In 2017, ODD makes its first attempt at a fully curated program. Exhibitions and performances, work groups and public debates – all gather under the banner of privacy, a term we set out to understand and re-signify.

The proposal stems from the observation that contemporary public space where the individual may act (where he is allowed to act) is in fact governed by the rhetoric of the private. The public space no longer functions on the basis of negotiations between different individuals / various groups, it is claimed by an abstract entity which is nonetheless humanized, a kind of absolute moral master, acting in its own interest, that of economic profit.

Interventions in the gallery space turn to abstract as well as physical coordinates of the private, weigh its ability to function in and of its own, as well as in connection to the public, assess its morphology, permeability and limits, and question discourses surrounding it.

Mental Arithmetics

Ovidiu Hulubei

21/09/2017 - 17/11/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

The purpose of this research is Ovidiu Hulubei’s attempt to describe the insufficiencies of language and to explore plausible solutions to it.

The Interstitial Space

Nita Mocanu, Marius Stoica

01/07/2017 - 15/09/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

The work tries to represent space taking into account the proximity of things, the way in which the subject is lost in the network/assemblage of objects and it is transformed in turn, together with the network/assemblage it is contained in.

Feed Your Friends

Mélanie Borès, Roxane Bovet, Lucas Cantori, Yoan Mudry, Camilla Paolino

18/05/2017 - 23/06/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

Friendship & flatness from Geneva-based collectives Gum! and Editions Clinamen.


Calodemonic Explanations

Privately, reprived, de-prived

Bogdan Lypkhan

31/03/2017 - 12/05/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

From state to private. From private to occulted. During communism, private life in Romania was enjoying a closeted state, being almost a tabu subject.

Getting Closer

Marina Albu

15/03/2017 - 30/06/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

Marina Albu invites artists, people interested in art or passers-by to take part in actions that make them be close to one another, that offer them attention and openness and close interaction.


A history of 90s gay media

Adrian Newell Păun, Vlad Levente Viski, Adrian Schiop, Cristina Bogdan

28/02/2017 - 24/03/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

Using Adrian Newell Păun’s personal archive, the exhibition sheds light on different attempts to build a gay press in an era when homosexuality and “homosexual propaganda” were criminalized in the Penal Code.

Enter Banality

Constantin Badea

14/02/2017 - 24/02/2017

Șelari 13, Bucharest, Romania

The opening of ODD’s annual program features a presentation of the unusual work of Constantin Badea. It functions as a prelude to a year-long unfolding of themes related to privacy and private life, tackling many of these from a very singular, almost idiosyncratic perspective.