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Ovidiu Hulubei

TRAIN THE MUSCLE NOT THE MOVEMENT

PLACENTIA ARTE è lieta di presentare TRAIN THE MUSCLE NOT THE MOVEMENT, performance e mostra personale di Ovidiu Hulubei, a cura di Cristina Bogdan.

 

"E’ affascinante pensare che siamo una collezione di gesti,
non una concatenazione di muscoli.
E’ affascinante guardare, recitare,
come abbiamo fatto in arte negli ultimi 50 anni.
E aspettare poi un riscontro. 
Che strategie utilizziamo per facilitare lo scambio desiderato e in che modo la nuova pratica performativa affronta tale questione?
Lavori che si ricompongono nella mente dell’osservatore.
Lavori che non possono ricomporsi.
Lavori che hanno viaggiato per divenire completi,
nonostante non siano concepiti per essere tali.
Matematica e mondo interiore.
Forme e colori.
Che superfici ci sono oltre la banalità?
I modelli dei gesti non sono gesti.
I personaggi di Philip K. Dick vedono sempre la realtà in modo distorto. 
Ricomponi con fluidità e intelligenza.
Guarda la mostra, muoviti tra i frammenti dei frammenti,
che non generano mai un tutto.
Accogli il fallimento.
Divertiti.”

[Cristina Bogdan]

 

Ovidiu Hulubei [1984 - Romania], ha studiato all’Università di Arte e Design di Cluj Napoca (RO) e attualmente vive e lavora a Londra. Ha presentato il suo lavoro in diverse mostre collettive e personali in Europa, tra le più recenti: The Ballad of Peckham Rye, London, UK (2015); Performance NO.1 Clapham Orangery, UK (2015) e The Waiting Room, Berlin (2014); The future must be sweet, Placentia Arte, 2013 (mostra personale); Appropriation Beyond the Object, Banner Repeater, Londra (2013); Kant grapefruit M3, konsthall Sweden (2012); Rituals, Platforma Space MNAC Bucharest, Romania (2012);  e Possible futures, probable pasts, Fluid Gallery, Duesseldorf (2011). I suoi video sono stati presentati, tra gli altri, al Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (AR), al Centre Pompidou di Parigi, alla Triennale di Milano e al Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, MACRO Testaccio.

Cristina Bogdan [1985 - Bucarest] è editor della rivista ARTA e gestisce ODD, una piattaforma curatoriale ed educativa a Bucarest. Dopo gli studi in Storia dell'Arte e Filosofia attualmente svolge un dottorato di ricerca in Teoria dell'Arte all'Università di Parigi 1, Sorbona. Ha tenuto lezioni in Arte Contemporanea presso il London College of Communication e l'Università per la Creative Arts di Farnham.

 

Qui il video completo della performance svolta durante l'opening

 

 


14 maggio – 4 giugno 2016

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Ovidiu Hulubei

TRAIN THE MUSCLE NOT THE MOVEMENT

PLACENTIA ARTE is delighted to present TRAIN THE MUSCLE NOT THE MOVEMENT, a performance and solo exhibition by Ovidiu Hulubei, curated by Cristina Bogdan.

 

“It is good to think we are a collection of gestures, 
not a concatenation of muscles.     
It is good to watch, to play, 
like we have been doing in art for the past 50 years. 
And then expect feedback. 
What strategies do we employ to facilitate the desired exchange and in what way does new performance work address such issues?
Works that recompose in the viewer’s mind.
Works that cannot recompose.
Works which have traveled in order to be complete,
yet they are not expected to be.
Mathematics and the inside world.
Forms and colors.
What surfaces from under banality?
Models of gestures are not gestures.
Characters in a Philip K. Dick novel always see reality in a distorted way.
Recompose fluidly, intelligently.
Look at the exhibition, zig-zag between the fragments of the fragments 
that never make a whole.
Embrace failure.
Enjoy.”

[Cristina Bogdan]

 

Ovidiu Hulubei (1984, Romania), studied at the University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca (RO) and currently lives and works in London. His work and performances have been presented in a number of solo and group exhibitions around Europe; among them, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, London, UK (2015); Performance NO.1 Clapham Orangery, UK (2015) and The Waiting Room, Berlin (2014); The Future Must Be Sweet, Placentia Arte, 2013  (solo); Appropriation Beyond the Object, Banner Repeater, London (2013); Kant Grapefruit M3, Konsthall, Sweden (2012); Rituals, Platforma Space MNAC Bucharest, Romania (2012);  Possible futures, Probable Pasts, Fluid Gallery, Dusseldorf (2011). He presented his video work during several screenings, among others at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (AR), Centre Pompidou, Paris, Triennale di Milano, MACRO Testaccio, Rome.

Cristina Bogdan [1985 - Bucarest] is the editor of Revista ARTA and runs ODD, a curatorial and educational platform in Bucharest. She is currently a PhD researcher in Art Theory at the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne, with a background in Art History and Philosophy. She lectured in Contemporary Art at the London College of Communication and the University for the Creative Arts Farnham.

 

Here is the complete video shooting of the performance that took place during the opening

 

 


may, 14th – june, 4th - 2016

 
 
PLACENTIA ARTE - the journey latex + artificial hair + polyester + artificial acrylic eyes cm. 40 x 16, slide on 75mm projector, 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

the journey

latex + artificial hair + polyester + artificial acrylic eyes
cm. 40 x 16, slide on 75mm projector, 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

PLACENTIA ARTE - the journey [det.] latex + artificial hair + polyester + artificial acrylic eyes cm. 40 x 16, slide on 75mm projector, 2016 ph. credit Marta Castaldo

the journey [det.]

latex + artificial hair + polyester + artificial acrylic eyes
cm. 40 x 16, slide on 75mm projector, 2016

ph. credit Marta Castaldo

PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement  3 paintings, indian ink on canvas cm. 20.3 x 25.4 [each], 2016 ph. credit Marta Castaldo

train the muscle not the movement 

3 paintings, indian ink on canvas
cm. 20.3 x 25.4 [each], 2016

ph. credit Marta Castaldo

PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement  performance, 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

train the muscle not the movement 

performance, 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement  performance, 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

train the muscle not the movement 

performance, 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei
PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement  performance, 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

train the muscle not the movement 

performance, 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei
PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement series of 6 couple sculptures, cementite cm. 15 x 4 x 4 (each), 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

train the muscle not the movement

series of 6 couple sculptures, cementite
cm. 15 x 4 x 4 (each), 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

PLACENTIA ARTE - train the muscle not the movement  [det.] series of 6 couple sculptures, cementite cm. 15 x 4 x 4 (each), 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

train the muscle not the movement  [det.]

series of 6 couple sculptures, cementite
cm. 15 x 4 x 4 (each), 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

PLACENTIA ARTE - waiting for godot installation of 16 pieces, indian ink on canvas cm. 150 x 75, 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

waiting for godot

installation of 16 pieces, indian ink on canvas
cm. 150 x 75, 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

PLACENTIA ARTE - waiting for godot video, 5’ min. 3’’ sec. [loop], 2016 ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

waiting for godot

video, 5’ min. 3’’ sec. [loop], 2016

ph. credit Ovidiu Hulubei

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