EUROPEAN ARTEAST FOUNDATION - INITIAL PROGRAMMING FOR 2018

Exhibitions at New Museum in New York and Delfina Foundation in London, new grants for research and catalogue raisoneé for Magdalena Abakanowicz

European ArtEast Foundation, founded by Polish collector couple Irmina Nazar and Artur Trawinski, is pleased to announce the first stage of its programme for 2018, led by Chief Curator Maria Rus Bojan. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting visual art from Eastern Europe internationally, often in collaboration with leading art institutions and organisations.

ALEXANDRA PIRICI: CO-NATURAL
NEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK

6 February – 15 April 2018

Alexandra Pirici, Co-Natural, 2018. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Alexandra Pirici. Courtesy the artist.

European ArtEast Foundation is partnering with New Museum as the lead support on Alexandra Pirici’s exhibition Co-natural. In her work, Pirici (b. 1982, Bucharest, Romania) uses performance and choreography to address symbolic manifestations of history through frameworks that define bodily presence in both real and virtual space. Her new project for the New Museum takes the form of an ongoing action with live performers and one holographic performer. The project approaches the concept of presence in an expanded sense, focusing in particular on its increasing dispersion. For more details please see the New Museum website here.

ALEX MIRUTZIU SOLO SHOW
DELFINA FOUNDATION, LONDON

26 April – 2 June 2018

Alex Mirutziu, Falling apart with vegetal fatigue, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Delfina Foundation.

 

Alex Mirutziu's (b. 1981, Sibiu, Romania) practice extends over a wide range of media and activities, including sculpture, drawing, poetry and performance as well as critical and curatorial projects. His work attempts to reconfigure the relation between information and form, psychophysical language and content, challenging origins and meaning. Inspired by philosophers who question how we use objects to interpret the world around us, Mirutziu looks to anchor the contemplation of our being in the physical world. He then enriches this basis with political histories, personal letters and the natural world, exposing how each person confronts their own existence. Mirutziu undertook a residency at Delfina Foundation in 2016, and this exhibition takes as a starting point his research on novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch and the construction and de-construction of a brilliant mind that is searching for ways to comprehend and communicate the intricacies of the world we live in. 

OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANTS IN ART HISTORY
LAUNCHED IN COLLABORATION WITH DELFINA FOUNDATION, LONDON

European ArtEast Foundation is launching an open-call for proposals to receive grants for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in 1950’s and 1960’s. The purpose of these grants is to give art historians and curators the opportunity to carry out ambitious academic research projects that will make a significant contribution to the field of art history in Eastern Europe.

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ CATALOGUE RAISONEÉ

Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930, Falenty, Poland, d. 2017, Warsaw, Poland) was a leading Eastern-European avant-garde artist, notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. The Foundation is supporting the production of her catalogue raisoneé, joining the efforts of the artist's husband Jan Kosmowski in creating a comprehensive index of works across private and public collections.

Magdalena Abakanowicz in front of her sculptures. Courtesy the artist’s estate