Galeria Ivan a fost deschisă in 2007 de Marian Ivan, în București, având ca scop principal reprezentarea artiștilor contemporani români. În anii care au urmat, galeria a găzduit expoziții de artiști tineri și emergenți, dar a realizat și monografii ale artei din România, expunând și reprezentând nume importante ca Geta Brătescu, Horia Bernea, Paul Neagu.
Using the theme of the ruin as a starting point, the exhibition presents four new artworks/installations by Ştefan Sava and traces the contour of a mental space for which the found, appropriated image is central. Regarded as the dynamic and omnipresent coordinates of contemporaneity – in relation to memory and to the architectural as well as ideological constructions of the present – the ruins become atomized through artistic gesture and are provided with multiple meanings acquired through a montage of images. The themes of war and destruction, observed from a distance, are perceived as being as important as the action of erecting “monuments”: any such gesture conjures the perspective of horizontality and imbalance.