George Crîngașu's (Focșani, 1988) interest in the snowman highlights a primary form of human creativity, one with its origins in childhood. Obviously, snowmen are made where there is snow. But since art is not hindered by reality, George was able to send a snowman to a virtual exhibition in Jerusalem.
George's contribution to the “Rooms” exhibition is designed as a snowman's room. In the current context, the snowman is not a mere figment of artistic imagination that does not melt even in the summer, but by its absurdity evokes very effectively our present situation: we are frozen in our rooms and our melting is forbidden.
The “Rooms” exhibition is a planned group show in which artists will self-curate their own shows by each “inhabiting” one room of the gallery. The intention is to give back to each artist the main voice in their exhibition and thus to rethink the artist-gallery-curator relationship. The exhibition was originally planned to open in May but we now hope to be able to mount it later this year. It will certainly look different from how it was initially projected.
The experience of having to stay within the confines of one’s own room, brain and heart, or more generally speaking of inhabiting our art, will mean that society, and the Earth itself, will acquire new dimensions – and we are looking forward to discovering and making room for them.