Sibiu Contemporary Art Festival, third edition - Alphaverse

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Strada Tribunei 6, Sibiu, Romania


Sibiu Contemporary Art Festival, third edition - Alphaverse
Organizers: Brukenthal von Studio Association
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 6, Tribunei Street
Opening: Friday, September 23, 2022, 4 :00  p.m.
Duration: September 23 – October 30, 2022
Partners: Cultural Association "Painter Octavian Smigelschi", Enjoy Art Studio,,, Flow - Urban Refuge.
Curator: Alexandra Runcan 
Brukenthal von Studio Association, in partnership with Brukenthal National Museum Sibiu, organizes the third edition of Sibiu Contemporary Art Festival - SCAF #3 - which will open on Friday, September 23, at 4:00 p.m, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 6, Tribunei Street.
The theme/challenge of this edition is the integration of art lovers in a visual universe whose environment renders the tension between art tradition and innovation-oriented artistic knowledge. The Brukenthal von Studio artists and their guests have set themselves the task of Sibiu Contemporary Art Festival - SCAF - to creatively explore a universe of antitheses of digital versus analogue, real versus imagined/ imaginary, where the artworks on display lead us into the incursion of digital culture and parallel realities into the aesthetic commitments of the contemporary visual artist. The small nucleus of ideas and creators has acquired the title Alphaverse, as a metaphor for the first frontier to the Metaverse. Though far removed from our daily concerns, the idea of another universe comes naturally when we consider that much of the routine of many of us has moved online for more than two years now, but also that many creators have often rendered in art worlds beyond the sensory and cognitive boundaries of reality. In recent times we have all witnessed a spontaneous and unsuspectingly accelerated digital metamorphosis that has affected both the act of art and the consumption of contemporary art: online exhibitions, virtual galleries, NFT. The Brukenthal von Studio Association wishes to remind us through this exhibition that art has always sought an escape from the real: from inaccessible exotic landscapes, to pictorial imaginings of the past and dreamlike, visionary, science-fiction imagery of the future. 
SCAF #3 in the Alphaverse formula awaits you to see an exhibition that encourages plurality of languages and even interdisciplinarity in art, with a section dedicated to contemporary jewellery curated by Diana Pantea.
Access to the opening will be free of charge and the exhibition will be open from September 23 until October 30, 2022, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last ticket available at 4:30 p.m.