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Estopia Art Gallery
Strada Bocșa 5

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Established in 2019, Estopia Art Gallery sets forth a fresh space of confluence between Romanian and international artists, a platform for continuous dialogue with the most recent contemporary artistic practices. With two spaces opened in Bucharest and Lugano, Switzerland, Estopia is a manifesto for the East as a creative artistic phenomenon and for concrete opportunities to access the international art market.

Moonlighting

PICTURA


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
24.09.2019 - 01.11.2019
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 03:00 - Inchidere
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Estopia Art Gallery presents the first exhibition of this new season, Moonlighting, by Teodora Bogdan. 40 works on the same format of 30 x 30 cm, which concentrate a whole world in a single detail of anatomy – legs, and a unique accessory – shoes. Seen in a sequence, the series of works called Moonlighting, authored by Teodora Bogdan, seem to unfold scenes from a fashion show, where the faces of the female protagonists remain hidden: pairs of legs in motion appear in front of the viewer, who is thusly invited to recompose from such fragments the mysterious identity of these women wearing extremely extravagant shoes, almost acrobatic in certain works. In English, the term moonlighting refers to working at an additional job, after one’s regular employment, as at night, literally occurring “by moonlight”: the protagonists of Teodora Bogdan’s works are, therefore, as it becomes obvious from their provocative shoe wear, prostitutes. A highly original approach, that of the young artist from Cluj, who, by reducing everything to one detail – the leg – and the same type of footwear, aims to draw the attention on the phenomenon of prostitution as drama of the deepest human depersonalisation.