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Anca Poterasu Gallery
Popa Soare 26

Anca Poterașu Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in May 2011, with a focus on supporting contemporary Romanian artists. The gallery shows both well established and young artists, active in various media – painting, drawing, art-objects, installation, photography and moving image work. The exhibition programme is centred on curatorial practice that encourages collaborations with art practitioners from across the country and from around the world. In 2015, the gallery initiated an international exhibition residency programme – Plantelor 58 – for artists and curators from around the world. With a solid platform in Bucharest, Anca Poterasu Gallery aims to further develop the international visibility of its artists through cooperation with galleries and institutions. Building on the success of the curatorial project space programme run between 2018-2019 in the Leipzig Spinnerei, the gallery plans to continue the concept of the “nomad gallery”, intending to op

Temporal Parts

INSTALATIE


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
03.11.2021 - 11.12.2021
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We dream in elaborated timelines and are shaped in structures we stretch from one beginning of a world to another one`s ending. Contorted forms give birth to altered functions: one thinks itself as a pair of legs and walks, one would wonder about and discover hands. “I know it has all been confusing,” Anne Boyer writes, “but it's the same confusion as when I am confident that every person who has ever lived knows exactly what I mean when I describe feeling like a snake on the path in the dappled sunshine that turns out, on close inspection, only to be a snake’s discarded skin.”*

Anetta Mona Chisa follows the ambiguous terrain between identity and multiplicity, between discarded selves and alien otherness. The gallery show simultaneously becomes a hive mind, a cabinet of curiosities, a womb where zygotes are shaped from within the grip of matter and from within the mind of the artist and from nowhere in between.

Remnants and new bodies co-exist in an imagined landscape at the crossroads between the organic and the inorganic. Questioning how artistic and scientific knowledge is created, the artist walks the line between the two: chemical reactions create crystal like formations while other shapes are exhibited as castings that are either aggregated as almost fractal shapes, or otherwise returned to amorphous beginnings. Despite its breadth of inquiry, questions about sculpture and art itself re-emerge across, often surprisingly and usually affixed to the methods that Anetta Mona Chisa employs on metonyms of shapes and plays on visual perception.

”To see a snake is to think of the way the snake`s eyes glaze over and it might not be able to see for a bit because there it is, getting new skin, getting rid of the old, lost in the process of becoming something else.”**
* l ** Quotes from (Anne-Boyer, ‘’The Undying’’, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019, pg.174)

Cristina Stoenescu, excerpt from the curatorial text.

The exhibition was developed within the ARAC ART & RESIDENCY residence.