Casa Mare exhibition by Pavel Brăila



First solo exhibition by Pavel Brăila in the UK explored the links between wedding industry and cultural scene in Moldova.

Brăila focuses on the artistic existence and reveals the economic framework conditions of misery in the entire system: free economic structures take over the support of artists, which the state refuses to provide. Sectors such as the wedding industry, which is booming in Moldova, contribute to an already small number of cultural workers and cultural life. The juxtaposition of these two installations has a disturbing effect: the attention given to the bride and groom at these intimate events in the 1990s is giving way to commercialization to such an extent that the happy moments of the couples are no longer the event, but the industry itself is the centre of attention.



Unit 4 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley St
B5 5RT