The fifth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial - My Rhino Is Not a Myth. art science fictions - will take place between May 19 – July 16, 2023, and is dedicated to the intersection of art, science and fictions.
Adrian Notz, curator of the Biennale, makes connections between hyper-digital realities, the modernist avant-garde and the world of contemporary art.
Adrian Notz is joined by a young team of curators and writers – Cristina Bută, Monica Dănilă, Edith Lázár, Ann Mbuti, Cristina Stoenescu and Georgia Țidorescu – as members of the advisory curatorial collective. Between scientific explorations and imaginative speculations, guest artists delve into unknown stories, anticipating alternative histories. Situated between scientific research and imaginative speculation, the Biennial addresses stories of the unknown and the desire for change, adaptation or subversion.
The fifth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial takes place in a special year for Timișoara, which is the
European Capital of Culture 2023. Embedded in the current context of the city and exploring Timisoara's ambition to become a hub of technological and innovative transfers, the Art Encounters Biennial invites you from May 19 to 21 to an extremely intense opening weekend, sprinkled with special guests, exciting discussions, performances attractions, projections and artistic events in public space.
You will have the opportunity to participate in an extremely intense and attractive program that will contain guided tours with the guest artists and the curator of the Biennial, a conference with Auronda Scalera and Alfredo Cramerotti, performance- tours by Arantxa Etcheverria and Farah Mulla, "Cyclops", concert by Carlos Amorales, Enrique Arriaga and Philippe Eustachon, feat. Janiv Oron, tours with a tram populated by the well-known work of the artist Carlos Amorales, Black Cloud, a picnic & informal discussions with the artists, meetings with the artist run spaces in Timișoara (Avantpost, Balamuc / Loc de joacă ș-altele, Baraka, Lapsus , Nava C2, Simultan).
**The 2023 Art Encounters Biennial is accompanied by a complementary platform dedicated to artist run spaces in the city such as Avantpost, Balamuc / Playground and others, Baraka, Lapsus, Nava C2, Simultan – a form of recognition and celebration of their contribution to the local artistic ecosystem, as well as works of art and installations in the public space of the city of Timișoara.
***The grand opening weekend of the Art Encounters Biennial is also a unique opportunity to take full advantage of the effervescent context of the
European Capital of Culture 2023. We promise memorable meetings, passionate discussions and spectacular artistic productions.
The Art Encounters Biennial is an event organised by The Art Encounters Foundation and is financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, with Raiffeisen Bank as main partner and ISHO, TAZZ, MEWI and DacoArt as sponsors.