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Vlad Morariu - Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures

Vlad Morariu

Lecturer in Fashion Visual Cultures

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Dr Vlad Morariu is a researcher, lecturer, and curator whose work explores interferences between visual cultures, philosophical discourses (the analytic philosophy of language, the institutional theory of art, post-structuralism, and critical theory) and counter-institutional practices of art and design. His doctoral thesis explored the intellectual and philosophical background of practices of institutional critique. Recently he was AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow, with a project that revisited Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s reading of phenomenology, and its importance within the practices of the therapeutic communities at Kingsley Hall and Archway. He was an International Fellow for Art and Theory at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck (2013-2014) and Erste Stiftung/tranzit.org Writer in Residence at Museums Quartier in Vienna (2012).

 

Vlad’s research interests include:

Exhibition histories and counter-institutional practices of art and design
Framework analyses of cultural institutions
Art and design approaches to mental health
Fashion philosophy, Fashion aesthetics and their shaping of subcultures (punk, rock and heavy-metal)
Philosophical approaches to the languages of art, design and politics

 

Recent curatorial projects:

 (with Cristina Bogdan) Knots. (Schizo)Culture, (Counter)Education, (Anti)Psychiatry (2016), ODD, Bucharest

 [Parerga] Frames of Art/Institutional Critique, within Dissent and Certainty, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Austria (2014)

 

Recent Publications:

Morariu, V. (2016). ‘Transitory Erasures: Subjects of Institutional Critique’ in Oberprantacher, A. & Siclodi, A. (eds.), Subjectivation. Political Theory in Contemporary Practices, Palgrave Macmillan

Morariu, V. (ed.) (2014). [Parerga] Frames of Art/Institutional Critique. Reader published on the occasion of 'Dissent and Certainty', Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, 2014 

 

Vlad Morariu's Research Outputs in the University Repository

Unpacking a collection: Phil Cleaver’s Book-Object-Art

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 (2021) Unpacking a collection: Phil Cleaver’s Book-Object-Art. Zhuangshi - Chinese Journal of Design (330) . pp. 55-67. ISSN 04...

Project sigma: the temporality of activism

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 and Karhunen, Jaakko (2020) Project sigma: the temporality of activism. In: Cultures of violence. Visual arts and political violence...

Collection Collective. Tools for self-representation. Documentary display with website launch and public seminar at tranzit.ro (Romania)

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 , Angel, Judit , Voinea, Raluca and Collection Collective, Members (2018) Collection Collective. Tools for self-representation. Docume...

Collection collective: collection of contemporary art

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 , Angel, Judit , Voinea, Raluca and Collection Collective, Members (2018) Collection collective: collection of contemporary art. [Dig...

Collection collective: rethinking function, ownership and possession

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 (2018) Collection collective: rethinking function, ownership and possession. In: 'Applied Baudrillard' - 2nd International Multidisc...

Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation (Exhibition at tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia) & Collection Collective. In the Future All Our Homes Will Be Museums (Public seminar at Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia) [Curator]

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 , Angel, Judit and Voinea, Raluca (2017) Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation (Exhibition at tranzit.s...

Collection Collective (2017 - 2020)

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 , Angel, Judit , Voinea, Raluca and Collection Collective, Members (2017) Collection Collective (2017 - 2020). [Portfolio/Project/Col...

Transitory erasures: subjects of institutional critique

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 (2016) Transitory erasures: subjects of institutional critique. In: Subjectivation in Political Theory and Contemporary Practices. Ob...

The “independent” condition: perspectives on Eastern Europe’s cultural sector

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 (2016) The “independent” condition: perspectives on Eastern Europe’s cultural sector. Mezosfera.org (2) . [Article] ...

Parerga. Frames of Art/Institutional Critique (within Dissent and Certainty)

Siclodi, Andrei , Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 , Jarosch, Daniel , Ausserdorfer, Patrick , Brebenel, Mihaela , Grupa, Fokus and Art Collective, Freee (2014) Parerg...

Nada Prlja: the left, language and writing

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 Nada Prlja: the left, language and writing. The large glass - Journal of contemporary art, culture and theory , 27/28 . pp. 126-12...