“WHITE NOISE, BLACK WORDS” CreArt European Exhibition 2014

According the curators, White Noise, Black Words investigates the fragile balance between abstraction and figuration, immateriality and concreteness, fact and symbol, existence and imagination. Whereas “white noise” is commonly known as a combination of all the sounds in the human spectrum, “black words” suggests less-visible elements of the social fabric.

The featured works are in an array of media: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, video, and sound. They offer up realistic depictions and dreamlike representations, rational positions and unconscious tensions, perceptible objects and ghostlike entities, primitive rituals and daily actions, conversational dynamics and intimate gestures.

This is the second exhibition of CreArt, a cultural project involving institutions from various European cities. It showcases diverse art practices from distinct European geographies. Each partner in the CreArt network issued an open call for local artists, and the curators then selected from among the respondents the 19 artists whose work is presented here:

Dana Stana (Arad)

Patricija Gilyte (Kaunas)

Remigijus Venckus (Kaunas)

Sérgio Marques (Aveiro)

Nuvola Ravera (Génova)

Fülöp József (Harghita)

Nina Hove (Kristiansand)

Emanuela Rizzo (Lecce)

Sandro Marasco (Lecce)

Felix Sturm (Linz)

Kurt Lackner/Julio Falagán (Linz)

Vildan Turalic (Linz)

Kateřina Vorlová (Pardubice)

Martin Dašek (Pardubice)

Amaya Bombín (Valladolid)

David del Bosque (Valladolid)

Saulius Dastikas (Vilnius)

Ana Hušman (Zagreb).

Fokus Grupa (Zagreb).

The travelling exhibition is one of the main actions to promote artistic mobility and circulation of artworks organised within the framework of CreArt project (Network of Cities for Artistic Creation). This European Exhibition will have two further editions in other cities of the Network. Therefore, annual calls to select local artists will be launched in all the partner cities from September this year.