CoLaboratory – from digital residencies to exhibition

German Cultural Center Iași and Boderline Art Space invite you on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 6 pm, to the opening of the CoLaboratory exhibition, consisting of visual art works created in tandem, last summer, as a result of digital residencies. The exhibition can be visited until May 27, 2021.

Last year was marked by change and adaptation, rethinking and reflection, the cultural and artistic field being one of the most affected by the current context. Thus, the German cultural centers in Romania and the Republic of Moldova have joined forces in order to support local artists and offer them the opportunity to connect digitally with artists from Germany in a series of digital artistic residencies – CoLaboratory.

Through this project we proposed an exercise of imagination, inviting artists to reflect on the changes that the artistic process has gone through in recent months.

  • What alternative formats are born from this situation?
  • How does technology help us to respond to physical / social distancing?

Within this project we invited 14 artists from three countries, grouping them in pairs of artists from Romania / Republic of Moldova and Germany. The tandems collaborated for a month to create a digital work of art that combines two forms of artistic expression: image and word.

Projects presented at Borderline Art Space:

Tandem Brașov: Hybrid Lab [ro] + Viktor Dallmann [de]

Tandem București: Silvia Grădinaru [ro] + Claire Fristot [de]

Tandem Chișinău: Valeria Barbas [md] + Gregor Stockmann [de]

Tandem Cluj-Napoca: Adrian Ganea [ro] + Jasmina Al-Qaisi [de]

Tandem Iași: Florin Lăzărescu [ro] + Dawid Liftinger [de]

Tandem Sibiu: Alexandra Zidariu [ro] + Lea Sauer [de]

Tandem Timișoara: Ovidiu Hrin [ro] + Samuel Kramer [de]

The artworks have been presented so far in the visual art festivals: Amural Visual Festival (Brașov), Simultan Festival (Timișoara), Clujotronic Electro Arts Festival (Cluj), Artcor (Chișinău) and will be presented at Sibiu and at Radar Festival of new media art ( Bucharest).

In the context of the pandemic, the visit will be made in compliance with all the rules in force, in groups of maximum 6 people. The visitors are kindly asked to strictly maintain  the mandatory rules of personal hygiene, physical distance and access to the gallery, in order to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

CoLaboratory is a project initiated by German cultural organizations in Romania and the Republic of Moldova: Goethe-Institut Bucharest, German Cultural Center AKZENTE, German Cultural Center Brasov, German Cultural Center Cluj-Napoca, German Cultural Center Iasi, German Cultural Center Sibiu, German Cultural Center Timisoara, in partnership with: Amural, Artcor, Borderline Art Space, Clujotronic, Artcor, Simultan Festival, Clujotronic, RADAR News Media Art, simultan Festival.

The project is presented in Iasi with the support of the German Cultural Center Iasi and the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.