by Ana Maria Micu and CÄƒtÄƒlin PetriÅŸor
Work-in-Progress Duo Show: 20 August - 2 September, 2014; daily 17.00 - 21.00
Finissage: Tuesday, 2 September, 19.00
Address: my art
loft, Gaudenzdorfer GÃ¼rtel 43-45 / 4C, 1120 Vienna
Within its artist-in-residence frame, my art
presents for the second time in Vienna the Romanian artists Ana Maria Micu and CÄƒtÄƒlin PetriÅŸor. Their project is a work-in-progress focusing on making art as a self-explanatory process, surrounded by a specially created type of exhibits that can be continuously repositioned. They refer to visual system related to Craiova, the city where they live, searching for ways to further develop apparently finalized works by submitting them to a different context.
The space is occupied with various art studio objects and materials, paintings, drawings, temporary installations and video footage. The visitors may look at the already installed works, the occurring changes and the overall working process. The artists will be available for talks and give presentations upon request regarding their projects. A finissage will mark the state the exhibition will achieve at the end of the residency.
One of Micu's work samples consists in gradually adding visual and structural elements to a spatial background best suitable to exhibit two of her paintings. Out of white self-adhesive vinyl cuttings pasted on floor and wall areas she creates a large-scale drawing whose purpose is to unify the assemblage and to stand proof of her daily activity.
PetriÅŸor continues several outdoor sketches he made in Craiova during the project "Abstract Circle" by covering them up with new layers of paint while protecting some areas with masking tape, which he partially wants to keep as an integrated element of the painting surface. He is also presenting a video processing of the documentation gathered during the same project. These works are put in relation with a display of still life objects made in black colored ice which are drawing specific patterns on the paper beneath them while they melt.
Both artists are searching for a particular aesthetics resulted out of the improvisations one has to make when trying to adapt quickly to new conditions. They use available and discarded materials like plastic, paper, cardboard and wire for their reusable and ephemeral quality. This is put in contrast with painting as the art medium with the longest tradition and the finite character that the documentation of the project will acquire upon the completion of the program.
CÄƒtÄƒlin PetriÅŸor (n. 1978) works in painting, video, drawing, photography, installation and intervention in public space. His last project is "Abstract Circle" - an interactive mobile painting workshop conducted on streets with Ana Maria Micu with the support of Craiova - 2021 European Capital of Culture Association. Last year PetriÅŸor was selected among the finalists of the Celeste Prize. His last solo show is â€œThe Distance Itselfâ€, a third collaboration with C-Space Gallery in Beijing. In 2012 he exhibited â€œGeometry of Human Natureâ€, a project curated by Maria Rus Bojan at Galerie Dix9 in Paris. His online portfolio is www.catalinpetrisor.com
The residency is organized by my art
with the support of Austrom/ Ã–sterreichisch-RumÃ¤nische Gesellschaft.
For further information or appointments please contact Ana Maria Micu at firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 664 491 9204.
Gaudenzdorfer GÃ¼rtel 43-45 / 4C
Mobile: +43 676 603 6293