Anca Munteanu Rimnic
Edited by Uta Grosenick
21 x 25,5 cm
192 pages, approx. 100 color images, hardcover
Price: 185 lei
“I want to make art,” Anca Munteanu Rimnic (b. Bucharest, 1979; lives and works in Berlin) swore to herself in 1999, and so she decided to focus all her energies on visual art. And she has kept her word, creating a multifaceted and powerful oeuvre of sculptures, photographs, and filmic performances distinguished by its idiosyncratic ideas and unmistakable personal diction. The artist encounters the objects and people that wind up in her works in the supermarket, the park, or the street; slight displacements transform random incidents of daily life into absurd and yet visually appealing images and artifacts. The resulting videos, photographs, and sculptural assemblages attest to the artist’s critical engagement with the readymade and appropriation art as well as modernist compositional traditions. Munteanu Rimnic’s films and objects combine tragicomic humor with a touching modesty. As the artist examines the subtle structures of consumerist societies in post-Cold War Poland, southern California, Japan, and her native Romania, her approach blends voyeuristic detachment with profound warmth and human kindness. This book is the first monograph on Anca Munteanu Rimnic’s art. With essays by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Uta Grosenick, and Mihnea Mircan.