Andreea Medar | Solarium. The forever garden
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𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐮𝐦. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧

Meta Spatiu Gallery, curator: Mălina Ionecu

 

 

𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐮𝐦. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 brings to fruition several themes that are central to Andreea Medar’s practice. She builds from successive strata of references and meaning an open space which is permanently transforming. A place where the dialectic of the dynamic between the three dimensional reality of the installation / exhibition and the emotional and concrete realities of a place of origin and belonging allow for multiple nuances and directions. The installation is a mobile garden, open in several directions, in antithesis with a site-specific intervention: it retraces, regardless of place or time the protective space of an extended shelter. Such a space is defined primarily as a place of safety, which forms / pre-forms the experience of all other spaces, as it re-shapes and re-sizes the relationship with the outside everyday – always tensioned by threats such as the loss of tradition, the dissolution of a community, the overwriting and loss of identity. The open garden therefore becomes a metaphor for an enclosed space, and this projection is possible because the recollection of a past tense, where the image is formed in the synthesis between the immemorial and the memory (Gaston Bachelard, Poetica spațiului, Paralela 45, 2003). The function of this space grows to contain both a past that is compressed and a future that is dystopian. Even if the very substance of the fluorescent plastic plants, and their existence which unravels between dematerialized transparency and darkness are contrary to the fertility and vitality they evoke, Solarium is a recalling, a conservation of origin and heritage that goes beyond the emotion and allows for distance and for lectures in alternative, often surprisingly convergent ways – reveries of dissolution and persistence. (Mălina Ionescu)

 

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Solarium. The forever garden 2022, Meta Spatiu, transparent plastic stitch, black UV light, plastic tubes, plexiglass, fluorescent pigment, water, silicone,  projection, resin