HOW INNOCENT IS THAT?

Tuesday May 05th 2009, 3:29 am
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On April 30, PAVILION UNICREDIT hosted the opening of HOW INNOCENT IS THAT?, an exhibition curated by Eugen Radescu, opened for the public until July 05.

Participants: AES+F (Rusia), Carlos Aires (Spain), Juan delGado (Spain/UK), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Germany).

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Andrei Craciun (left), coordinator of PAVILION UNICREDIT, Razvan Ion (centre), Director of PAVILION UNICREDIT and Eugen Radescu (right), curator of the show.

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“In our times, who can pay much attention to the massacre of the innocence? The innocents of yesterday are sending the bombs of today, these supreme gifts of helplessness, infamy and failure. There is an East of the innocence, like there is a West of the innocents. As I am living in Romania - the state and paideuma of innocence in its unbalanced, unhappy and dumb form - I imagined the “stranger”, with his “strangeness”, was something - something else (together with his alter). Far from the truth. We are all false, disintegrated, miserable, and lacking innocence. Lacking interest. Civilization doesn’t mean the steam engine, but it means civility, the ability to have civic relationships, to follow judicial norms. Somehow, all these attributes are lost. We have forgotten our civility; we lost our civilization. We have become innocent vacuum cleaners and we are sucking in ignorance, pain, ardour, hatred, show. Nowadays it is easier to kill one thousand people than say “Have a good day”.  (quoted from Eugen Radescu’s book “HOW INNOCENT IS THAT?)

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