安卓藝術很榮幸推出全球獨家代理藝術家安娜・瑪瑞亞・米庫（Ana Maria Micu）的最新個展「萬物皆適」，這是米庫繼2019年「牆上的圖像」後，第四次於安卓發表全新的創作。因應台灣近期疫情變化和政府防疫措施，原定5月22日開幕的「萬物皆適」安娜．瑪瑞亞．米庫個展已取消，展覽將延後到六月視疫情狀況再行開展。對展覽感興趣的朋友們，敬請留意安卓藝術網站和臉書粉絲專頁的相關公告。媒材涵蓋油畫、數位素描、絹印與定格動畫。回應近期區塊鏈技術結合數位藝術的討論應用，米庫以定格動畫《高水》為基礎發展的動態影像將上鍊(Mint)成為藝術家首件非同質化貨幣（Non-Fungible Token, NFT）形式的作品，並開放藏家使用加密貨幣進行收藏。
Mind Set Art Center is pleased to present “Objects Must Be Comfortable”, a new body of works by the Romanian artist Ana Maria Micu. This will be Micu’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. It was originally slated for May 20, has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan and government regulations to limit social interactions. Our team at Mind Set Art Center is eyeing a June opening pending improvement of the situation. Please stay updated with our announcements on MSAC’s website and Facebook page. The exhibition combines older paintings with new works and mediums, including digital drawings printed as serigraphy series and an animation in collaboration with Alexandra and Radu Constantinescu. In response to the recent discussion on the application of blockchain technology in the art sector, Micu will launch moving images affiliated with the animation as her first Non-Fungible Token (NFT).
In this exhibition, Micu continues to keep her body alert and open to the natural order of the world. She laboriously documents the creation process and chews over the relationship one develops with the immediate surroundings. In addition to wall-bounded paintings, the artist has experienced different mediums to correlate with the various situations caused by the pandemic. She delivers two digital observational drawings; meanwhile, insisting on documenting the drawing process in a convoluted manner, Micu gathers visual materials for a stop-motion animation and invites two other artists, Alexandra and Radu Constantinescu, to contribute with a concept of their own. The collaborative short film creates an entry point into Micu’s over-individualistic world. In solitude, Micu’s interest in ergonomic practices eventually ends up shifting towards animism. If objects gain conscious life, they would require us to make sure they sit comfortably at all times. What is wobbly, should be somehow supported. Things that scratch each other should be cushioned. What is hanged, should be secured for a larger weight. Fabric creases can be caressed and smoothen. The rules are dictated by the blindness of selfhood and the disentanglements of practicality. Once implemented, they generate an aesthetic.
As Micu wrote in the artist statement: “For the art practitioner, nothing is more stringent than the dilemma of how comfortable your model truly is. In this respect, when engaged with observing life, the shy, considerate, and inquisitive artist refrains from looking at anything else except within.”, in front of peers.” ... This person has. emanates the warmth of vitality and soul despite the depiction of a seemingly random and ordinary scene.In her charcoal drawing, silence and noise in your own ... The result is, the artist compressed and compiled the image documentations of her diligent labor, signifying the intimate interactions between her and her model in an exquisite narrative. The similar gaze and harmony with the surroundings are advanced into divergent interpretations in the animation Acqua Alta and the digital drawings Inner Complexity ... In order to reduce. The environment Micu’s body relentlessly explores intertwines and connects to every object in her life as well as her works, and mutual respect ensures the most comfortable state. Every object inhabits her studio, living room, and creation process as if a living organism breathes and thrives naturally.
About the artist
Ana Maria Micu (b. 1979) is based in Botoșani. She works primarily with painting, connecting two or more images with reference to personal experience and her close environment, in non-linear presentations of scenarios she identifies as minor acts of living. Micu graduated from the MFA of the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca in Romania in 2004. In 2011, Micu’s works were at the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Her 2020 painting, “workers, will still be … to say” has been collected by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania.