Saturday, August 13, 2011

16 February - 5 March 2011

with BMR& Stefan Tiron

In January 2011 the Center for Visual Introspection launched an invitation to three groups of artists to consider their practice retrospectively and use the gallery space for three weeks to disclose their way of working. The Bureau of Melodramatic Research proposed reading and copying as main strategies in its activity, and used the opening night as a confession opportunity for its members to reveal their hidden stories of copying, stealing, pirating, scanning, cheating. A painting and drawing exhibition was put up on the walls, accounting for the immense amount of copying performed during the 4 years of art study - the so called study of nature and of the great (obviously male) masters, under the guidance of another (male) master. In this setting the Confession took place: the founding members merely read the statement conceived by a third (absent, and again male) one, and invited the audience to make presumptions regarding the authorship of the surrounding works.