NAG #9 – The White Night of the Art Galleries
On the night of April 24th, 2015, The White Night of the Art Galleries returns with its 9th edition featuring a dynamic program of contemporary art events and exhibitions hosted by forty galleries and thirty-two alternative venues.
The project ‘Art on Display’, initiated by Ephemair Association last year, returns with a series of site-specific artistic interventions in shop windows and high street venues located in the central area of Bucharest. On the map of the White Night of the Galleries, the public will discover two such interventions: in the courtyard of the George Enescu Museum and in a shop space on Calea Victoriei (Musette). “This approach to urban space is a reflection on the current aesthetic status of the city, imposing a dialogue with the overabundence of commercial images which fills our every day life. By punctuating the natural journey through the city with artistic works and interventions a tension is created between the images of ‘seduction’ built by the marketing industry and those generated by the artists’ need to reclaim a visible, accessible space of their own.”
Visual identity by Marwan Anbaky, linked to the World Day for Laboratory Animals, April 24th.
Watch video of NAG #9 here.
WE RE:COMMEND @ NAG #9
Vlad Nancă – ‘From white square to white cube. Art history according to… / The miseducation of…’, curator: Cătălin Burcea
ALERT studio (White Code) | April 17th – April 30th, 2015
2-4 Mircea Vulcănescu Street, Bucharest
‘Sublime / Beyond imagination’ group show | April 8th – May 6th, 2015, Art Yourself Gallery
88 Clucerului Street, district 1, Bucharest
Alina-Ondine Slimovschi – ‘Virgo II’
Amalia Dulhan – ‘Anxiety’
EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, 50 Plantelor Street, district 2, Bucharest
Marilena Preda Sânc – Work part of the exhibition ‘but IT Got Too COLD’
Sebastian Moldovan – Work part of the exhibition ‘/ and / you never know what’s off’
View our short list for NAG #9 below – full program here.
|1zi Art Concept at 9spe||19 Mircea Vulcănescu Street||DERMA||22:00 – 04:00|
|418 Contemporary Art Gallery||12 Intrarea Armașului, 2nd floor, ap. 3, district 1||Final Scene||19:00 – 04:00|
|Aiurart @ Cărtureşti Carusel||55 Lipscani Street||Ecaterina Vrana | I despair, therefore I exist.||19:00 – 04:00|
|Aiurart Contemporary Art Space||21 Lirei Street, district 2||Ecaterina Vrana | I despair, therefore I exist.||19:00 – 04:00|
|ALERT studio||2-4 Mircea Vulcanescu Street||From white square to white cube. Art history according to… / The miseducation of…||19:00 – 04:00|
|Art on Display @ Musette||114 Calea Victoriei||Image has failed to upload due to an error||19:00 – 04:00|
|Art on Display @ George Enescu National Museum||141 Calea Victoriei, district 1||MACRAME||19:00 – 04:00|
|Art Yourself Gallery||88 Clucerului Street, district 1||Sublime / Beyond imagination||19:00 – 04:00|
|Colorhood gallery / Atelierul de print||10 Mavrogheni Nicolae, district 3||#Aerial||19:00 – 04:00|
|Eastwards Prospectus||50 Plantelor Street, district 2||Sebastian Moldovan – / and / you never know what’s off||19:00 – 04:00|
|Eastwards Prospectus||50 Plantelor Street, district 2||Marilena Preda Sânc – ‘but IT Got Too COLD’||19:00 – 04:00|
|Galateca Gallery||2-4 C.A. Rosetti Street, district 1||Untamed Skin||19:00 – 04:00|
|Go Art Projects||98 Uranus Street, district 5||GO TELL THE WOMEN||19:00 – 04:00|
|H’art Apendix||91-93 Calea Victoriei||On heavenly bodies||19:00 – 04:00|
|H’art Gallery||25 C. A. Rosetti Street, 5th floor, Ap. 24, C024||Tara unchained||19:00 – 04:00|
|Imbold, Gallery||40 Polona Street, district 1||19:00 – 04:00|
|NAG @ A5||5 Amzei Square, district 1||Demo||19:00 – 21:00|
|Quantic||11 Iunie Street, bl. 35, 1st floor, ap. 3, district 4||Gangs||19:00 – 04:00|
|Sala Dalles / MNAC||Bd. Gen. Gheorghe Magheru nr. 18, sector 1||WASTELAND EMPIRE||19:00 – 04:00|
|Unconventional space||5-7 Biserica Amzei Street, ground floor, district 1||A.B.||19:00 – 04:00|
About the organizer
Ephemair Association aims at developing cultural projects that promote Romanian and world contemporary art. Ephemair Association also takes on a social responsibility and an educating role towards young people by facilitating their access to the culture of their generation through cultural events that are as varied as possible.This year, too, the agenda of the White Night of the Galleries will include, next to the participating galleries’ own program, a series of exhibitions and events produced by Ephemair Association. Thus, either by intervening in unconventional spaces, as already shown in October 2014 in the “Art on Display” project, or by producing exhibitions in established contemporary art venues such as MNAC Anexa, we continue to promote contemporary art and encourage emerging artists.
2015 comes with a great challenge for Ephemair Association: the opportunity to produce and promote one of the two projects chosen to represent Romania within the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale. Thus, curator Diana Marincu’s project entitled “Inventing the Truth. On Fiction and Reality”, which will show the international public works by artists Michele Bressan, Carmen Dobre-Hametner, Alex Mirutziu, Lea Rasovszky, Ștefan Sava and Larisa Sitar, continues the collaboration they had with Ephemair within the eighth edition of the White Night of the Galleries for the exhibition “Pasaj” (23 May – 12 July 2014, MNAC Anexa).
Organizer: Ephemair Association
Event manager & producer: Ephemair Association
Visual identity & Web design NAG#9: Marwan Anbaky
NAG#9 Application: Alexandru Buta, Ştefan Boicea
Translations: Mihaela Ghiță
Sponsor: Raiffeisen Bank /Project co-financed by: ArcuB
Institutional partner: The Romanian National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC
Legal partner: Țuca, Zbârcea & Asociații
Partners: Corcova Roy & Dâmboviceanu, X Design Services, Muzeul National George Enescu,Fabrik, MagheruOne, Musette
Media partners: Europa FM, TVR, revista Arta, Unrest / Bucharest, Feeder.ro, Igloo, Zeppelin, The re:art, weart, TV City
Images courtesy of the galleries and NAG.