AnnArt’s October opening takes place Wednesday 25th of October at 6 PM and features Ioana Nicoară, a graphic artist, member of the TAA AnnArt group. Initiated in October 2011 as part of a group exhibition at the AnnArt gallery, the TAA group is an experiment that follows that course of 10 young artists selected for the first edition of EBienale. Six years after this first event, Ioana Nicoară returns with a new approach, influenced by her most recent preoccupations in the field of film animation.
The show Effective Solutions or The Geometry Insectarium is curated by Ilina Schileru and contains 113 watercolors accompanied by a video project.
As part of the exhibition, the gallery also hosted a watercolor painting workshop for children ages 8-12 lead by Ioana Nicoară and part of the program The Heart of Art on the 11th and 18th of November.
Similar to an ethnological museum incursion, Ioana Nicoară builds series of insectariums in frames or directly on the wall using pins like those that pin down butterfly specimens in glass boxes. From a distance, the gallery walls turn into observation tables for visitors, suggesting a high-perspective “reading” of the space: each vertical plane of the gallery opens a parallel dialog with the viewer and questions the issue of perception from a distance versus from afar. With the manner of exhibiting and delimiting the observational areas, the creator-researcher detaches herself from the evanescent emotional baggage during the moment of creation and repositions herself into a simple viewer, getting lost in the crowd. The research continues in observing the reaction of another consciousness when encountering the “insectarium”.
Ilina Schileru | Effective solutions, or The Geometry Insectarium
The creator-researcher There are at least two types of artists today, or better yet, two types of creators in the cultural landscape. On the assumption that its mechanisms can be compared to that of a small ecosystem, this is its contemporary image: on one hand there is the creator who adopts being framed in a trend in order to gain acceptance into a community, on the other hand there is the creator who practices mannerist imitation in order to accede to certain areas of the vigorously monetized market. In addition to the two, we also encounter a species less interested in immediate recognition, the creator-researcher for which times flows differently. The latter is an endangered species. ...read more..
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