A Room of One’s Own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” — Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Oana Coșug, Larisa Crunțeanu, Megan Dominescu, Adelina Ivan, Aurora Király, Olivia Mihălțianu, Doina Simionescu, Matei Bejenaru, Iulian Bisericaru, Belu-Simion Făinaru

February 28 –  May 8, 2020

NADA, New York Gallery Open

Anca Poterasu Gallery opens the group-show A Room of One’s Own, taking place in New York, in the beautiful domestic space of a brownstone in Harlem, from February 28 to March 8, 2020. The show is open during NADA New York Gallery Open with a special event on Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 pm.

Following the flux of consciousness in Woolf’s essay, the exhibition allows itself to be inhabited by shifting identities and improbable answers. The conceptual room opens its hidden doors to fiction, to travels outside its premises, no longer wishing to gaze longingly at the horizon, but rather to become the limitless line across which Other spaces are born.

The exhibition focuses on transitive spaces of creation as seen by artists whose lives are bound continuously outward. For the artists’ work to be seen, their own rooms are always in an outsider space, where the artists become unknown guests. The domestic allure of the Harlem brownstone reveals an inner world to its visitors, transforming into a laboratory wherein parallel spaces of folding and unfolding realities emerge.

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Aurora Király, Melancholia (Self-portrait with sunglasses), 1998
Aurora Király, Melancholia - Solitude, Stuttgart 1998
A woman must have money → and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.​ →
A woman must have money → and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.​ →
Megan Dominescu, Harem (2020, left) and Larisa Crunteanu, A Room Full of Hysterical Women (one piece, 2019. right)
Adelina Ivan, Two Points of One Own, 2019
Adelina Ivan, Alter-Body 2019

You can download the curatorial text below.