ART ENCOUNTERS | Appearance & Essence | 3-31 OCTOBER 2015 TIMISOARA | ARAD
Alina Şerban is an art historian, curator and independent editor. Between 2008 and 2011 she co-ordinated the activity of the Centre for Visual Introspection in Bucharest. What the centre’s projects had in common was a research-oriented practice that drew on various formats, from conferences and film screenings to public arts interventions and exhibitions, from the development of local networks to the publication of specialist works. In 2009, Şerban was the curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice International Biennale of Art, with a project titled The Seductiveness of the Interval, which went on to be shown at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, in 2010.
She is the editor of Ion Grigorescu. The Man with a Single Room and Geta Brătescu. The Studio (Sternberg, Berlin, 2013), and the monographs Series. Multiples. Realisms, a project developed with Romanian photographer Nicu Ilfoveanu, and Ioana NemeŞ. Artist’s Book (Spector Books, 2014). In 2010, she published Evicting the Ghost. Architectures of Survival, dedicated to the research undertaken by the architects of studioBASAR in Bucharest and others into the post-1989 phenomenon of retroceded properties. She is involved in research and publishing projects, and gives theoretical presentations and lectures at various international conferences. In 2014, she realised the following two exhibitions: Vision of a Nation, in partnership with the Oslo Photography Centre, held at the Oslo Fotogalleriet, and Enchanting Views: Urbanism and Architecture in Romanian Black Sea Tourism in the 1960s and 70s, with architects Kalliopi Dimou and Sorin Istudor, held at the Salle Dalles of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sigma: Cartography of Learning 1969-1983
Curators: Alina Șerban, Andreea Palade Flondor and Space Caviar / Organized by Ordinul Arhitecților din România, filiala Timiș and Art Encounters Foundation
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3-31 October, 11:00-19:00 (closed on Mondays)