Ştefan RUSU

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RO-MD / Moldova in Two Scenarios

Theoretical seminars, transdisciplinary workshops, production sessions, exhibition, publication.
Period: May-October 200
Project partners: KSAK Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau and VECTOR Association, Iasi, Romania

Project inserts (Stare de Urgenta magazine):
»»descarca insert-ul – Proiectul RO-MD/Moldova in doua scenarii (pdf, 818Kb)
»»descarca insert-ul – Publicatia RO-MD/Moldova in doua scenarii (pdf, 1,328Kb)

The RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios project aim was to investigate by juxtaposing the current cultural, social and political situation in two Moldova regions (Moldova region from Romania and Republic of Moldova). The joint actions undertaken by the team from the KSAK – Centre for Contemporary Art in Chisinau and that from the Vector Association in Iasi is an attempt to understand the nature of the relationship between Romanian and Moldovan societies at the present stage, to analyze the causes and effects of a shared historical and identitary trajectory in the context of divided regions and societies. After the Second World War, the two regions “experienced” different “ways”/evolutions of socialism, the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania characterized by protocronist nationalism applied on gated socialism and the “Brejnev soviet style” which was replaced later by Gorbatchevs Perestroika and Glasnost in Republic of Moldova. These and other aspects related to the development of two regions will be analyzed during the transdisciplinary workshop sessions and also during theoretical seminars that will take place in Iasi, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova with invited participants from Romania, Moldova, Germany, Holland, Hungary and South Korea.

Workshop/ Session – I
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Workshop/ Session – II
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Participants and contributors:
Sorin Bocancea/Iasi (political annalist), Flavius Solomon/Iasi, Igor Casu/Chisinau (historian), Petru Negura/Chisinau (sociologist), Stefan Rusu/Chisinau (artist/curator), Catalin Gheorghe/Iasi (curator, counter theorist), Matei Bejenaru/Iasi (artist/curator), Laura Schleussner/Berlin (curator), Lilia Dragneva/Chisinau (curator), Binna Choi/Utrecht (curator).

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Visual art projects and contributions:
Aurelia Mihai/Iasi-Hamburg, Dan Acostioaei/Iasi, Alexandru Grigoras/Iasi, Lavinia German/Iasi, Dimitru Oboroc/Iasi, Violeta Ionita/Iasi),Tatiana Fiodorova/Chisinau, Vadim Tiganas/Chisinau, Vladimir Us/Chisinau, Maxim Cusmenco/Chisinau, Ghenadie Popescu/Chisinau, Veaceslav Druta/Chisinau, Igor Scerbina/Chisinau, Lucia Macari/Chisinau), Bik Van der Pol/Rotterdam (Lisbethe Bik and Jos Van der Pol), Iratxe Jaio&Klaas van Gorkum/Rotterdam, Tilmann Meyer-Faje/Amsterdam, Ilya Rabinovich/Amsterdam, Gulsun Karamstafa/Istanbul.

A project curated by Stefan Rusu

RO-MD/Moldova in Two Scenarios was supported by CANTEMIR Program/ICR, Bucharest, PATTERNS Program, ERSTE Foundation, Vienna, and MONDRIAAN Stichting, Amsterdam. Project partners in Moldova: Ethnography and Natural History Museum, Chisinau and National History Museum, Chisinau, Fine Arts College Al. Plamadeala

A project  by [KSA:K], Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau