Sabot, Cluj-Napoca


Paintings, sculptures, video works, bric-a-bracs by nine of Sabot’s artists are brought together so as to create a colourful, eclectic and texturally diverse display evoking the visual profuseness and heterogeneity of a bazaar.

The chosen works open up a spirited conversation between abstraction and realism, rough and smooth surfaces, soft and hard materials, structured forms and anti-forms, while redesigning the ‘commonplace’ as a place for transfiguration, where mere things are taught to produce awe.

A laboratory, an incubator, a research tentacle, Sabot acts equally as a curator, a producer, and a habitat. This time, their project mimics all these distinct attitudes while inviting the artists to use Sabot as a meeting place where multiple languages (on multiple tones) can be spoken at once.




Vlad Nanca

Sculpture of to-day (2018)
digitally inverted B&W photograph of the first page of ‘Sculpture of to-day’ by Stanley Casson

Nona Inescu

Lodger (Hypothetical Ancestral Mollusc) (2018)

Stefano Calligaro

UV print on canvas, various sizes

Stefano Calligaro

Ha-Da ‘U Da “Ha (2016)
acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm
Courtesy : Sabot, Cluj-Napoca

RĂzvan BotiȘ

Vase I(2016)
glazed ceramic (metal oxid glaze)
Courtesy : Sabot, Cluj-Napoca

Anca BrânzaȘ

Still life with lead soldier (2017)
oil on canvas
121 x 100 cm
Courtesy : Sabot,Cluj-Napoca