Lateral ArtSpace | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
24 March - 5 May 2018
Participating artists: Alfredo Aceto (CH), Alberto Di Fabio (IT), Lucian Indrei (RO), Ciprian Mureşan (RO), Mohamed Namou (FR), Achraf Touloub (FR)
Curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto (IT)
The collaboration between artists is an experience with often surprising results comparable to those produced in nature by a graft, an emblematic meeting point between science and experiment, fact and imponderability. Greffes (Grafts) speaks of this phenomenon, always alive even if little known. On this occasion, authors from different generations, cultures and languages, after a first stop at Villa Medici in Rome, meet in Cluj as initial, unanticipated witnesses of the creative dialogue that puts them in tune. They thus give rise to Greffes, the result of their mutual esteem and professional and emotional brotherhood, in a game of intellectual and visual references that is the basis of this exhibition project. – the curator
Alfredo Aceto (Turin, 1991; lives and works in Geneva). Solo shows (selection): Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenaghen (2017); Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj (2017); Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (2016); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2015); Espace le Carré, Lille (2010). Group shows (selection): Re-Routing Nature, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2018); Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); Mementos, Tour et Taxis, Brussels (2017); ELAC, Renens (2017); Death of the Shambls, Silicon Malley, Prilly (2015); Kiefer Hablitzel Preis, Kunsthaus, Glarus (2015); Lavorare lavorare lavorare, preferisco il rumore del mare, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2015); Mess on a Mission, La Cartonnerie, Marseille (2014).
Alberto Di Fabio (Avezzano, 1966; lives and works in Rome and New York). Solo shows (selection): Spanish Royal Academy, Rome (2017); Porta degli Angeli, Ferrara (2016); Italian Embassy, Paris (2015); MACRO, Rome (2015); Mart, Rovereto (2015); Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples (2014); Town hall of 4th arrondissement, Paris (2013); Estorick Collection, London (2013); National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2012). Group shows (selection): Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); Memoires d’été, Villa Medici, Rome (2016); Tirana open 1, Tirana (2015); Dublin Contemporary, National Gallery, Dublin (2011); International Art Biennale, Beijing (2005).
Lucian Indrei (Bistriţa, 1983; lives and works in Cluj-Napoca). Solo shows (selection): Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj (2016). Group shows (selection): Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); DPlatform Season 2, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest (2017); Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (2017); Narrating images/Imagining stories, Domino, Plan B Foundation, Cluj (2017); Polished Honesty, Centre of Visual Arts, Bucharest (2016); Kritischemassenausstellung aus der Manege, Kunstarkaden, Munich (2016); Untitled, ArtAthina, Athens (2015); Pale Blue Dot, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj (2014); Common Endeavor, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj (2012).
Ciprian Mureşan (Dej, 1977; lives and works in Cluj-Napoca). Solo shows (selection): Villa Medici, Rome (2018); Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (2016); Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2015); Museion, Bolzano (2013); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013); Tate Modern, Project space, London (2012); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2012); Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca (2012); FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2011); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2010). Group shows (selection): Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); Venice Biennale (2017); Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul: Freiburg, Museum of Modern Art, Freiburg (2016); Mapping Bucharest, MAK, Vienna (2015); Working from Language, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2015); Chercher le garçon, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris (2015); Workers leaving the studio. Looking away from socialist realism, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (2015); Few Were Happy with Their Condition, Kunsthalle, Winterthur (2015); A few grams of red, yellow, blue, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014); Without Reality There Is No Utopia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2013); Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2013); Image. Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2013); Six Lines of Flight, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2012); Genius Without Talent, De Appel, Amsterdam (2011); Les Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); Biennale of Sydney (2010); where do we go from here?, Secession, Vienna (2010).
Mohamed Namou (Oran, 1987; lives and works in Paris). Solo shows (selection): La Vulcanizadora, Bogotá (2017); Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City (2017); Berthold Pott, Cologne (2016); Levy Delval, Brussels (2015); Mor Charpentier, Paris (2015). Group shows (selection): Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); They Want EFX, Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna (2016); Networked Encounters Offline, Lewben Art Foundation, Kaunas (2015); The Office, ALC partners, Paris (2014); Jeune Création, Le 104, Paris (2012); Jardin éphémère, Parcours d’art, Saint-Ouen (2012).
Achraf Touloub (Casablanca, 1986; lives and works in Paris). Solo shows (selection): Plan B Gallery, Berlin (2016); Galerie Isa, Mumbai (2015); Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels (2015). Group shows (selection): Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome (2017); Venice Biennale (2017); Cher(e)s Ami(e)s, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Shuffling Cards, Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Art-Cade, Marseille (2012); Sans vous, rien ne se fera, Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen (2011); Art Biennale, Le Havre (2010); A Snowball Effect, Mains d’Œuvres, Saint-Ouen (2010).
Pier Paolo Pancotto is an independent curator based in Rome. Curator of the exhibition projects: Art Club, The French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici (2016-ongoing: Cy Twombly, Martin Creed, Adrian Ghenie, Wilhelm Sasnal, Ciprian Mureşan, Pier Paolo Calzolari, etc.); Fortezzuola, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (2016-ongoing: Martin Soto Climent, Alfredo Aceto/Claire Tabouret, Claire Fontaine, Ciprian Mureşan, Landon Metz, etc.); and Spirito, Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome (2008-2011: Cyprien Gaillard, Mat Collishaw, etc.). Curator of the exhibitions (selection): Eddie Peake, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015; Nasan Tur, Musei di Villa Torlonia, Rome, 2015; Nick Oberthaler, Museo H.C. Andersen, Rome, 2014; Nico Vascellari (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017; Estorick Collection, London, 2016; National Museum, Tirana, 2015); Daniele Puppi, (Town hall of 4th arrondissement, Paris, 2014; Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2013); Alberto Di Fabio (Italian Embassy, Paris, 2015; Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, 2014; Town hall of 4th arrondissement, Paris, 2013; Estorick Collection, London, 2013; National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, 2012); Günther Förg, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, 2013; Dove Allouche, Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2012; Carsten Nicolai, Museo H.C. Andersen, Rome, 2010; Carla Accardi, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, 2010. Editor of (selection): Arte contemporanea. Il nuovo millennio (2013); Arte contemporanea: dal minimalismo alle ultime tendenze (2010).
A cultural program co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
Source: (Fabrica De Pensule)