Gallery Night, all night in Bucharest this Friday


Hosted in 38 galleries and alternative exhibition spaces and initiated by the Ephemair Association, the event, now in its eight edition, aims to provide a communication platform and a promotion medium for emerging contemporary arts.

Over 30 galleries and alternative exhibition spaces will be hosting events and exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists such as Gili Mocanu, Claudiu Cobilanschi, Alexandru Ciubotariu, and Nicu Ilfoveanu this Friday in Bucharest, under the heading of Gallery Night, an event lasting all through the night, now in its eighth year, Mediafax reports. The organizers of Gallery Night, traditionally held in Bucharest, wish to widen the event’s coverage to other major Romanian urban centers by engaging youths in the cultural phenomena of their generation and offering them the opportunity to take part in a dynamic and animated happening. At the 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, contemporary art lovers will have the chance to see an exhibition entitled ‘Structure & Energy II. The Power of Abstraction’ created by artists Vincentiu Grigorescu, Romul Nitu, and Diet Sayler, which builds on last year’s format launched under ‘Structure & Energy. The Need for Abstraction,’ curated by Marzia Ratti and Joana Grevers. Aiurart Contemporary Art Space will be displaying Daniel Balanescu’s project called ‘I am the System. Please choose me… work in progress’ along with Denisa Florentina Curte’s ‘Viitor perfect’ (Future Perfect). The objective of one of the newly introduced programs in this edition of Gallery Night, ‘Art on Display,’ is to promote the molding of urban spaces by means of creating and placing contemporary art works on display in commercial centers and private and public spaces throughout Bucharest. Ioana Ciocan’s work entitled ‘Inima albastra’ (Blue Heart) will open the program included in Gallery Night#8 and sponsored by Graffiti Art Work with a window display on 1 Magheru Boulevard.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art will also be participating in this special event by providing audiences access to an exhibition developed by three young artists – Michele Bressan, Lea Rasovszky, and Larisa Sitar – under the title ‘Passage.’ This will be the three artists’ second collaboration after ‘Voyage from 2011,’ to be exhibited in the same museum on the second floor.

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