The exhibition Mirror, Mirror? Contemporary Selfhood in Romanian Art brings together twelve contemporary Romanian artists, in an exploration of the complexities of selfhood and self-awareness.
Developing from a context marked by turbulent and rapid socio-historical transformations, both national identity and the artists’ role had to be redefined within the logic of market economy and by democratic standards. Reflections on personal experiences of uncertainty, competitiveness and changing values, joined with universal questions about reality, falsehood and, most importantly, truth, form the core of this exhibition.
An intricate narrative is set in motion and explores the tensions between individual and collective identity, through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video.