ARTS & LEISURE

“SacrifICE”, Mihai Topescu exhibition in Venice

World-famous glass designer and decorator Mihai Topescu displays his art at “SacrifICE”, an exhibit to open in the Small Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice, July 16, 6.30 pm, Hotnews.ro reports, quoting a press release.  “SacrifICE” is rooted in a performance created by the artist at the Brancovenesti Palaces exhibition last April. The project explores the topic of self-sacrifice to creativity with help from a video camera that captures the melting process of the artist’s ice-made self-portrait. The symbolic ritual of transformation is complemented by a limited 50 vial edition containing water from the original performance, which will accompany the Venice video work, along with illustrative materials. The edition is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.  Among the major contemporary artists that got involved in the event, Luminita Sabau, curator and originator of the project “European Art Award”, Victor Kornis, designer, and art critic Catalin Davidescu.

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