The second edition of the Bucharest Art Week will take place between October 9th and October 16th. The event is curated by Switzerland-based Olga Stefan and is inspired in its structure by Czech author Milan Kundera’s 1979 work The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. The Bucharest Art Week will adopt the novel’s themes and construction throughout seven days of exhibitions, photo-video installations, film screenings, performances, artist talks and panel discussions in various cultural spaces of the capital, such as: The National Library of Romania, Horia Bernea Studio – Cinema of the Peasant Museum, Eforie and Union cinemas, Orizont Gallery, Atelier 35 and the Francophone Centre for Advanced Social Studies, among others.
The six sections of the exhibition will coincide with the themes in Kundera’s book: Laughter, Forgetting, Litost, Border, Angels and Love and will include art, photo and video installations produced by Romanian and international artists.
Over 30 artists, curators, film directors and historians from Romania and abroad have been invited to take part at the event, including Esther Shalev-Gerz, Dor Guez, Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Stefan Sava, Dan Acostioaei, Agnieszka Polska, Sarah Sweeney, Nedko Solakov, Himali Singh Soin, Sophie Calle, Katerina Seda, Hito Steyerl, Dorothy Iannone, Dan Perjovschi, Tereza Barta, Laurentiu Damian, Moscu Copel, Sabina Pop, Titus Mesaros, Iancu Moscu, Lucian Pintilie, Mila Turajlic, Oana Giurgiu, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mihaela Dragan and Mihai Lukacs, Gianina Carbunariu, Xandra Popescu and Larisa Crunteanu, Calin Man and Kinema Ikon group, Stefan Haupt, Mihai Andrei Leaha, Samir, Veda Popovici, Irina Gheorghe, Alina Popa, Richard Pettifer.
The full program of the event is available here.
Photo source: Bucharest Art Week Facebook page