Opening: Norbert Costin
Glacier (Equilibrium Line Altitude)
Curated by Ciprian Mureşan
Opening: December 18, 19h
Galeria Plan B Cluj
Fabrica de Pensule
59-61 Henri Barbusse
December 18, 2017 - February 17, 2018
Tuesday – Saturday, 15 - 19 h
In order to avoid walking around in circles, an artist has to search for new working methods, as opposed to the classical approaches that create schools, currents, trends and lead only to dead ends.
By documenting and borrowing natural processes, and observing how the dynamics of topography are artificially influenced by the ways city officials deal with the problem of snow accumulation in urban environments, Norbert Costin proposes something akin to molecular gastronomy instead of traditional cuisine.
We find ourselves below the “snow line”, the demarcation line of the place where everything is stable and frozen in time. The reliefs, objects, drawings created through the processes of accumulation, evaporation, stratification, by the action of time and under the influence of temperature changes will unfold in this exhibition like residues of a holy trinity comprised of nature-society-individual.
Norbert Costin (b. 1984) is an artist based in Romania. Costin holds an M.F.A. from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2013). Recent exhibitions include: Life a User’s Manual, Art Encounters Biennial, Timişoara (2017); ibid., Black Framed Glass Cube Gallery, Târgu Mureş (2017); Narrating Images / Imagining Stories, Domino / Galeria Plan B, Cluj (2017); Ellipsis Ellipse, Réunion, Zürich (2016); I'm the Invisible Man, MNAC / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2016); The Liberated Page, Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva (2014); Words Written in Your Mental Space, Black Framed Glass Cube Gallery at The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm (2014); 24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2013); Cutting all the Safety Lines, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (2012); Black Mirror | s Archive | s, Hus 28, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm (2012).