As Far As I Can Tape

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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Performance Art Institute
As Far As I Can Tape
Curated by: Erwin Kessler

575 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
November 4th, 2010 - January 8th, 2011
Opening: November 4th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
(415) 501-0575
Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00
video, Romanian video-art, performance


The Performance Art Institute and Romanian Cultural Institute are  pleased to present  As Far As I Can Tape, which will introduce the Bay Area to the rich and complex art world of contemporary Romania.

As Far As I Can Tape presents a selection of video and performance artworks from a group of younger Romanian artists. The exhibit focuses on the new practice of videotaping as a means of active reality research. The works of these young artists display an almost complete disregard for showy technicalities, absence of overt social and political criticism, keen observation, particularly self observation, and a perception of the immediate world as the only reality there is. They use video art as a communication tool, disregarding its reflective quality.

As Far As I Can Tape features Ilie Cristian Ionescu (aka Regele Ionescu), Dan Acostioaei, Michele Bressan, Claudiu Lucaci, Cristina David, Signe Lillemark-Chiper, Eliza Muresan, Lucian Alexe, Gili Mocanu

Erwin Kessler, the curator of both exhibits, is a writer, and professor of art history and philosophy. He has organized and curated many highly successful exhibitions showcasing this talented and exciting generation of Romanian artists throughout Europe, in Vienna, Strasbourg, Lisbon, Prague, Budapest, and Krakow. This is his first show in North America.

Organized by PAI in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania