Art is conquering Bucharest (again)! The 2017 edition of the Bucharest Art Pavilion-Art Safari is due at the Kretzulescu Galleries (45 Calea Victoriei) during May 19-June 18, under the patronage of the Bucharest City Hall, CNR UNESCO and the European Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations.
Like every year, Art Safari Bucharest is reintroducing forgotten spaces into the urban circuit. If the event was hosted at the Dacia-Romania Palace in 2016 and at Ciclop Depot in 2016, this year it’s Kretzulescu Galleries’ turn. Built after the plans of inter-war architect G.M. Cantacuzino, Kretzulescu Galleries will host the fourth edition of Art Safari.
What’s new this year?
The museum pavilion is dedicated to the “Luchian and the independents” exhibition, occasioned by Stefan Luchian Centennial (1916-2016) and will display the artist’s works from over 20 museums, but also from the most important private collections.
It will be the greatest Luchian exhibition in the past 50 years, providing an overview on the creation of “the Romanian painting’s innovator”. The display will also refer to the artistic secession group that was shaped around the painter’s personality at the end of the 19th century.
The Central Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Pavilion, entitled Notes on a Landscape, curated by Wim Waelput (born in 1978, Ghent, Belgium), addresses various types of message and social roles of the Romanian artist, from the time of the local classic painting up to the present days. The exhibition proposes an exploration of the types of art concern, which are representative for the local history of the Romanian art, while focusing on the identity and geopolitical factors. Wim Waelput is the director and founder of the platform for contemporary art in Ghent.
The Galleries Pavilion will be a dynamic space this year, with Romanian and foreign galleries on display, by rotation, with the audience being able to visit new exhibitions every week. Among the exhibitors this year there are: Mobius Gallery (Bucharest, RO), Galleri CC (Stockholm, SE), Galeria 9 (Cluj, RO), Galeria 3:e Våningen (Göteborg, SE), Galeria Pilat (Bucharest, RO), Atelier 030202 (Bucharest RO), Kunstart Galerie (Bochum, DE) etc.
Art Safari Kids 2017 Programme, dedicated to children, also comes up with plenty of novelties: guided tours performed by the pupils of Lauder school, workshops for the little ones and their families, where children, parents and grandparents can express their creativity together.
Do not forget: Artist Hanoch Piven (born in 1963, Montevideo, Uruguay) will cross continents to perform two workshops for families on May 19.
Art Dialogue will continue through an ample programme of conferences, book launches, performances and video projections attended by art experts from all over Europe.
Art gallery pavilion
Thursday-Friday & Sunday (12:00-21:00)
Luchian exhibition curated by Wim Waelput, Art Safari Kids; Art Safari Dialogue; The Space
Monday-Friday & Sunday (12:00-21:00)
∗Book a seat at Art Safari with early bird tickets (50% discount): https://www.artsafari.ro/ro/art-safari-2017/
The Romania Journal is among the Art Safari’s media partners.