1| after 20 years

On Monday, July 6, 2009, at 16.00, the first exhibition from the Young Romanian Art series will be opened in the New Gallery of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Venice, Italy. The exhibition is entitled 'after 20 years', and it brings together works by Michele Bressan, Suzana Dan, Nicoleta Esinencu, Vlad Nanca, Mircea Nicolae.

Romanian national Communism generated a production of images, collective gestures and mental constructions. These sets of signs became clichees through repetitive use, and are now vulnerable when faced with a critical view.

After twenty years from the Revolution in December 1989, the images of Communist leaders, but also their discourse about nation and society are still relevant, as they constitute a significant layer for any investigation in recent history.

Through a series of small interventions at the level of images or gestures, the exhibited works place into discussion the visual and historical inheritance of this type of discourse, often with the aid of irony or humor.

Young Romanian Art is Mircea Nicolae's residency project at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Venice, during which the artist functions as an organizer and a curator. This series of one-week exhibitions aims at promoting young Romanian art during the Venice Art Biennial 2009.