Contemporary Art Romania

28 February 2006



Fundatia de arta Hag va invita vineri 03.03.06, orele 19 la deschiderea expozitiei
Hag Art Foundation invites you Thursday 03.03.06 to the opening of the exhibition

FASHION GUNS
cosmin moldovan

Incotro iti poti indrepta atentia acum - anul 2000+ - daca iti propui sa construiesti o mitologie actuala, viabila, simptomatica? Ce se poate decanta din substratul diacronic al ideii de mit si ce poate fi prelucrat inspre mit din datele specifice individului/ambiantei contemporane? Care este atitudinea cea mai adecvata pentru abordarea unui asemenea demers – cinismul coroziv cu deznodaminte etice sau ludicul dezinvolt cu nuante de complicitate?
Cosmin Moldovan lanseaza Fashion Gunz. Vestimentatie si stil. Identitate si brand. Patru fotografii care portretizeaza eroi contemporani, supravietuitori ai politicilor subversive ale modei, veteranii razboiului stilului, ai razboiului economic, ai razboiului gustului, ai razboaielor purtate din ipostaza first person shooter impotriva propriei identitati, pentru a o face fashionable, pentru a o inscrie in trend, in coolness. Puma, Reebok, Nike si cei doi Adidas - Originals si Performance sunt personajele cu trupuri hibride care isi poarta, integrate organic ca substitute ale bratelor, accesoriile-arma branduite, cu texturi high-tech de inspiratie cyber-punk. Iconografia pastreaza; linia clasica a portretisticii flamande, artistul optand pentru construirea atmosferei in defavoarea contextului narativ.
Marca inregistrata Fashion Gunz, in martie la Atelier Hag.

Whereto can you look now - year 2000+ - if you want to build an up-to-date, viable and symptomatic mythology? What can be decanted from the diachronic essence of the concept of “myth” and what can be processed into myth from the particular features of the contemporary people/environment? What is the proper attitude to tackle such a task – a corroding cynicism arriving to ethical conclusions, or maybe an unconstrained and playful approach which makes one seem accomplice?
Cosmin Moldovan releases Fashion Guns. Clothing and style. Identity and brand. Four photographs portraying contemporary heroes who survived the subversive politics of fashion. Old-timers in the war of style and economy. Veterans in the war of taste and in all the wars carried against one’s own identity from the state of first person shooter, wanting the Self to become fashionable, to follow the trend, to play it cool. Puma, Reebok, Nike and the two Adidas – Originals and Performance - are characters with hybrid bodies. They wear their branded gun-accessories rendered in high-tech textures of cyber-punk influence as substitutes to their arms. The iconography maintains the classical line of Flemish portraiture for the artist has chosen to build an atmosphere instead of shaping a narrative context.
A Fashion Guns Trade mark, in March at Atelier Hag.

Madalina Brasoveanu

Finisajul expozitiei va avea loc vineri, 07.04.2006, orele 19.00.
The closing of the exhibition will take place Friday 07.04.2006 at 19.00

Eveniment realizat cu sprijinul/ supported by
bizaid / www.offshore.ro

atelier hag/ maria rosetti 53/ miercuri-sambata: 16-20/ http://www.hag.ro/

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