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Title: Pune-ți o dorință / Make a Wish, AiR Balamuc
Artists: AiR Balamuc Gavril Pop și Lucian Barbu
In 2023, Balamuc invites two artists in residence, Lucian Barbu and Gavril Pop, to help complete and enrich our 10 years’ anniversary wish list. Everything we wanted to do since 2013 is grouped in a series of events taking place in the studio, throughout the 9 weeks of the Art Encounters biennial.
The grand finale is a 24 hour drawing marathon entitled Self Exploitation Cadavre (Cadavrul Auto Exploatării). Using the dadaist cadavre exquis method we (everyone in attendance) will strive to expose and cure the need for self exploitation. All the events at Balamuc are scheduled weekly and open to the public. Outside the official program the ongoing projects in the studio would be available by request only.
Gavril Pop is an artist interested in the visuality of thought processes and the conjunction of elements of knowledge. He is interested in the general public’s relationship with art and constantly collaborates with foundations and associations in Timișoara in cultural mediation programs dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions. He published critical texts in Revista Arta and Revista 22. As an artist, he collaborated with the independent spaces and platforms Lapus, Draft, Secret Garden from Timișoara, GAEP from Bucharest, Camera from Cluj. He recently took part in a residency programme at niki e.v. in Hannover. https://gavrilpop.tumblr.com/
Lucian Barbu is an artist who explores the themes of growing up, our collective childhood, dreams and processing trauma through visual storytelling, in mediums such as comics and drawing. He collaborated with Romanian magazines such as Gen, revistă, POC! and DOR. Aside from his editorial practice, he is focusing on creating independent publications and artworks that challenge formal conventions. He recently created a collaborative fanzine with the local community of Leeds during his residency in the UK. https://www.behance.net/lucianbarbu98
Balamuc is an artists’ collective in Timișoara, started and maintained by Livia Coloji, Răzvan Cornici and Ana Kun in 2013. It’s a studio in Liberty Square. An old friendship. More importantly, it’s a platform focused on collaborative work methods and social commentary. Balamuc.org