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Alex Baciu

VOLTA Basel

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10.06.2024 — 16.06.2024

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artistic discovery. The fair presents the Art of Now and offers art
enthusiasts and collectors an opportunity to discover and
connect with international artists and their stories. With
VOLTA, art enthusiasts can collect art that boldly resonates
with the changing world that we live in.
In 2024, VOLTA Basel presents its 19th edition and continues to
shine a spotlight on new artistic narratives. ‘Firsts’ is a section
of the fair that is dedicated to galleries debuting in Basel and
gives access to the art market capitals from new regions.
VOLTA Basel continues to support community building. With
a stronghold of returning galleries from the DACH region, local
and international Advisory Board members, the fair provides
intergenerational support for new and emerging galleries to
navigate the ever-changing contemporary art market, together.

Our exhibition for this year’s Volta Basel, titled “Twists & Turns of Origins,” curated by Livia Florea engages directly with contemporary discourses on the reevaluation of public spaces, the resurgence of traditional art forms in new contexts, and the global conversation on cultural heritage and its evolution. At a time when the world is keenly focused on themes of transformation—be it through the lens of environmental sustainability, digital integration into everyday life, or the reimagining of urban landscapes—Alex Baciu’s work stands as a commentary and exploration of these issues.

Incorporating Alex Baciu’s art into “Twists & Turns of Origins” at Volta Basel provides a rich opportunity to engage deeply with the reevaluation of public spaces, especially in an era where the meaning and utility of these spaces are in flux due to technological advancements and social changes. Baciu’s work, with its insightful opinion on how public spaces serve as both arenas for communal interaction and as sites of isolation in the digital age, could be the centerpiece for discussions and reflections on how art can bridge the gap between physical and digital realms. By creating environments that simulate or reimagine public spaces, the exhibition can provoke thoughts on the evolving nature of communal experiences, encouraging visitors to contemplate the impact of digital technologies on public engagement and urban landscapes.

Focusing on Alex Baciu’s unique approach to intervening on old tapestries (specifically arrases), “Twists & Turns of Origins” at Volta Basel is a profound exploration of the intersections between cultural heritage and contemporary art, while offering a unique perspective on the preservation and transformation of cultural identities. Baciu’s work on arrases serves as a tactile and visually compelling commentary on the act of bringing historical artifacts into the contemporary discourse. This process not only highlights the resilience and adaptability of traditional art forms but also challenges the viewer to reconsider the narratives embedded within these historical pieces. By intervening on old tapestries, Baciu effectively bridges the gap between past and present, inviting a dialogue on the relevance of traditional crafts in today’s art world. This approach provides a tangible connection to cultural heritage, emphasizing the ongoing conversation between historical context and contemporary artistic expression, making it a critical reflection on how art can mediate our relationship with history and tradition.

Art Fair participation with Alex Baciu

Exhibition Opening

10.06.2024

Kulterra Gallery, str. Știrbei Vodă 104 – 106, sector 1, Bucharest.

Our exhibition for this year’s Volta Basel, titled “Twists & Turns of Origins,” curated by Livia Florea engages directly with contemporary discourses on the reevaluation of public spaces, the resurgence of traditional art forms in new contexts, and the global conversation on cultural heritage and its evolution. At a time when the world is keenly focused on themes of transformation—be it through the lens of environmental sustainability, digital integration into everyday life, or the reimagining of urban landscapes—Alex Baciu’s work stands as a commentary and exploration of these issues.

Incorporating Alex Baciu’s art into “Twists & Turns of Origins” at Volta Basel provides a rich opportunity to engage deeply with the reevaluation of public spaces, especially in an era where the meaning and utility of these spaces are in flux due to technological advancements and social changes. Baciu’s work, with its insightful opinion on how public spaces serve as both arenas for communal interaction and as sites of isolation in the digital age, could be the centerpiece for discussions and reflections on how art can bridge the gap between physical and digital realms. By creating environments that simulate or reimagine public spaces, the exhibition can provoke thoughts on the evolving nature of communal experiences, encouraging visitors to contemplate the impact of digital technologies on public engagement and urban landscapes.

Focusing on Alex Baciu’s unique approach to intervening on old tapestries (specifically arrases), “Twists & Turns of Origins” at Volta Basel is a profound exploration of the intersections between cultural heritage and contemporary art, while offering a unique perspective on the preservation and transformation of cultural identities. Baciu’s work on arrases serves as a tactile and visually compelling commentary on the act of bringing historical artifacts into the contemporary discourse. This process not only highlights the resilience and adaptability of traditional art forms but also challenges the viewer to reconsider the narratives embedded within these historical pieces. By intervening on old tapestries, Baciu effectively bridges the gap between past and present, inviting a dialogue on the relevance of traditional crafts in today’s art world. This approach provides a tangible connection to cultural heritage, emphasizing the ongoing conversation between historical context and contemporary artistic expression, making it a critical reflection on how art can mediate our relationship with history and tradition.

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