Ivan Gallery at the Armory Show
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About The Event
Romania is present at the famed Armory Show of New York, one of the world’s biggest displays of visual arts talent, as part of Presents, the platform devoted to newer galleries and emerging artists.
If you venture to Pier 94 between March 7 and 10, don't miss young artists Ștefan Sava and Iulia Toma, showcased by Ivan Gallery of Bucharest with the support of RCI New York.
Ștefan Sava (b. 1982) holds a MA from the Photo-Video Department, The National University of Arts Bucharest and also a PhD from the same university, following a research about the Holocaust in Romania. His projects combine photography, video, performance and object and are based on a long process of theoretical reflection and research. He is particularly interested in the subject of recent history and in the way in which it can be visually reactivated through an analytical approach. Among the exhibitions he took part in: 2016 - “The Falling of the Arches”, Riga Photography Biennial, Alma Gallery, Riga (LV), 2015 - “Appearance & Essence”, Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (RO), “Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016”, Vienna Biennale, MAK, Vienna (AT), “Inventing the Truth”, Venice Biennale, The New Gallery of Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanities Research in Venice (IT), “Few Were Happy with Their Condition”, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur (CH), “Ruins of the Day”, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (RO), 2013 - “Europe/South-East. Recorded Memories”, Braunschweig Museum of Photography, Braunschweig (DE), 2012 - “From the backstage”, Salonul de proiecte, MNAC Anexa, Bucharest (RO).
Iulia Gabriela Toma (b. 1974) is a mixed-media artist who expresses her aesthetic convictions by means of textiles, photography, painting, installation, and text. Currently she focuses on social issues that she addresses in a very personal way: feminism, women’s rights, the complex interrelations of closed communities, the materiality of urban living, social justice, etc. Iulia teaches in the Department of Arts & Design, Textile Section, at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest, her pedagogical and artistic activity being a harmonious combination. Among her recent exhibitions are "Dura-Europos" (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest), "Worker’s Day" (group show at MAGMA Contemporary Art Space in Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania), "Buongiorno, Varvara Stepanova" (GALLLERIAPIÙ, Bologna, Italy), "Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016" (group show, part of Vienna Biennale 2015, MAK Vienna), "Twilled Connections" (group show at tranzit.ro, Bucharest).
The Armory Show, set in the heart of NYC and welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually, is the city’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century art.
Where: The Armory Show, Pier 94 (Booth P9), 711 12th Avenue, New York City
When: March 7-10, 2019: Thu March 7, 12pm - 8pm, Fri March 8, 12pm - 8pm, Sat March 9, 12pm - 7pm, Sun March 10, 12pm - 6pm