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Fri, Apr 02


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Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Lea Rasovszky

Humorous Anti-Aesthetic Drawing

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Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Lea Rasovszky
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Lea Rasovszky

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Apr 02, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

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The week’s encounter in our Arts Friday’s "Studio Conversations" features Lea Rasovszky (b. 1986), a young yet prolific female artist, graduate of The University of the Arts in Bucharest, whose work is characterized by a fresh message: fierce, brazen, and amused.

Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on April 2 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts anytime later.

Enjoying working in a variety of media, LEA RASOVSZKY is fascinated by situations or contexts that don’t bore her: the bodies, the boobs, the sex, the fashion, the kitsch, the bunnies, the sunglasses, the beauty nails, good old Mickey Mouse, the gender trouble, the hype of the new media, the romantic relationship without an end or solution, the idea of religion, the current pop underculture, the periphery. For her, black humor is a form of purification and empathy is a rule. The imperative addition of words or text in her work comes naturally. All her projects start with words and she is terribly amused by the idea of giving, or changing, the sense of things by attaching words to them.

For Lea, the STUDIO is not only the place where she keeps objects, notebooks, the small collections of things that bear the imprints of some possible former owners. It is also a playground where she loses her contour and becomes just herself, free from the pressure of being one way or another, ready to accumulate and grow.

ART FRIDAYS, the aegis of our ongoing visual arts program, presents “Studio Conversations”, an online series that offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes access to 10 rising stars of the Romanian artistic scene, uncovering their philosophy and practices, technical approaches, sources of inspiration, and personal stories. Get ready for a close encounter with some amazingly creative individuals, working in a wide range of styles and media, right in the heart of their studios.

“Studio Conversations” features 10 Romanian artists: Ioana Palamar, Cătălin Bădărău, Lea Rasovszky, Ciprian Paleologu, Aurora Kiraly, Obie Platon, Bianca Mann, Ştefan Radu Creţu, Delia Călinescu (Zoiţa), and Roman Tolici.

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