Mona Vatamanu Florin Tudor
The publication provides the most comprehensive overview of Vatamanu's and Tudor's artistic production to date, including extensive images of their work since 2000, covering a range of media including film, photography, painting, performance, and site-specific projects. These images are put into dialogue with four major newly commissioned texts by Cosmin Costinas (writer and curator BAK, Utrecht), Vivian Rehberg (art historian and art critic, Paris), David Riff (art critic and artist, Moscow) and Georg Schöllhammer (curator and editor-in-chief of Springerin, Vienna).
Each of these authors critically analyze and consider Vatamanu's and Tudor's work from diverse perspectives, all of which are grounded in certain modes of thinking about history and its relationship to contemporary art. In addition, Bucharest-based curator and writer Mihnea Mircan's in-depth interview with the artists sheds light on the genesis of the new projects developed especially for the Surplus Value exhibition at BAK.
Vatamanu's and Tudor's use of the city of Bucharest as raw material for many of their pieces, their views on the fledgling democratic sphere in Romania, and the problematic of value in the current state of globalized neoliberal capitalism are also subject of the discussions.
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- co-published with
- Cosmin Costinas, Maria Hlavajova, Mihnea Mircan, Vivian Rehberg, David Riff, Georg Schöllhammer
- Cosmin Costinas, Jill Winder
- graphic design
- Kummer & Herrman, Utrecht
- hardcover | 112 pp | 19 x 24 cm
- € 25.00