Recent a apărut la Sternberg Press din Berlin volumul Ion Grigorescu. Omul cu o singură cameră / The Man with a Single Camera editat de Alina Șerban, cu sprijinul financiar al Fundației Erste, prin intermediul Kontakt Art Collection. Volumul cuprinde studii de Maria Alina Asavei, Nuno Faria, Klara Kemp-Welch, Anders Kreuger, Ileana Pintilie, Alina Şerban și încearcă o prezentare din multiple perspective a creației lui Ion Grigorescu. Artist emblematic pentru perioada de după 1990 în România, dar și în Europa Centrală, Grigorescu a influențat o întreagă generație de artiști mai tineri exercitând o fascinație nu numai prin conceptele sale artistice dar și prin multimedialitatea limbajului. Amplu ilustrat volumul oferă o imagine cuprinzătoare asupra lucrărilor sale din anii 1970 până în prezent.
The volume Ion Grigorescu. Omul cu o singură cameră / The Man with a Single Camera has been recently published by Sternberg Press in Berlin, being edited by Alina Şerban, with the financial support of Erste Foundation, with the help of Kontakt. Art Collection. Contributions to this volume are signed by Ileana Pintilie, Nuno Faria, Alina Şerban, Klara Kemp-Welch, Maria Alina Asavei, and Anders Kreuger. The collection attempts a presentation of Ion Grigorescu’s art from multiple perspectives. Emblematic for Romanian and Central European art after 1990, Grigorescu influenced an entire generation of younger artists, attractive as he was with both his artistic concepts and the multimediality of language. Richly illustrated, the volume offers a generous overview of Grigorescu’s work from the 1970s to the present day.
Omul cu o singur cameră / The Man with a Single Camera
Edited by Alina Şerban
With contributions by Maria Alina Asavei, Nuno Faria, Klara Kemp-Welch, Anders Kreuger, Ileana Pintilie, Alina Şerban
The Man with a Single Camera provides an extraordinary overview of Ion Grigorescu’s body of work since the late 1960s until today. Regarded as one of the key protagonists of Eastern European conceptualism, the Romanian artist advocates a radical convergence between the organic and spiritual, an uninhibited immersion of life into art. The concept of “reality” is at the heart of Grigorescu’s work. His ritualized actions and intimate performances, his films and photographs, and his paintings and writings allow, in a unique and antitraditional manner, existential concerns to proliferate. This book is a result of long-term research conducted in the artist’s archive. It brings together a complete selection of source materials and theoretical contributions, which grasp the complexity of the social and political surroundings in which Grigorescu has worked, and provides an extended insight into the particularity of his artistic strategies.
Copublished with Asociația pepluspatru, ERSTE Foundation, Kontakt. Art Collection
Design by Cătălin Rulea
November 2013, English
21 x 27 cm, 362 pages, 189 color and 358 b/w ills., hardcover