Beyond Other Horizons

Beyond Other Horizons
Loss of innocence 3, 2012, etching/aquatint, 50 x 40 cm, edition 30

Loss of innocence 3, 2012, etching/aquatint, 50 x 40 cm, edition 30

Beyond Other Horizons
Contemporary painting made in Britain and Romania
reflecting themes of Paul Celan’s poem ‘Mapesbury road’

I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to take part in this exhibition, the surprise being that I am not much of a reader of poetry, but when I saw the mention of the uncanny as one of the themes which connects the poetry of Celan and the selection of artists, the penny dropped.
Because Paul Celan, the Romanian poet, does not really write about the thing itself [das Ding ansich] but used words, like painters use images as pointers to activate an imaginative experience.

Beyond Other Horizons is an exhibition brought together by artist curator Peter Harrap; writer and curator Anna McNay and artist Florin Ungureanu and funded by the Romanian Cultural Institute. A British Council symposium, in partnership with George Enescu National University of the Arts will be held on 3rd March, from 12-2.30 pm, and a private view on the same day at 6pm.

I will be one of the speakers at the symposium, which will give me the excuse, not that I needed one, to not only see this exhibition but also visit this wonderful part of Romania.

You are most welcome to join us.

 

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020
Symposium and Talks 12-2.30 pm

Considering Paul Celan’s poem Mapesbury road
this symposium looks at its themes of walking, language and otherness
in the work of 40 British and 40 Romanian Contemporary artists
Private view: 6-8 pm

3- 31 March 2020
Beyond Other Horizons
Contemporary painting made in Britain and Romania
Palace of Culture Moldova National Museum complex, Art Museum
Piata Stefan cet Mare si Sfant no 1
Iasu, 700028 Romania

www: Art Museum of Iaşi

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