Works in the seventh edition of Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art will be displayed on billboards in different areas of the city, rather than between the four walls of a museum or an art gallery, the organizers of the event announced. The Bucharest Biennial will take place this year between May 26th and June 30th. Each work will be exhibited for the first time during the event and will be adapted to the exhibition medium. The works will be exhibited on billboards and backlit billboards.
The event is curated by Niels Van Tomme, a researcher, critic and curator working at the intersection of culture, politics and contemporary aesthetics. The novel approach, made possible through a cooperation with Posterscope Romania, is meant to “open up a discourse about how the public spaces in a city can be cultivated.”
“The curatorial concept of Niels Van Tomme ‘What Are They Building Down There?’ puts forth strong overtones of a new way of navigating the city, the works being exhibited in different urban areas, creating a trail which invites one to discover the entirety of Bucharest, not just experience an art exhibition,” explain Răzvan Ion and Eugen Rădescu, cofounders of the Bucharest Biennale.
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