Venice - National Participation

Romania 2019


11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence”
Curator: Cristian Nae
Commissioner: Attila Kim
Artists: Belu-Simion Făinaru, Dan Mihălțianu, Miklós Onucsán

On view in two complementary venues, the exhibition “Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence” features pieces by artists Belu-Simion Făinaru, Dan Mihălțianu and Miklós Onucsán whose careers span more than forty years. The three propose some art installations from the 1980s and 1990s, readapted in scale to dialogue with the architecture of the Romanian Pavilion. These post-conceptual artworks, which were already subjected to many transformations over their exhibition history, acquire a totally new meaning in relation with the Venetian context. They are critically recalibrated to address the growing appeal of political neoliberal, nationalist and populist forces.


  • Romanian Pavilion, Belu-Simion Făinaru, Romanian Pavilion, Belu-Simion Făinaru, "You Have Always to Start Anew", 2012; Dan Mihălțianu, "Canal Grande, Bucharest", 1984; Miklós Onucsán, "The White Camouflage"(detail), 1998-2009. Courtesy of the artists & Galeria Plan B, Cluj/Berlin.

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Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

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