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Romanian Participation at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia
13 May – 26 November 2017
Romanian Pavilion - Giardini della Biennale
New Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice
Geta Brătescu represents Romania at the 57th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia (May 13th to November 26th, 2017)
The exhibition Apparitions will place an emphasis on the combination of artistic media, revealing the mobile, open, performative character of Geta Brătescu’s art, as well as the proliferation of ideas, abundant flow of imagination, and freedom of expression that go hand in hand with creativity, specific to her as an artist. Geta Brătescu’s participation at the Venice Biennale is a summary of her career as an artist, but one which is viewed through the lens of thematic nuclei, including the most recent phase in her artistic practice, in an attempt to provide a mirror of her studio space, in the sense of both a physical space and a meta-artistic entity. The consistency, integrity, as well as aesthetic and intellectual quality of her career, and the artist’s incredible presence – which reveals itself through works in which she represents herself, as well as works in which she depicts herself as the female characters/figures she invokes – will transform the Romanian Pavilion and the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research in Venice into a “continuous studio” for every single visitor.
In addition to having had a historically significant career, Geta Brătescu is also an artist of the contemporary, whose versatility and constant ability to reinvent herself resonate with the concerns, the material and conceptual explorations of the artists who blaze the trail of contemporary art today. Her participation at the Venice Biennale is aimed above all at communicating art’s capacity to invent narratives that transcend the gloomy context of the contemporary world, against the backdrop of an artistic and curatorial reflection that highlights the transformative strength of femininity as the consummate embodiment of a “nomadic subject”. Geta Brătescu’s art finds itself in full consonance with the return to materiality,