Andreea Medar | Castrum doloris
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Castrum Doloris

curator Agnieszka Kolek, Passion for Freedom 2018, London, UK


Castrum Doloris, from 2015, is one of the most socially critical artworks of Andreea Medar. At the same time, it is one of her most direct artworks, in which the visual expression does not attempt to encode itself and only hint at the hidden meaning – like in her most recent series. The human shape, contorted, fragile, covered in bouquets of medication is unequivocal as a representation of pain, and denounces the harsh realities of the medical system in Romania: a social service which has failed and continues to fail its people. Castrum Doloris speaks of the frailty of the being, of social unfairness, of helplessness and defeat, but it does so with the strength of the most powerful hypostases of suffering: the accusatory one. (Malina Ionescu)


Credit photos: Dragoj Jivan