Clădirea FSPAC 2
Str. Minerilor nr. 85, 400409, Cluj-Napoca, județul Cluj, România
“Welcome DIssapointed Picnic Government” is an artistic research dedicated to the current political condition from the point of view of Marxism-Leninism forces after the Cold War in former socialist states in Eastern Europe especially in Romania by Yoshinori Niwa. Prior to this research, he has realized a series works on The history of communism between 2010 to 2013 including the project “Tossing Socialists in the AIr in Romania” as a commission work for the group show “Utopia of Exotic” curated by Andrei Craciun at Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest in 2010.
In this documentary film of intervention project, by proposing left-politicians to toss them in the air with the younger generation born after the revolution, he explored the reality of the Marxism-Leninism movement such as Romanian Socialist Party, the reorganization committee for the Romanian Communist Party or other similar left political parties after the Romanian revolution 1989.
In this new research, he follows and updates the current condition of the Marxism-Leninism movement in Romania by looking back on the change of political condition in this past 10 years together with an interview with Constantin Rotaru the president of the Romanian Socialist Party, Petre Ignatencu the president of the reorganization committee for the Romanian Communist. Referring to this interview, he questions how we can unite (or not unite) against for the global capitalism, neoliberalism and also far-right forces which is currently growing rapidly every part of the world, and he also explores how develop new world oder in this era by artistic way together with his upcoming projects.
Yoshinori Niwa (born 1982) is an artist. Niwa’s socially and historically interventionist works, on the street and in other public spaces, experiment with actions and propositions involving mainly impossibility and exchange. In many cases, he’s exhibiting documentary videos, which contain the whole story of a project including the failures of negotiations and reactions from others. Niwa’s work has been exhibited internationally; recent group exhibitions include That Language Sounds Like A Language, Edel Assanti, London (2017); Setouchi Triennale 2016, Naoshima (2016); Aichi Triennale 2013, Aichi Arts Center (2013); Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT, Mori Art Museum (2013). His work is included in international collections including at Wroclaw Contemporary Art Museum (Wroclaw) and at KADIST Foundation (Paris/San Francisco). Niwa lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
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