Now in its fourth year, ODD is running smoothly with a regular program of residencies and events.
After inviting artists, curators and other thinkers to investigate the notion of privacy as part of our 2017 program, a shared interest in means & methods of coming together emerged. From various angles, our guests questioned contemporary possibilities of sharing space, ideas and emotions at a scale which bypasses hierarchy and alienation. It seems as though young people around ODD are curious about what can be done when everyone is just a whisper away. In 2018, four young women curators perform their interests together with an artist of their choice. Adriana Blidaru invites Shaun Motsi, Georgiana Cojocaru works with Open School East member Lou Sainsbury, Cristina Vasilescu brings the house down together with Nora Silva, and Anca Bucur collaborates with like-minded Mara Genschel.
The ODD THEORY sessions are in full blossom this year, as we team up with Modulab and Fractalia to deliver 3 sessions on writing/politics, commons/decolonialism & techno-culture, hosted by renown thinkers from all over the world. Each event will consist of a public talk and a private reading session and will conclude with a publication written by the participants.
Our interest in South-East Asia only gets keener: this year, we have an exchange program with Yogyakarta, Indonesia which materializes in various events between March-July, and we also dedicate QUIET ODD to artist films from the region – we hope you will enjoy these discoveries as much as we do!
Finally our sound sessions are as strong as ever, with ODD NIGHTS bringing a full-on line-up featuring one Romanian jewel alongside an international star, for 8 powerful sessions. The baby of the family, Introspective, offers a gorgeous selection of intimate encounters with sound lovers of all kinds throughout the year.
We are extremely happy that the entire program is co-funded by AFCN, who once again is the invaluable supporter of the independent contemporary art scene. We are also grateful for the extra support we receive this year from the Goethe Institut.
ODD will be gracefully hosted in 2018 by The National Literature Museum (MNLR), in the attic of their permanent exhibition space at 8, Nicolae Crețulescu St. We are looking forward to this new partnership and the interpretations it will open!