Species of Spaces – Works from the Société Générale Collection

Species of Spaces – Works from the Société Générale Collection

From 19 April 2019 10:00 until 14 July 2019 18:00

At Muzeul Naţional de Artă al României, parterul Galeriei Naţionale

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The exhibition focuses on a number of works from the Société Générale collection which highlight recent developments in painting, sculpture, and photography. In so doing it reflects the collection’s diversity with regard to subject matter, media and style as much as its broad generational and geographical coverage.
Works are organized around several ideas drawn from Georges Perec’s 1974 book Espèces d’espaces (Species of Spaces), which frames a poetic typology of places and the human behaviours they dictate. The practice of four of the twenty-four selected artists (Farah Atassi, Julien Prévieux, Danica Dakić, and Florian & Michael Quistrebert) is subjected to closer investigation, thus generating four “study-cases”.

The exhibition design by Ideogram Studio contributes to the dialogue through a series of ‘corners’ which create four imaginary ‘rooms’. The new limits and dynamic thus created highlight the juxtaposition of different shapes, the varying intensity and resonance of spatial imagination as expressed by the works on display.

The exhibition is part of the France-Romania 2019 cultural season.

Curator: Mihnea Mircan
Exhibition design: Ideogram Studio
Graphic design: Larisa Sitar
18 April – 14 July 2019
National Gallery – Ground floor
Visiting Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 to18.00
Last admission: 17.00 hours
Tickets: 10 lei
Free: every first Wednesday of the month