Studio Olah Gyarfas, Malmaison
Calea Plevnei 137C

AFTERWORDS. The Second Life of Books


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
15.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
The Institute of the Present dedicates an important part of its action in the interdisciplinary field of art to the transfer of information to the public and to the mobility of the art book as object. In the frame of NAG, we propose a different encounter of the public with P+4 Publications, the editorial programme developed by the Institute of the Present. Through our publications in the Artist Book Series, Parkour and Exhibition Dossier, focusing on personalities in different art disciplines, we will bring to the forefront artworks featured either visually, analysed or discussed in our books. The books at the centre of this event through photo, video or audio sessions featuring the artworks of the respective artists will be: - Ion Grigorescu, Bucharest, 2020 - 24 Arguments. Early Encounters in Romanian Neo-Avant-Garde 1969–1971. A Handful of Sources, 2020, the publication of the homonymous exhibitin organised in 2019–2020 at the National Museum of Art of Romania - Lucian Mețianu, A Sound without a Past, 2019 The art book becomes a territory to record local histories and an informal space of dissemination with an implicit pedagogic component, aiming to familiarise the public (especially the young one) with important moments of local histories. P+4 Publications is an independent publishing programme dedicated to the promotion of Romanian contemporary art, photography and architecture, exploring the book medium as a point of encounter between theoretical research, graphic design experiment and artists’ ideas and subjects present in their practice. The programme was supported between 2013–2021 by PEPLUSPATRU Association, and from 2021 is developed by the Institute of the Present. Editors: Alina Șerban, Ștefania Ferchedău www.institutulprezentului.ro, www.pplus4.ro