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“The Studio Is Myself”: Interview with Geta Brătescu

Speaking with Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Geta Brătescu shares her understanding of drawing and speaks of the importance of personal space for her creative practice, offering an insight into her technique. She discusses her fascination with Charlie Chaplin, which led to the creation of her best-known film, Atelierul (The Studio, 1978), and describes her attraction to the figure of Medea, which is reflected in a series of lithographs and in extraordinary sewing-machine drawings she created in the 1980s.

The interview was conducted in Ms. Brătescu’s home studio in Bucharest in May 2012, during the C-MAP Fluxus group research trip to Romania.

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Geta Brătescu

Artist Geta Brătescu was born in Ploieşti, Romania, outside Bucharest, in 1926. During the second half of the 1940s, she studied at the School of Letters and Philosophy of the... Read more »
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Christophe Cherix

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books The Museum of Modern Art Christophe Cherix is The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art. He joined the department as curator in July... Read more »
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“The Studio Is Myself”: Interview with Geta Brătescu

Speaking with Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Geta Brătescu shares her understanding of drawing and speaks of the importance of personal space for her creative practice, offering an insight into her technique. She discusses her fascination with Charlie Chaplin, which led to the creation of her best-known film, Atelierul (The Studio, 1978), and describes her attraction to the figure of Medea, which is reflected in a series of lithographs and in extraordinary sewing-machine drawings she created in the 1980s.

The interview was conducted in Ms. Brătescu’s home studio in Bucharest in May 2012, during the C-MAP Fluxus group research trip to Romania.

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Speaking with Christophe Cherix, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Geta Brătescu shares her understanding of drawing and speaks of the importance of personal space for her creative practice, offering an insight into her technique. She discusses her fascination with Charlie Chaplin, which led to the creation of her best-known film, Atelierul (The Studio, 1978), and describes her attraction to the figure of Medea, which is reflected in a series of lithographs and in extraordinary sewing-machine drawings she created in the 1980s.

The interview was conducted in Ms. Brătescu’s home studio in Bucharest in May 2012, during the C-MAP Fluxus group research trip to Romania.

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