Andra Ursuta, "Solitary Fitness"

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Andra Ursuta, Stoning Wall (Bad, Bad Painting 1), detail, 2013
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Andra Ursuta, installation view of "Solitary Fitness" at Venus Over Manhattan, 2013
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Andra Ursuta, Dumb Belles 3, 2013
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Charles Bronson, known as Britain's most unruly prisoner, serves as the point of departure for Andra Ursuta's latest show, which takes its title from a fitness book Bronson wrote while in solitary confinement. Mainly, the tome provides a conceptual frame for the Romanian artist to pursue her interest in violent themes. The centerpiece consists of a baseball-pitching machine modified to hurl stones at a flesh-colored tiled wall covered with human hair and filth.

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