MIHAI RAUȚĂ: „XEX LIBRIS” PHOTO ALBUM

MIHAI RAUȚĂ: „XEX LIBRIS” PHOTO ALBUM

EVENTS

3 March 2023 – ” XEX LIBRIS” LAUNCH AT “MUZEUL DE ARTA RECENTA” – MARe, BUCHAREST

20 OCTOBER 2023-“LUST BY FREYA” PRESENTATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS PART OF “XEX LIBRIS ” ALBUM AT REPER BUCHAREST starting 7PM

The images are part of a unique photo story, captured in the aftermath of a nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania. All images were captured as they were found—marked and imprinted by fire, rain, wind, hobos, thieves or metal scrappers.

This story is an ode to Baudelaire’s “Fleurs du Mal”Bukowski’s “Love for $17.50” and Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. It is also about people living their lives somewhere between the club and the “un-club.” 

Strange. Bizarre. Beautiful. Fetish. Sex. Open.

Published in 2022, the “Xex Libris” photo story is a documentation of the death of our culture while at the same time serving as its ode. It is a dedication to three influential writers. 

What do the books “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury (1953), “Love for $ 17.50” by Charles Bukowski (1972)and “Fleurs du Mal” by Baudelaire (1857) share in common?

The convergence of these three texts existed only for 3 months within the ashes of a Bucharest Night Club destroyed by fire. Haunted by the millions of words in the books nailed on the walls for decor and by the shadows of the carbonized showroom dummies, the spirit of the place searched for a listener to listen to its stories, and it implored a daily return, like a Scheherazade.

Hundreds of photos, of pages leafed through, of books read, of searches and meditative moments over a two-year period were needed to give life to the ashes and to interpret what was speechlessly told only to the eyes of the beholder.

Life is full of signs and different meanings that each person can read in their own unique language only when the photography, the image, no longer has borders.

One can order fine art print photography Limited Edition

All photos listed below, part of XeX Libris Photostory album are #Untitled – they are numbered from 1 to 51, only nr. 15 is titled, being called “Stella

Prints will be on :Photo Rag Bright White Paper 310g, 100% cotton

Only 5 copies for each

90×60 cm 750 EUR

90×90 cm 850 EUR

Each copy includes the first published edition of the XeX Libris Photostory album (2022) with a dedication by author. 

Funds resulted from the sale of the fine art print edition will be donated to Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Parnuta Non Profit Association, aiming to support scholars with excellent school results but coming from lower income families in the Rucar village, Arges County , which is the place of birth of the Romanian education historian Prof Dr Gheorghe Parnuta ( 1915-2009). (https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gheorghe_Pârnuță)