‘What is a Bird? We Simply Don’t Know’ – Galeria Nicodim Bucharest
YONATAN VINITSKY – ALEK O – RAZVAN BOAR
ANTOINE DONZEAUD – HENRY CHAPMAN – KENNETH ALME
VIRGILE ITTAH + KAI YODA
25 June – 31 July 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25th, 6-9pm
Alek O., Tangram (Cat), stretched Fabric from a parasol 245 x 194.7 cm (96 1/2″ x 76 5/8″)
Cantacuzino Palance (1st floor) [email protected]
Nr. 141 Victoria Street www.galerianicodim.ro
010 071 Bucharest, Sector 1 +40 751 150 705
Galeria Nicodim Bucharest is thrilled to present a group exhibition curated by Domenico de
Chirico. The paintings, sculptures, and wall works in this show chisel loose the shape and image of
everyday scenes, stripping away their original associations and making visible the characters and
materials that weave in and out of peripheral consciousness. An oil puddle rises into a lonely
island. A childhood cartoon skips across the sketchy picture plane with uncanny unfamiliarity.
Seatbacks are locked in their upright positions. A memory is cast in a foggy figure on the brink of
evaporation.
The exhibition title is taken from the short-lived BBC absurdist mockumentary series Look Around
You. Squeezing surrealism from subjects as mundane as water and math, the series’ title is also its
main behest—a proposition handily taken up, taken apart, and rearranged to poetic ends,
displaced yet present.
At least for now.
—Christina Catherine Martinez

Cantacuzino Palance (1st floor) [email protected]
Nr. 141 Victoria Street www.galerianicodim.ro
010 071 Bucharest, Sector 1 +40 751 150 705

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