HIT is the fruit of a collaboration between curator and artist Els Vermang and artist Claudia Radulescu, the recipients of the third EUROPALIA CURATOR’S AWARD. Their project consists of the musical composition IMPOSTURE and the spatial installation MPSTR: a fusion of music,
visual arts and pop culture.
Claudia Radulescu’s IMPOSTURE is a single released in June 2019 and an album released in December 2019 on the occasion of the exhibition HIT at KANAL – Centre Pompidou in Brussels. It is also an interwoven video and sound work imbedded in Els Vermang’s installation MPSTR. The installation is structured around the graphical-spatial translation of IMPOSTURE’s notation, elevating the immateriality of a song to a material object typified by the quest for an objective framework for aesthetic and conceptual reflections. The exhibition refers to the Holy Grail of the music industry as well as to the guilty
pleasures of the sonic universe and follows the principles of collaborative music composition.
IMPOSTURE is realised in collaboration with Bao Merut, Zedel, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Daan, Maxime Wathieu, Marc Morgan, Walter Hus, Ypsos, Turtle Master, Salvatore Sgroi, Buscemi, Henri Greindl, Mihai Zgondoiu, Daniel Vander Gucht, Anca Irina Lefter, Electrecord and others.
In 2015, the EUROPALIA Festival launched the EUROPALIA Curator’s Award in celebration of its 45th birthday. The award aims to give financial and logistic resources to a young (group of) curator(s) to collaborate with artists of her/his/their choice. The upcoming edition of the EUROPALIA Curator’s Award will revolve around the subject ‘Centres & Peripheries’ and its meaning in a Romanian and European historical context.
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