14-18.11. 2023, Bucharest

Free entry

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4Culture announces the opening of the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES #2 Symposium. Over the 5 days of interactive events, workshops and artist talks the symposium will present a contemporary format of practices developed in relation to visual and performing arts. Topics such as discussing the relationship between the body and space, dialogue and relational practices, as well as conversations on participatory art will bring together insightful perspectives.

Mette Edvardsen

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine – November 16-18, 2023, 14:00-19:00, Cărturești Carusel

The Symposium brings back the production “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine” by Mette Edvardsen, at Cărturești Carusel. The artist will be present alongside a group of performers who will form a library of living books inspired by Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451. Learn more and register.

Mette Edvardsen will hold artistic meetings at WASP Working Art Space and Production as part of the Writings in Space and Time laboratory: 14-15 november 2023.

Florian Malzacher

The Art of Assembly XXV. Assemblies of Individuals. Live work in Non-Performance Spaces – November 15, 2023, 19:00, WASP Working Art Space and Production

The Art of Assembly (book presentation) – November 16, 2023, 18:00, MODUL Cărturești

  • The Art of Assembly XXV. Assemblies of Individuals. Live work in Non-Performance Spaces within the Future Museums laboratory addresses the themes of social and political movements of recent years that have often been characterized by their search for alternative forms of gathering, of arguing and making decisions, of negotiating community and society. This event will take place at WASP Working Art Space and Production.

Guests: Tino Sehgal and Mette Edvardsen.

  • Florian Malzacher will have a book presentation for The Art of Assembly Political Theatre Today, at MODUL Cărturești, along with a discussion on the topic of political theater moderated by Cristina Modreanu.

  • Laboratory meetings with Florian Malzacher: 16-17.11.2023 at WASP Working Art Space and Production

Public Events Program:

15.11.2023, 19:00

WASP Working Art Space and Production

The Art of Assembly XXV. Assemblies of Individuals. Live work in Non-Performance Spaces

Florian Malzacher, Mette Edvardsen & Tino Sehgal

16.11.2023, 18:00

MODUL Cărturești (Strada Academiei 18-20, București)

Florian Malzacher in conversation with Cristina Modreanu

The Art of Assembly Political Theatre Today – book presentation

November 16,17,18, 2023

14:00 – 19:00

Cărturești Carusel (Strada Lipscani 55, București)

Mette Edvardsen

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine


Journal (1941-1942) – Etty Hillesum

Vara în care mama a avut ochii verzi – Tatiana Țîbuleac

Hopscotch – Julio Cortázar

Einstein’s Dreams – Alan Lightman


Adriana Gheorghe

Alice Monica Marinescu

Joana Ferraz

Tiziana Penna

Laboratory meetings at WASP Working Art Space and Production

November 14-15, 2023

Writings in Space and Time

Mette Edvardsen

November 16-17, 2023

Future Museums – practices on representation

Florian Malzacher

Mette Edvardsen (Norway)

Since 2002, Mette Edvardsen has been active as an independent artist. Although she explores multiple media or formats – such as video, books and texts – her interest lies in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and situation. Whatever the medium, Mette Edvardsen constantly examines the limits of language, time, and space. Mette Edvardsen’s projects operate in an interim time and in an intermediate space. They are played in the interval, in the free space which appears between two words (Black, presented in 2014 at explore Bucharest Festival) or between a book and a listener (Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine). In her work, she uses repetition and multiplication as a strategy, as a way to make things visible, to activate them. Mette Edvardsen operates internationally. A retrospective overview of her work was presented in 2015 at the Black Box Theater in Oslo, Norway. The book “Every Now and Then” (2009) won the 2009 Fernand Baudin Prize, an award that demonstrates outstanding quality in both design (editorial and graphic) and production (printing and binding). In 2013, she was the chairman of the Fernand Baudin Award Jury and, together with graphic designer Joris Kritis, was responsible for the catalogue published on the occasion of that year’s awards ceremony. In 2016, Mette Edvardsen received the Norwegian Ibsen Award for her project “We to Be”, a prestigious award given annually since 1986 to a Norwegian playwright by the municipality of Skien (the birthplace of playwright Henrik Ibsen). Mette Edvardsen is currently researching at the Kunsthogskolen in Oslo (National Academy of Arts in Oslo). Her doctoral research project, “Writing in Space and Time”, explores text and language as a raw material for dance practice. She also regularly gives workshops, lectures and presentations at the Kunstakademiet i Tromso (Tromso Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing) (2010), among others; Luca School of Arts, Gent (2011); eXplore festival, Bucharest (2014); Reykjavik Dance Festival (2015) or Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (2017).

Florian Malzacher (Germany)

Florian Malzacher is a curator, writer, and dramaturg. His current projects include Training for the Future (with Jonas Staal). He was artistic director of Impulse Theater Festival in Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Mulheim/Ruhr (2013-2017), and co-curator of the multidisciplinary arts festival steirischer herbst in Graz/Austria (2006-2012). Among his numerous publications are “Truth is Concrete: A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics” (2014, with steirischer herbst); “Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today” (2015); “Empty Stages, Crowded Flats: Performativity as Curatorial Strategy” (2017, with Joanna Warsza). His book “The Art of Assembly: Political Theatre Today” was published in English in 2023. His books and essays have been translated into fifteen languages.

Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal is an artist, dancer and choreographer. His work most commonly takes form in what he calls “constructed situations” activated time-based pieces that rely on the live encounters between spectators and those enacting the work. Sehgal’s work has been challenging the perception and conception of what are commonly framed as artworks, overcoming their materiality to focus on the fleeting gestures and social subtleties of shared experiences. Sehgal’s practice is informed by both his training as a dancer, subtly referencing the history of dance and, more broadly, of modern and contemporary art, and his education in economics, as his work is framed in a tight and elaborated critical and conceptual discourse that questions value, meaning, commodity and capital. Producing immaterial, ephemeral, reproducible but often unpredictable pieces, Sehgal’s works elude categorization and raise questions on the ecological impact of our current production systems, as well as on the relationship art holds with its market and agents



By implementing transdisciplinary activities in the field of contemporary performing and visual arts, the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project aims to develop the audience and support contemporary art creators in Romania, in partnership with Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen and in cooperation with Romanian and international artists and professionals. Creating a favorable framework for the development of art, through opportunities for professional evolution – job shadowing and mentoring, the project implemented by the 4Culture Association proposes a progressive approach, based on analysis and prospecting of innovative directions, by identifying and assuming hybrid artistic formats.

4Culture projects have a European dimension, the potential to multiply the results and a large public exposure. Through the PERSPECTIVES IN MOTION activity within the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project, we propose two symposia and a digital platform, which will enable the resources of 4Culture and its partners and will ensure a dissemination of productions made for new audiences for contemporary performing arts – dance, performance, and visual arts (installations, new media projects and digital art).

Amount of non-reimbursable financing (85% EEA Grant and 15% national budget): 963,612 lei (195,288.49 euros)

Duration: 31 months




Project financed by the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.

EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic States.

The three donor countries are cooperating closely with the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The donors have provided € 3.3 billion through the consecutive grant scheme between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, EEA grants amount to € 1.55 billion. More information on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro

RO-CULTURE is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Program is approximately 34 million euros. More details are available on www.ro-cultura.ro

Project promoter: ASOCIATIA 4 CULTURE

Project partner: METTE EDVARDSEN (Norway)

Partners of the Symposium EXPLORING PLUREALITIES #1: Cărturești Verona, WASP Working Art Space and Production.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă