Katharsis &
Katharsis developing project
Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen

Mural art and develloping project, several books, a bunch of drawings, lots of inspiration, several video movies and a cultural space are the outcome of this project, so far. Althoug the original mural painting is now gone, the developing project is very much alive and works as the fertile ground of The Cultural Space KATHARSIS, Videogalleriet, Gallery Katharsis, Katharsis Publishing, The Art School Katharsis and the Katharsis Artist Group.
Initiators: Mariella Brandusa and Octavian.

The Dream of the Prodigal Son,
Bankeråt, Copenhagen
Figaro vinbar, Copenhagen

Mural art projects and performances on the theme of vanity, dreams and expectations. Althoug the main view about this theme is a critical vision upon our society, the tone is sympathetically and fictionally, full of surrealistic and fantasy details, and humorous. The goal is actually that everybody should feel fine when in the same space where the painting is and if any lesson one shoud get,it should come unforcibly to one, like a spontaneous thought..
ARTISTS: MARIELLA BRANDUSA AND OCTAVIAN
I wasn't there!
Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen
Gallery Naadada, Copenhagen
Spatial meditation about the main (popular) fizical terms: time and space. Brandusa has a controversial view about it, so this project kind of joked and seriously tryed to challenge the relation between the to notions. Spiced by some unconventional points of view about society, history's reasons of changes and quite a few experiments, this project resulted in several foto series, performances, a music video, documentary and paintings, sculptures, installations and 3 exhibitions.
Main collaborators: Susanne Andersen and Octavian Neagu.

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.
How Does It Feel,
research, performances and exhibitions,
main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen
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" tryed to arouse danish critics attention also by creating at some point a totally unvaluable art piece, "the gift", which resulted in the most visited exhibition of that period in Copenhagen. The superficial representation of the show (exhibiting painted flowers) was eventually used by Louisiana Museum of Modern art. But none yet had the currage/ idealism to create and invest in a new space of unselfishly, nonprofit, effemeric art masterpiece.
Fusion, international project,
main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen.
Main curator in Danmark, artist Octavian Neagu.
more information at: www.fusion-art.net
I'm going GLOCAL,
international project, main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen. Curator artist Octavian Neagu
Main curator in Denmark, artist Octavian Neagu.
more information at: www.katharsis.dk
http://www.octavian.dk
TIME
international project,
main seat in Gallery Katharsis, Copenhagen
This was not just a project about time, existence and chronological implications but very much about perception and dimensions of reality, the universe and the travel. Related to both the Travel project and the "How'd if", the events of the project related to lots of different time-related experiences of lots of different people. It implicated 1 actor, 1 poet, 2 graphicians, 2 sculptors, 1engeneer and several other visual artists. It resulted in several experimental exhibitions, and 2 main shows in Italy and Copenhagen.
more information at: www.katharsis.dk
the videogallery  
Testimony
film project involving documentary, fiction and virtual animations.
updates and evt. movie presentations will be added to this site.
otherwise contact The Cultural Space Katharsis in Copenhagen.
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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Bankeraat

Ceramic sculptures

Dante

Drawings, premonitory

Efemeride

Euridice

Figaro

The Gift

Hvaelvinger over Koebenhavn

Ideas

Inferno, the

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Memory of the birth

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Pyramids

Rich people

Sensual

Time

Travel

Under my feet,

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Windows
KATHARSIS projects, cloth over desen
BANKERAAT, detail FIGARO, detail MARIELLA BRANDUSA, OCTAVIAN NEAGU, SASKIA NICKLIN
SUSANNE ANDERSEN PERFORMANCE the kiss, HOW DOES IT FEEL project, Euridice the alien, HOW DOES IT FEELproject
detail from The Day, I WASN'T There! the sea, TESTIMONY project film1, TESTIMONY project
katharsis logo KATHARSIS OCTAVIAN NEAGU, KATHARSIS, ORIGINAL DRAWING, KATHARSIS DEVELLOPING PROJECT