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Festival
Praha #6
1/10–8/11
2016

Cultura/Natura

Exhibition

Virgin Forest / Claudiu Cobilanschi



Prototyp Gallery
Curators: Nikola Brabcová, Karin Šrubařová

The exhibition stands on the border between art and journalism. It is just as much political activism as a purely poetic appeal to retain our relationship with wild and untouched nature. Using the results from his research conducted at a forestry school, Cobilanschi draws attention to the stereotypes that exist in our thinking. His aim is to initiate a discussion about the relationship between forests and capitalism.

In his journalism practice, Claudiu Cobilanschi adopts a certain agitation method; then, as an artist, he crosses media boundaries and presents to his audience the entirety and complexity of an issue in relation to himself as a human. His works thus remain very personal and, just on the basis of their nature, almost physical activism to achieve a utopian word, which is in fact unattainable. He expands a discussion about socio-political problems, the main theme being the relationship between nature and capitalism.

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