THE OTHER GROUP

A "collection" of independent artists working "against the current" of the fashionable highly priced art. Is not a real "group" as far as I know, but very powerful (young) artists with have a clear determination to change into better the world they live in now. Not necessarily "political" art, somehow this term seems to arrouse antipathy, but art which doesn't fear involvement in the realities of the contemporary society and our very contemporary wars. Is like "ART WITH ATTITUDE", yet without the boring bits of greed.

THE BIG ATELIER BOOK

BOOK PROJECT BY ARTISTS: MARIELLA BRANDUSA AND OCTAVIAN NEAGU. OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS. CONTAINING STORYS AND PICTURES ABOUT THE INTIMATE LIFE IN AND AROUND THE SURFACE OF BEING A WORKER IN THE ART FIELD.
NO ART CRITICISM OR FILOSOFICAL SPECULATIONS. AN ATELIER BOOK WITH ANECDOTES AND A DETAIL MENU OF WHAT NOT TO TAKE LITTERARELY.
AN INSPIRATION BOOK.

ART IN A WAR TIME:
"
I wasn't there!"

THE OTHER GROUP is a collection of independent artists which work "against the current" of the fashionable art.
The "fashionable art" is in the opinion of the author mainly the decorative, artistic works, depicting forms without content and which is unable to lift the viewer to a higher level of consciousness than a sweet bedroom wallpaper. Is not controversial, but aiming to set some terms (like for example:"quality", "illustration", "avant-garde" and "decorative") on place.
The project + book arouse the question of visual esthetics versus social esthetics, and so the main purpose of the project: DOES ART HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT SOCIETY TO IT'S CONTEMPORANS?
Spiced by some unconventional points of view about society, history's reasons of changes and quite a few experiments, this project is based on several artists works, opinions, performances, music, video art, documentary and paintings, sculptures, installations and exhibitions.
Main collaborators: THE OTHER GROUP.

Travels, itinerant performances and exhibitions,
main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen


This project involved so far 21 artists: visual artists, photographers, musicians, performers, writers and 1 clown.
the project had several different exhibitions and video shows.
this project is officially continuing at any given time.
THE GIFT

BOOK PROJECT BY ARTIST: MARIELLA BRANDUSA.
Originally printed as facsimile chapters of the "big book", facsimiles which can stay independently as small art books. Contains lots of informations, like for example about:. flower-related artistic images, wild cats taming, psychological reactions of the art amateurs in Denmark and Italy,...., and is not free for personal speculations.
Big format "coffee-table" book.

BASED LOOSELY ON SOME RESULTS OF THE PROJECT "HOW DOES IT FEEL": an art project focusing on the definition of what is art and what does art do for people? Being very much a research project, "How'd if" had the courage/ idealism to create and invest in a new space of unselfishly, nonprofit, effemeric art masterpiece.
Katharsis & the 4 perspectives
A "coffee-table" book collecting most of the old materials about the "Katharsis developing project": facsimiles, pictures of the preliminary work and stages of the evolving mural, performances, drawings, interview. Artists: Mariella Brandusa, Octavian Neagu, Nanna G. Henningsen, Neil Gordon Lee.
(Several books, a bunch of drawings, lots of inspiration, several video movies, a mu
ral painting and developing project, and a cultural space are the outcome of the project.)
BOOK PROJECT BY ARTIST: MARIELLA BRANDUSA
I'm going GLOCAL,
international project, main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen. Curator artist Octavian Neagu
Video and photographic media, travels, interviews, correspondence...
Main curator in Denmark, artist Octavian Neagu.
more information at: www.katharsis.dk
http://www.octavian.dk
KATHARSIS CULTURE SPACE The Cultural Space KATHARSIS, Videogalleriet, Gallery Katharsis, Katharsis Publishing, The Art School Katharsis and the Katharsis Artist Group.
Initiators:
Mariella Brandusa and Octavian Neagu .
the videogallery KATHARSIS  
Testimony
.

A film project involving documentary, fiction and virtual animations.

9 episodes (9 storyes)

KATHARSIS poster, 1992, by MARIELLA BRANDUSA  
Courtesy GALLERY KATHARSIS. For more information, please contact http://www.katharsis.dk/contact.html MARIELLA BRANDUSA

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