Andra Ursuta: Alps
April 27 - June 19, 2016
Andra 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 debuted a new sculptural installation, Alps (2016) in dialogue with her series Whites (2015), which had its US premiere in this show.
Alps was co-curated by Natalie Bell and Massimiliano Gioni and accompanied by a catalogue published by the New Museum.