These are the two posters/flyers used to promote the double exhibition that took place first in Bucharest, Romania at "Galeria Noua" in May 2007 and later in August/October at the "Inoperable" gallery in Vienna, Austria. Inoperable poster found on Inoperable word press blog here
. The Romanian exhibition was curated by Stefan Tiron
and Mihai Neom.
The exhibition's name "Ne placa ce faci" is a play on words as "placa" in Romanian means plate, plaque and is phonetically close to the verb "to like" (a place). Romanian skateboarders use the slang "placa" when they refer to their skateboards. So a Romanian exhibition of custom skateboards had to have "placa" in the name! That being said, this exhibition was international as the curators, Stefan Tiron and Neon managed to get the "Inoperable" gallery from Vienna, Austria, to contribute with a massive amount of custom skateboards. After the end of the exhibition in Bucharest, some of the artworks went to the "Boarder's" Shop
- a skateboard shop in downtown Bucharest and other artworks went back to Inoperable gallery in Vienna, Austria to form a continuation of the exhibition. Inoperable gallery was awarded best urban gallery prize two times in a row in 2010 and 2011. The founder, Nicholas Platzer, has a TED Talk
about his artistic career and the history of Graffiti that is worth a watch!
The Austrian "Inoperable" brick and mortar gallery closed doors recently but survives online and spread to the US as well. The Romanian gallery for contemporary art "Galeria Noua" closed down too, or rather it was absorbed by the Bucharest Municipal Museum despite a desperate protest and currently displays traditional classic art.