Geta Brătescu: Matrix 254

25 July – 28 September 2014, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

By Joseph Akel

Memorie (detail), 1990, 40 collages with tempera on paper, 62 × 37 cm each. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Ivan, Bucharest

Given the large scale of some recent retrospectives (Koons at the Whitney comes to mind), it has become rare to leave such shows feeling like one hasn’t seen enough of an artist’s work. But such is the case with this retrospective of Geta Brătescu’s art, the Romanian artist’s first solo exhibition at any US museum. With only two rooms dedicated to exhibiting an output spanning the decades between 1974 and 2000, the collection of drawings, collages, videos and several sculptural installations…

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