Purifying

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AQB, Budapest - HU

2020

 

Opening performance at the Wittgenstein 2020 aqb Budapest
Curator Denise Parizek
Local Curator Kukla Krisztián
Saturday, 29.02.2020

white canvas 2×2 meters, white
black charcoal
fire ashes in a bag
4 artists

Actions: marking the X sign in the center of the canvas / opening the ashes bag / emptying the ash bag in the X (central) area of the canvas / drawing signs related to the observation of ashes

Ciprian Bodea, Cosmin Frunteș, Dan Gherman, Sorin Scurtulescu

Background:
On Saint Demetrios’ night, namely, October the 25th., the NOIMA Group were
enjoying some quality time in the village of Şirnea and were musing about future plans
and perspectives. A spontaneous spark of creativity followed: we decided to go out in
the night and paint The Sacred Fire of Sumedru.

This initial spark was later carried on in the private workshops and scattered all around.
The outcome was more than rewarding: a great variety of studies collected and displayed
in Noima exhibitions and the idea of Noima anual meetings in the mountains next to the
Fire of Sumedru.

Starting from the poetic atmosphere of the Purifying Fire of Sumedru and having in our
minds some examples presented by Wittgenstein (Philosophical Investigations) in order to
review the multiplicity of language-games: describing the appearance of an object, or giving its
measurements / constructing an object from a description (a drawing) / reporting an event /play-acting / translating from one language into another… we tried to enlarge our experience in a 10 min.
performance observing the ashes. A potentially purifying transfer.

Supported by BKA Kunst, ICR Budapest, ACF Budapest, Italien Embassy Budapest, aqb, 12-14contemporary, Michaela Stock Galerie Special Thanks: Alina Contrea

Participating artists in the Wittgenstein 2010 aqb:
Zarko Aleksic, Christa Bartesch, Mandarina Brausewetter, Oscar Cueto, Maria Grün, Forgács Péter, Halász Péter Tamás, Ágnes Hamvas & Hubert Hasler, Michael Koch, Yukika Kudo, Kútvölgyi-Szabó Áron, Valentina Lapcheva, Vlado Martek, Svetlana Mircheva, Virgilius Moldovan, Eva-Maria Schartmüller, Robert Reszner, Tóth Márton Emil, Borjana Ventzislavova, Franz Wassermann
Opening Performances: Laura Rambelli, NOIMA
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Photo © Mihai Cucu, Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss (aqb)

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