The Alberta Pane gallery is pleased to present NON, an
exhibition bringing together the artists Nemanja Cvijanovic (Croatia)
and Ivan Moudov (Bulgaria), and curated by Daniele Capra..
NON challenges the mainstream by exposing the weaknesses
and limits hidden behind its facade.
NON seeks to bypass artistic conventions through anarchic
thought and criticism, which refuses to adhere to the rules of
bureaucratic conformity; harmful not only to art enthusiasts but to
society as a whole.
NON challenges space − each artist will create a
performance specifically related to the gallery and the viewer, looking
for interaction and proposing alternatives to standardized lines of
thought. Deconstructing the usual chain reaction of actions and facts,
and judging and analysing it in a playful and ironic way, Cvijanovic
and Moudov underline the ambiguity of the real, and the inadequacy of
our instruments of interpretation. Considered to be two of the most
influential artists of their generation, Cvijanovic and Moudov provide
a critical and corrosive analysis of political and social conventions,
as well as individual behaviour. Their work explores, in an incisive
manner, our recent history and the end of 20th Century movements. It
uncovers the sterile zones and the void into which we´ve been led by "
isms ", ready made ideologies, and the symbols and values of mass
Without rhetoric, both artists show that we are not in the best of
possible worlds, and that it is necessary to dismantle the foundations
of the conventions undermining it.
Nemanja Cvijanovic was born in 1972 in Rijeka, Croatia.
His extensive international experience included exhibitions in Europe
(Croatia, Italy, UK, Germany...) and in the United States ("No Future",
Artbus, New York, 2008). His solo exhibitions include: "No, noi non
siamo come Lui", Kjosk!, Public Art Platform in Bassano del Grappa,
Italy (2010), and "Paying my Electricity Bill" at the Museum of Modern
and Contemporary Art in Rijeka (2008). In 2010, he took part in several
group shows including: "Luc Tuymans: A View of Central Europe" at
Bruges´ Central Festival; "T−HT Award" at the Museum of Contemporary
Art in Zagreb, as well as at the 14th International Sculpture Biennale
of Carrara, Italy.
Ivan Moudov was born in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ivan graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2002. In
the same year he participated at the Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, and has
since exhibited widely in Europe and across the globe. In 2005, he took
part in the first Moscow biennale, and in 2007 represented the
Bulgarian pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale. His solo exhibitions
include: "Ivan Moudov" curated by Ulf Eriksson at the Moderna Museet in
Stockholm (2008), Wine for Openings − Cabaret Voltaire, Zûrich (2010).
In 2010 his shows notably included the exhibition "Les vigiles, les
menteurs, les rêveurs" 1 commissioned by Guillaume Désanges, at the
Plateau−Frac Île − de− France, as well as the second international
biennale of Antakya.
Daniele Capra IT
Daniele Capra FR