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MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5

GPS:
50.053653
14.408441

Opening hours:
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program

MeetFactory - a space to live art //
Gallery. Residency. Theatre. Music.

Arnold Estefan + Anca Benera

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Arnold Estefan + Anca Benera
Bucharest based artist-duo Anca Beneraand Arnold Estefan work in a range of media spanning installation, video, performance, drawing, and urban intervention. They examine power relations in social, economic, and political contexts to reflect on society as being a tissue of laws and conventions that must be permanently re-imagined. Specifically, their works reflect the confrontation of the individual with forms of institutionalized power. Estefan and Benera call into question not only definite, ethnic, cultural, or linguistically defined affiliations, but also allude to the invention of conventions/fictions, such as nation and state, or their imposed ethnic identities. They investigate geopolitical strategies, post-national subjectivities and the instability of history and its perception between public and private memory.  

Working collaboratively since 2011, they have been shown at NGBK, Berlin (2017), MeetFactory, Prague (2017), Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2017), The Jewish Museum, New York (2016), MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2016), ZKM Karlsruhe (2016), The School of Kyiv (2015), Kunsthalle Wien (2014), Trafo Budapest (2014), 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), tranzit Bucharest /Budapest /Bratislava (2013, 2015), Off Biennale, Budapest (2014), Camden Arts Centre London (2011).

They are co-founders of CIV/Centre for Visual Intropsection, a collective-run institution In Bucharest, where they generated public art actions, performative lectures and publications between 2008-2012.

Photos: 
1. The World is Bound With Secret Knots, 2016
Installation (thread, military accessories, wall drawing, world map), 400x230 cm
Photo © Joshua_White 2. The Equitable Principle, 2012-ongoing mixed-media installation
3. jus soli, 2013, 2 spheres of 9 cm diameter each (resulted from unthreading the artists national flags), performance recorded on video, HD video, 48 min., 25sec.

http://www.beneraestefan.ro/