“We dream in elaborated timelines and are shaped in structures we stretch from one beginning of a world to another one’s ending.”
Curator: Cristina Stoenescu
November 03, 2021 – January 22, 2022
Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest
Anetta Mona Chisa follows the ambiguous terrain between identity and multiplicity, between discarded selves and alien otherness. The gallery show simultaneously becomes a hive mind, a cabinet of curiosities, a womb where zygotes are shaped from within the grip of matter and from within the mind of the artist and from nowhere in between.
”To see a snake is to think of the way the snake’s eyes glaze over and it might not be able to see for a bit because there it is, getting new skin, getting rid of the old, lost in the process of becoming something else.”**
Remnants and new bodies co-exist in an imagined landscape at the crossroads between the organic and the inorganic. Questioning how artistic and scientific knowledge is created, the artist walks the line between the two: chemical reactions create crystal like formations while other shapes are exhibited as castings that are either aggregated as almost fractal shapes, or otherwise returned to amorphous beginnings. Despite its breadth of inquiry, questions about sculpture and art itself re-emerge across, often surprisingly and usually affixed to the methods that Anetta Mona Chisa employs on metonyms of shapes and plays on visual perception.