Expozitia este materializare a impresiilor din timpul rezidentei mele artistice in departamentul Marne, Franta (octombrie - 1999), ea fiind parte a unui proiect sustinut de Consiliul General al acestui departament.

Proiectul se dezvolta pe mai multe domenii de activitate: economic (agricultura, agroturism), educational (promovarea limbii si culturii franceze) si cultural (realizarea unui parteneriat artistic, in vederea cunoasterii si prezentarii, prin intermediul artei, a celor doua spatii geografice si culturale; organizarea unor calatorii de documentare si ulterior a unor expozitii ale artistilor romani in Franta si invers).

Doua sunt elementele definitorii pentru regiunea Marne: traditia obtinerii sampaniei (in zona Champagne) si orasul Reims cu foarte cunoscutul sau edificiu, catedrala Notre Dame.
Am fost impresionata de faptul ca, dincolo de posibilitatile materiale pe care le ofera o astfel de zona viticola de exceptie, care au permis realizarea unor constructii ultra moderne, se simte grija pentru pastrarea valorilor perene, cristalizate in epoca medievala: orasul (cu strazile sale inguste si pitorestile case in stil colombage), organizat in jurul catedralei, centru al spiritualitatii locale. Pornind de la acest fapt, am realizat instalatia "ORASUL", care încearca sa sintetizeze sentimentul meu, vis a vis de aceasta calatorie.
In centru se afla Catedrala, pastratoarea experientelor seculare, care prin puritatea arcelor, prin simplitate, prin albul imaculat, prin verticalitate, ne duce cu gândul la absolutul celest. Ea este înconjurata de o piata, marginita de case (colombage), reprezentând societatea care participa, de departe, la misterul divin.

Tripticul "FERESTRE" având componentele: CER - divinitate, PAMANT - natura si OM - societate, este o prezentare condensata a ceea ce am vazut si simtit in Franta.

MARNE

The exhibition is the materialization of the impressions I acquired during my artistic residence in Marne department, France (October 1999), part of a project supported by the General Council of this department.

The project involved several fields of activity: economic (agriculture, agricultural tourism), educational (French language and culture promotion) and cultural (the realization of an artistic partnership, in view of knowing and presenting, via art, the two geographic and cultural spaces; the organization of documentation trips and afterwards of Romanian artists' exhibitions in France and vice-versa).

There are two defining elements for the region of Marne: the tradition of champagne making (in the region of Champagne) and the city of Reims - with its very famous edifice, the Notre Dame cathedral.

I was impressed by the fact that, besides the material possibilities offered by such an exceptional vineyard region that permitted the construction of ultra-modern buildings, you can feel the care for the preservation of perennial values, crystallized in the medieval age: the city (with its narrow and picturesque streets and its colombage-style houses), organized around the cathedral, the center of the local spirituality.
Starting from this, I realized the "CITY" project, which tries to synthesize my feeling vis-à-vis this journey.
In the center there is the Cathedral, keeper of centennial experiences, which - by the purity of its arches, simplicity, the immaculate white, verticality - leads us to think of the celestial absolute. It is surrounded by a square, bordered by (colombage) houses, representing society, which participates from far in the divine mystery.

The "WINDOWS" triptych, with the components: SKY - divinity, EARTH - nature and MAN - society, is a condensed presentation of what I have seen and felt in France.