SILVIA TRAISTARU "THE LAST COMMUNISTS´ CONVENTION" / KUNST IN DER CARLSHUTTE, GERMANY
KIC – Kunst in der Carlshutte is pleased to announce its recently closed doors of the NORD ART, a three months exhibition of international contemporary art curated by Wolfgang Gramm. This event presented works by 245 artists from 55 countries, and also provided a special opportunity to get involved with the production, process and archives of artists working with a diverse scale of mediums, approaches and concepts. An illustrated German/English exhibition catalog introduces every artist and their work.
Silvia Traistaru has participated at the Nord Art International Exhibition with the ample project ´´The Last Communists´ Convention´´ - 24 trypthics representing portraits of the communist leaders: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Ho Chi Minh, Josip Broz Tito, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Deng Xiaoping, Władysław Gomułka, Leonid Brezhnev, Salvador Allende, Enver Hoxha, Todor Zhivkov, Kim Ilsung, Janos Kadar, Erich Honecker, Nicolae Ceausescu, Alexander Dubcek, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo Chavez. The 31 years old artist lives and works in Bucharest. She has a constant growth in terms of value as a visual artist. This year she was selected as a finalist and winner of a special prize for the 4th International Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Arsenale, curated by Igor Zanti & Viviana Siviero; last year she participated at the Experimental course of contemporary art and exhibition ”Mobilehome´´, Portugal, curated by Nuno Faria and her work ´´My Mom at the Funeral” was selected as a finalist in the international contest ”The Artist’s Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition.”
Nord Art, which has long been the largest annual art exhibition in northern Europe, is organised by KiC – Kunst in der Carlshutte, the non-profit initiative of the cities of Budelsdorf and Rendsburg, and the ACO Group. The Carlshutte was the first industrial company in the dukedoms of Schleswig and Holstein. It was closed in 1997 after an eventful 170 year history. This historic ensemble of factory buildings and the ACO Wagenremise are now home to 22,000 square meters of exhibition area, alongside a 60,000 square meter park for outdoor exhibits. Described by Kunstforum magazine as a “colourful cross-section of modern art”, the event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. For the first time in history, a Nord Art-Prize was awarded. Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) - the sponsors of the 10,000 euro prize, chose Zeng Chenggang. The award presentation ceremony will take place at the opening of Nord Art 2011, on 4 June 2011.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (selection):
Liu Bolin (China), Ting-Ting Cheng (Taiwan/UK), Zeng Chenggang (China), Øystein Dahlstrøm (Norway), Tirtza Even (USA), Mohamed Ibrahim Elmasry (Egypt), David George (UK), Timmy Graham (USA), Algis Griskevicius (Lithuania), Teija & Pekka Isorättyä (Finland), Mark Kramer (Netherlands), Liat Livni (Israel), Syahrizal Pahlevi (Indonesia), Jeanne de Petriconi (France), Sara Shamma (Syria), Eka Sharashidze (Georgia/Germany), Ruta Spelskyte (Lithuania), Wolfgang Stiller (Germany), Nino Strohecker (Austria/Sweden), Szabolcs Süli-Zakar (Hungary), Silvia Trăistaru (Romania), Zhang Zhaohui (China), Anya Zholud (Russia), Shu Yong (China), Timo Wright (USA/Finland)