“Notes on a post-consumerist landscape” – capsule exhibition at the Senso Gallery

On Tuesday, June 21st, starting from 6:30 PM, on the ground floor of the Senso Gallery in Bucharest (Calea Victoriei 12C), the capsule exhibition “Notes on a post-consumerist landscape” opens it gates to the public, bringing together textile and ceramic artworks signed by two contemporary artists of a remarkable plastic discourse, Megan Dominescu and Maria Pop Timaru. With Ana Daniela Sultana as a curator, the project is part of the visual arts programme conceived by Ana Ștefania Andronic (BUZU), the artistic director of the exhibition space, and can be visited between the 21st of June and the 13th of July 2022, every Monday to Saturday, between 12 and 7 PM.  

“What’s the carbon footprint of a burger’s production? Is sustainability (or sustainable development, as it is also called) still possible nowadays, without making recourse to some radical transformations of consumer societies, or we simply cannot avoid a certain type of capitalist hedonism which leads to excess, resource waste, pollution and other consequences impacting climate change? Apart from the negative effects it encompasses, the new paradigm generated by the pandemic and the current political and economic tensions, however, seems to have its own advantages, one of them being precisely the questionning of the constant increase in productivity and overproduction. The burgers in the artworks by Maria Pop Timaru and Megan Dominescu give us such food for thought. On the other hand, Maria Pop Timaru’s frosted ceramics, where the overlapping layers of ingredients deliciously shine, remind us of the famous Big Kahuna or Royale with Cheese lines, from “Pulp Fiction”, Tarantino’s cult movie. At the same time, the sequence illustrated by Megan Dominescu using textile thread (her artistic practice is called “rug hooking”), in an artwork where a dog on a leash is heading straight towards a burger, expresses a gut craving for fast food. An ethical ambivalence, but a definite aesthetical delight!” – Ana Daniela Sultana