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Deadline to apply: 1 October 2019.

Club Electro Putere

Craiova, Romania

Craiova, Romania
www.clubelectroputere.ro

Club Electro Putere (CEP) is a Romanian centre for contemporary culture founded in 2009 by Adrian Bojenoiu and Alexandru Niculescu. CEP is located in the building where the cultural club of the independent trade union of Electroputere factory is (the locomotive and high-tension engines founded in 1949). The building was built in the 70s in order to perform cultural activities for the plant's working class, functioning at the same time as a control and propaganda platform of the communist party by 1989, the year of revolution.
Starting with 1989, the cultural activities of the centre began dramatically decreasing leading to its close down in 1995 (the year when people's preference for the medias and entertainment become more visible).
From 1995 until 2000, the space was being used as a bar, night club and fitness center, it was closed down until 2009, since then, the building acquired the status of a contemporary art centre.
The CEP activity is focused on inquiring into contemporary human practices concentrated on cultural manifestations. The purpose of the centre is to enable inter-human cultural exchanges by connecting different levels of reality and expression. The cultural activities of CEP question the status of contemporary culture having the aim of decoding the existing expression and communication forms in order to produce and promote alternative narrative structures.
From 2009, the CEP projects have mainly followed the artistic activity in Romania. At the end of 2009, CEP had initiated the Romanian Cultural Resolution project whose purpose was to question the cultural discourse of the Romanian art of the last two decades, including the participation of the most important artists, critics and contemporary Romanian curators. The catalogue of the event will be published in spring 2011 by Hatje Cantz.
CEP is participating in the 2011 Venice Biennale with the project Romanian Cultural Resolution - documentation.
CEP’s participation at Supermarket is organized in partnership with The Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm.

Club Electro Putere (CEP) is a Romanian centre for contemporary culture founded in 2009 by Adrian Bojenoiu and Alexandru Niculescu. CEP is located in the building where the cultural club of the independent trade union of Electroputere factory is (the locomotive and high-tension engines founded in 1949). The building was built in the 70s in order to perform cultural activities for the plant's working class, functioning at the same time as a control and propaganda platform of the communist party by 1989, the year of revolution.
Starting with 1989, the cultural activities of the centre began dramatically decreasing leading to its close down in 1995 (the year when people's preference for the medias and entertainment become more visible).
From 1995 until 2000, the space was being used as a bar, night club and fitness center, it was closed down until 2009, since then, the building acquired the status of a contemporary art centre.
The CEP activity is focused on inquiring into contemporary human practices concentrated on cultural manifestations. The purpose of the centre is to enable inter-human cultural exchanges by connecting different levels of reality and expression. The cultural activities of CEP question the status of contemporary culture having the aim of decoding the existing expression and communication forms in order to produce and promote alternative narrative structures.
From 2009, the CEP projects have mainly followed the artistic activity in Romania. At the end of 2009, CEP had initiated the Romanian Cultural Resolution project whose purpose was to question the cultural discourse of the Romanian art of the last two decades, including the participation of the most important artists, critics and contemporary Romanian curators. The catalogue of the event will be published in spring 2011 by Hatje Cantz.
CEP is participating in the 2011 Venice Biennale with the project Romanian Cultural Resolution - documentation.
CEP’s participation at Supermarket is organized in partnership with The Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm.

Untitled (Calea Victoriei), print, 2010, photo: Club Electro Putere
Untitled, video, 2010, photo: Club Electro Putere
Untitled, video, 2010, photo: Club Electro Putere
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Untitled, print, 2010, photo: Club Electro Putere
Untitled, video, 2010, photo: Club Electro Putere
Club Electro Putere
“Calea Victoriei”, print, 2011, Club Electro Putere
Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm presents Club Electro Putere Craiova