BLIND DATE at Lateral ArtSpace

Please join us on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 7pm for the first BLIND DATE at Lateral ArtSpace!

The Struggle Between Academic Abstractionism and Globalized Formalism
December 18, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Opening: December 18th, 2017 / 7pm

We find ourselves in an atmosphere of total confusion on the local art scene where anything is possible at any time, where postmodernism and post works of modern art cohabitate easily, where abstractionism becomes kitsch (poor Greenberg), together with furniture design (the Nordic and the nostalgic communist design), everything, probably due as a reaction of the establishment of a successful figurative school, in which, if a character appears in a painting, it will most likely gaze curiously at a mysterious hole. Any line, any spot of color matters, but, paradoxically, frequently lacking intention.

Through the battle between the frontal parts of some sculptures with the backside of it, things won’t become any clearer but maybe we will be taken out of the total state of boredom.


The BLIND DATE exhibition series invites the public, as the name implies, to a leap of faith as these events will not disclose, in advance, many of the details usually provided in a press release. In this case the identity of the artist involved will be concealed until the opening of the event. 

With no intention of a promotional stunt, as to entice by wrapping everything in mystery, but rather to invite the public to an event where they should come free of expectations (or at least try).

As this exhibition will be the pilot of this new project we took the liberty of making public a few hints for the identity of the artist, all in the text above, with the courtesy of the artist. 

Join us for the last event of 2017 hosted by Lateral ArtSpace! -the team 

A cultural program co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The program does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the program or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

Project supported by Cluj-Napoca City Hall and the Local Council.


Lateral ArtSpace

Fabrica de Pensule, 1st Floor
59-61 Henri Barbusse Street
Cluj-Napoca, Romania