11.11.2019
British Council Romania

The Institute of the Present (IP) presents a new edition of its lecture series Looking Forward, Looking Back, the first in the series of events connected to the exhibition 24 Arguments. Early Encounters in Romanian Neo-Avant-Garde 1969-1971 open at the National Art Museum of Romania between November 7, 2019 – February 2, 2020.

2019, 7.11, 9.11, 10.11, 15.11, 16.11, 8.12
2020, 25.01
National Art Museum of Romania

The Institute of the Present opens in the frame of its research programmes a layer of action dedicated to the revisiting of pieces and events that have marked the local artistic landscape in the field of modern and contemporary dance. In 2019, in direct relation with the exhibition 24 Arguments. Early Encounters in Romanian Neo-Avant-Garde 1969–1971, the Institute present a performative event based on a reintepretation of the Genesis piece by choreographer Miriam Răducanu, signed by artist Mădălina Dan.

7.11.2019–2.2.2020
The National Museum of Art of Romania

The Institute of the Present and the National Museum of Art of Romania open the exhibition 24 Arguments. Early Encounters in Romanian Neo-Avant-Garde 1969–1971. This is the first event of a cycle conceived by the Institute of the Present and dedicated to the visual and performing art of the 1960s and 1970s in Romania.
Artists: Horia Bernea, Ion Bitzan, Liviu Ciulei, Radu Dragomirescu, Șerban Epure, Pavel Ilie, Ritzi Jacobi, Peter Jacobi, Ovidiu Maitec, Paul Neagu, Miriam Răducanu, Diet Sayler, Radu Stoica, Vladimir Șetran, Grupul Sigma

10.10.2019

The Institute of the Present (IP) presents the sixth edition of its lecture series Looking Forward, Looking Back, the second dedicated to questions opened up by the recent historiographies of textile art in Eastern European and international space during 1960–1980, a period which determined a paradigm shift in regards to the use, interpretation and theoretical and artistic questioning of the medium

26.09.2019
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present (IP) announces a new event as part of its lecture series Looking Forward, Looking Back. The 5th event in this series is dedicated to questions opened up by the recent historiographies of textile art in Eastern European and international space during 1960–1980, a period which determined a paradigm shift in regards to the use, interpretation and theoretical and artistic questioning of the medium.

30.07.2019
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present launches at this end of July the new issues of the Parkour micro-publication series published in Romanian and English and dedicated to artists Lucian Meţianu, Diet Sayler, Miriam Răducanu (second edition, revised). The event will take place on July 30, 19:00 at Modul Cărturești.

23.05.2019
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present (IP) presents in the frame of its lecture series Looking Forward, Looking Back an artist talk with Portuguese choreographer, Vera Mantero. The event is organised in connection with a week-long workshop, Collegium—a new layer of action within the Institute’s educational programme centred on the artists’ engagement with pedagogy and other forms of reflection upon the process of working.

 

 

25.03.2019
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present (IP) continues in 2019 its Lecture Series Looking Forward, Looking Back. The 3rd event is dedicated to questions opened up by the recent historiographies of performance in Eastern European art, which are provoking a theoretical interrogation of the medium’s paradigms of interpretation. The two lectures plead for a contextualised re-reading of performance art in the region…

20-24.05.2019
Bucharest

IP—The Institute of the Present introduces COLLEGIUM—a new layer of action within its educational programme centred on the artists’ engagement with pedagogy and other forms of reflection upon the process of working. With each edition conceived in the form of a week-long workshop for professionals from Romania and the countries of Eastern Europe, COLLEGIUM puts forward a knowledge-resource space, advocating for a confrontational field featuring a variety of practices of performance and visual arts…

02-03.11.2018
Bucharest

IP—The Institute of the Present announces in the frame of its research strand the first Regional Meeting dedicated to the issue of history writing in Eastern European post-war art from the viewpoint of each local culture’s referential field. The two-day conference gathers recognized scholars and researchers in the region and beyond. The event is intended to take place biannually, addressing each time a specific topic.

17.10.2018
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present (IP) continues in the frame of the project Atlas of Personal Accounts the series of lectures Looking Forward, Looking Back. Departing from a closer look on artists’ concern with historicisation, with reassesment of models and narratives in the history of art and culture, with exploration of the dialogical dimension of the past and subjective envision of the future, the project introduces innovative approaches to recent art practice and theory.

03-06.10.2017
București

The Institute of the Present (IP) opens a series of workshops entitled The World According to…, a component of the Atlas of Personal Accounts. Within the framework of these workshops, artistic intention is a key term for investigating and reading the vocabulary of artistic practices generated in a specific cultural context. Each workshop follows a script, a choreography of personal archives, carefully organised together with each of the artists around a number of themes or key concepts.

27.09.2017
Bucharest

The Institute of the Present (IP) launches the series of lectures Looking Forward, Looking Back. Centered on questions around (art) historical canons, artistic production, on the transfer, reception and circulation of contents, materials and ideas in a given cultural environment and geopolitical reality, the lectures aim at opening a discussion about the afterlife of histories and the role played by artists in reshaping our understanding of a possible future.

 

2017

The Institute of the Present (IP) starts in 2017 its research and educational programme dedicated to the recording of artistic facts, events, objects and situations that have defined the history of visual and performing arts in Romania starting from the late 1960s until today, with the project Atlas of Personal Accounts.