Larisa Crunțeanu works as a performer, video artist and sound collector who moves from reality to fiction in an endless conversation with the viewer. Larisa Crunțeanu’s works create contexts in which facts and memories are reactivated, encouraging a shared effort and the emergence of new practices. Many of her projects reflect on the notion of collaboration and the ideas existing behind objects and stories. Her works were shown in important institutions such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, SAVVY Berlin, Zacheta Project RoomWarsaw, RKI Berlin, Museu de Arte Brasileira – MAB FAAP, São Paulo. She holds an MA in Photography and Moving Image and a PhD in Visual Arts from the National University of Arts Bucharest. In 2023 she launched her first book, Protocols of Singularity (RO- EN) published by Dispozitiv Books.

Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, PhD is a full professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She received her PhD in 2006 on the topic of traditional carnival practices. Besides Zagreb, she also taught in Rijeka, Zadar, Ljubljana, Koper, Bergen, Kristiansand, Malmö, Lund and Chicago. Her areas of research interest are: urban ethnology, city and art, performance research, studies of carnivals, contemporary festivals and other public events, anthropology of place and space, construction of cultural regions, Mediterranean studies and anthropology of social memory. She is the co-author of three scientific books. She is the co-editor of six editorial books and anthologies, independently or in co-authorship she has published over forty scientific papers in international and domestic journals and anthologies. She presented the results of her research at around fifty domestic and international scientific meetings. In her work, Nevena Škrbić Alempijević intensively cooperates with cultural policy holders, local self-governments, tourist boards, non-governmental associations, organizers of festivals and other public events, etc.


Topographies of Love

Larisa Crunţeanu in dialogue with Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, PhD (HR)
in cooperation with the discursive program of the doctoral study of Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb

12.03.2024/ 19:30
Putolovac Gallery
Ilica 112

As part of her artistic residency, Larisa Crunțeanu gets to know the local art scene through studio visits and exhibitions, creates new artwork, which is connected to the main themes of the project: ecology, sustainability and the heritage of textile art, which will be exhibited at the final exhibition in Zagreb, Vienna and Bucharest. Together with the Croatian artist Nikolina Knežević Hrgović, she will conduct a workshop with students of the Academy of Fine Arts.

In her talk with Nevena Škrbić Alempijević from The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Larisa, as a long term researcher into social bodies and their emotional maladies,  will delve into a couple of her projects that deal with the way love and stories of love create, hold and even destroy collective spaces throughout the history.

Artists for Artists Residency Network (AFAR) is an EU co-funded project and residency program, aiming to improve the mobility of contemporary visual artists and curators in Romania, Germany, Croatia, and Austria. The project is led by the Romanian Association for Contemporary Art (ARAC) with its three consortium partners – Goethe Institute Network, Croatian Association of Fine Artists, and Künstlerhaus Vienna.

The AFAR Network project is co-funded by the European Union: ”Views and opionions expressed are however those of the autohor(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsable for them.”