DIPLOMA Selected is a capsule exhibition that was presented for the first time as part of the UniCredit Design Trail circuit, during Romanian Design Week 2016. The exhibition was hosted by the Filipescu-Cesianu House (Lapidarium Haul), part of the Bucuresti Museum, and was visited by 15,000 persons.
DIPLOMA Selected puts accent on “togetherness” and brings in the highlights the artistic dialogue between 11 seniors from the creative industries and 12 graduates of vocational universities. The visiting exhibition program for the public was from Monday to Friday in between 10:00 and 20:00, until September 30 at the Expozitiei Boulevard 1F Project Space.
Starting the idea that the diploma is the most elaborated project on a student from all the University’s period of time, The Institute, supported by UniCredit Bank, brings in the attention of the public the graduates’ projects, highlighting the artistic dialogue between graduates and professionals from 12 creative industries: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Ceramics, Object Design, Fashion Design, Film, Graphics, Painting, Sculpture, Urbanism and Landscaping.
“UniCredit Bank has deeply rooted in its DNA the passion for art and beauty. During the time we became involved and we will be involved in the supporting and promoting the events we believe in and the truly valuable artists. From this series of initiatives is also part our partnership with The Institute (The Movement of Creative Industries), and this time we are alongside the next generation of artists, promoting even one of the first works signed by it,” said Anca Ungureanu, first VP, Identity and Communication Director UniCredit Bank Romania.
The exhibition’s concept implies also the part of the potential stakeholders or collaborators from these creative fields, either one talks about possible collaborators, employees, seniors from the respective fields or potential partners of these young graduates. Therefore, for each one of the 12 represented domains in the capsule exhibition was invited a professional/a senior to become curator and to choose the best project from the respective field.
Serban Tiganas, Architect, Partner Dico & Tiganas/President OAR Romania, selected the project signed by Andrei Theodor Ionita – „Locuire pe Calea Mosilor” (UAUIM – Architecture).
Eliza Yokina, Architect Partner SYAA, chose „Teatru Neconvențional-Halele Carol, București” (UAUIM – Interior Architecture) by Silvia Ionescu.
Andreea Sandu, coordinator Galateca, initiator and coordinator of the Maiastra project, selected „Ritmuri Geometrice” (UNARTE –Textile Arts) by Mirela Iordache.
The Ceramics section is represented by the curator Madalina Teler, designer “De Ceramică”, and the graduate Marius Stanciu with the work „Obiect pentru depozitarea memoriei” (UNARTE – Ceramics).
At Object Design participates the curator Dragos Motica, designer Ubikubi, and the graduate Rotaru Constantin with the piece „Sistem salvare de la înec”.
Andreea Badala, MURMUR, selected „Colection OXIMORON” (UNARTE – Fashion Design), signed by Stefana Chelaru.
Ileana Birsan, editor, lector and founder of Filmikon, chose at the section Film „Prăjitorul de pâine” (UNARTE – Film) by Cristian Pop.
Matei Caltia, galerist at Galeria Posibila, chose the project „The Garden” (UNARTE – Graphics) by Luminita Dumitrache.
Antonia Oprea, Curator MNAC, selected „Autoportret” (UNARTE – Painting) by Annemary Ticheaua.
In the Sculpture category were presented the projects „Calul Troian” by Alin Carpen and „Persoana” by Bianca Mann, selected by the art critic Cosmin Nasui.
Eugen Panescu, Architect, Partner Planwerk and curator of the sections Urbanism and Landscape, selected „Dezvoltarea urbană in zone frontaliere” (UAUIM – Urbanism) by Ioana Nenciu and, „Peisajul periferiei urbane si utilizarea maidanelor Bucurestene – Productive landscapes ca instrument de integrare sociala” (USAMV – Landscape) by Iulia Pandele.