58 Plantelor Residency

OPEN CALL 2018
Plantelor 58 Residency – Photo Focus
The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) in Bucharest, Romania is offering a residency opportunity for a curator and an artist working with photography to document and envision a site-specific project in Bucharest for this summer.
Application deadline is the 28th April 2018. All submissions and questions are to be addressed to contact@arac.ro
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PAST PROJECTS

Academic Drawing by artist Kazimieras Sližys
Kazimieras Sližys worked together with curator Anca Verona Mihuleț to develop the Academic Drawing exhibition which opened between the 26th of September and the 15th of November, 2015. The research project of the Lithuanian artist implied instruments that didn’t aim to define an aesthetic statement; the conscious fragmentation of space, the usage of the sound and light for defining the immediate area of interest imposed unexpected forms of organizing the collected information. In order to avoid subjectivity and limit his possibilities, the artist had worked according to a well-established plan ever since his departure from Vilnius.

Infrastructure by artist Helena Wallberg
The exhibition Infrastructure was the result of the collaboration between Helena Wallberg and Anca Verona Mihuleţ, during the two months spent by the artist at the residency “Plantelor 58” and it opened between the 29th of November and the 17th of January, 2016. Helena Wallberg graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her space interventions and site-specific installations have been displayed in various spaces – academic, independent, alternative – in Stockholm, Rotterdam and Vienna. Interested in materiality, Helena Wallberg questions distance, memory and personal space.

ARAC is a non-profit organization founded in June 2012, in order to produce and promote contemporary art in Romania and abroad. The initiative of the 58 Plantelor Residency belongs to Anca Poterasu, gallerist and ARAC President. The first edition of the Residency took place in 2015 and it was financed through a grant offered by Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government.