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Geta Bratescu @ Camden Arts Centre
7 April 2017 - 18 June 2017
Romanian artist Geta Bratescu’s vivid practice comprises performance, textiles, collage, print-making, installation and film. Living and working in Bucharest throughout Ceausescu’s totalitarian regime, Bratescu embraced the studio as an autonomous space, free from economic or political influences. Concerned with identity and dematerialisation, Bratescu conjures questions of ethics and felinity through her longstanding curiosity in mythical and literary figures, including Aesop, Faust, Beckett and Medea. These concepts underlie much of her work through experiments in material rearrangements, charting the movement of her hands, the disappearance or concealment of her own image, and performing to the camera through her photographic series and films. The exhibition focuses on this lifelong approach to the studio as a performance, contemplative and critical space to reflect on one’s own position in the world.