In Conversation: Randy Kennedy, Florence Derieux, and Edit András on ‘Geta Brâtescu’

  • 12 December 2017

On the occasion of ‘Geta Brâtescu. The Leaps of Aesop,’ at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, a conversation in Hauser & Wirth Punblishers Bookshop moderated by Randy Kennedy with Florence Derieux and art historian Edit András.

A significant figure in the field of Romanian Conceptualism, Brâtescu’s diverse oeuvre mines themes of identity, gender, and dematerialization, often drawing from the stories of literary figures and addressing the symbiotic relationship between art making and working environments. Aesop, the Greek fabulist, serves as a point of departure for this exhibition, which features more than fifty works that span Brâtescu’s career.

Randy Kennedy is Director of Special Projects, Hauser & Wirth, New York. Florence Derieux is Director of Exhibitions, Hauser & Wirth, New York. Edit András is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Art History, Research Center for the Humanities at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. She has written extensively on Eastern and Central European art, with a focus on gender issues and social engagement, as well as the post-socialist condition and on nationalism in the region.