The new edition of the Sculpture Workshop held at Cucuteni, has added
new works of arts that increased in number year by year and completed
each other, maintaining their singleness and still forming a great sculptural
Deeply touched by the ideatic burden of the Neolithic king, the artists,
by means of love and creativity , have turned the hill and the valley
into a sacred place of self oblivion, surrendering to the laws of cosmic
time, either with a classic attitude towards the volume or being more
keen on experiments. The most expressive feature was the dialogue between
the matter and the ephemeral artistic experiment, two worlds colliding
but completing the artistic vision of the artists.
Sabin Drinceanu –Axart president
The timetable of the Symposium on the Monumental Sculpture focuses on
joining the semantic nature of the sacred, less rigorously anchored in
a religious tradition with aesthetic ideas that exclude the massive materialization.
But the schedule of the workshop involves other commitments, too. One
of them is the updating of the ‘social plastic’ concerns (Beuys), aiming
to a universe whose dissolution seems an automatism of analysis, interpretations
and social prospections, and any salvation of it appears to be futile.
I refer to the vast rural universe, with its space where the slow but
sure intrusion of the mediatic and commercial pressure and of other social
relationships than those of a ‘natural community’, leading to the loss
of the traditional values.
The Axart Foundation ( lead by Sabin Dranceanu-religious painter) and
the mayoralty of Cucuteni under the leadership of Mihai Tun, a remarkable
social militant have put into practice, with me as a curator, a timetable
that contradicts the ideas of inevitable degradation of the rural life
as a functional social and cultural unit.
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