“Public Neo-politics” (PAVILION is relocating) - a public talk with Răzvan Ion and Eugen Rădescu

Wednesday December 19th 2012, 4:38 am
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On 14th of December, 2012, PAVILION center held a public talk with Răzvan Ion and Eugen Rădescu on the occasion of the relocation of the space.

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In a time when reorganizing and resizing are key words in the institutional public discourse, Pavilion reconceptualizes and reinvents a new stage, on the occasion of the relocation of the activities of the art center. Usually, a pavilion is a temporary construction, something in-between a house and a tent with a specific and temporary purpose. Its best quality is functionality, it can be installed and uninstalled easily. It can be moved quickly from a place to another, but it has the potential to mark a certain space, inside or outside the pavilion. It is a temporary structure, as is the exact case of PAVILION, a temporary structure, a temporary platform for contemporary politics, art and culture.

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The temporary concept of PAVILION relates perfectly to the concept of today’s cultural (re)presentation. Art and culture are dynamic, temporary, often in a process of transformation, moving not only backwards, forwards, to the right or to the left, but also in each and every way. A temporary structure is needed in order to analyze the contemporary culture – one must be fast and dynamic, and it is needed an environment that is temporary, as the field that it represents, but that must also remain solid.

After 13 years of existence, the two co-founders of the organization held a public Q&A with the audience who supported us for such a long time. It was the last event in the location which hosted us for the last 4 years.

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UniCredit Țiriac Bank were generous enough to offer us a new space located at C.A. Rossetti no. 36 Street.

The moving out and refurnishing of the new space will last for an undetermined period of time, therefore the center’s program will be temporary suspended. We will come back with information on the new program and the opening of the new space.

We thank everyone who supported us for the last years. Continue to stand by us!

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Răzvan Ion is theoretician, curator, cultural manager and political activist. He is co-editor of the PAVILION – journal for politics and culture, co-director of BUCHAREST BIENNALE – the Bucharest International Biennale of contemporary art (with Eugen Rădescu) and in 2008 he was appointed as director of PAVILION UNICREDIT – center for contemporary art & culture.

Eugen Rădescu (b. 1978) is a politologist ( specialized in moral relativism and political ethics), cultural manager, curator and theoretician. He wrote for different magazines and newspapers. He curated, among others, Bucharest Biennale 1 with the theme “Identity Factories”, the exhibitions “How Innocent is That?” and “presently I have nothing to show and I’m showing it” at Pavilion Bucharest.

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