Thinking Outside the Box: Romina Giuliani at Chimera-Project Gallery

Romina Giuliani’s solo exhibition Loopholes from Everyday Life at Chimera-Project Gallery is the result of her being selected as the third annual recipient of the Chimera Art Award.  Giuliani was selected out of 295 applicants from 53 countries by a jury consisting of Stéphane Bauer (Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, D), Dóra Maurer (Artist, HU), and Judith Welter (Kunsthaus Glarus, CH) based on portfolios submitted on the sleek artists management platform, works.io.

Giuliani as an artist has the gift of combining the foreign with the familiar.  Very much like a satin bower bird, Giuliani is able to take everyday objects and personalize them. The viewer sees something recognizable and is able to internalize aspects of the object while at the same time realize that they are also outsiders to an intimate space or story which might make them uneasy, such as seeing an individual quietly sobbing on a bench in a public park.

photos of artwork by Romina Giuliani at Chimera Project Space
Romina Giluiani, I’m coming and I’m bringing you delight, 2016

In the Chimera space her work consisting of bag of flowers hanging on the wall, I’m coming and I’m bringing you delight, offers the viewer the ambiguity of joyous anticipation or the dejection of a dream abandoned.  Giuliani adeptly plays with dual interpretations throughout the show.  While she described certain pieces as an aggressive invasion of space, I saw harmony and symbiosis as if the space was specifically designed to house these precious objects.  Certain objects might be foreign to her, however many are familiar to the local viewer as Giuliani sourced all of her materials here in Budapest and created her installations specifically for the Chimera space. 

photos of artwork by Romina Giuliani at Chimera Project Space
Romina Giluiani, Different lights for each moment of the day, 2016

Hungarian denizens will instantly recognize several of the lamps in her installation, Different lights for each moment of the day, bringing in personal  interpretive elements to the omnibus piece, hence providing Loopholes in everyday life.

Romina Giuliani, Loopholes from Everyday Life, 2016 October 28 – November 24 at Chimera-Project Gallery

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