“Postponed Tomorrow speaks first of all about Impasse. About the incapability to make the right decision in a critical moment.
I refer to the occurrence of a standstill, that results, paradoxically, not due to a certain physical or intellectual handicap, but out of a “overfull” of possibles. To comunicate is vital, but within a social context “full of communication” the noise generated by it cancels any effect of the communication. Therefore, to choose a simple message, clear, strong and efficient, becomes a more and more complicated task. To not know what to chose to say, first and fastest, because all “important” things are equally important, to be obliged to choose one single thing to say just so the message can produce effects, creates a sort of “paralysis” equal to non-action. This incapacity of correctly deciding in a matter of emergency is the resulting sum of typical human factors: postponements, doubts, vulnerabilities, various fears, but especially the fear of not being wrong…” (Cătălin Burcea)
"Catalin Burcea is conceptually analyzing the non-action caused by the impossibility of certainty. The impossibility of prediction implies the principle impossibility to distinguish. On the other hand, safety creates its own problems. Burcea raises questions and even debates the accepted societal mechanisms that often make mistakes. Cătălin Burcea's conceptual approach is permanently "time-specific". Always connected socio-politically, always attentive to the social reactivity." (Răzvan Ion)
Cătălin Burcea is an artist. He has exhibited among others at JCE Biennale (6), Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris; AltroQuale, Jesi, Ancona; National Contemporary Art Museum, Bucharest; Victoria Art Center, Bucharest; Calina Gallery, Timisoara; ARCUB Gabroveni, Bucharest; ALERT Studio, Bucharest; VIENNAFAIR, Vienna; Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Spatiu Intact Gallery; Cluj-Napoca; Knoll Gallery Vienna. He is Co-founder and Project Coordinator at ALERT studio (White Code), Bucharest. Recently he was selected to represent Romania in the exhibition “How We See Things” organized by the Presidency of Austria to the European Union. He lives and works in Bucharest.
Răzvan Ion is an artist, curator, and theoretician. He exhibited at Bucharest Biennale, Poznan Biennial, SKC Gallery- Belgrade, National Museum of Art - Cluj, ICA - Bucharest, NY Experimental Festival, InterFACES - Bangkok, Centro Cultural del Matadero - Huesca, International Photo Ljubljana, CCA Ekaterinburg, National Museum of Art - Timișoara, ICA Budapest, New Langton - San Francisco, Constanța Art Museum etc. He was an associate professor at University of California, Berkeley; Lisbon University; Central University of New York; University of London; Sofia University; University of Kiev; etc. He has held conferences and lectures at different art institutions like Witte de With, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Vienna; Art in General, New York; Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Casa Encedida, Madrid etc. He published in different books, published an artist book and worked as editor of several other books, including the most recent “Architectural Economy of a Biennial”. He was a professor at the University of Bucharest where he teached Curatorial Studies and Critical Thinking. Recently he was appointed the curator of Bucharest Biennale 8, together with Beral Madra.
A parallel event of Bucharest Biennale 8.