In October 2014 the idea competition Create Your Bucharest was launched as part of the VIENNA BIENNALE exhibition Mapping Bucharest: Art, Memory, and Revolution 1916-2016, which sought new ideas for the Romanian capital. Bucharest, which has been shaped by various cultural, historical, and political influences as well as social models, is one of the most important centers in Europe currently undergoing a major process of change. Prizes were awarded for ten innovative concepts from artists, architects, and designers among the total of 225 entries in March 2015 in Bucharest.
The artists Ovidiu Anton, Alexandru Bălăşescu, Larisa Crunţeanu and Dragoş Olea, as well as Barbara Baum (freelance curator and art advisor) and Bärbel Vischer (curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection) participate in a discussion on selected projects that deal with questions of innovation, artistic and social relevance, and the sustainability of artistic practice in relation to urbanist scenarios in Bucharest.
Mapping Bucharest and Create Your Bucharest were realized by the MAK with generous financial support from OMV and OMV Petrom. Kindly supported by Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien.
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