Gabriel Marian. The map is/not the territory

IAGA Contemporary Art is glad to announce that on Thursday, 2nd of February 2023, we will open to the public the solo exhibition signed by the artist Gabriel Marian, entitled The map is/not the territory.

The exhibition project is mainly composed of unreleased works specially made for the occasion with the technique, with which the artist has been working for a few years now, of acrylic paint markers. The presented portraits are the tool that Marian uses to constructively participate in the current debate regarding the consequences of colonization and attempts at decolonization, and above all from a cultural point of view (remember that “the map is/not the territory”), referring to concepts such as land and territory, of deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation developed by the French Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. According to the artist, these maps include not only the territory but also the culture, the traditions, the individuals who characterize it: they are the symbol of a people.
Among the different works presented, some contain quotes of texts and poems: Marian, in fact, inspired by a plurality of interests proves to be an artist of great culture, so he varies between literature, poetry, philosophy and music, as well as between artistic subjects, without the fear of approaching different centuries and geographies.

Curated by Camilla Remondina

An exhibition realized by IAGA Contemporary Art

Exhibition venue
IAGA Contemporary Art, Strada Cloşca 9-11, Cluj-Napoca, RO

Visiting hours
Tuesday –Saturday 2:00-6:00 pm

February 2 – February 28, 2023

Thursday February 2, 2023, at 6:00 pm

Press release (EN)

The body as such
The body as such
2022, acrylic and markers on canvas, 80x60x4 cm
Catalogue of the exhibition

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