Nasui collection & Gallery, a curated concept at the 16th edition of Art International Zurich

Art International Zurich
16th Contemporary Art Fair

Congress Hall Zurich
17 / 18 / 19 October 2014
11:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.

Nasui collection & gallery is an independent organization that supports contemporary art and artists from Romania internationally. It presents premium creations of a carefully selected pool of Romanian contemporary artists, within favourable international and national contexts. It promotes, cultural and investment wise, artists who work in contemporary visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography, performance, research and innovation. Nasui collection & gallery opens in 2010 in Bucharest, Romania and co-produces international projects within prestigious cultural spaces and contexts, as Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011, Liverpool Biennale 2012 and 2014, Venice Biennale 2013 or Manifesta 2014. Over the past four years, Nasui Collection & Gallery has co-produced over 35 exhibitions internationally, providing exclusive opportunities to engage with Romanian art to various audiences from France, UK, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Russia, Israel, Italy.


Booth at Art International Zurich 2014 consists of a curated project

Artists: Bogdan Rata, Daniel Brici, Flavia Pitis, Anca Danila, Francisc Chiuariu, Cristian Todie

A concept of an unified, lost, regained and redesigned identity defines new specific features of the Romanian contemporary art after more than 20 years of transition. The temporary identities became permanent and consequently generated multi-layered identity confusion. These artistic statements become specific to expressing identity in the Eastern present. The artworks and the artists presented are examples for the rising of the emerging art markets from the Eastern Europe.


Anca Danila – artist statement

”Nowadays it’s becoming more difficult to be present, the reflection of reality makes the individual to contemplate on his own reality. My artworks explore the notion of “Self-identity” in the social life and how it becomes an inescapable issue. I am analysing the distortion of values which are determined by the emigration process of a person and by the role it plays on his own identity.

Because social actors are reflexive and monitor the ongoing flow of activities and structural conditions, they adapt their actions to their evolving understandings. As a result, social scientific knowledge of society will actually change human activities.”

Bogdan Rata – artist statement

”I work with human fragments which I combine in order to create images with a strong emotional impact: frustration, fright, shame. I reinterpret the human body precisely in order to induce a state of confusion to the reader and to in a way force him to understand, from a different perspective, the contemporary human being.”

Flavia Pitis – artist statement

Reality is not only one, observable and comprehensible for everyone in the same time, it’s a work in progress, and each decision we take is throwing us in a different scenario that is also perceived as real. Being changed in real time, it develops differently for each of us and often these very scenarios are melting together or just intersecting, while each cross is leading to a new situation.

Daniel Brici – curator statement

The unfinished approach of Daniel Brici paintings functions the same as memory, very precise with some details and suffering from blanks for some others. Brici uses oil on canvas and „un-finishes” his works by the use of crayon.

Cristian Todie – artist statement

”To tie the world of general relativity to the quantum universe, physics theories add new dimensions to the four existing dimensions in order to open new horizons.

In search of new artistic matter, I adopted the opposite method, that of reducing the number of dimensions.

The industrial process Folding Volume 2D proposed in February 2012 as well as the Volume 2D patent obtained 10 years ago exist as theoretical art that, in addition to their originality and novelty essential to their patentability, are based on the idea that a geometric space with memory, with parameters that differ from the metric nature of objects in the printing world, is the ideal universe for experimentation.  The image reproduced on a stack of sheets appears projected trapped in the mass of paper.”



With the support of Romanian Cultural Institute

image caption: Anca Danila,  Introspection oil on canvas 80 cm x 100 cm, 2013     

The 16th International Art Fair proposes in 2014 a selection of international and contemporary art, in an exclusive location. Art International Zurich, one of the most important and well established art events in Switzerland, is a forum which opens to a large public the actual art scene. It has developed in the last years to a meeting point between artists, gallery owners and art-lovers, offering an essential space for contacts, sales and cultural exchange.