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10 Powerful Women Artists Breaking Social Taboos—And Loving It

By Christie Chu

Andra Ursuta

Romanian artist Andra Ursuta endeavors to grapple with dark issues such as domestic violence, nuclear bombing, and ethnic cleansing, but thankfully in a non-moralizing way.

Ursuta’s art, starkly impersonal, is inspired by news she reads about, which she then translates into sculpture. Taking traditionally taboo subjects, Ursuta injects subtle humor into her work. For example, she created a “silly execution device” using a baseball pitching machine which she exhibited at Venus Over Manhattan.

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