Open lecture with: Ştefan Constantinescu & Olga Ştefan

19 May 2015 at 18.30
Location: House 28 Royal Institute of Art, Skeppsholmen
Language: English

Olga Ştefan will present Ştefan Constantinescu’s films and discuss them within the context of independent cinema and the merging of art and cinema in the last 30 years.

Ştefan Constantinescu (1968, Bucharest), is a filmmaker and artist living and working in Stockholm. He works in a multiplicity of mediums including film, photography, artist books and painting. During 2014-2015 Ştefan Constantinescu is one of the Mejan Residents at Royal Institute or Art. Currently, Ştefan Constantinescu is working on a feature film entitled “Viking Story Line” produced by Atmo Stockholm and co-produced by Parada Film Bucharest and Duschen produced by Doppelganger Stockholm and Hi Film Bucharest. He is working also on a feature-length film, “Seven Shades of Love”, composed of a series of seven shorts portraying the conflict inherent in amorous relationships.

Olga Ştefan is a curator, arts journalist, and lecturer based in Zürich. Her most recent exhibition, Few Were Happy with their Condition: Video and Photography in Romania, on view until April 6 at Kunsthalle Winterthur, will travel to Motorenhalle, Dresden in September and Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, in January 2016.  She is also the curator of Laughter and Forgetting, a multi-site exhibition of Bucharest Art Week that will take place October 9-16. Her reviews and texts appear regularly in ArtReview, Frieze Magazine, Art in America, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, Artslant, Artmargins, and TurnOnArt.

The event is arranged in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm.

Thursday 21 May at 18.30, Olga Ştefan will give the lecture “Freedom in the Grey Zone: Film and Photography in Romania from the 60’s until Today” at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. Read more:

http://www.icr.ro/stockholm-1

Prologen_Stefan_Constantinescu"PROLOGEN" (15 min, 2015)