On the ALLreadymade show, the Romanian art school and current challenges in art
ALLreadymade is about things that are all ready there, about things that have probably been already done, about all these and probably about something already more – something else. A word game that has its origins in the avant-garde phrase – “readymade”, those ready- made series objects exhibited by artists per se and which, once recontextualized, acquires artistic values and new meanings.
Darie Dup is a sculptor, painter and installation artist. He graduated from the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department in 1983. Since 1992 he has been teaching at the Sculpture Department of the National University of Arts in Bucharest.
On the ALLreadymade show, recent works and newly discovered artistic pursuits
Darie Dup’s artistic course is somewhere different from that of Romanian sculpture “gangs”, usually marked by the interest in form and materiality and often tributary to modernism, let’s say, après la lettre.