Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    Pacta sunt servanda, 2011-2012

    performance documented on video (HD video, sound, 16 min., 37 sec., in Romanian and Hungarian
    with English subtitles) 

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    Isa, por ës homou vogymuk (Indeed, we are all dust and ashes), 2011

    installation (wood), variable dimensions
     

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    The equitable principle
, 2012-ongoing

    mixed-media installation 

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    I work, therefore I'm not, 2012 - ongoing​

    mixed media installation, variable dimensions

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    Doublethink ( Fekete Marcius 1990), 2013 - ongoing

    collages, watercolor and pencil on paper (29 / 42 cm each)

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    Doublethink (Gaza Conflict), 2013 - ongoing

    collages, watercolor and pencil on paper (29 / 42 cm each)

  • Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan Lucrari

    Doublethink (Crimea), 2013 - ongoing

    collages, watercolor and pencil on paper (29 / 42 cm each)

  • The work of Anca Benera (Romanian) and Arnold Estefan (Hungarian) deals directly with the issue of cultural difference, exploring the caustic imprints on subjectivity of identity, history-writing and law-making.Their practice spans different media, cultural registers and disciplines to reflect on society as being a tissue of conventions that can and must be permanently re-imagined. They have been working collaboratively since 2011. They co-founded the Centre for Visual Introspection in Bucharest, where they generated a series of workshops, public art projects and publications, between 2008-2012.

     

    Their works have been shown in:

    2014—Der Brancusi-Effekt, Kunsthalle Wien; Art Under a Dangerous Star: The Responsibilty of Art, tranzit.hu and Studio Gallery, Budapest; Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk, Upominki, Rotterdam; Sights and Sounds, Global Film and Video, The Jewish Museum, New York; A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue. New Romanian Art, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Like a Bird. Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art, tranzit.ro, Bucharest; Private Nationalism, m 21 Gallery, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, Hungary.

    2013 — Mom, am I barbarian?, Istanbul Biennial 13; Like a Bird. Avian Ecologies in Contemporary Art, Trafo Gallery, Budapest; œconomy, an already tumultuous landscape where phan- tasms cross, Oberwelt, Stuttgart; Video a-i-r, Galerie Art- Point, Vienna; Compensation for the lack of resources, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest (solo show); We were so few and so many of us are left, tranzit.hu, Budapest, tranzit.ro Bucharest (solo show); Come and go, Schweizerische Botschaft, Vienna; Measures of saving the world, < rotor >, Graz.

    2012 — Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Winning Hearts and Minds, lecture performance within the project conducted by Critical Art Ensemble at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; Global fara globalizare. De la matematica pana în China, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest; Inexactly This, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam; Pacta sunt Servanda, Teatru Spalatorie, Chisinau, Moldavia; Art or Life: aesthetics and biopolitics, curated by_vienna 2012, Knoll Gallery, Vienna.

    Awards:

    2012 — Henkel Art Award Romania. Nominated for the Henkel Art Award Central and Eastern Europe. 

     

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