Interview with GETA BRĂTESCU
by Magda Radu
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Simona Dumitriu
Geta Brătescu (born 1926) first studied at the Faculty of Letters in Bucharest with the renowned literary critic and writer George Călinescu and later she enrolled at the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest where she studied drawing with the artist Camil Ressu. Geta Brătescu’s primary medium is drawing, but she expanded her practice to include a wide range of artistic media: collage, tapestry, object, installation, photography, experimental film, video. Among her more recent exhibitions: Istanbul Biennale, 2011; “Museum of Desire”, MUMOK, Vienna, 2011; “Ostalgia”, New Museum, New York, 2011; “Alteritate”, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, 2011 and Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, 2010; “The Work, The Image, The Sign”, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, 2011; “Geta Brătescu”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2008; “Ressources”, with Ion Grigorescu, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2007)
Magda Radu is a curator and art historian based in Bucharest. She is the editor of the book André Cadere / Andrei Cădere (MNAC, 2011). Together with the artist Alexandra Croitoru she initiated, in 2011, the program Salonul de proiecte, a program dedicated to the organization of exhibitions, presentations and debates focusing on Romanian contemporary art. In 2010 she curated Here and Then, a section of the large-scale exhibition Romanian Cultural Resolution (featured in a comprehensive catalogue published by Hatje Cantz). Magda Radu has been teaching the course “Eastern European Art under Communism: the Romanian Case” at the National University of Arts in Bucharest since October 2010. Her texts have been published in various catalogues, journals and magazines dedicated to contemporary art.
The project is coordinated by Aurora Király, based on a concept developed together with Iosif Király.
Produced by: Galeria Nouă
Supported by funds from: Erste Foundation, AFCN
With the support of: MNAClab