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Thu, May 30

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Brooklyn

Alexandra Croitoru Joins Brooklyn Museum`s "In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe" Exhibition

The visual artist and curator will also give a talk as part of the Art History Happy Hour: "In the Now"

Alexandra Croitoru Joins Brooklyn Museum`s "In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe" Exhibition
Alexandra Croitoru Joins Brooklyn Museum`s "In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe" Exhibition

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Brooklyn, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

About The Event

We are delighted to announce our support for the inclusion of Romanian photographer Alexandra Croitoru in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled "In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe, Selections from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection". This exhibition brings together nearly 50 women artists from Europe, exploring themes of power, identity, and history through the lens of photography. Running from March 8 to July 7, 2024, the exhibition delves into issues such as migration, the enduring impact of nationalism in Europe, and the pervasive influence of patriarchal power structures.

Through the photographic techniques she uses, the artist challenges the historically male-centric narrative of photography, offering fresh perspectives on societal norms and expectations. Alexandra Croitoru's work specifically sheds light on the societal and patriarchal pressures faced by women.

Furthermore, Alexandra Croitoru will present her series of photographs featured in the collection during a public event on May 30, 2024, as part of the Art History Happy Hour. This presentation aims to foster an open dialogue between the artist, organizers, and attendees, inviting the New York City art community to engage with contemporary perspectives on gender and nationhood in Europe.

Access to the event is by ticket only. More details on the organizers' website: TICKETS.

ALEXANDRA CROITORU (b. 1975) is a visual artist and curator based in Bucharest (RO). Between 1993 and 1998 she studied at The National Academy of Arts Bucharest. Since 1999 she has been teaching at the Photo-Video department of the same institution. Her projects have been presented in exhibitions organized by institutions such as Kunsthalle Winterthur, MNAC Bucharest, tranzit.ro/ Bucharest, Club Electroputere Craiova, MUMOK Vienna, Zachęta National Gallery of Art Warsaw, Shedhalle Zürich, Casino Luxembourg, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Centre for Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Kunsthalle project space Vienna, Brukenthal Museum Sibiu, among other. Her PhD research (2010/2014 UNArte Bucharest) was focused on the “nationalization” of Brancusi in Romania and was the starting point for the book she published in 2015—"Brancusi. An Afterlife" (IDEA Cluj & Archive Books Berlin). She is a founder of the independent art space SALONUL DE PROIECTE in Bucharest, a platform for art production and research. Since 2011 she has been co-curating its public program and editing its publications.

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