Epistemological Plumbing

11 Jul 2024 – 27 Jul 2024

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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U10 Art Space

Belgrade, Serbia

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The exhibition showcases artworks from Romanian artists Dana Andrei & Sorin Popescu, Dragoș Bădiță, Ioan Grosu, Lucian Indrei, Alexandra Mocan, musz and Matei Toșa.



Dana Andrei & Sorin Popescu, Dragoș Bădiță, Ioan Grosu, Lucian Indrei, Alexandra Mocan, musz, Matei Toșa

Curated by Jovana Trifuljesko


With its almost comically juxtaposed title, "Epistemological Plumbing" allows the high and the low-brow to coexist, affirming certain philosophical frameworks while simultaneously unblocking their application in the sphere of reality. The exhibition invites viewers to explore the intricate systems through which we acquire, process, and share knowledge and experiences, while also acknowledging the vulnerabilities inherent in these systems. Through a diverse array of media - including photography, drawing, installation, painting, and digital art - the selected artworks share a common thread: they expose moments of sensitivity as a tool to not only initiate conversation but to create emancipatory potential. Each piece affirms existing systems and structures while leaving space for hope and new understanding to emerge.

The exhibition showcases artworks from Romanian artists Dana Andrei & Sorin Popescu, Dragoș Bădiță, Ioan Grosu, Lucian Indrei, Alexandra Mocan, musz and Matei Toșa. Their individual practices vary across different media, thematic areas and ways of expressing their spheres of interest, but what connects them inside the U10 Art Space is this notion that we as viewers are exposed to moments of personal, societal, familial and collective vulnerability. 

In essence, "Epistemological Plumbing" presents a collective exploration of human fragility and resilience across various dimensions of experience. Each artist, through their unique approach, contributes to a broader dialogue about the complexities inherent in our quest for understanding and connection. The artworks in this exhibition serve as intuitive counterpoints to our logical systems of understanding, reminding us, as Adorno suggests, of the limitations in our processes of cognition. They act as 'blind spots' that prevent reason from becoming a mere reflection of arbitrariness, instead opening up spaces for deeper, more nuanced understanding. - Jovana Trifuljesko, curator (extract from curatorial statement)


The exhibition is organised by Lateral ArtSpace and U10.

Lateral ArtSpace is an independent contemporary art platform initiated in April 2012, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, as an experimental platform for young and emerging artists, with a focus on the dialogue between local and international artists. Until December 2019, Lateral ArtSpace was located at Fabrica de Pensule, a former brush factory transformed into the most acclaimed independent art centre in Romania. In the last years, the team implemented many international cultural projects, focusing on contemporary art.

U10 Art Space is an independent artist-run space dedicated to supporting contemporary art, founded in May 2012 in Belgrade. It was founded with the purpose to be a platform where young local artists would be shown. By collaborating with similar spaces and initiatives, U10 Art Space actively works on creating a culture of artistic education, debate and exchange between artists, curators, art theoreticians, writers and the wider public.


The exhibition is part of the project Lateral Endeavours 2024, carried out by the Lateral ArtSpace in 2024. Cultural project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.


Jovana Trifuljesko

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Dana Andrei

Dragoș Bădiță

Ioan Grosu

Alexandra Mocan



Matei Toșa

Sorin Popescu

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