Cătălin Bădărău – Perpetuum Violence
The solo show “Perpetuum Violence” by Cătălin Bădărău, producer Nasui collection & gallery, reveals today’s forms of violence with its multiple physical and psychological effects, its genesis and impact on man’s evolution as it appears to be a permanent part of our nature and existence.
Agony becomes common, ordinary until it reaches futility, and the body bears the continuous pressure and haunting memory of absurd and tragic situations in which it finds itself hostage, unable to breath, move or feel. Powerless, arms are suspended or laid down on various metal structures, with their coldness contrasting the softness of the wounded flesh and the texture of the skin, highlighted through pale tones, unnatural shades of grey and the unsettling red color of certain body parts.
Stuck in a space and time that follow the logic of repetition – there is no salvation for the damned, the sculptures carved or moulded in polyurethane or synthetic resins embody tortured souls and confused minds, endless struggles that have not been solved, but amplified throughout the centuries to still define contemporary society – forced labour, new types of migrations, human alienation. What is interesting is the absence of the oppressor, only the victim is left as an example perhaps to evoke fear, compassion or pity, while also a trace in history to confirm and strengthen the unbalanced relation between power and weakness.
The exhibition is on view through April 20th, 2016, Sos. Bucuresti Nord 15-23, Swan Technology Park, Kingston building, Pipera, Bucharest, Romania. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 12h-14h. All other days and hours: by appointment – info at postmodernism.ro / (+4) 0730 040 514.
Nasui collection & gallery
An independent organization that supports contemporary art and artists from Romania internationally. It presents premium creations of a carefully selected pool of Romanian contemporary artists, within favourable international and national contexts.
It promotes, cultural and investment wise, artists who work in contemporary visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography, performance, research and innovation.
Nasui collection & gallery opens in 2010 in Bucharest, Romania and co-produces over 60 international projects within prestigious cultural spaces and contexts, some of them being Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011, Liverpool Biennale 2012 and 2014, Venice Biennale 2013 or Manifesta St. Petersburg 2014.
Cătălin Bădărău is represented by Nasui collection & gallery.
Photos: Lucian Muntean, courtesy of the gallery.
Also read our previous features about the gallery.