2020 Home Gallery - 18 March 2004
2020 & HOMELAB PRODUCTIONS
I could say I met Stefan Cosma in a lab-like environment called the High School and I continued my acquaintance with him and his friends trough several flat-oriented events/parties at his place in Colentina, Bucharest. The High School was a laboratory shaping our minds and bodies for the better or for the worse. At the Colentina parties Stefan Cosma began a social and media mix that announced his present commitment to a holistic lab-like structure due to be officially enacted in Ibiza this year.
The place, be it a home, apartment or
flat is always a temporary base for Stefan Cosma. Being temporary, restricted
in time calls for changes, mutations and dis-locations. His living-space
is always connected to momentary (also momentous) events such as the interrupted
faculty terms, training at Fabrica in Italy and the fruitful Ibiza experience.
Returning can be a tricky event.
It always has the promise of a comeback or the sweet-sour taste of the
proverbial starting anew from scratch.
The home-gallery hosting concept
Home-galleries have always been with us
(see early examples in Cluj).
In due time we could look forward to a complete (if open) compilation of texts tracing the separate histories of home-galleries in Romania, in different cities and at different times. Thus having the possibility to focus on the practice of opening-up different spaces such as former derelict or under-used spaces, garage’s or phone-booth’s, fridge’s, or small, mobile box-shaped exhibitions (such as the one proposed by curator Erden Kosova). In the near-future we may witness the rise of home-gallery collectors auctioning for the whole space as such and its separate, internal elements.