Open Practice Society

Alternative education program that expands the dialogue between different generations of artists, with the aim of developing innovative and sustainable approaches in the cultural sector through artistic production and mentoring.

Open Practice Society is a program that explores, supports and facilitates functional dialogue between different generations of artists with the aim of developing innovative and sustainable approaches in the cultural sector (with a focus on the visual arts), through mentoring and artistic production projects.

Open Practice Society was initiated by multimedia artist Andrei Tudose in 2021, involving artists and cultural agents from various areas of practice. The activities and approaches on the program have the role of deconstructing the predefined boundaries between disciplines, respectively between the levels of practice of the participants and are based on opening a conceptual and applied bridge, both between practitioners at the beginning of the journey (high school students, University students) and cultural professionals (artists, curators, gallerists, cultural managers and other independent agents). The collaboration between the coordinating artists/mentors and the young participants during the program includes discussions and brainstorming sessions, guidance and collaborative work, debates and public presentations about art and creative processes, visits to workshops within the local cultural community and exhibitions, with the aim of promoting and engaging professional audiences from multiple generations and work paradigms.

Open Practice Society draws attention to the importance of supporting the alternative scene of contemporary art, independent cultural spaces that participate in cultural evolution and, above all, supporting young and very young artists, through whose practice contemporary culture fluidly changes. Equally, the program explores strategies to expand the independent zone into the mainstream in order to engage a wider audience.

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FRESH EDITION

The third edition of the Open Practice Society will focus scaling the program and implementing best practices from the previous editions by allowing the program alumni...

VIDEO EDITION

Open Practice Society – Video Edition is designed to bring together aspiring performers, visual artists & videographers from diverse backgrounds and provide them with the opportunity...

OPEN PRACTICE SOCIETY 2021

First edition of Open Practices Society program, with open call, mentoring and collaborative work sessions. 11 young artists aged 16-20 y.o. participated, along with 5 mentors...

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FRESH EDITION

The third edition of the Open Practice Society will focus scaling the program and implementing best practices from the previous editions by allowing the program alumni...

  • Details

    Collaborative multimedia & mentoring project

  • Period

    September-October 2023

  • Team

    Concept & artistic direction: Andrei Tudose; Fresh edition coordinators: Alin Uberti, Mara Oglakci; Program curator: Sabina Suru; PR & Communication: Anca Spiridon

  • Mentors

    Ada Anghel, Alex Pasca, Alin Uberti, Dennis Mihai, Ioana Patrascu, Mara Oglakci, Tamara Gageatu

  • Parteners

    VAGon, FacePlant; Financed by Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB

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VIDEO EDITION

Open Practice Society – Video Edition is designed to bring together aspiring performers, visual artists & videographers from diverse backgrounds and provide them with the opportunity...

  • Details

    Collaborative video mentoring project

  • Period

    February-March 2023

  • Team

    Mentors: Sabina Suru (video artist), Jean Blăgoi (DOP), Andreea Duță (choreographer); Concept: Andrei Tudose

  • Artists

    To be announced

  • Parteners

    Panasonic, Rezidenta9, WestBuy, VAGon

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OPEN PRACTICE SOCIETY 2021

First edition of Open Practices Society program, with open call, mentoring and collaborative work sessions. 11 young artists aged 16-20 y.o. participated, along with 5 mentors...

  • Details

    Collaborative multimedia & mentoring project

  • Period

    September-November 2021

  • Team

    Concept & artistic direction: Andrei Tudose; Mentors: Floriama Candea, Larisa Crunțeanu, Sabina Suru (artists), along with Anca Poterașu (gallerist) and Cristina Stoenescu (curator)

  • Artists

    Ada Maria Ciontu, Andra Mihaela Neda, Diana Oană, Ioana Pătrașcu, Iulia Duduică, Luca Andrei Popa, Mara Oglakci, Natalia Marin, Nikos Licudis & Beatrice Duman, Bianca Ivan

  • Parteners

    Qolony NGO, Malmaison Studios; Financed by Bucharest City Hall through Arcub

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