The Nü Sensitivity Anthology

Shaun Motsi, Adriana Blidaru

16/05/2018 - 12/06/2018

Tranzit / Gazelei 44, Bucharest, Romania

Shaun Motsi’s interest in how narratives are constructed, appropriated, undermined and propagated, runs interchangeably, both through his artistic praxis and through his writing. After concluding his one month residency at ODD, in Bucharest, Motsi will present his ongoing research, condensed in a new artist publication that looks at his body of work Nü Sensitivity.

The publication The Nü Sensitivity Anthology, will contain excerpts of both fictional and theoretical texts that inspired some of the ideas behind Motsi’s works. This will include sketches, documentation, as well as fragments of videos and images found online, together with other related materials from the artist’s studio. The Nü Sensitivity project traces connections between narrativity, subjectivity, identity, and the world. More specifically, the project looks at how language and storytelling can designate a subject, how this in turn constitutes identity, how different identities produce different worlds, and, ultimately, how those worlds (or ideologies) relate to each other through conflict and resolution (hegemonic struggle, appropriation, undermining, persuasion, consensus, etc.).


Shaun Motsi

Shaun Motsi (1989, Harare) looks specifically at the politics of language and narrativity, and how identities and realities are both constructed from and through language. Motsi has had solo and group exhibitions at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, and PSM-Gallery in Berlin, STORE Contemporary, Dresden, After the Butcher, Berlin, 0DX, Berlin, 8Eleven, Toronto, TOVES, Copenhagen, and Center, Berlin. He is currently living and working between Berlin and Frankfurt, where he is completing his Master’s Degree at Städelschule.

Adriana Blidaru

Adriana Blidaru is a curator and editor based in New York. She is the editor of the curatorial project Living Content, and has curated exhibitions in institutions and galleries such as The Hessel Museum of Art in Annandale On Hudson New York, Plan B Gallery in Berlin, and Atelier 35 in Bucharest. Her writing can be found in CURA Magazine, Revista Arta, and The Brooklyn Rail. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Oxford University and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College.