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The Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin, in collaboration with the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, is presenting the first international solo exhibition of the transdisciplinary artist Ovidiu Toader. The exhibition presents a large selection of his new works, which were specially designed for this exhibition.


Titled “The Whole Universe Is Crammed into Your Body,” Ovidiu Toader continues his dialogue with universal themes with his new site-specific project.
It transports the ensemble to a distant, speculative future in which the plant kingdom has outlived humanity. At a historical moment like this, when certainties about the future of this planet are evaporating and dystopian visions of techno-futurism are flourishing, Ovidiu Toader creates an immersive biotope.

Populated by alien creatures with hybrid traits, the diorama-like tableau allows you to freely zoom in and out and indulge in your imagination. It is a world of artificiality and paradox, but nevertheless a believable one.

Ovidiu Toader's complex practice, based on sculpture, is not easy to categorize. He uses different languages and forms of expression to create complex installations that reinvigorate the exhibition spaces through a coherent and totalizing vision.

For Ovidiu, the form of the exhibition itself becomes the medium – the final element of his elaborate mental construct. With his careful eye, he leaves no object to chance and makes no gesture obsolete.

  • Curator: Ioana Mandeal
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Dates
June 2024
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