From 10 Nov 2016 to 30 Nov 2016
Istituto Romeno di Venezia

"Uprooted / Uprooted" by Aurel Vlad and Cătălin Badarau


The exhibition "Uprooted / Uprooted" Aurel Vlad and Cătălin Badarau
Small Gallery Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice

Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 18:00, at the Small Gallery Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice (Cannaregio 2212-30121 Venice), will take place the inauguration of the exhibition of contemporary art of artists Aurel Vlad and Cătălin Badarau, curated by Cosmin Năsui.
The exhibition focuses on shelter, displacement, forced migration, Esilo, relocation - historical, political and social at the same time the issues of the human condition that preoccupy the artist Aurel Vlad and Cătălin Badarau.

The works of Aurel Vlad the exhibition "Uprooted / Uprooted" are more or less metaphorically exile by a Garden of Eden (located in the conflict zone in the Middle East) as an area of historically recurring biblical inspiration, but existing as a social phenomenon refugees expelled from paradise of their homes. Characters modeled in galvanized tin Aurel Vlad struggling with their roots, divided into physical and metaphorical way from the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge, which roam like shadows without bodies.

Cătălin Badarau presents the perpetual phenomenon of migration in the video installation "Derail" made according to his kinetic sculpture, large, with the same title, in which hundreds of carved figures floating on water in a continuous circuit. Works such as "Wasted" or "The Rest" are macro-expressions of portraits and hands, made of silicone that are deliberately distorted by the media on which they are exposed.
Aurel Vlad (n. 1954, Galati, Romania) is a sculptor, draftsman and engraver, professor at the National University of Arts Bucharest, personalities of Romanian contemporary art first order. Since 1990 he is member of the Union of Artists of Romania. A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts "Nicolae Grigorescu" in Bucharest, sculpture department, class teacher Geta Caragiu Gheorghiţă and prof. Marin Iliescu (1980-1984), Aurel Vlad has, since 2008, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the National University of Fine Arts in Bucharest.
Cătălin Badarau (n 1981, Romania) is a sculptor, a graduate in visual arts and assistant professor in the Department of Sculpture / Faculty of Fine Arts of the National University of Fine Arts in Bucharest. Between 2005-2007 he earned the master's degree at the National University of Arts Bucharest, Department of Sculpture, coordinator Prof. Aurel Vlad. Since 2007 he is Assistant Professor of Art at the National University of Bucharest, Faculty of Fine Arts, Sculpture section. Since 2007 he is member of the Union of Artists of Bucharest - branch Sculpture. He has participated in various national and international exhibitions (Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Poland, Republic of Moldova).
Cosmin Năsui is a curator, art critic, cultural manager, contemporary art evaluator. It has curatorial experience and art criticism for over 17 years. And 'the founder of the wider Romanian online platform for the support and promotion of Romanian contemporary And 'managing partner of Năsui collection & gallery (, which exhibits, represents and promotes the country abroad and a careful selection of Romanian contemporary artists. And 'private museum senior curator of Postmodernism (
The exhibition will be open until 30 November 2016, from Tuesday to Sunday, in the range 16 - 20. Time L

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