Lorena Cocioni’s (Constanța, 1995) self-curated room plans to come as an extension of her constant concern with the human body, whilst centering on the perception and realities within the space of the boudoir. The One hand washes the other series, created in 2016, shows such a trivial gesture as washing one’s hands as filled with sensuality, intimacy and self-love. The present circumstances have brought the gesture to the center of our lives, making it vital for our survival. Does this leave any space for the intimate or the sensual?
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.