2000 Words is a series of monographs conceived by Massimilano Gioni, each of which combines a critical, forthright essay with a survey of an artist's works in the Dakis Joannou Collection. From the vantage of a single unique collection, these small volumes give insight into the work of some of the most exciting contemporary artists.
Laughter, sadness, and repulsion share equal billing in Andra Ursuța's work, which documents trauma and tragedy to examine the abject underbelly of human relations. Drawing on a depository of personal memories and fears, her darkly humorous sculptures, drawings, and installations confront basic human issues such as death, memory and identity. Often appropriating cultural artefacts and mass media events, Ursuța imbues her work with references to her Romanian homeland, creating an alternative universe pervaded by obsession and intensity. This book includes an essay by Ali Subotnik on Ursuța's stark recreations of cultural turmoil.
96 pages, 18.4 x 25.4 cm, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens).