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December 15, 2011


O dată, într-o perioada care nu e pe înțelesul contemporanilor săi, într-o lume în care arta a devenit o competiţie, în umbra Vițelului de Aur a dispărut un Artist…


Guerrilla detective based on events which took place during the 54th Venice Biennial
Contemporary art was supposed to be free from all ideological and economic dependencies and artist activate as always FRESH role model of freedom&good will. Instead we have to deal with vulgar “Social Darwinism” system applied to art process. The stronger/faster/richer “artist wannabe” become greatest/actual/successful ARTIST in “ART Darwinism” Universe. Group “SOLD OUT!” will sit on the pinnacle of “ART Darwinism” concept trying to define and defy it in the same time. How this “ART Darwinism” appeared, is it Moldova an isolated incident or a global phenomena? What artist and art scene can do about and what they actually do about?
How to battle it or to become a part of “ART food chain”?MISSING ARTIST is a film developed as part of GHOST PAVILION of Republic of Moldova campaign by SOLD OUT!!! (Denis Bartenev, Adel Idris) produced by KSAK Center in the frame of ATLANTIS’11 and HEICO networking event in Venice.The GHOST PAVILION campaign reflects the position of a number of institutions and initiatives from independent cultural sector, developed in response to the designation by the local authorities from Republic of Moldova of the participants to represent the National Pavilion at the 54 edition of Venice Biennale.

The GHOST Pavilion is a new tool to promote the image of Republic of Moldova internationally.Within this campaign, a group of artists have developed texts, posters, slogans, stickers, postcards, stencils, and other sites to be displayed and distributed in public spaces of Chisinau during the course of Contemporary Art Biennale in Venice (June 4 to November 27, 2011).

The campaign is also hosted by institutions involved in the project: KSAK Center, Spălătorie (Laundry) Theatre, the Art Hotel and Protest in Wind Project – at the Flat Space (Oberliht Association). More details about campaign:

The campaign is organised by [KSA:K] – Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau in colaboration with Association Oberliht, Association Alt Film, Center COLISEUM, Theater SPALATORIE, ART PLOSHADKA, KINEMATIX Studio,

A project supported by:
European Commission and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg

A project curated by Stefan Rusu in the frame of ATLANTIS’11 and HEICO networking event

HEICO network:

Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brandenburg, Germany,
[KSA:K] – Center for Contemporary Art, Republic of Moldova
GeoAir, Georgia,
SPACE, Republic of Slovakia,
Art Today Association Plovdiv, Bulgaria,
Rohkunstbau, Germany,
ACSL (Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory), Armenia

Media support: Casa IMAGO SRL, Theater SPALATORIE, Association Alt Film, Association Oberliht

Краткое описание
Guerrilla detective based on events which took place during the 54th Venice Biennial. Being a missing link themselves, breeders of the “SOLD OUT!!!” group (a platypus, connection between dilettantes and professional artists, a successful attempt to imitate real artists) are searching for “MISSING ARTIST” – artists that “survive” in their practice, visions, works.
Denis Bartenev, Adel Idris
Автор сценария
Adel Idris, Denis Bartenev
Stefan Rusu
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