After an extensive search involving a number of highly qualified Romanian and international candidates, the Board of Pavilion is delighted to announce the appointment of Gergő Horváth as Pavilion’s new Artistic Director, effective September 1, 2014.
He will also design the program of the art center and will work on the general program of the organization.
Gergő Horváth will develop Pavilion´s role locally and internationally, and will develop a program that will encompass a series of strands rooted in long-term critical inquiries, cross-modeling practices that have emerged from recent shifts in, and diversification of, concepts and forms in art and contemporary culture. Gergő Horváth’s activities will take multiple formats and will be devised in collaboration with a network of Romanian and international organizations.
Pavilion, is considered one of the most dynamic and vital contemporary art organizations in Europe, which generated Bucharest Biennale, Pavilion - journal for politics and culture, Pavilion – center for contemporary art and culture, and Reforma – a communitarian platform.
“This is a new development in the process of restructuring the entire organization, creating new opportunities and I am sure Mr. Horváth will bring a breath of fresh air in such an important period for the organization.” said Răzvan Ion, the co-founder of the organization.
Gergő Horváth, the appointed Artistic Director of Pavilion, said regarding the program for the 2014 – 2015 season that he will mark the 15 year activity of Pavilion with an exhibition, which “will be a moment of reflection upon 15 year of strenuous, but highly constructive activity. By delving into the archives of the organization which was the catalyst of the several instruments of critical thinking that have been developed and by seeing what the contemporary art scene was 15 years ago in Romania and what it is today, we will be able to pinpoint crucial issues of the art world that have remained, or have never been properly dealt with. Also, this will be the starting point for a series of solo exhibitions by artists who are not interested in the recent histories of the 20th century (which is a very persistent objective of the local art world), but rather focus on the critical topics of the now and favor the construction of new societal values and structures, instead of the export of the obsolete non-values.”
Gergő Horváth will succeed Răzvan Ion, who was the Artistic Director of Pavilion between 2008 – 2014.
Răzvan Ion and Eugen Rădescu will remain the founders and the directors of the organization.
Gergő Horváth (b. 1993) is an artist, curator and cultural manager. He studied music and visual arts with a special interest in makeshift politics and DIY social structures. Recently he was the curator of BUCHAREST BIENNALE 6, was exhibited in the “Affluence of the working class from differentiation to collectivism” and curated “100 Hungarian Minutes”. He was invited lecturer at University of Bucharest and University of Fine Arts Budapest. His work was featured in publications like NZZ, EyeContact NZ, re:sculpt, Lettre Internationale, TheChronicle, Reforma, Zeppelin, The Institute, Frieze etc.
Image: Gergő Horváth. Photo by Manu Nedila.