Art and Unobservable Reality

The exhibition of Irina Gheorghe in Romänisches Kulturinstitut Berlin

November 22nd, 2018
Federica Caliò, Jelena Glumac, News from Berlin
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In the exhibition Preliminary Remarks on the Study of What Is Not There, the artist Irina Gheorghe explores a reality that is not directly observable by humans, testing the limits of sensory perception at the same time.

In trying to answer core questions on the nature of reality, her philosophical investigation shares a common ground with the natural sciences, but also the occult, all trying to channel ‘the beyond’. Her research brings together philosophy, science and art in search of things which are not there but were, things which never were, but might be, or things which never were, and never will be. The performance maps the hole range of things which are not present in the space of Romänisches Kulturinstitut, and the installation becomes a toolbox for this exploration.

Irina Gheorghe is an artist from Bucharest, Romania. She studied painting and photography at the University of Arts Bucharest and is currently doing a PhD at GradCAM, DIT, Dublin. Gheorghe confounded the artist duo The Bureau of Melodramatic Research with Alina Popa in 2009 to investigate how passions shape contemporary society. Her projects were shown in Pratt Manhattan Gallery New York, WING Hong Kong, HOME Manchester, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, bak Utrecht, mumok Vienna, messagesalon Zurich, etc.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, November 29th starting at 7 pm, and will be followed by a performance at 8 pm. The event is organized by Berlin at Reinherdtstr. 14. You can visit the exhibition until December 13th during the opening hours of the institute, from Tuesday to Friday between 2 and 6 pm.


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