2| small gestures

On Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 16.00, the second 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 'small gestures', and it brings together works by Razvan Botis, Cezar Lazarescu, Daniel Knorr, Mihai Iepure-Gorski.

At the edge of day-to-day life the realm of the insignificant begins. That is precisely where minor gestures and objects can be found. However, they can always be manipulated in order to become surprising. This might happen because of a poetic impulse, which turns things into powerful images. Sometimes it might all come down to the release of existential tension.

It is also possible to make discoveries of a cognitive level within this area, as between perception and meaning a screen can always be interposed. This can lead one to the realization of the fact that we often take the world around us into our heads through a series of automatic mental moves.

The sincere beauty of raw materials meets a series of conceptual attitudes, creating discrete objects and gestures, whose simplicity is only apparent.

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.