Hangs by a Thread

Ami Barak
Thu, August 29, 2019 to Mon, September 30, 2019

The solo exhibition of Ana Adam at Borderline Art Space in Iași is a snapshot of the artist's work as it has emerged in recent times. The artist who lives and works in Timișoara was one of my strongest encounters of Life user’s manual, the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Timisoara 2017, of which I was one of the co-curators. The encounter with the artist is a matter of revelation. Her artistic creation obeys a melancholy desire: it is an aspiration towards what we miss and what we seek to fulfill. Her drawings are all fruitful, her talent is blossoming. Eros, in her feminine version, guides her and makes the catalyst of her work and the lever of her freedom. More than simple symbols of desire, the power of its features serve to sublimate desires constantly hidden in life.

The artist draws and invents processes, drawing by sewing, or soaps which function as wordy highlights by which she captures the emotion in the material form, to achieve and to make it arise at will. But whatever the sharpness with which a manner allows us to meet the real and to grasp it, there is an infinite interval between it and the full impact: it is in this very interval that art comes to bloom. Once realized, her work becomes a familiar yet unknown reality: what it gives us has the most open awareness, the finest and the most welcoming and the most penetrating intelligence.