The new exhibition by Maia Stefana Oprea, explores the theme of the forest and maternity, conceived as an installation in which large format paintings, in oil on canvas and mixed technique are intersected with the mysterious presence of cocoons woven from metal scraps and recycled fragments from previous works. Thought and produced with the curatorial participation of Raluca Băloiu, LOCUS NEMINIS II is the young artist’s second solo show at AnnArt, after Stacking, in 2016. The exhibition was opened on June 5, with critic Ion Bogdan Lefter as special guest, and will be open until the 28th July 2018.
Public access is free of charge, Monday through Saturday between 11-19 h. The body of work is available for purchase via AnnArt Gallery.
Locus Neminis II | Raluca Băloiu
Since the dawn of time, maternity has gone through various stages of representation according to the period and cultural context in which the image was born. The Paleolithic gave birth to the "Fertility Goddess," one of the most well-known representations being Venus of Villendorf; the Egyptian pantheon and the Greek-Roman adopted the symbol of the goddess Isis as the ideal wife and mother. The first centuries of Christianity gave importance to the spiritual and transcendental side of maternity through the representations of the Mother of God, after the Council of Nicaea brought its recognition as Mother of Jesus Christ in 325; The Renaissance took over the spiritual symbolism of maternity, and contemporaneity turned motherhood into a discourse of identity. ...read more..
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