Level 2 Gallery: Temporary Project: Matei Bejenaru

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September 2007

During the coming year an artist will be invited to do a weekend-long temporary project in the Level 2 Gallery between each exhibition. The first will be Romanian artist Matei Bejenaru who will present a project with and about illegal Romanian migrant workers in the UK.

Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London

Tate Modern, London SE1

The Irresistible Force
a Tate Modern exhibition featuring Romanian artist Matei Bejenaru

20 September – 25 November 2007
Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Matei Bejenaru, currently artist-in-residence at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, takes part in the Tate Modern group exhibition The Irresistible Force. The exhibition looks at how economic forces shape our lives, as cultural values and traditions are realigned by global capitalism.

Also featured are international artists Conrad Bakker, Tim Davis, Claire Fontaine, Mika Rottenberg, Michael Stevenson and Judi Werthein. The exhibition is curated by Ben Borthwick and Kerryn Greenberg.

Matei Bejenaru’s contribution is a Travelling Guide which includes information about the Romanian nationals who attempted to work illegally in the UK before Romania joined the EU. The work was shown in 2006 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art in Vienna and in 2007 at the Prague Biennial 3 and at the Galeria Posibila in Bucharest.

Matei Bejenaru is a visual artist and the founder and artistic director of Periferic Biennial in Iasi, Romania. His art projects in recent years have focused on the situation of Romanian nationals who live and work abroad.

Project supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.
Admission is free.

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