The Institute of the Present presents PERFORMING 89. STATES OF DISILLUSION, an exhibition, curated by Alina Șerban and hosted by FABER in Timișoara between September 7 and October 22, 2023.
The exhibition weaves together some of the intricate storylines of the nineties which emerged in the light of political and social turns occurring after 1989.
Engaging with the decade’s legacy and geographically circumscribing its research to the otherwise contrasted historical paths followed by countries like Romania, Hungary and Serbia, PERFORMING 89 traces the intersecting lines of these diverse realities which experienced euphoria and defiance, loss and transformation, war and demystification. The exhibition features a diverse range of medium-based artworks that, retrospectively, lie between documentary and subjective artistic investigation.
Artists: APSOLUTNO, Balázs Beöthy, Nikola Džafo, Miomir Grujić Fleka, FIA Art Group, Teodor Graur, Róza El-Hassan, Big Hope, Iosif Király, LED ART, LITTLE WARSAW, Dan Mihălțianu, Saša Marković Mikrob, Csaba Nemes, Vesna Pavlović, Lia Perjovschi, Dan Perjovschi, Škart, subREAL, Újlak, Sorin Vreme / Curator: Alina Șerban
PERFORMING 89 includes concerts, film screenings, workshops, guided tours and an associated digital publication as part of the exhibition programme.
Funders: The project is part of the national cultural programme “Timișoara—European Capital of Culture in the year 2023” and is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects. Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
This project is supported by the Romanian Order of Architects, from the Architectural Stamp Duty.
Sponsors: Köber Industries, Crama Dealul Dorului, Siniat
Supported by: Goethe Institute Bucharest, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Main Partner: FABER
Partners: Art Encounters, La Două Bufnițe, Romanian Order of Architects Timiș County, Beta (Timișoara Architecture Biennial)
Logistic Partners: Galeria Plan B, Salonul de Proiecte, Muzeul Cineastului Amator, Kodex, EUROTRANS Foundation
Media Partners: rfi România, Cărturești Timișoara, Radio România Cultural