VLAD NANCA

The City and the City
Opening 10.09.2019 . 7 pm

VLAD NANCA is the KVOST scholarship holder 2019.

The stipend includes an artist-in-residence program as well as a solo exhibition in KVOST’s premises during this year’s Berlin Art Week.

The question, how ideology and architecture interrelate, lies at the centre of Romanian artist Vlad Nancă’s work: „To what extent did the prevailing political climate in east and west shape the every-day objects of modernism? “

VLAD NANCA

RADA BOUKOVA & SIRMA SARAFOVA-ORAHOVAC

Players and Pleasures

The secret life of things, the intimacy of the mundane, the complexity of the banal: Bulgarian artists Rada Boukova und Sirma Sarafova-Orahovac are separated by almost 40 years of lifetime. The two have never met, yet their works share a certain family resemblance.

Sarafova-Orahovac’s drawings are inspired by classical still life and cast a contemplative glance at the auspicious symbols of the west. In comparison, Boukovas installations are more political in that they clearly debunk consumer capitalism as an empty promise.

RADA BOUKOVA & SIRMA SARAFOVA-ORAHOVAC

MICHAL SOLARSKI & TOMASZ LIBOSKA

Past Perfect

Shot on original location, Liboska and Solarski created a series of photographic stagings, facsimiles of shared memories, tracing things that seem irretrievably lost: the intensity of youth, the quaint dreariness of the former eastern bloc and the fervent expectation of a better future.

Diana Weis / 2018

MICHAL SOLARSKI & TOMASZ LIBOSKA

ALEX MIRUTZIU and TAH29

Around the Truth is the Truth.

Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu explores the fringes of what can be seen or represented. His lightly rendered strokes, referred to as “homeless lines” by the artist, approach the portrayed objects without ever keenly contouring them.

Diana Weis / 2018

ALEX MIRUTZIU and TAH29

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Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher

With Dragos Alexandrescu, Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Tamar Chaduneli, Levan Chelidze, EQUALS Collective (initiated and led by Andreja Kulunčić; the other members wish to remain anonymous), Daniil Galkin, Karol Radziszewski and Martina Vacheva.

In its first exhibition, KVOST presents works by young artists whose origins and cultural and linguistic influences are in Eastern Europe.

The works on display are the result of the artists‘ observations, examinations and evaluations; they record tendencies, hardships and dangers. They can also be seen as instructions for future action.

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