We, Our Friends and Us

ANCA MUNTEANU RIMNIC AND DELIA POPA AT SALONUL DE PROIECTE, MNAC ANEXA, BUCHAREST

25 april – 02 june 2013

Since last season Salonul de proiecte has been working with artists Anca Munteanu Rimnic and Delia Popa on developing the projects that have now come to fruition in the present exhibition. While Anca Munteanu Rimnic was invited to make a proposal on the occasion of the Global Without Globalisation exhibition, Delia Popa was one of the artists selected as a result of the 2011/2012 Open Call for emerging artists. For various reasons, the two proposals were unable to be completed within the framework of the exhibitions in question, but Salonul de proiecte continued steadfastly to support their endeavours.

Delia Popa’s work, We, Our Friends and Us: A Theatre Piece for Multiple Monitors, is an installation that arose from discussions on apparently divergent topics such as civic activism and spirituality, which the artist had with various people from her circle of acquaintances. It was in this way that the idea of interviewing friends and people who inspired her came about. The seven interviewees, active on different „fronts” in the social sphere, are presented as pseudo-characters, such as „The Atheist Feminist Artist”, „The Buddhist Artist” or „The Christian Engineer”. Delia Popa arranges the interviews in four acts, the same as in a play for the theatre: the „characters” talk to one another indirectly, and each interaction between them creates a dramatic moment.

From  exhibition description, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, more here