Matei Bejenaru: SITUATIONS / Personal performance projects in the public space


12.10.2019 // Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Mogosoaia
11:00 – 14:00
Lectures and dialogue with the audience
SITUATIONS / Personal performance projects in the public space
Matei Bejenaru

The author will present a series of performative artistic projects realized in the 2000s, focused on the theme of the Romanian migration and the complex consequences on socio-political and cultural levels. Among the projects described, we mention Together, realized in 2007 at Tate Modern, London, Cezme, the Tirana Biennale in 2003, or Strawberry Fields Forever, CCCB Barcelona in 2002.

Matei Bejenaru (b. 1963) is a visual artist and professor of photography and video art at “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iasi. He is the founder and artistic director of Periferic Biennial for Contemporary Art in Iasi (between 1997 and 2008). In his latest projects, through photographs, video and public performances, he examines the politics of representation in documentary photography and film and methods of generation of hybrid art projects at the confluence between visual arts, poetry, experimental music and scientific research.

eXplore festival #14

Producers: 4Culture Association and WASP Studios
Cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund – AFCN

The project does not necessarily represent the position of AFCN.
AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Partners: Balassi Institute – The Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Brancovenesti Palaces Cultural Center, Geological Institute of Romania – National Museum of Geology, Craiova Art Museum

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, Feeder, IQads, Romania Pozitiva

Photo credit: Matei Bejenaru, Strawberry Fields Forever, performance, eBent Festival, CCCB Barcelona (E), curator: Maria Cosmes, 2002