PREVIEW BERLIN ART FAIR
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STAND: 11.03.2011
POINT CONTEMPORARY, BUCHAREST

POINT CONTEMPORARY, BUCHAREST

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Vlad Olariu
“Meltdown”, 2008, plastic toys, 80 cm diameter

Vlad Olariu (RO) -Meltdown

Young Romanian artist Vlad Olariu works with contemporary iconic images which he takes and transforms into cultural toys: his devices and installations always carry politically and socially connoted messages, hidden under or behind their child-like appearance. Vlad Olariu describes his own objects as perverse and versatile, lacking innocence and being able to become ideal targets of desire in a fetishistic way. In fact, their reality connects the viewer to a world of romantic ideas, in which such romantic goals are still possible and likely to accomplish: thus, Vlad Olariu's mind turns out to be an utopian lab.

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