Bucharest: In This Pavilion One Can See Art

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Romania in Venice. 89 years with La Biennale

The exhibition of shows the history of Romania’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale. It can be read in documents, in local and international press, in catalogues and photographs, reconstituted from the dialogue with artists, curators and commissioners.

The Romanian Pavilion in Venice is the meeting ground of diplomatic relationships and cultural policies. Political from its own inauguration, in 1938, it traces much more than the history of Romanian art in the 20th century. The current exhibition presents a transversal look upon the pavilion’s history, inside and outside, from the periphery to the centre and back to the margins. It identifies a history of success and failure, with moments of high representation of “national art”, which have oscillated in their identity depending on the political moment.

With contributions from: Judit Angel, Marius Babias, studioBASAR, Anetta Mona Chișa and Lucia Tkáčová, Club Electroputere, Alexandra Croitoru and Ștefan Tiron, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Kinema Ikon, Daniel Knorr, Călin Man, Wanda Mihuleac, Mihnea Mircan, Miklos Onucsan, Alexandru Patatics, Maria Rus Bojan & Ami Barak & Bogdan Ghiu, Napoleon Tiron, Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor.

Curator: Daria Ghiu

Opening: Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 7 pm
Exhibition: 19 June – 19 October 2013
Location: Bucureşti, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

In an adapted form, the exhibition will move to Iaşi in autumn 2013. It is part of the programme “Fiction, Rhetoric and Facts”, developed by

In the period 1 June – 24 November 2013 the Romanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale presents the project “An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale”, of the artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş.

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