Andra Ursuta: Alps
This catalog coincides with the New Museum exhibition Andra Ursuţa: Alps. It is the first New York museum exhibition of Romanian artist Andra Ursuţa (b. 1979 Romania; lives and works in New York). Ursuţa’s sculptures and installations thrive on paradox and engage a visual language that weaves an art historical homage with a homespun, anarchic sensibility. From early in her career, Ursuţa has used a fatalistic dark humor to expose power dynamics, to probe the vulnerability of the human body, and to examine modes of desire. The Romanian-born artist immigrated to the United States in the late 1990s, but many of the narrative facets of her upbringing-from occult folk traditions to blundering nationalist propaganda-resonate throughout her work. Ursuţa’s New Museum exhibition will debut a new sculptural installation, Alps (2016), which will be presented in dialogue with the artist’s recent sculptures, including her series Whites (2015), which will have its United States premiere in this show.
New Museum; 2016; Softcover; 7 ¼" x 9 ¾"; 117 pp; Color images throughout; ISBN 9781942607328