"Red door/blue door" is a work-in-progress project, part of an exhibition construction, names "Apocalypse/Beatus", a photomontage series, inspired by spanish beatus from XI century. "Beatus" are iberian manuscripts from mediaevalism where they were commented interpretations from Saint Ioan's Apocalypse. The apocalypse is a termn that announce the end of this worlds but, in the same time, a new beginning, the ultimate happiness (after the tragic). "Red door" talks about the interpretation of those terms in a performative manner of a guardian who stands in front of a door, searching for meditation, by simply his position. "Red door" is a performance/installation which has as inspiration the exterior of the building where Arantxa Etcheverria has her artist studio, a house build by Marcel Iancu in 1934. "Blue door" and "Yellow door", will be part of this series of searching for meditation: an architectural area from Arantxa's studio which will be rebuilt and used in a performance on the subject of apocalypse and happiness."
Arantxa Etcheverria (born in 1975) is a french artist who studied visual arts at Villa Arson in Nice and scenography at National Theatre in Strasbourg. From 2013 she developed an artistic practice based on modern arhitecture inspired by her studio in Bucharest. Even if it is about painting, installation, or video and photomontage, her works are the result of a very precise analyze of the space geometry. She exhibited in Art Safari (2018), ArtEncounters (2017), Architectures, BARIL, Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca (2016, solo); DADADA, Media Art Festival, Art Museum of Arad (2016); O tăcere dialogică, Club Electroputere, Craiova (2016); Comedia, Art On Display Project, Musette Kube, București (2015, solo); Video Zoom Romania, Museo di Roma / Sala Uno, Roma (2015); Corner, Galeria Calina, Timișoara (2014, solo); Objects of Desire, Galeria Sabot, Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca (2014); Studio/Structures, Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană – Anexa, București (2013, solo); BB6 – Bienala Internațională de Artă Contemporană București (2013). She is represented by Baril Gallery, Cluj. She lives and work in Bucharest.
Eugen Rădescu is cultural manager, curator and theoretician, with background in political science (specialised on moral relativism and political ethics). He wrote for various magazines and newspapers. He curated, among others, Bucharest Biennale 1 with the theme “Identity Factories”, “How Innocent Is That?” , “presently i have nothing to show and i’m showing it!” and "Common Nostalgia" at Pavilion Bucharest. He published the book “How Innocent Is That?” at Revolver Book Berlin. He is co-editor of PAVILION – journal for politics and culture and co-director of Bucharest Biennale (with Răzvan Ion) and the chairman of the organisational board of PAVILION and BUCHAREST BIENNALE. He is member of the selection board at apexart for the programs "Franchise" and "Unsolicited Proposal Program". He held different lectures at several institutions such as apex, New York, Badisher Kunstverein, Karlshrue, Casa Encedida, Madrid, University of Arts, Cluj. Currently he is working on a new book, “Moral relativism – two perspectives”. He is Phd in political science at Babeș-Bolyai University.
Also he is professor at Bucharest University and Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj. Lives and works in Bucharest.