Bucharest joined forces to create a must-attend week of everything that is visual and contemporary. We had an almost full picture of what is going on in Romania in 2014, and we were impressed. It all started with the opening of the ‘Romanian Design Week‘, followed by the ‘Night of Museums’, then the premier of Bucharest’s brand new art fair the ‘ART SAFARI – Bucharest Art Fair’ on Wednesday evening, on Thursday the sixth ‘6th Bucharest Biennale‘ opened and the cherry on top was the 8th edition of ‘White Night of the Galleries‘ on Friday evening. Have a look at our photo report of this immersion into the Romanian art scene by Tina Kaplar.
Romanian Design Week at different venues of Bucharest, 16-25 May
Bucharest’s ‘G5’ series of connected events kicked off with the 10th edition of ‘Night of Museums’ , photo : Sarkis’ exhibition at MNAC, Bucharest
Anaid Art Gallery @ ART SAFARI
Cristina Olteanu COO of Artmark, CEO and founder of LAVACOW with Gabor Rieder editor-in-chief of FlashArt Hungary
Dora Maurer: Waves 1971 and Victor Man: Stripe of Light @ Lavacow booth Lavacow Online Art Auctions was launched at ART SAFARI an has its first online Eastern European contemporary art auction May,27,2014 at 8 p.m. CET
ART DIALOG- debate on the art market moderated by Manuela Plăpcianu CEO Artmark, Romania (middle) to the left: Diana Dochia co-director of ART SAFARI and owner of Anaid Art Gallery, Romania, Angela Baillou General Manager of Christie’s Vienna, Austria, Fons Hof Director of Art Rotterdam, the Netherlands to the right: Hans Knoll Owner of Knoll Galerie, Austria and Hungary, Renger van den Heuvel, director of VIENNAFAIR and Eugen Voicu Director of Certinvest, Romania
6th BUCHAREST BIENNALE , press conference
The history of the BUCHAREST BIENNALE in pictures on the wall at its headquarters PAVILION, Bucharest
Bucharest Biennale was organised by PAVILION, photo taken at PAVILION with the curator of BB6 Gergő Horváth (right)
Gergő Horváth (b.1993) curator of the 6th BUCHAREST BIENNALE is an artist, with a special interest in curatorial activity and cultural management. He studied music and is presently studying art with a special interest in makeshift politics and DIY social structures. Since 2012, he collaborated in various instances with Pavilion. Recently he was exhibited in the “Affluence of the working class from differentiation to collectivism” and curated “100 Hungarian Minutes”. He published several texts in different magazines. Currently he works and lives in Romania and is a Hungarian citizen.
APPREHENSION.UNDERSTANDING. THROUGH FEAR OF UNDERSTANDING. is the curatorial concept of the biennale. Raqs Media Collective, Meanwhile/Elsewhere (Fear and Understanding), vinyl, 1.3 sam, 2014 BUCHAREST BIENNALE @ PAVILION UNICREDIT
Eugen Rădescu, co-director of the 6th BUCHAREST BIENNALE is politologist (specialized in moral relativism and political ethics), cultural manager, curator and theoretician. He curated Bucharest Biennale 1 with the theme “Identity Factories”. He is also the co-editor of Pavilion magazine and the chairman of the organizational board of Pavilion and Bucharest Biennale.
Matei Arnautu, Fear, installation, 300x150x80 cm 2012 BUCHAREST BIENNALE @The Institute for Political Research
Răzvan Ion, co-director of the Bucharest Biennale. He is theoretician, curator, cultural manager and political activist. He is the co-editor of PAVILION – journal for politics and culture, co-director of the BUCHAREST BIENNALE – Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art (with Eugen Rădescu), and in 2008 was appointed director of PAVILION – the center for contemporary art and culture in Bucharest. He is a professor at the University of Bucharest where he teaches Curatorial Studies and Critical Thinking.
Stephanie Syjuco, FREE TEXTS, An Open Source Reading Room, installation, dimensions variable, 2012 BUCHAREST BIENNALE @ The Institute for Political Research
Zoltán Béla, 1-11683, WWII helmet, nickelled chrome plating, buzzard wings, 66x55x44 cm BUCHAREST BIENNALE @ The Romanian Peasant Museum
Carlos Aires, How deep is your love, stainless steel knives with titles of love songs, dimensions variable, 2011 BUCHAREST BIENNALE, at the Romanian Peasant Museum
Marilena Preda-Sanc, Globe object, world globe, nails, 35x35x35 cm, 1999 BUCHAREST BIENNALE @The Romanian Peasant Museum
Arantxa Etcheverria, The Wolf, installation, polyurethane, metal pins, acrylic spray, 120x90x75 cm, 2009 BUCHAREST BIENNALE @ The Romanian Peasant Museum
White Night of the Galleries/ NAG, celebrating its 8th edition. initiated and organized by Ephemair Association, was held on Friday, 23 May, from 7 pm to 4 am. photo courtesy: Atelierul de Print