On th e17th of October 2009 RCC had teh pleasure to host the private view of '360-degree room drawings' exhibition by Raluca Popa.
Shown as a cinematic collection of photograms displayed panoramically, the ‘360-degree room drawings’ project consists of a special scenography which aims to affect the relationship contemporary humans have with time-turned-history and with symbolic gestures which consistently reclaim their significance. Present-day Romanian thirty-year-olds, who spent their childhood at the apex of communism (many living in apartment blocks taller than 10 floors), had the habit of playing “inside the staircase”.
RALUCA POPA (born in 1979) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. She has a BA degree in fine arts from the University of Art & Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1999-2003) and a MA degree in Fine Arts from the same university (2003-2005). Additional studies include a three-month scholarship at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Castilla-la Mancha (Cuenca, Spain) in 2002, workshops at Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (France) in 2001, and at the Gallery of Miskolc (Hungary) in 2004. Since 2004 she works as an art director and illustrator at DSG (Bucharest), a visual effects and animation studio.
The exhibition was specially commissioned by the Romanian Cultural Centre, and the Private View coincided with the lauch party for new Romanian film 'Tales from the Golden Age'.
Photo credits: Gabriel Haidau