I love shopping!

b&w photographs
31,5 x 21 cm

"In Vlad Nanca’s work, I love shopping!, different temporalities and realities are being conflated. The long hours of queuing up in front of supply stores represented a harsh aspect of daily life during the socialist era. By presenting two small black and white photographs that show him entering and getting out of a supermarket, the artist confronts yesterday’s food shortage with today’s ever-expanding consumerism. But the economic transformation brought about by the capitalist system is nonetheless dominated by a feeling of angst (which is also the name of the supermarket chain)."

Magda Radu