Wed, Feb 09|
VIRUS DIARY Group Exhibition in New York / OCCUPY #3—NETWORKS Art Project
A project by White Cuib gallery and Satu Mare Art Museum. Curators: Alina Andrei, Gloria Luca, Luciana Tamas.
Time & Location
Feb 09, 2022, 7:00 PM EST – Mar 17, 2022, 11:00 PM EDT
New York, 69 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
About The Event
VIRUS DIARY is a project initiated by internationally acclaimed artist Dan Perjovschi and coordinated by Alina Andrei —with the assistance of George Roșu and Ana Kun — for White Cuib, Romania.
Virus Diary in NYC was produced by the White Cuib gallery and Satu Mare Art Museum.
Curators: Alina Andrei, Gloria Luca, and Luciana Tamas.
The OCCUPY #3—NETWORKS project will be showcased at the Consulate General of Greece in New York (opening on February 9, 2022, 6 pm) and the Consulate of France in New York (opening on February 17, 2022, 6:30 pm). The two exhibitions will run for one month.
Due to Covid restrictions, visitors are kindly asked to register online at https://occupyproject3.eventbrite.com
The Virus Diary group exhibition will be displayed in one of the two NYC locations that have been “occupied” at the initiative of the Greek and French artist and curator Eirini Linardaki.
For its itineration in New York, the Romanian artists Alina Andrei, Gloria Luca and Luciana Tamas, participants in the project themselves, teamed up as curators. In the frame of OCCUPY #3—NETWORKS project, they
are proposing the Virus Diary as an informal art network that has been formed in the aftermath of the Covid-19 global lockdown. Despite the uncertainty that hit the art world during the pandemic, Virus Diary quickly emerged into a
physical exhibition that occupies/activates/enters in dialogue with various art spaces thanks to spontaneous and informal international invitations that highlight the need for transcultural cooperation. In addition, the project outlines the importance of shifting responsibility and sharing resources with one’s community.
Details about the OCCUPY art project and its guest networks are available via https://www.occupyartproject.com/
The VIRUS DIARY is a traveling exhibition project that grew out of the early pandemic-related uncertainty. At the beginning of the medical crisis, Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi was scheduled to open a solo exhibition at the White Cuib gallery in Cluj-Napoca. The initial event was postponed and planned to be adapted to the closed gallery’s windows and then moved to social media. There, Perjovschi soon transformed it into an opportunity to hear a
diversity of voices on the consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The project’s generic title was purposely chosen to include more perspectives on how other people related to the quarantine and how the latter impacted the
world, along with the artists’ reflections on how a new visual language was adjusting reality. In spite of the free movement restrictions and their negative impact on the art scene, the Virus Diary became an immaterial shared space for free thinking, expression, and togetherness.
The Virus Diary was an experimental exhibition displayed online through several posts a day during the peak of the pandemic’s first wave. In the early stages, Perjovschi and the gallery team gradually invited more artists to get
involved in the project—which thus became a collective effort. Over 25 Romanian and international artists were involved as permanent contributors and complemented by numerous guest artists. For nine weeks in a row, from morning to night, the White Cuib’s online presence provided its audience with a wide range of interpretations while offering the artists whose activity was affected by the pandemic a chance to refocus from uncertainty and anxiety and to enter into a visual dialogue with faraway voices.
The Virus Diary has been exhibited at the Romanian Design Week (Bucharest, Romania), the independent artist-run space ABM Confecciones (Madrid, Spain), the Black-and-White Biennial (Satu Mare Art Museum, Romania), and the
Borderline Art Space (Iași, Romania).
Dan Perjovschi (RO), Ana Kun (RO), George Roşu (RO), Aldo Giannotti (AU), Olivier Hölzl (AU), Gloria Luca (SP), David Böhm & Jiří Franta (CZ), Cosmin Haiaş (RO), Răzvan Cornici (RO), Cathy Burghi (UY), Tudor Pătraşcu (RO),
Benedek Levente (RO), Oana Lohan (FR), Cristian Răduţă (RO), Minitremu (RO), Bartha Sándor (HU), Restu Ratnaningtyas (IN), Marishka Soekarna (IN), Magdalena Pelmuş (RO), Luciana Tamas (GE), Zara Alexandrova (GE), Zoran
Georgiev (GE), Roberto Uribe Castro (GE), Alina Andrei (RO).
Special guests (artists, curators, writers, photographers, etc.):
Dora García, Daniel García Andújar, Nedko Solakov, Miklos Onucsan, Hans D. Christ, Banu Cenetoglu, Lea Rasovszky, Beagles & Ramsay, Suzana Dan, Alex Bodea, Şerban Savu, Cristi Pogăcean, Tincuţa Marin, Takehito Koganezawa, Michele Bressan, Răzvan Botiş, Cătălina Nistor, Susanna Inglada, Alexandra Mocan, Dan Burzo, Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Simion Cernica, Hortenisa Mi Kafchin, Simona Nastac, Raimar Stange, Eduard Constantin, Mihai Iepure-Gorski, Isa Balog, Tuan Nini, Bartha Jozsef, Florin Arhire, Quentin Jouret, Tomáš Vaněk, Frank Bz, Ştefan Radu Cretu,
Elena Vladareanu, Eirini Linardaki & Vincent Parisot, Dana Catona, Alina Marinescu, Cosmin Bumbuţ, Raphael Larre, Attila Kispál, Andrei Flocea (Minitremu), Alexandru Faur (Minitremu), Patrick Roussel, Andra Cati (Minitremu), Matei Rădulescu (Minitremu), Ovidiu Hrin, Tudor Mureşan (Minitremu), Alicia Crasiuc (Minitremu), Caterina Preda, Kispál Ágnes, Gergely Hory, Farid Fairuz, Diana Grigorescu (Minitremu), Sabina Aldea (Minitremu), Cătălina Neculai, Casandra Vidrighin, Daniela Palimariu, Remus Ţiplea, Mischa Kuball, Gluklya Pershina, Szabolcs Kisspál, Andreea Mare
(Minitremu), Naomi Bildea, Manuel Pelmuş, Rie Kawakami, Camelia Popescu, Andra Beligan (Minitremu), Larisa Cont (Minitremu), Daria Borsa (Minitremu), Natalia Marc (Minitremu), Mona Nicoară, Bogdan Georgescu, Bianca Mocan,
Cristi Gaspar, Ciprian Ciuclea, Tudor Toader, Karolina Kubik, Cristina Gagiu, Cristian Alexa, Luchezar Boyadijev, Abel Rad & Laurenţiu Zbîrcea, Oana Tănase, Alexandru Solomon, Dăruieşte Viaţă, Vlad Brăteanu, Mihai Platică,
Megan Dominescu, Niţă Mocanu, Alex Mihăileanu, Trevor Yeung, Iulia Toma, Lavinia Creţu, Mihail Coşuleţu, Levente Kozma, Adreea Medar, Andreea Harabagiu, Emilian Mocanu, Ramona Chirica, Ioana Vreme Moser, Silviu
Preda, Jaro Varga, Brent Birnbaum, Oberliht Association, Cristian Rusu, Dimitar Solakov, Simona Vilău, Bogdan Gârbovan, Andrei Pungovschi, Ion Barbu, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Lucian Barbu, Krassimir Terziev,
Joana Preda, Yuko Okumura, Delia Popa, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Milan Mikulastík, 3 137 Athens, Alexandru Munteanu, Ute Krafft, Isola Milano, Oliver Ressler, Squeak Carnwath, Eugen Palagub, Iuliana Vilsan, Saddo Raul, Fani
Zguro, Eliodor Moldovan, Tadija Janicic, Lucian Indrei, Iza Tarasewicz, Radu Carnariu, Andrei Dosa, Latifa Echakkh, Sorina Vaselina, Ada Stan, Oana Cosug, Andrei Pacea, Vlad Moraru, Diana Filimon, Dana & Eva Koťátková,
Jadranka Kosorcic, Ivan Moudov, Cezar Lăzărescu.
*The White Cuib gallery is an independent art space in Cluj-Napoca that opened in 2016. Ever since it started its activity, the gallery has organized contemporary art exhibitions with artists at various stages in their careers and aims to propose and support projects as anchored in reality as possible.
**The posters exhibited at Virus Diary / OCCUPY #3—NETWORKS were printed and transported courtesy of the Satu Mare Art Museum, Romania.