Ioana Păun — Natalia turn the light on

Opening, May 14, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 15 – June 26, 2015

Ioana Păun focuses in her work on making visible the undocumented services performed by migrants, many of them unregistered aliens working for low pay in European households. In the project Natalia, turn the light on calorie counters are used to symbolically store the energy expended by the illegal housekeeper and use it to turn on the light in the exhibition space. The light thus only works through migrant labor, and as soon as they stop working, darkness reigns. We are also showing in the exhibition Ioana Păun’s film Romania Enterprise, which drafts a dystopian scenario of Romanian society, a society that is no longer conducted as a state but as a private enterprise.

Ioana Păun (b. Romania, 1984) lives and works in Bucharest.

Curated by Nora Leitgeb and Hemma Schmutz.