The exhibition “Rituals, Keepers and Storms” is a major gesture of reassessment and documentary analysis of Ioana Nemeș’ (1979–11) creative observe, with a give attention to the physique of labor Relics for the Afterfuture (Brown), created inside 2009–10.

This exhibition goals to (re)introduce a set of topical explorations from her exceptional artistic laboratory and outline the incipient nucleus of a broader mission that this exhibition foreshadows. Artwork Encounters Basis thus continues its mission to supply additional visibility to artists of worth and contribute to their understanding within the wider context of latest artwork.
Ioana Nemeș had left behind a physique of labor testifying to her unimaginable power and skill to convey ever-present themes. Creating an atypical creative observe, Ioana Nemeș can’t be simply related to any college, pattern, or technology, at all times in search of the trail towards an irreducible core of visible data. Her reflections on time and identification had created eventualities about illustration and self-representation, actual or fictional; she was satisfied of the capability of the narrative to generate actuality.

The artist’s use of symbolic and magical types that outline time and house is a part of the broader thematic spectrum of her creative observe associated to reminiscence and future. Particularly within the works from the Relics for the Afterfuture (Brown) collection, Ioana Nemeș was involved with the explorations of mythological and archaic gestures. A necessary framework was thus developed, simply as productive in 2023, for the convergence of a vital, demystifying reflection on vernacular aesthetic sensibility, modern ornament, and kitsch, on traditions and mutations—of a creative toolkit for working with the long run—of a conception of time that fluidly consists of each magical time, rites of passage and time on a mathematical scale. 

To place the works from this collection inside the broader context of Ioana Nemeș’s creative observe, the exhibition “Rituals, Keepers and Storms” additionally presents a set of murals from the long-term Month-to-month Evaluations, a collection pushed by the artist’s want “to report, dissect, perceive and describe intangible issues resembling life or time” and The Healers, a set of drawings unfolding as a noir storyboard for an occasion during which blind religion changed medication with tragic repercussions. Moreover, a efficiency by the Equipment 22 collective, of which she was a founding member, will reveal this group’s curiosity in nonlinear approaches to time in an try to course of consuming feelings and the untimely lack of Ioana. Maybe tinged with animism, maybe echoing rituals dedicated to queer futures.

Curated by:
Diana Marincu & Kilobase Bucharest

at Artwork Encounters Basis, Timișoara
till March 9, 2024



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