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Mobius Gallery
str. Dumbrava Roșie

Mobius Gallery was founded in 2015, based on the mission to produce contemporary art exhibitions at museum quality, oriented towards Eastern Europe. The Gallery presents a dynamic program that explores the often neglected narratives of contemporary art in Eastern Europe and facilitates the exchange of ideas of the most substantially contemporary artists in the East and West. Since its founding, Mobius has positioned itself as one of the most important contemporary art space in Romanian, representing consecrated contemporary artists, career intermediaries, and emerging from the region, as well as performing projects with renowned artists who share a strong connection with Eastern Europe.

Living Content: Under Pressure

MULTIMEDIA


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
15.09.2021 - 15.10.2021

Living Content is pleased to present ‘Under Pressure’, a project supported by Mobius Gallery, that brings together ten visual and sound artists that consider through their practices narratives of transformation in a time of intensifying mass extinction. Launching in Bucharest, Romania, the project’s main strategy is to focus on locality and to engage a web of local and international relations and narratives, outside of the familiar contemporary art epicenters. With the largest surface of virgin forests, Romania is Europe’s last bastion of biodiversity, but it currently faces unprecedented ecological challenges. As a developing country ripped apart by corruption, its economic interests are often falsely depicted in a conflicting relationship with the protection of natural areas. The current and ongoing concerns include the uncontrolled exploitation of forests, extensions of surface mining, over-exploitation of non-renewable resources, fish-poaching in the Danube Delta, and the explosion of populations of invasive species that result from both climate change and human interventions. Human development and welfare are interconnected in complex and sometimes unpredictable ways with these ecosystems. While this is hardly news, when it comes to scientific data and statistics about the climate crisis, the majority of us barely know how to process this information, let alone transform it into action. To quote Timothy Morton: “All art is ecological”. Using art as an interpretation of reality might prove to be a useful way, even a coping strategy, to grow ecological awareness and to better equip us to experience the uncanniness of the fact that we find ourselves at the edge of a sixth extinction, unknowingly and unwillingly set in motion by the Neolithic Revolution. Thus, Under Pressure is a project that does not pretend to offer solutions as ecological practicums; it rather conceives itself as a collection of poetic explorations that look into a potential reconciliation with what it means to be human in the age of climate crisis. Following and researching the evolution of technological development, some of the artists included in this project propose new frameworks for a better understanding of the times we live in, while others deconstruct ideological narratives, focusing instead on capturing the lyrical materiality of the world. Altogether, through storytelling, the artists included in the exhibition contribute to the project’s goal: that is to germinate a mind of curiosity locally and internationally and to practice reimagining the multitude of different ways of being in the world.

Codruța Cernea | An Invincible Summer | catalog launch & exhibition

PICTURA


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
28.10.2021 - 13.11.2021
Mobius is pleased to host a reception to celebrate the release of An Invincible Summer – Codruța Cernea’s first artist book. An exhibition showcasing works from different moments of the artist’s career will be held in conjunction with the book launch, highlighting the main series of paintings created in the last decade. 'At first sight, the dialectical path from feminine art with masculine means, which crossed through feminine art with feminine means and finally reached feminist art with feminist means, constitutes a complete and perfectly completed trajectory, from (self) mystification, by partial demystification towards integral demystification and subsequent instrumentalization. But the history of art never has an end (be it happy or unhappy), as it always invites, wonderfully, to relaunch. The evolution of Codruța Cernea is exemplary for this tacit feminine liberation from the noisy feminist movement, a freedom from the pseudo-liberties brought by the cynical-critical distancing of the previous generation, trapped in a sterile demystification, whose consequences were, among others, a break-up with painting for most of those who had practiced it and brought it to the limelight of feminism, where it wasn’t much room for canvases and the act of painting itself.' (Erwin Kessler – Emophoria, An Invincible Summer)