Aici Acolo is pleased to invite you to the upcoming exhibition In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen, with works by Cătălina Bucos, Megan Dominescu, Famous Female Artist, Mălina Ionescu & Andreea Medar.
Dates: 13 – 27 November 2020
Address: Str. Horea nr.5, ap.22, Cluj
It is a truth universally acknowledged that, when we use language, we have to tailor our explanation according to the system we are addressing. It is a pre-requirement to make sense – to make a meaning meaningful. But what if we didn’t? In our everyday life, our screens – as active surfaces of communication – open up doorways to multiple worlds, popping-up, as worlds within worlds. Such ‘ways of seeing’ or ‘navigating’ are not restricted only to our screens, but they spill over all the time. So, what if instead you are about to encounter a web of hybrid aesthetics: talking heads uttering in mismatched poetry, a dystopian sci-fi field of alien dogs, temporary communication codes that fall out of your understanding, and questions about lost digits that used to populate our money?
Ultimately, fiction has to do with an urge to believe in something, even though it is made of pixels, scribbles, discourses, material threads or pieces of traveling papers. And like any co-existing worlds, make-believes don’t run the need to constantly be explained away. Maybe, the trick is to just let these clashing fictions happen.
In Parallel Universes Different Things Happen is part of Aici Acolo‘s 2020 program, Fictions of Tech & Life – Aici Acolo exhibitions explore fiction as an instrument of reframing the every day, our mediation through technology, encounters, and the narratives that shape our contemporary society. The extended curatorial project brings together exhibitions, micro-residences, and connected conversational – events to better grasp and ask how do we connect with technology from the warmth of our bodies outward.
Aici Acolo is a curatorial collective formed by a group of friends, artists, and curators, organizing pop-up exhibitions in unused or abandoned spaces in Cluj-Napoca.
Project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
Aici Acolo is a curatorial collective by a group of friends, artists, and curators, that organize Pop Up exhibitions in unused or abandoned spaces in Cluj-Napoca.
Parteneri: Centrul Cultural Clujean, Centrul Cultural German Cluj-Napoca, Fabrica de Pensule, Universitatea de Artă şi Design din Cluj-Napoca / UAD, Spam-Index.com , MATCA artspace.
Design credit: Flavius Augustin