Lateral ArtSpace at Art
The way we view the world is constantly changing, with many of us living in a “technology-sedating, consumption-engorging, instant-gratifying bubble”. Information nowadays needs to be #digestible #visuallyengaging #provocative and most of all #amusing. Will what we love ruin us? And if it doesn’t kill us, will it make us stronger?
Lateral ArtSpace took over a former gas station in Timisoara, as part of the second edition of Art Encounters, contemporary art biennial in Romania. The exhibition is co-produced by the ArtEncounters Foundation, Timisoara and Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj.
Art Encounters 2017 lies at the intersection between an experimental art festival and a contemporary art biennial, and focuses on Romania’s cultural connections with its geographic neighbours. Entitled Life a User’s Manual, the central exhibition curated by Ami Barak and Diana Marincu, surveys and compiles fragments from everyday life (..).
Alongside the main exhibition, Art Encounters 2017 provides a close examination of the Romanian art scene by inviting a comprehensive selection of independent art organizations that provide critical support and opportunities for contemporary art in Romania. The biennial seeks to become a dynamic platform to engender cultural development and debate, both regionally and nationally, in ways that can help sustain emerging generations of Romanian artists.