In the middle of the pandemic, artists are finding countless ways to continue their practice and lift our spirits. Eight Romanian artists have taken our challenge with the kind of ingenuity one would expect from highly creative minds and are ready to share with us and the world, every week, how the current situation impacts them and their artistic imagination. Our series ART FIGHTS CORONA presents conceptual artist Vlad Nancă, whose practice unveils a resurgence of the notion of space, through constant idiosyncratic humor and playful semiotics of imagery.
Vlad Nancă (b. 1979, Bucharest) graduated the Department of Photography and Moving Image at the National University of Arts, Bucharest. His early works employ political and cultural symbols, evoke nostalgia and investigate the tension between public and domestic spaces, all against the backdrop of Romania and Eastern Europe’s recent history and aggressive capitalism of the early 2000s. His current body of works examines the notion of space, from architecture and public space to outer space, forging constellations of subjectivities, sculptures, and installations.
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