View of The Seductiveness of the Interval, 2010, Renaissance Society, Chicago.
The Renaissance Society presents The Seductiveness of the Interval, a project shown at the Romanian Pavilion of the 2009 Venice Biennale. The work of three Romanian artists—Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu and Ciprian Muresan—is exhibited in a two-story architectural structure designed by studio BASAR specifically for that purpose. Together, the artists explore themes of exile, the human capacity for cruelty, and hope. Although the artists' works are distinct in terms of form and content, they are united by a structure conceived as a stage set where the viewer is invited to reflect on the individual works and the viewing experience itself.
Founded in 1915, The Renaissance Society's mission is to encourage the growth and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, and events.
The Society presents art seldom seen in the midwest, giving the public opportunities to investigate the most recent developments in contemporary art. At the same time, the museum is equally committed to fostering the development of Chicago's own rich artistic resources. All programs are guided by the goal of maintaining The Society's integrity as one of the finest resources of vanguard art in the nation.