention is to be chosen by the artist and should be motivated in the application. The proposed projects should answer to the theme The grey area, should be executed specifically for Expanded Space and this should  be the first time they are publicly presented (they should not have been previously presented in the context of another project, exhibition, event, etc.).

The organisers will cover the production of the works within the limit of the overall budget, without the cost of one work exceeding the sum of 7000 lei gross.

For the application please send:

1. Application form (which can be downloaded here);

2. The presentation of the project/s proposed (an artist can present up to three projects) which should contain:

a) the description of the project (description, technical details and the requested budget);

b) photo montage;

c) the concept (which should imply its link to the proposed theme);

3.   CV, artist statement, photo of the artist;

4.   Portfolio (5 representative artworks from the last 5 years)

The proposals should be sent to: spatiu.expandat@gmail.com.

More information on the Volum Art website.

ODD book raise

2 page - Pinching the Earth, This Measuring Touch 180Friends!

We are looking to expand our contemporary art library at the back of our new space.

Ideally, it should contain artist books, albums, catalogues, art history, art theory and philosophy books, in either Romanian or English.

We would like to select the most relevant ones, index them, and have them in free access in the ODD space. You will thus be able to consult them on the spot, during a talk or after a screening, or even read them with a nice cup of tea over one afternoon.

If you have interesting and original pieces in any of these categories, that you feel you can share with others, then please:

  • drop us an email at info@oddweb.org,
  • a line at 0761.458.203,
  • or bring them over straight away, from next week onward between 12-19!

QUIET ODD #9 part of Like CNDB

pg-jimmyrobert-album3_tcm41-82030As part of Like CNDB, ODD proposes a meeting with French artist Jimmy Robert, who will screen and discuss a 30-minute documentation of “A clean line that starts from the shoulder”, his latest solo show at M Museum, Leuven, followed by a Q & A session open to the public. For this project, Robert explores the different ways that lines and movements can be interpreted. He starts from Idel Ianchelevici’s fine line drawings of androgynous Africans.

The session takes place on April 14, from 19.30, venue Stere Popescu at CNDB. Facebook event here.

ODD settles down

Atena an3A space for theoretical discussion and social gatherings of all kinds, ODD welcomes to Bucharest artists, writers, critics, philosophers, performers, scientists, activists. Through residencies and informal events such as discussions, workshops, reading groups, performances, ODD provides for a combination of intimacy and playfulness, dialogue and resistance, from which to act upon the world.

Between December 2014 – August 2015, ODD was hosted in a villa in downtown Bucharest. It went through a nomadic period until March 2016.

From April 4, we are happy to announce that ODD is permanently hosted at 13, Șelari St. with the precious support of the Romanian Artists’ Union. We are receiving the space from the Atelier 35 team, Larisa Crunțeanu + Xandra Popescu, who we would like to thank for being an incredible professional and emotional anchor throughout our creative endeavors.

The Romanian Artists’ Union also generously provides the residency space, a small studio located at 33, Ermil Pangrati St.

In 2016, we continue our residency program as well as the QUIET ODD and ODD NIGHTS series. We are also developing a sustained educational program, comprising several reading groups, which we think of as a more responsive project following on ODD THEORY.

We look forward to seeing you at our new space from April 6 onward, when we launch the educational program with the first session of Utilitarian readings.

On April 13, our residency program kicks off with Atena adjusting her sandal, a project by Adelina Ivan curated by Georgiana Cojocaru.

Even days are over.

QUIET ODD #8 + collaboration with the Czech Centre

coverOn Sunday 21 February at 17.00, in connection to Tatiana Fiodorova’s exhibition When a book becomes a message, part of the Future Museum program launched by the Czech Centre in Bucharest, ODD invites cultural critic Vasile Ernu to propose a screening revealing to the public aspects of the Soviet underground in the 80s and 90s.

This is the second QUIET ODD for which we partner up with the Czech Centre, and since our understanding is in the region of perfection, we decided we wanted to make the relationship last. QUIET ODD becomes a permanent joint venture between the CC and ODD. Long live the friendly cooperation between the peoples!

one year ODD _ 18.12.15 _ Manasia Hub

12362707_1727624614136796_2668069940663829487_oExactly 1 year ago, ODD landed on the Bucharest art scene. With a sustained program of process-based artistic residencies and series of social gatherings, ODD became a provoking agent on the local scene, gathering around it a variable group of people interested in creating new contexts. After a it was hosted in a Bucharest downtown villa, ODD went nomadic. It has now been offered a new space, which needs a 1,000 restoration in order for it to be functional in 2016. This anniversary gig from our ODD NIGHTS series is a fundraising event where we reach out to all of you interested in investing in the ODD future.

The line-up for the night features road partners over the past year: Diana Miron, Bogdana Dima & Laurențiu Coțac, Plurabelle and Amber Amber with VJ RMN.

JOIN US IN THE FUTURE!

QUIET ODD #7 _ Green Hell / Creeping Garden

CreepingGardenvar1ODD and the Czech Centre in Bucharest are happy to present a QUIET ODD session in which we reveal our love for the future now. On December 13th, we invite you to the premiere of Ștefan Tiron and Mihai Sălăjan’s The Green Hell is the New Heaven, followed by the screening of The Creeping Garden, a film by Tim Graham and Jasper Sharp. In between, Tiron and Sălăjan, together with Claudiu Cobilanschi and biologist Alexandru Petre, will entertain you with stories from the Anthropocene.