Răzvan Anton’s Studies of Gaze at NAG 2020
During the White Night of the Art Galleries/NAG 2020, Răzvan Anton’s exhibition will have special visiting hours for the entire weekend: October 2-4, 18:00-22:00.
Spanning both gallery floors, Studies of Gaze (10 September – 7 November) presents a body of new sun prints and videos rooted in the artist’s exploration of archival imagery, in particular photographs of public sculptures and other artistic representations. For Răzvan Anton, the photographic source provides an opportunity to work with the interpretation of the gaze through selected motifs symbolising political actions of individuals and society at large.
“Formally, the exhibition showcases Anton’s desire for his practice to be seen as based not on a given methodology but on a process that tries to negotiate between viewing and learning, and this process is not linked to the technique itself but to the concept of duration of time, its connections to new technologies, and the accompanying new possibilities in the context of reproducibility and manipulation. But surely we should go beyond the formal aspect of the work and define it rather as Anton’s personal comment on the question of archives and, consequently, on the cultural heritage of communist Romania and the importance of past memory in shaping a possible future.” – Tevž Logar, curator
Note to visitors: In order to share a safe experience, we will admit a maximum of eight visitors at a time on each of the gallery floors. Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available.