Visual Art

The Message is the Medium

The project entails the organization of a series of workshops dedicated to the relation between philosophy and contemporary art, more precisely on the role of the conceptual apparatus of philosophy in the practice and the discourse of contemporary arts, having invited as lecturers Cristian Iftode, Bogdan Ghiu, Christian Ferencz-Flatz, Constantin Vică, and Adrian Bojenoiu.

The workshops submit into dialogue distinctions, concepts and ideas relevant for understanding the shifts occurred in the field of art since the first decades of the 20th century till now (avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements, video and digital art, AI-Art) strategically traversing philosophical movements (such as phenomenology, critical theory, psychoanalysis, structuralism, French theory, the philosophy of technology) and the theoretical framework of art institutions.

The discussions were held in Romanian and are not yet available in English translation. For this reason all the information about the project and ist outcome can be found on the Romanian version of this page. To visit the page click HERE.

Project manager: Emilian Mărgărit & Elena Dobîndă. Project asistent: Ionuț Tudor. Visual identity & communication: Elena Dobîndă. Photo & video: Andrei Dudea. Technical support: Sorin Grigoreanu. Graphic design (publication): Bogdan Ceaușescu. Organizer: Image and Sound. Partners: Rezidența BRD Scena9, Centre for Research of the History of Philosophical Ideas – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest (CIIF). Supported by: Patrupetrei.
Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the standpoint of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN cannot be held liable for the content of the project or the manner in which the outcomes of the project may be used. These shall devolve entirely on the beneficiary of the financing.