The exhibition project Eyes Wide Shut has as background the movie with the same title directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1999. Kubrick's movie is an adaptation of the novel by the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler, "Traumnovelle" ("Dream Story") from 1926.
Eyes Wide Shut is about what is hidden in the human minds, about what can only be perceived mentally. The mental play, the sensations developed following a psychological interrogation, the refuted and repressed desires create a state of mystery, uncertainty, which forces the limits of the real. Alexandru Rădvan (RO), Aurel Vlad (RO) and Vera Kochubey (RU/DE) represent three artistic directions in which the human psyche is deeply interrogated.