Silvia Amancei y Bogdan Armanu
4:44 , 4:11, 5:19, 5:23
Searching for answers and solutions for the reorganization of life and global social relations, critique and artistic intention remain captured within aesthetics and poetry. Finding oneself between the hammer and the anvil, the compromises and limits of art have to be renegotiated: How real is the potentiality of artistic criticality? How to speculate the future and social change without falling into the net of fetishization? How to capitalize on the imagination capacity of poetry in order to compose a future in common outside the logic of money? How to break the borders of the world, be it material or digital, and distribute knowledge and wealth across the world?
*work developed during our one-month digital art residency at “warehouse”
Silvia Amancei and Bogdan Armanu is an artist couple living and activating in the city of Iasi, Romania. They graduated BA (2013) and MA (2015) studies at “George Enescu” University of Arts (Faculty of Visual Art and Design) in Iasi. Working within the conceptual framework of new-media and having in the same time a background in fine arts, respectively mural art (Silvia) and painting (Bogdan), in their practice they are trying to transgress the physical and discursive borders of the object (and the labour inscribed in it).
Working together since 2012, the two artists have materialized a series of solo exhibitions, exploring / analysing /deconstructing / decomposing the new paradigm of life (exploitation).