01.10.2005 - 16.10.2005 Opening: Saturday, October 1, 5-8 p.m.
A project by Lucia Macari and Stefan Rusu.
2 artists from Moldavia look at the history and present of their home country as the history of military and cultural invasions, by making an artistic invasion in EastArea- this time a Moldavian-Mongolian one.
Lucia Macari has edited a Moldavian-Mongolian phrase book, inspired by the conversation guides used by Russian soldiers during the World War II. In 1941 a Russian-German conversation book was published in the SU, to be distributed among the soldiers along with their army boots; in 1943, a similar Russian-Moldavian phrasebook was published, that was supposed to help the Soviet liberation army forces to communicate with local population.
Lucia Macari (1974, Chisinau, Moldova) is a visual artist, currently
based in the Netherlands. After studying Art and Fashion design in the
State Institute of Art in Chisinau, she worked as an independent artist
and curator. In 1999-2001 Lucia Macari was visual program coordinator
at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Chisinau. In 2005 she graduated
from Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. At the moment she is following
a post-graduate programme at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
Stefan Rusu (1964, Kaiet, Moldova) is a visual artist and independent
curator. He lives and works in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Moldova.
In 1986-1990 he studied at the Art Academy in St.Petersburg, Russia,
and in 1995 he graduated from Bucharest Art Academy, Romania.