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The Institute of Political Research was created in 1999, 10 years after the revolution, through the transformation of the Center for Political Research, founded in 1995 as the research core of the Faculty of Political Science of The University of Bucharest. After 10 years from the institutionalisation of research activity, the Institute remains one of few platforms of debate and analysis of the Romanian political environment from an academic perspective, through social and economic mediation. By intervening within the Institute of Political Research, BUCHAREST BIENNALE suggests and inserts new means of investigation, discussion and criticism of the socio-political context.
Apprehension. Understanding through fear of understanding22:00 - 03:00
Curator of BB6 - Gergő Horváth
Artists: Carlos Aires (ES), Matei Arnăutu (RO), Dan Beudean (RO), Adrian Dan (RO), Dromedar (NO), Arantxa Etcheverria (FR/RO), Filip Gilissen (BE), Bjørn Erik Haugen (NO), Jan Kaila (FI), Cezar Lăzărescu & 1+1 (RO), Raqs Media Collective (IN), Marilena Preda-Sânc (RO), Gabriel Stoian (RO), Stephanie Syjuco (USA/PH), János Sugár (HU), Alejandro Vidal (ES), Erwin Wurm (A), Mihai Zgondoiu (RO), Zoltán Béla (RO)
The exhibition will explore the double meaning of the word apprehension, the fear or anxiety that something bad might happen and in the sense of comprehension. The relation between the two needs a closer look. How fear is developed and maintained throughout our lives and how it can become a tool for learning and understanding. How it is administered and maintained socially, politically, how it affects the development of our ideology and how we can learn from it. The time is now to reassess and to raise some questions about certain aspects of everyday life that might have gone unnoticed. (Extras from the curatorial text by Gergő Horváth)