ClayVoiceRomania, Curated by Vlad Basarab (Romania)Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join us for a reception and artist talk with Romanian ceramics artist/curator Vlad Basarab. His exhibit ClayVoiceRomania will be on display at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City from March 13th to 18th.
ClayVoiceRomania, Curator Vlad Basarab presents a survey of contemporary Romanian ceramics focusing on 10 active contemporary Romanian ceramics artists coming from various demographic areas of Romania expressing themselves in their own styles. The exhibition will consist of 4 physical works of ceramic art displayed in our main space, in addition to looping videos (of other artist’s works) on all of our screens/monitors for the entire week of the conference. Featuring the works of: Arina Ailincăi, Cristina Russu, Cristina Bolborea, Mónika Pădureț, Lucia Lobonț, Emil Cassian Dumitraș, Simona Tănăsescu, Márta Jakobovits, Georgiana Cozma, and Gherghina Costea.
Vlad Basarab (Bucharest, Romania, 1977) is an artist working with ceramics, installation, video and performance. He is a member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics of UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland,member of the Union of Artists of Romania, and a member of NCECA(The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), USA, of the Galateea Contemporary Art Gallery Group,Bucharest, Romania. He recently won the Award of Excellence at 2017 Cluj International Ceramics Biennale (7 member international jury, Cluj Museum of Art, Romania). Basarab is a doctoral candidate at the University of Art in Bucharest with the working thesis Exercises of Recovering Collective Memory through Monumental Art and Multi-media Interventions in the Public Space. He received a Fulbright research grant to Romania with the theme Art as a Form of Remembering and Mourning the Victims of Cultural Censorship(2013-2014);1st prize for the international competition for the Monument dedicated to the Romanian Languagein Chișinău, Republic of Moldova(2014); Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Electronic Media from West Virginia University(2013); Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics, University of Alaska Anchorage (2001); President of non-profit organization Basarab Art & Scienceand Director of non-profit organization COMBINART 1+1= 10, Romania, In 2016, Basarab curated Coast to Coast, An exhibition of North-American Ceramics Artistsat Brâncoveanu Palace, Mogoșoaia, Romania.In 2017, he was aguest of honour of the European Comission Representation to Romania,European Union Pavilion at the Gaudeamus Book Fair, Bucharest, Romania.