vineri, 4 septembrie 2009


PRR will be open again after a summer break.
During the summer our PRR enriched with another 200 files, books and magazines. Thanks to all the people who send us these and to UniCredit Bank for giving us the budget for buying new books.

PRR is looking for any contributions in books, magazines, newspapers, catalogues, curatorial and research files, etc. Any donation is welcome and will help to grow this unique resource place in Bucharest.
Please send us any files, books etc. to PO Box 26-0390 Bucharest 013191 Romania.

What is PRR?

Referring to the definition of the archive, PRR is a non-archive, with no historical and objective references. Created by Pavilion - journal for politics & culture, PRR grows organically helped by the additions and by the research travels. The concept of traveling PRR is not to move the resources but to make PRR extractions by enlarging it and moving in the new spaces that will represent a starting point for the new PRR, based on local needs and context. PRR is equally an inspirational zone and an action one, whitch contains research and documentation archives of actions/activities and curatorial research files. The content of the room (as a permanent project with in the PAVILION centre space, and also as an itinerary project) comprises approximately 1200 (and growing) instruments of research coming from different fields of theory.


1. DOCUMENTARY section (documentation of the organization actions organized on a Macmini with images, films, websites, equipped with an access interface ). Here you will also find research files organized on topics by the curators which worked with us.

2. INSPIRATIONAL section (books, magazines, catalogues, newspapers, films, video).
The magazine section has a range of carefully selected national and international titles for you to read (Grey Room, October, New Left Review, Mute, The Art Newspaper, Artforum, FlashArt, Frieze, Cabinet, A Prior Magazine, Frame Magazine, Man Vogue, Fantastic Man, A10, Le Monde Diplomatique, Butt, Oris, Multitudes, 22, etc.)

You will find a unique collection of art, sociology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, exhibitions and biennale catalogues, architecture theory, to read and study. The collection is continually growing and some of the latest additions are: Contemporary Anarchist Studies edited by Critchley, Derrida, Laclau, Rorty - Deconstruction and pragmatism; Randall Amster, A. Deloen, L.A. Fernandez, A.j. Nocella, Deric Shannon - Contemporary Anarchist Studies; Felix Guattari, Suely Rolnik - Molecular Revolution in Brasil; Grey Room no. 36; October no. 129; New Left Review no. 57; Manifesta Journal no. 1-6; Journal of Aestetics and Protest no. 6; and much, much more.

3. DROP BOX (box where anyone can drop postcards, booklets, newspapers, objects etc.). This will be subject to selection.

The PAVILION RESOURCE ROOM offers a reference-only facility, thus all available materials must be studied on the premises and cannot be taken out on loan.

Access and use is free of charge. Visitors are asked to mention the source when presenting their research.

The PAVILION UNICREDIT center will be open on 10th of September, 19.00, with the exhibition EXPLORING THE RETURN OF REPRESSION curated by Razvan Ion, participants: Luke Fowler (GB), Jean Genet (FR), Hanif Kureishi (GB), Thomas Hirschhorn (CH), Renzo Martens (NL/CG), Alex Mirutziu (RO), Naeem Mohaiemen (BD), Sebastian Moldovan (RO), Taller Popular De Serigrafia (AR), Colm Toibin (IE), Michel Tournier (FR), Pavilion Resource Room (RO). (An extensive announcement will follow).

center for contemporary art & culture

Sos. Nicolae Titulescu 1 (Piata Victoriei)
Bucharest 011131 Romania
T: + 4 031 103 4131

PAVILION UNICREDIT este un centru pentru arta si cultura contemporana, un spatiu independent work-in-progress, spatiu de productie si cercetare a vizualului, a discursivului si a performativului. Este un spatiu al gandirii critice care promoveaza o întelegere implicata socio-politic a artei si a institutiilor culturale.

PAVILION UNICREDIT is a center for contemporary art & culture, a work-in-progress independent space, a space for the production and research in the fields of audiovisual, discursive and performative. It is a space of the critical thinking, and it promotes an artistic perspective implying the social and political involvement of the art and of the cultural institutions.


This is a project by PAVILION - journal for politics and culture.

PAVILION, BUCHAREST BIENNALE and PAVILION UNICREDIT are projects devised and founded by Razvan Ion and Eugen Radescu

Supported by: UniCredit Tiriac Bank
Strategic partner: Pilsner Urquell

Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, 22,,, 24Fun,

Production partner: UpDate Advertising

Printing partner: First Advertising Agency

Audio-visual partner: Sony

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