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Born 1945 in Romania. Grigorescu is one of the very few multimedia artists in Romania who during the communist regime conducted visual research on the body: a taboo topic at the time. The artist’s body became work “material”—perceived as a “medium” and surface—onto which mental images are reflected. His body performances are to be seen as “post-happenings” with the emphasis no longer on the temporal dimension but rather on the photographic snapshot that, however, preserves a performative character. These works, like many others from the nineteen-seventies and eighties, would go public only much later.
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Born 1945 in Romania. Grigorescu is one of the very few multimedia artists in Romania who during the communist regime conducted visual research on the body: a taboo topic at the time. The artist’s body became work “material”—perceived as a “medium” and surface—onto which mental images are reflected. His body performances are to be seen as “post-happenings” with the emphasis no longer on the temporal dimension but rather on the photographic snapshot that, however, preserves a performative character. These works, like many others from the 1970s and 80s, would go public only much later.
  
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== Works==
[[File:Grigorescu election-meeting.jpg | [[snapshot, 1975, Courtesy: The Artist ]] ]]
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[[Image:Grigorescu election-meeting.jpg|thumb|center|600px|''Election Meeting'', snapshot, 1975. Courtesy: Artist.]]
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* ''Election Meeting'', 1975, 28 photographs, b/w, 20 x 30 cm each. Snapshots taken during a rally in Bucharest, with a camera hidden on the artist’s hip, catching Securitate agents supervising the crowd and contrasting this view with that of with the ordinary participants, who were relaxed, tired, or bored.''
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* ''Dialogue with Ceauşescu'', 1978, N8mm film / DVD, 7 min 11 sec. Here, the artist plays two opposing roles, in one of which he is wearing a mask with the face of Ceauşescu.
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* ''Post-mortem Dialogue with Ceauşescu'', 2007, Video / DVD, 22 min 29 sec.
  
* Election meeting, 1975, 6 photography (from a series of 28), b/w, 20 x 30 cm each
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== See also==
 
 
''Snapshots taken during a rally in Bucharest, with a camera hidden on the artist’s hip, catching Securitate agents supervising the crowd and contrasting this view with that of with the ordinary participants, who were relaxed, tired, or bored.''
 
 
 
* Dialogue with Ceauşescu, 1978, N8mm film / DVD, 7 min 11 sec
 
 
 
''In Dialogue with Ceauşescu the artist plays two opposing roles, in one of which he is wearing a mask with the face of Ceauşescu.''
 
 
 
* Post-mortem dialogue with Ceauşescu, 2007, Video / DVD, 22 min 29 sec, Courtesy: The Artist
 
 
 
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* [[Romania#Experimental film, avant-garde film]]
 
* [[Romania#Experimental film, avant-garde film]]
  
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== External links==
 
* http://subversive.c3.hu/en/Ion%20Grigorescu.php
 
* http://subversive.c3.hu/en/Ion%20Grigorescu.php
  
 
[[Category:Experimental film|Grigorescu, Ion]]
 
[[Category:Experimental film|Grigorescu, Ion]]

Revision as of 23:56, 6 June 2013

Born 1945 in Romania. Grigorescu is one of the very few multimedia artists in Romania who during the communist regime conducted visual research on the body: a taboo topic at the time. The artist’s body became work “material”—perceived as a “medium” and surface—onto which mental images are reflected. His body performances are to be seen as “post-happenings” with the emphasis no longer on the temporal dimension but rather on the photographic snapshot that, however, preserves a performative character. These works, like many others from the 1970s and 80s, would go public only much later.

Works

Election Meeting, snapshot, 1975. Courtesy: Artist.
  • Election Meeting, 1975, 28 photographs, b/w, 20 x 30 cm each. Snapshots taken during a rally in Bucharest, with a camera hidden on the artist’s hip, catching Securitate agents supervising the crowd and contrasting this view with that of with the ordinary participants, who were relaxed, tired, or bored.
  • Dialogue with Ceauşescu, 1978, N8mm film / DVD, 7 min 11 sec. Here, the artist plays two opposing roles, in one of which he is wearing a mask with the face of Ceauşescu.
  • Post-mortem Dialogue with Ceauşescu, 2007, Video / DVD, 22 min 29 sec.

See also

External links