The exhibition can be visited on the fourth floor of the museum, in the MNAC Dialog space until Sunday, January 14, 2024.
Artists: Alexandra Boaru ● Bianca Maria Popa ● Cristina Bîrlădeanu ● Elian Puican ● Eva Chapkin ● Mihai Teodor Stanciu ● Răzvan-Andrei Șumila
Curator: Anne Marie Lolea The seven artists whose works make up the exhibition CORP FLORA started from a moment of reflection on their own relationship with the natural environment, which they then translated into visual form. The directions towards which the symbolism of the connection is moving vary from case to case: it can be a process of human disintegration, followed by its assimilation into the natural environment, or the gradual disappearance of the boundary between the two halves, until they merge. The exhibition space thus takes the form of a garden, in which each work can be likened to a plant that grows and coexists with the others, developing a complex ecosystem. Like a plant, man also begins, from the moment of conception, an evolutionary process, marked by biological and morphological transformations that occur during his development. However, the transformation of the individual human being is an universal phenomenon for his entire being, affecting his physical, intellectual and, above all, his spiritual state. Starting from the biological basis that both humans and plants share and from the natural evolution that can give the body a new shape, metamorphosis is established as the link between the two. Metamorphosis can thus become a hybridization between the human and the natural setting, a form of coexistence between the two dimensions. In this sense, it is a process of humanizing the natural, but also of returning the human to its primordial form.