[Oberlist] MNAC & CNAP present Architectures/Dessins/Utopies

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Sat Feb 12 10:26:45 CET 2011



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From: e-Flux <info at mailer.e-flux.com>
Subject: MNAC & CNAP present Architectures/Dessins/Utopies
To: hierorfeu at yahoo.com
Date: Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:40 AM






February 11, 2011






					MNAC Bucharest / CNAP Paris


                        Vito Acconci, "Projet de piste de skate board"/ Project for the skateboard track," 1999.
Colour pencil, black marker, silver marker, collage, photocopy, colour print.*  


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works from the Centre National Des Arts Plastiques, Paris

24 January–20 April 2011

						 MNAC Bucharest

2 - 4 Izvor St., E4, Bucharest 5 (RO), 050563

T/ F +40 21 318 91 37 

Wednesday – Sunday 10.00h - 18.00h

info at mnac.ro


						Vito ACCONCI // Elisabeth BALLET // Yves BÉLORGEY // Etienne BOSSUT // Rosemarie CASTORO // Philippe COGNÉE // Enzo
Yong Ping HUANG // Alain JOSSEAU // Jean-Paul JUNGMANN // Ilya KABAKOV // Tadashi KAWAMATA // KCHO // Per KIRKEBY // Jan
KOPP // P.Nicolas LEDOUX // Sol LeWITT // Markus LÜPERTZ // Najia MÉHADJI // Didier MENCOBONI // Tania MOURAUD // Matt
MULLICAN // Roman ONDÁK // Dennis OPPENHEIM // Lucy ORTA // Yazid OULAB // Claude PARENT & François LETAILLIEUR //
Giuseppe PENONE // Gaetano PESCE // Françoise QUARDON // Evariste RICHER // Georges ROUSSE // Yvan SALOMONE // Fred
SANDBACK // Richard SERRA // Veit STRATMANN // Tatiana TROUVÉ // Tamas ZANKO //


Ruxandra Balaci

MNAC Artistic Director


Claude Allemand-Cosneau

Director of the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain/CNAP

The Architectures/Dessins/Utopies exhibition presents drawings (collages, drawn interventions)  pertaining to
architecture by visual artists and drawings by architects that go beyond architecture stricto sensu. It will be
on display at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest from January to April 2011 and relies on a selection of
works, rarely or never shown before, from the prestigious French state collection, the Fonds National d'Art
Contemporain/Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

Architecture is envisaged as a central theme, a protagonist, resembling concrete or imaginary iconography in the
artistic process of many contemporary artists. Artists are using architecture as a framework: scenographical,
philosophical, socio-anthropological and symbolic, to point out contradictions of contemporary life, to focus on
psychological and behavioural knowledge, on urban culture and civilization with all the vast and complex issues of
today's megacities. Architecture is perceived and metonymically acts as an evolving parameter of development or, on the
contrary, as a sensor for alienation, high anxiety caused by globalisation, excessive economic growth, recession, social
disparity and political conflicts. It connects, on the one hand, to the de-humanisation of inhabitable spaces, to the
proliferation of surveillance, of restrictive/oppressive enclosures, of inclusion/seclusion (through physical, mental or
symbolic barriers). But on the other hand, to the potential of making living spaces more harmonious and ethically
bearable, to transform the natural landscape, to create openings and enrich spaces, gaining utopian dimensions,
becoming, ultimately, a metaphor for human life.

Drawing turns out to be a concrete investigative tool to structure factual reality and to lead   towards real
architectural propositions. But also a playful tool for shaping the imaginary and the utopian, suggesting a fictional
order where weightlessness, newly created metaphysical armony, the expansion of space and the abolition of time are

Drawing allows both elaboration and improvisation. As if through the sketch—in the cognitive visual process—a kind
of a Zen like state of "awaking consciousness" is maintained.

The exhibition is accompanied by the no. 8  issue of  Cahiers de la Creation Contemporaine / CNAP / Paris.

Project realised with the support of : Ministere Francais de la Culture et Communication,

Institut Francais Paris

MNAC partner : BRD Groupe Societe Generale

Sponsors: ING Bank, Chocolat, Cramele Rotenberg 

Media partners:  Igloo, Zeppelin, 24 Fun, Radio France Internationale, feeder.ro, Cocor MediaChannel

*Image above:

© Vito Acconci /CNAP.

Photo by Y. Chenot, Paris.





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