RĂZVAN BOTIȘ

Going Twomblysh, Woolish, Foolish
[via scribblings / toward normcore]

Friday, April 11th, 7-10 pm

As emulation, appropriation, pastiche – you name it – have been exposed, lost their pompous aura and became tools, means of redistributing cultural artifacts, I become more and more concerned in turning my balldress into a well-worn coat. Is anybody else doing the same out there? It doesn’t really matter, as I can prove quite genuine desires: I will arrest, abuse, and pervert their hip.
Now, let’s dance on mtv-hits-modern-manele mashups and pretend we are all moving fashion-forward. With obsolete grace.

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Born in 1984 in Brașov, Romania, Răzvan Botiș lives and works in Cluj-Napoca. He graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj (MA in Ceramics) in 2009. Previous exhibitions include Hotspot Cluj - New Romanian Art, Arken Museum, Denmark; November Remember September, Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Germany; European Travelers, Art from Cluj Today, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary; Trying to purchase what I once wanted to forget, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria.

[exhibition on view through May 17th, 2014]

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