ART ENCOUNTERS | Appearance & Essence | 3-31 OCTOBER 2015 TIMISOARA | ARAD
The Timco Halls will be the main location of the Art Encounters and will host the exhibition “Appearance and Essence” that gives its name to this first edition, which will be curated by Rainald Schumacher and Nathalie Hoyos.
Circumvalațiunii Way 8-12
Art Encounters focuses particularly on Romanian contemporary art, being yet another chapter of the multi-layered story of contemporary international art. This is the reason why this year’s edition will pay attention to the Romanian art between the 60s and today and will follow some of its inside stories.
The building consists of a metal structure covered with a tarpaulin, supported by high beams arranged on two directions. Prior to 1989 the “6 Martie” (“6th March”) enterprise used to run inside the building. It produced industrial equipment and had near to 2000 employees. On 19th of December 1989, during the Romanian Revolution, the factory was one of the first places where mass protests erupted, together with others such as “Elba”, “Azur” or “Solventul”. After 1989, the factory is privatized and narrows much of its activity, maintaining only a small part of the initial building up and running, much of the remaining parts of the building being rented.
The Timco Halls were opened to the art public in 2010, with the exhibition “În miezul lucrurilor” („In the middle of the things”), curated by Ileana Pintilie, followed up by “Posibil-Nesigur” (“Possible-Uncertain”) in 2011 and “The Vanishing Point” in 2014, all group exhibitions associated with the Centre of Contemporary Art Calina. With minimum interventions, the old industrial location is given a new function, offering this way the city means to host large-sized events, especially annual exhibitions of the graduate students of the Art and Design Faculty. Various other exhibitions from the international circuit were also held here, such as “Să nu ucizi” („Do not kill”), curated by Alexandra Titu or „Invasion 68 Prague” that displayed the works of the Czech photographer Josef Koudelka, centred around the 7 days of the Russian invasion of the city of Prague.
We wish to thank Ms. Alina Cristescu and the BEGA Group for the help given and for letting us use this location.
Appearance & Essence
Curators: Rainald Schumacher & Nathalie Hoyos
3-31 October, 11:00-19:00 (closed on Mondays)
FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER - PREVIEW DAY
14:00 – 15:00 Performance: Written on the Wind, Bureau of Melodramatic Research,
SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER
14:00 – 15:00 Performance: Good Afternoon Timișoara! hosted by DJ Angel,
Saâdane Afif, Halele Timco