Restraint Relief

Cristiana Cott Negoescu
February 02–March 17, 2024

In uncertain terrain, where land and sea converge, a sense of orientation is necessary to navigate through ambiguity. Without it, there’s a risk of disaster – ships sink or run aground. Common ground suddenly feels volatile, prompting a reassessment of perspectives and a willingness to explore and adapt to the obscured unknown, despite limited visibility.

Cristiana Cott Negoescu’s exhibition at Weiden Space focuses on the complex relationship between people, structures, and the ground they walk on. Her work is dedicated to exploring the impact of migration-specific processes and takes a poetic yet critical look at the reciprocal relationship between people, grievances, and territory . Restraint Relief explores the emotional need for protection and vulnerability, the circular trauma of memory, and the importance of familiar ground.


Text by Miriam Hausner

The audio piece for this work has been done in collaboration with Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow.