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MARIA POP TIMARU: Too much?

30/03 - 04/05/2018

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photos by Dan Vezentan - New Folder Studio

A colony of organisms conquer the Sandwich space.

The riddle-objects of Maria Pop Timaru are in fact the same ones as those surrounding us, but much more present and loud. An unfinished and tiresome puzzle, pieces of reality in an attempt to order. The path among them can be unsettling, and when you find out that the Time Machine is actually a slightly bigger meat grinder, the situation can become dramatic. Fortunately, at the end of the tunnel awaits the famous Oracle and also a gate for the lucky ones.

A variety of hyper-caloric works – the small shawarmas with everything definitely being the stars here – give you more than you were prepared to accept. Maria Pop Timaru does not hit the breaks when it comes to materialities and sensations, to absurd or fantasy characters, to kitsch materials and ironies. Pieces in glazed ceramics – the artist's favorite medium, light inflatable objects, props, sausages up in the tree. It's too much and we know it. But instead of removing, we add. Thereby Sandwich gets overfull, it floods the terrace which might soon leak as well.

Maria Pop Timaru lives and works in Bucharest. Her art practice includes sculpture, installation, ceramic objects and performance, all of which have a strong connection to everyday life, which she translates with irony and humour. She studied sculpture at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, from where she also received a PhD in Visual Arts, and she has specialized in ceramics under the guidance of Eugenia Pop.

This event is part of the Project

“Sandwich Moves the Center – Marginal Cultural Construction”.

A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.