MATEI ARNĂUTU: Anonymous opus manuum artificis

November 10 - December 10, 2021 Anaid Art Gallery Bucharest

In his new exhibition "Anonymous opus manuum artificis" Matei Arnăutu probes a new type of social behaviour neighbouring disposophobia, which leads to the emergence of an attractive space for the artist: the closet - DIY workshop.

The debauchery in the Romanian landscape is an endless source of useless, old things that transcend time and space, often "arranged" in an "order" governed by chaos. A vacuous horror full of meaning, memories, forgotten desires of the possessors. The storage place-workshop, seen in its essence, is taken over by the artist and transformed into an object of research and reinterpretation. This space becomes an alter ego of today's society, an image in which disorder, chaos, useless things, separation from the past, often idealized, occur as the result of a dramatic rupture between different mentalities and generations.