Belu Simion Fainaru, Dan Mihaltianu, and Miklos Onucsan were the three artists who came to prominence in the 1980s and they will represent Romania this year at the Venice Biennale. The project titled Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence consisting of the re-staging of their installations from the past will be curated by Cristian Nae.
The exhibition will be produced by Berlin-based Galeria Plan B and the Cluj-, which represent Onucsan and Fainaru. For the third time Mihai Pop, Plan B’s founder, is involved with the country’s national presentation at the Biennale (he was a commissioner in 2007 and curator in 2015). The costs of the exhibition will be partly covered by the Ministry of Culture, and additional partners will be announced in the future period.
Featured image: Belu-Simion Fainaru’s You Have Always to Start Anew, 2012, Dan Mihaltianu’s Canal Grande (Corridor), Bucharest, 1984, and Miklos Onucsan's The White Camouflage (detail), 1998-2009. Courtesy of the artists.