NAG#10 – The re:art Guide
More than 150 art galleries, alternative spaces, creative hubs and artists’ studios will open Friday, September 30th, 2016, for the 10th edition of The White Night of the Art Galleries – NAG. This year, NAG presents the latest Romanian and international contemporary art trends in Bucharest and, for the first time, in nine other cities across the country – Arad, Baia Mare, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Iași, Craiova, Sibiu, Târgu Mureș and Timișoara.
Read our guide for the must-see exhibitions and events of the night.
NAG#10 visual identity: Răzvan Cornici
NO MAN’S LAND / Ten curatorial discourses on Romanian contemporary art
Opening: Friday, September 30th, 7 pm-4 am
October 5th-30th, 2016, Wed-Fri, 4-9 pm / Sat-Sun, 12-9 pm
Scena9 Residence (RS9), 32 Ion Luca Caragiale str., Bucharest
The project, produced by Ephemair Association exclusively for the White Night of the Art Galleries, consists in the presence in the same territory of ten different exhibitions, generating through their random display both conflict and harmony in the discourses proposed by the curators invited to highlight the cultural profile of NAG 2016 participant cities.
Work in progress photos by The re:art. First image: Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu – ‘Operating the Future’ (2016). Second: Dan Acostioaei – ‘First as a farce, then as a tragedy’ (2016 installation).
No Man’s Land – focus exhibitions:
Arad: The Arad Renaissance • Artists: Giotto Doichiță, Cosmin Moldovan, Sorin Neamțu, Laurian Popa, Anca Sabău, Adrian Sandu, Anamaria Șerban, Dana Serghiuță. Curator: Călin Dan
Baia Mare: 120 Years of Art in Baia Mare • Artists: Vasile Kazar, Paul Erdos, Friedrich Walter, Vida Gheza, Mircea Suciu, Bogdan Raţă, Laura Ghinea. Curator: Cosmin Năsui
Brașov: PAWNAGE (To Ditch) • Artists: Alina Andrei, George Roșu. Curator: George Roșu
Bucharest: Our History about the Others. A City seen through Four Lenses • Artists: Nicolae Comănescu, Mihail Coșulețu, Aurora Kiraly, Alexandru Rădvan. Curator: Simona Vilău
Cluj-Napoca: The Dark Cabinet • Artist: Cristian Rusu. Curator: Horea Avram
Craiova: Mihail Trifan • Artist: Mihail Trifan. Curator: Adrian Bojenoiu
Iași: NON-FICTIONS • Artists: Dan Acostioaei, Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Matei Bejenaru. Curators: Cătălin Gheorghe & Cristian Nae
Sibiu: NO STRU LAND • Artists: Dan Raul Pintea, Casandra Vidrighin (NOSTRU). Curator: Dan Raul Pintea
Târgu Mureș: Couleur Locale 3 • Artists: Márta Adorjáni, Dénes Miklósi (Cluj), Attila Kispál, Ágnes Evelin Kispál, Ferenc Wanek (Sfântu Gheorghe), József Bartha, Larisa David, Zsolt Fekete, Monotremu, Cristi Pogăcean (Târgu Mureș). Curators: Laura Borotea & József Bartha
Timișoara: Hidden Agenda • Artists: Sorin Oncu & Cosmin Haiaş, Renee Renard, Ciprian Chirileanu, Nicolae Velciov, Liliana Mercioiu Popa, Livia Mateiaş, Bogdan Tomşa, Petrică Ştefan, Aura Bălănescu, Gabriel Tellman, Marius Jurca (all members of Avantpost group). Curator: Cosmin Haiaș
On October 2nd, 5 pm, a round table with international contemporary art experts will also take place at Scena9 Residence – Do You See What We See? (moderator Erwin Kessler). Special guests: Hilde de Bruijn, curator at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Simon Hewitt, art historian, independent curator and journalist, whose articles can be found in publications such as Art & Auction, ArtNews, Huffington Post New York or The Art Newspaper, Kate Sutton, independent curator and journalist, Artforum.com collaborator since 2008, Branko Franceschi, director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Split, Croatia.
NAG RETROSPECT: MEMORY LEAKS
Opening: Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 7 pm
September 30th – October 30th, 2016; Monday-Sunday, 2 pm-10 pm
ARCUB – Gabroveni Inn, 84-90 Lipscani str., Bucharest
ARCUB – The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality and Ephemair Association present the opening of the the White Night of the Art Galleries retrospective exhibition covering the event’s first nine years and will feature both artworks presented in previous NAG editions and new works by 32 contemporary artists.
For ten years, including the current edition, NAG has provided an alternative network of connection and immersion through open exhibitions, thus amplifying the discourse and dialogue with the Romanian contemporary art. The present time and space are neutralized, abstracted, deterritorialized, leaving memory and fiction, the past and the future as sole discernible areas. NAG currently manifests itself as a series of unrelated and spontaneous visual experiences, which gain meaning and coherence through the visitor’s subjective interaction.
Artists: Marina Albu, George Anghelescu, Biroul de Cercetări Melodramatice (Alina Popa & Irina Gheorghe), Matei Branea, Michele Bressan, Codruța Cernea, Ciprian Ciuclea, Florin Ciulache, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Nicolae Comănescu, Mihail Coșulețu, Roberta Curcă, Arantxa Etcheverria, Dumitru Gorzo, Mihaela Kavdanska & Dilmana Yordanova, Olivia Mihălțianu, Gili Mocanu, Anca Mureșan, Radu Pandele, Bogdan & Magdalena Pelmuș, Adrian Preda, Lea Rasovszky, Alexandru Rădvan, Larisa Sitar, Patricia Teodorescu, Roman Tolici, Ștefan Ungureanu, Aurel Vlad, Ecaterina Vrana.
Curatorial concept: Alex Radu, Aiurart Contemporary Art Space & Silviu Pădurariu, Unrest/Bucharest
AIURART NAG INTROSPECT: MEMORY LEAKS
Opening: Friday, September 30th, 2016, 7 pm – 4 am
Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, 21 Lirei str., Bucharest
Artists: Nicolae Comănescu, Dumitru Gorzo, Gili Mocanu, Anca Mureșan, Lea Rasovszky, Patricia Teodorescu, Roman Tolici, Ecaterina Vrana & Raluca Băjenaru.
AES+F – Inverso Mundus
Opening: Friday, September 30th, 2016, 7 pm – 6 am
September 30th – November 4th, 2016
Mobius Gallery, 2 D.I. Mendeleev str., 010364 Bucharest
Curator: David Elliott
Artists and Curator Talk: Thursday, September 29th, 7 pm
Verona Garden, Pictor Arthur Verona 13, 010314 Bucharest
Florin Pantilimon – Missing
September 22nd – October 14th, 2016
Centrul Artelor Vizuale Multimedia, 16 Biserica Enei str., Bucharest
Victor Fota – Retrospective Mindscapes
Opening: September 30th, 10 pm
September 30th – October 30th, 2016
POINT, 10 General Eremia Grigorescu str., 010477 Bucharest
Opening: September 30th, 7 pm
September 30th – October 30th, 2016
ATELIER 030202, 11 Sfânta Vineri str., 030202 Bucharest
Artists: Linda Barkasz, Arina Bican, Ion Bîrlădeanu, Sergiu Chihaia, Ioana Ciocan, Ciprian Ciuclea, Mihail Coșulețu, Lavinia Crețu, Ștefan Radu Crețu, Gabi Stamate, Grig, Irlo, Dan Raul Pintea, Obie Platon, Cătălin Precup, Adrian Preda, Aurel Tar, Casandra Vidrighin, Mihai Zgondoiu.
Curator: Mihai Zgondoiu
Opening: Friday, September 30th, 7.00 pm – 02.00 am
September 30th – October 10th, 2016
Go Contemporary, 10 Semicercului str., Bucharest
Artists: Ana Bănică, Alina Marinescu, Daniela Gaie, Giulia Crețulescu
Curator: Ioana Ciocan
The project was a participant in Parallel Vienna 2016.
Alina Marinescu, photo by Ioana Ciocan
Dan Vezentan – Feed Me / No Gravity
September 23rd – October 31st, 2016
Sandwich Gallery, 29 Băiculești, Combinatul Fondului Plastic
Image via the gallery, photo by the artist
Opening: September 30th, 2016, 7pm
H’art Appendix, 91-93 Calea Victoriei str., Bucharest
Artists: Ion Bârlădeanu, Nicolae Comănescu, Suzana Dan, Dumitru Gorzo, Gili Mocanu, Adrian Preda, Tara von Neudorf, Ecaterina Vrana, Marian Zidaru
Curators: Cristian Cojanu, Alexandru Davidian
The Room #2: There Will Be Light
September 30th, 2016, 7 pm
Seabam, Intrarea Mihai Eminescu, 020079 Bucharest
Artists: Laura Covaci, Magdalena Pelmuș, Otilia Cadar, Amalia Dulhan, Diana Tudose, Vika Tonu, Radu Rodideal, Flavia Popescu, Andra Pavel, Andreea Mihaiu, Dinu Dumbravician, Mihai Popescu, Mihai Teodorescu, Marina Aristotel, Mirela Ștefan, Ion Macarie, Bogdan Pelmuș, Alina Constantin, Danina Pilat, Maria Toader, Laura Iustina Dimancea.
Includes installations, fashion launching evening Wear by PULSE, workshops, video mapping & live interactive visuals by Aural Eye, Arkadia Shortfest movie session.
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor. What seems to be still alive is the power of that dream to bring people together and to create another history
September 19th – October 21st, 2016, Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4.30 pm
Future Museum, 11 Ion Ghica str., Bucharest
• Cluj •
Pepo Salazar – Belong anywhere. Meat floating job position @ SABOT Gallery
Opening: September 30th, 2016, 7 pm – 1 am
59-61 Henri Barbusse str., 400616 Cluj-Napoca
Image via the gallery’s website.
Zsolt Berszán. New works @ BAZIS Contemporary Art Space
Exhibition finissage: September 30th, 2016, 7 pm – 12 am
59-61 Henri Barbusse str., 1st floor, Cluj-Napoca
Arantxa Etcheverria – Architectures @ : B A R I L Gallery
September 30th – November 11th, 2016
59-61 Henri Barbusse str., 3rd floor, Cluj-Napoca
• Timișoara •
Sorin Oncu – YU/RO 3 @ Calina Gallery
September 21st – October 21st, 2016
1-3 Mărășești str., 300086 Timișoara
Photos via the gallery. According to curator Valentina Iancu, the works displayed in the current selection were mostly only sketched by Sorin Oncu and produced after the premature disappearance of the artist with the aid of his friend and collaborator, Cosmin Haiaș. More info on the gallery’s website.
NightSHIFT group show @ Plan Zero
September 30th, 2016, 7 pm – 1 am
Splaiul Tudor Vladimirescu 33, 300185 Timișoara
Artists: Cosmin Haiaș, Marius Jurca, Livia Mateiaș, Liliana Mercioiu Popa, Sorin Oncu
View previous editions of NAG.