Bucharest Art Weekend + ART ON DISPLAY
Bucharest Art Weekend takes place on October 18th-19th, 2014 (Sat-Sun, 11 am – 8 pm), and gathers 22 art galleries for a diverse program which will include performance, audio-video installations, the launch of a new space and innovative projects. In addition, ART ON DISPLAY will extend in the urban space the events that are part of Bucharest Art Weekend, turning downtown Bucharest into a temporary art gallery by organizing exhibitions and displaying installations in commercial spaces from October 16th to 26th, 2014.
BUCHAREST ART WEEKEND
Bucharest Art Weekend continues the initiative of NAG project (White Night of the Galleries), promoting Romanian contemporary art and introducing emerging artists to the public in Bucharest. The event offers visitors the possibility of enjoying art during daytime, for a whole weekend (October 18th -19th, Sat-Sun, 11 am – 8 pm).
22 art galleries will be part of the project: Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, Anaid Art Gallery, 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Anca Poterașu Gallery, AnnArt Gallery, Atelier 030202, Căminul Artei – Centrul Artelor Vizuale, Centrul Artelor Vizuale – multimedia center, EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Galateca Contemporary Art and Design Gallery, H’art Gallery, Imbold Gallery, Ivan Gallery, LABORNA Contemporary Art Gallery, NAG Pop Up Gallery @ MagheruOne, Nicodim Gallery, Pavilion – center for contemporary art and culture, Sala Dalles / MNAC, Platforma Space / MNAC Annex, Studio Arte, Victoria Art Center, Zorzini Gallery.
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Here are a few recommendations:
Victor Fota – “Cosmogony” solo show at Imbold Gallery (Polonă 40), curator: Andrei Argaetic / Opening on October 18th, 8 pm; On view from October 18th to November 20th, 2014; During Bucharest Art Weekend: 12 pm – 10 pm / Facebook event / Images © Victor Fota.
Lea Rasovszky – “From Stars to Steroids. Two Short Stories About an Almost Metaphoric Bestiary” solo show at Anca Poterașu Gallery (Plantelor 56), curator: Anca Mihuleț / On view from October 16th to November 28th, 2014; During Bucharest Art Weekend: 11 am – 6 pm / First image © Lea Rasovszky, second image via the gallery’s website.
George Anghelescu – “Dulce et Decorum” solo show at H’art Gallery (25 Rosetti Street) / On view until October 31st, 2014; During Bucharest Art Weekend: 11 am – 8 pm / Facebook event / Photos: The re:art.
5 CHAMBERS by Radu Cioca and PROGRESS by Karolina Breguła, curator Teodora Dinu, at EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS (Plantelor 50) / Open between October 10th and December 20th, 2014, Thu-Sat, 11 am – 7 pm, and Sun-Wed by appointment; During Bucharest Art Weekend: 11 am – 8 pm.
Image 1: Radu Cioca, “1 Square Meter Of Thank You Notes” (2012 – 2014), marbel/ limestone/ wood/ iron/ glass/ neon light, 155 x 100 x 60 cm / Source
Image 2: Karolina Breguła, “Fire-Followers” (2013), video still / Source
Radu Mocanu – “Negru Auriu” (Golden Black) at NAG Pop Up Gallery (Gh. Magheru Blvd. 1) @ MagheruOne, curator: Ioana Ciocan, part of ART ON DISPLAY / On view from October 18th to November 13th, 2014, Thu-Sun, 11 am – 7 pm; During Bucharest Art Weekend: Sat, 7pm – 9 pm / Sun, 11 am – 8 pm.
Part of Bucharest Art Weekend, there was also an open call for design projects for an urban installation – volumetric letters themed BUCUR/EȘTI. The winner, selected by the jury – Ioana Ciocan (artist, curator), Attila Kim (architect) and Silvia Rogozea (cultural manager) – is the project pinBucharest by architect Olivia Monoranu, 2010 graduate of “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism.
The installation will be placed in Bucharest’s Old Town, from October 16th, 2014, to January 6th, 2015. More info here.
ART ON DISPLAY
ART ON DISPLAY will have an unconventional opening – urban promenade, on Thursday, October 16th, 6 pm. From October 16th to 26th, 2014, in parallel with the Bucharest Art Weekend program (October 18th-19th, 2014), downtown Bucharest will become a temporary art gallery, hosting exhibitions and installations in commercial spaces with access to the main boulevards of the center zone of the city. This approach proposes a reflection on the current aesthetics of the city, forcing a dialogue with the excess of commercial images that are polluting everyday life in Bucharest. Therefore, a certain tension is about to rise from the intersection between the seductive images of marketing and the need of artists to be present and part of the public space.
ARTISTS: Apparatus 22, Bogdan Ciocodeică & Diana Roșu, Andreea Dobrin, Radu Mocanu, Ada Mușat, Mircea Nicolae, Buleu Pompiliu, Lea Rasovszky, Iulia Toma, Sorina Vazelina.
SPACES: Hotel Chėrica Constanța – Calea Victoriei 87-89, As Travel – Calea Victoriei 81, George Enescu National Museum – Calea Victoriei 141, Liliac Pop Up Store – Magheru One – Blvd. Gen. Gheorghe Magheru 1, NAG Info Point – Amzei Square 5, Musette – Calea Victoriei 114.
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Project team: Ioana Ciocan, Suzana Dan, Diana Marincu, Andrei Nastasa, Silvia Rogozea, Alexandru Voinescu.
View Bucharest Art Weekend + ART ON DISPLAY recap.
Bucharest Art Weekend is a project of Ephemair Association, financed by ARCUB/ cultural program Bucharest 555, with the support of MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Consulting Business Alliance, Magheru One, R77, Crama Liliac.
ART ON DISPLAY Bucharest is a project of Ephemair Association, financed by ARCUB/ cultural program Bucharest 555. Partners: MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art), Consulting Business Alliance, Magheru One, R77, Crama Liliac, Musette, George Enescu National Museum, As Travel, Hotel Chėrica Constanța, Liliac Pop Up Store.
Media Partners for both events: The re:art, Revista Arta, igloo, Zeppelin, weart, TV City, The Institute, bookblog, Reforma, feeder.