• Periferic 7/Focusing Iași: Biennial for Contemporary Art

    Various Venues

    Periphery and center are related terms subject to constant change. As common as this observation may be in the face of shifting political and cultural cartographies around the world, it is still relevant to the hierarchy of what captures our attention and what does not. The title “Periferic 7” plays on the geographical location of the exhibition area in northeast Romania, an area peripheral to Europe; the subtitle, “Focusing Iași,” reverses the line of vision. According to Matei Bejenaru, the director of “Periferic 7,” “the city of Iași will shortly become an outpost of the Eastern frontier of

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