Submission
‘What is a Bird? We Simply Don’t Know’

Curated by Domenico de Chirico @ Nicodim


‘What is a Bird? We Simply Don’t Know’
Curated by Domenico de Chirico

25 June – 31 July 2015
@GaleriaNicodim

Galeria Nicodim Bucharest is thrilled to present a group exhibition curated by Domenico de Chirico. The painting, sculptures, and wall works in this show chisel loose the shape and image of everyday scenes, stripping away their original associations and making visible the characters and materials that weave in and out of peripheral counsciousness. An oil puddle rises into a lonely island. A childhood cartoon skips across the sketchy picture plane with uncanny unfimiliarity. Seatbacks are looked in their upright positions. A memory is cast in a foggy figure on the brink of evaporation.

The exhibition title is taken from a the short lived BBc absurdist mockumentary series Look Around You. Squeezing surrealism from subjects as mundane as water and math, series’ title is also its main behest — a propriation handily taken up, taken apart, and rearranged to poetic ends, dispached yet present.

At least for now.

—Christina Catherine Martinez