“Against All Odds” – SLAG Gallery New York 2008


At a moment when the eyes of the art world have turned to artists of Eastern Europe, and in particular to artists of Romania, SLAG presents Against All Odds an 11-artist group show presenting two new generations from Romania. The artists come from different cities and art schools in Romania, and they belong to two different age groups; however they share a context, they are the generations that come after the revolution. The Romanian Revolution was a week-long series of increasingly violent riots and fighting in late December 1989 that overthrew the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceau?escu, and after a summary trial, the execution of Ceau?escu and his wife Elena by firing squad. Romania was the only Eastern Bloc country to overthrow buy tramadol its Communist regime violently or to execute its leaders.

While sharing the same socio-political and cultural context, the artists of Against All Odds have their own unique approaches, and that is at the core of this exhibition. The dynamic of the show is in fact the myriad forms that creativity could take even within the very same milieu. As such the gallery is a site of examination of process, and a vision of new talents as Gheorghe Fikl, rising in the new Romanian art scene. (…) SLAG Gallery specializes in contemporary Eastern European art and is operated by owner Irina Protopopescu.