Commissioner: Attila Kim Curator: Romeo Cuc
Exhibitiors: Romeo Cuc, Mihai Gheorghe, Irina Gudană, Roxana Pop, Raluca Sabău, Vlad Tomei
Mnemonics is the ancient technique of collecting memories. The ultimate challenge of architecture is the ability of a space to generate strong memories. In Romania the image of children playing outside the buildings is the universal icon of the space between the apartment buildings.
Both proposals for the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (one for the Giardini and one for the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research (RICHR) in Cannaregio are the two components of the Mnemonics concept.
The installation in Giardini della Biennale uses props specific to the environment mentioned above in order to invite everyone to exchange roles on the playground, to interact and reflect over the effects of the appropriation of a common space by communities.