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Gesturing toward Solitude is a group show presenting artistic practices in which we find sensuous, contemplative and psychomagical ways of healing the feelings of loneliness brought about, in a paradoxical manner, by our extensively networked and connected socio-economical reality.

Curated by Carmen Casiuc, it creates an intimate dialogue between two generations through the works of Laura Covaci, which are significant for the emotional background of artists Andreea Badea, Daniel Gaciu, Traian Chereches, Nikita Dembrinski, Alexandra Sand, Ioana Sisea, Mara Ploscaru, Jared Marks and AGF HYDRA.

Their ritualistic, process-oriented and medium-based practices foreground passion gestures and intuitive behaviors that help them record personal and collective psychological realities uncharted by the mainstream narratives circulating within our contemporary societal systems.

Representative for the artists’ alternative symbolic orders and new phantasmal scenes unapologetically valorizing their subjective reflections, the selected artworks remind us of human’s infinite reservoirs of inner strength.

After the opening day, the group exhibition will also be marked by two events.

Keynote Meditation with Cyber Jaya is an inspirational workshop by artist Jared Marks providing an effective self-help practice and online experience-changing formula that will positively impact the mental and spiritual wellbeing of young and adult users.

Hydra Cosmic Womb VR is a session of therapy with Virtual Reality, during which the participants’ visual experience of artist Hydra’s digital environment is synchronised with their bodily sensations through a massage performed by herself. This anticipates a future in which the interfaces of communication between humans and machines will be so intimately linked, that our data-based self will provide meaningful support in processing inner feelings.

Artists: Andreea Badea, Daniel Gaciu, Traian Chereches, Nikita Dembrinski, Alexandra Sand, Ioana Sisea, Mara Ploscaru, Jared Marks, Laura Covaci and AGF HYDRA
Curator: Carmen Casiuc

Opening date: 6th of November  |  19.00 – 22.00
On view from 6th of November 2019 until 30th of January 2020

Event partners: Unilever, Aqua Carpatica, Domenii Samburesti, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Purple flowers.