CURATING IDEAS, CURATING ICONS: ART DISCUSSIONS & THEORY CONSTRUCTION
Using art theory as a tool for analyzing the production conditions of visually-oriented cultural behavior, Cătălin Gheorghe investigated the situational relationship between the ideas underlying an art work, the curatorial activities or critical engagement of the professionals he met in Innsbruck and the icons that illustrate the theoretical reaction to the artistic, curatorial and critical concepts perceived here. Gheorghe reworked these ideas and icons in a photographic defragmentation of the cultural codes he simulated. Derived from the shared social, political, economic and cultural everyday, ideas put forth in the practice of visual arts were reassessed from the perspective of a theoretical processing of the factitious images.
Cătălin GHEORGE is an author and curator based in Iaşi, Romania. Gheorghe teaches theory and the history of art criticism at the University of Iaşi and has co-curated several events at the Vector Gallery. He has been writing articles about contemporary art practices for different publications since 2000.
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