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Geta Brătescu: Drawings with the Eyes Closed

Spring 2015


Drawings with the Eyes Closed is the US premiere of a series of drawings and artist’s books as well as a seminal video by Romanian artist Geta Brătescu. The exhibition provides a multifaceted look at the artist’s works in various mediums and brings together several key aspects of Brătescu’s practice: the importance of chance and play, seriality, and the significance of the artist’s studio. A central figure in postwar Romanian art, Brătescu works in a variety of media including collage, textiles, engraving, photography, video, and performance. Over a career spanning more than six decades, the artist has developed a sophisticated practice that draws equally from literature, theater, and everyday life to explore the potential of art to make sense of charged issues of identity and history.