Apparatus 22 - ART IS WORK

04.02.2022, 20:00 — 22:00 Performance

Through the texts inscribed on the two “ART IS WORK” statement uniforms for artists and curators, the work of Apparatus 22 opens crucial conversations about the recognition of artistic and curatorial work and continues a long-term commitment of the art collective to set in motion processes of change.

At the opening the 4th of February, the collective will activate the uniforms and engage in discussions with members of the audience.

With: Erika Olea, Amandine Faugere, Dragos Olea.

ART IS WORK was created in collaboration with Kunstenpunt.


Apparatus 22 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in January 2011 by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea together with Ioana Nemes (1979 - 2011) in Bucharest, Romania. Beginning with 2015 they are working between Bucharest, Brussels and SUPRAINFINIT utopian universe.

They see themselves as a collective of daydreamers, citizens of many realms, researchers, poetic activists and (failed) futurologists interested in exploring the intricate relationships between economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, religion and fashion in order to understand contemporary society.

The work of Apparatus 22 was presented in exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 (IT), MUMOK, Vienna (AT), BOZAR, Brussels (BE), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (BE), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), La Triennale di Milano (IT), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Futura, Prague (CZ), Ujazdowski Castle – CCA, Warsaw (PL), Survival Kit festival, LCCA Riga (LV), Autostrada Bienniale Prizren(XK), CIVA, Bruxelles (BE); performances at MAK, Vienna (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Kunsthal Gent (BE), SMAK Gent (BE) etc.;

Made in X 04.02.2022—29.05.2022

To the Bone 04.02.2022—08.05.2022