Veda Popovici: Revolutionary Gear – The History of Art Retold Through the Black Square

Veda Popovici: Revolutionary Gear – The History of Art Retold Through the Black Square

Revolutionary Gear – The History of Art Retold Through the Black Square

Veda Popovici
September 17th – October 6th, 2015
Atelier 35
Șelari 13, Bucharest
Opening: September 17, 7 p.m.

One hundred years ago Kazimir Malevich painted the Black Square, one of the most iconic works in art history, and through it, denounced centuries of aesthetic formalism, art for art’s sake, and the subordination of art to the taste of the ruling classes. Since then, the black square has become a sign of erudition and class distinction, at odds with the revolutionary vision of its author. If we would be to retrace an art history loyal to the original idea of the black square, who could tell such a story and how would it look?

Interested in political disobedience in art, Veda Popovici presents Revolutionary Gear: the History of Art Retraced Through the Black Square, a video project that instructs its viewers to reconsider moments in art history as contexts of political antagonisms.

This project is part of the Public Speaking programme initiated by Xandra Popescu and Larisa Crunțeanu and co-curated by Dana Andrei. The programme is made possible with the support of ARCUB, through the financing programme “You Are Bucharest” and the following partners: Alexandru Dan Photography, Andreea Goia Photography, Asociația pentru Promovarea Artelor Contemporane, Bucharest Czech Center, DAAD Promos, Ivan Gallery, ODD, UAP, Wasteland Twinning.

Concept and performance: Veda Popovici
Image: Alexandru Dan
Sound: Witch Microphone
Voice: Mihaela Drăgan

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