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UAP | September 29, 2022

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“The New Migrations” _ COZO _ Performance 48% 

“The New Migrations” _ COZO _ Performance 48% 
Nistor Laurențiu
After he imagined and (re)presented the Romanian map as a tennis stadium, a ping pong table, a chess board, a fridge magnet, a war zone or a virtual space for computer games, Cosmin Petru Paulescu, or simply COZO, as he signs his work and is known in the Art sphere, continues his project “hArta (Map) Portable Territories”, started more than a decade ago, through a new event: the exhibition and performance: New Migrations.
To the central motif of the whole project, the map of Romania, he now adds the maps of the European community where Romanians choose to live and work outside national boundaries, of countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, etc. Each of those maps, drawings, paintings and objects, borrow colors from the flags of. The new series brings fourth in a temperate manner one of the most intense contemporary problems, “the phenomenon of the new migrations”. The idea and it’s materializations, transcends socio-political aspects and anecdote. What matters is belongs to the visual realm exclusively.
The expo will open with a novel eatable performance, inspired by the celebratory events of 2018, and by the fact that the NAG of this Fall coincides with the birthday of our artist.
Mihai Plămădeală, curator