ProgrammeExhibitionAndreea Medar | Solarium. The forever garden

Andreea Medar | Solarium. The forever garden

Timișoara – Bld. Mihai Viteazu nr. 1,
Căminul studențesc 1MV

18 aug - 22 sep 2022

Visiting hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00 – 18.00


Andreea Medar


Mălina Ionescu

A greenhouse in the dark

Solarium is the conclusion of three years of doctoral studies on topics such as installation and archives. At the same time 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐮𝐦. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 brings to fruition several themes that are central to Andreea Medar’s practice. She builds from successive strata of references and meaning an open space which is permanently transforming. A place where the dialectic of the dynamic between the three dimensional reality of the installation / exhibition and the emotional and concrete realities of a place of origin and belonging allow for multiple nuances and directions. The installation is a mobile garden, open in several directions, in antithesis with a site-specific intervention: it retraces, regardless of place or time the protective space of an extended shelter. Such a space is defined primarily as a place of safety, which forms / pre-forms the experience of all other spaces, as it re-shapes and re-sizes the relationship with the outside everyday – always tensioned by threats such as the loss of tradition, the dissolution of a community, the overwriting and loss of identity. The open garden therefore becomes a metaphor for an enclosed space, and this projection is possible because the recollection of a past tense, where the image is formed in the synthesis between the immemorial and the memory (Gaston Bachelard, Poetica spațiului, Paralela 45, 2003). The function of this space grows to contain both a past that is compressed and a future that is dystopian. Even if the very substance of the fluorescent plastic plants, and their existence which unravels between dematerialized transparency and darkness are contrary to the fertility and vitality they evoke, Solarium is a recalling, a conservation of origin and heritage that goes beyond the emotion and allows for distance and for lectures in alternative, often surprisingly convergent ways – reveries of dissolution and persistence. (Mălina Ionescu)

Proiect Doctoral: Solarium, the forever garden
Conducător de doctorat: Prof. / Conf univ. dr. Dacian Andoni
I.O.S.U.D. Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara
Școala doctorală de Arte
Facultatea de Arte și Design

The exhibition is part of the programme “Sci-art your life!” which aims, along with other major directions, to promote students or graduates from faculties with an artistic or technical profile and to create points of contact and dialogue between them. Dedicated events and meetings will take place during the exhibition and will be announced in advance.

The events proposed in 𝕊𝕔𝕚-𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕖! explore different epistemological areas, from scientific to artistic experiments, from architectural to structural-social construction models.


Organiser: META Space
Strategic partner: Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Funders: AFCN (National Cultural Fund Administration), Timis County Council
Partners: kinema ikon, ARTA Magazine, Zeppelin Magazine,, Faculty of Arts and Design of UVT


𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚 𝑐𝑜-𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑡̦𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑒 𝐴𝐹𝐶𝑁. 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑙 𝑛𝑢 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑎̆ 𝑖̂𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑑 𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑎𝑟 𝑝𝑜𝑧𝑖𝑡̧𝑖𝑎 𝐴𝑑𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡̦𝑖𝑒𝑖 𝐹𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑢𝑙𝑢𝑖 𝐶𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑁𝑎𝑡̦𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙. 𝐴𝐹𝐶𝑁 𝑛𝑢 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑎̆ 𝑑𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡̦𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑙𝑢𝑖 𝑠𝑎𝑢 𝑑𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑙 𝑖̂𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑧𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑙𝑢𝑖 𝑝𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑖 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒. 𝐴𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑡 𝑖̂𝑛 𝑖̂𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑎 𝑏𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑟𝑢𝑙𝑢𝑖 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑛𝑡̦𝑎̆𝑟𝑖𝑖.
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