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21/09/2021 @ 12:00 pm - 31/12/2021 @ 9:00 pm UTC+3


October 2018, I am standing in the garden of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice, Peggy Guggenheim’s home turned museum, staring at Jenny Holzer’s 2001 Garden Bench. A unit long white stone bench, with a poem engraved on its surface.

I freeze as I read these words, by today, I don’t yet know why:

“I don’t want
I won’t ask you
I can’t tell you
I lie
I am crying hard
There was blood
No one told me
No one knew
My mother knows
I forget your name”

3 years later, these particular words still trundle inside my mind.


Louis Bourgeois said, “Art is the experience, the re-experience of trauma.” She also said, “All my work, all the subjects, find their origin in my childhood.”

Couple of months ago, I wrote this instructions-poem, inspired by Yoko Ono’s “Grapefruit”, which became the body of a call for art email:

(this is an open letter to Mother)

Sit down at the table
Take a piece of paper and a pen
Write down:

‘Dear Mother…’

Do not leave the table
Until you have said it all.

Next day, after breakfast
Start working on a piece of art.”

And this is how an exhibition was born.
Wholy Mother is an open letter to Mother, thus to Yourself.

– Medina Pop


Adela Giurgiu, Alina Negoiță, Am Dumitru, Anastasia Dumitrescu, Anca Barjovanu, Beatrice Duman, Diana Matilda Crișan, Dora Mois, Floriama Cândea, Ioana Casapu, Ioana Sisea, Lorena Cocioni, Louis Kareem Jamal, Marta Mattioli, Raluca Milescu, Raluca Ungureanu, Reka Csapo Dup, Roxana Ajder, Sabina Suru


Strata Gallery
Parangului 76
Bucuresti, Bucuresti 012328 Romania
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