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The Circle exhibition

10 January 2019

The Circle, the first painting exhibition of the year 2019 in the Media Foyer (Arghezi) of NTB    Starting with January 10th, 2019, the Media Foyer (Tudor Arghezi wing) is hosting the painting exhibition of Norica Vesca - Popescu, entitled The Circle. 50 works are exhibited, configuring a graceful and sensitive universe, reminding of the fairy-tale books with good fairies and a happy ending under the sign of love. ”My inner states have always led me towards the closure of forms, towards symmetry. In creation, I have materialized my passion for the symbolic universe – the painter confesses. Life is a Circle. The embrace is a Circle. You always draw circles around the ones you love. Because hearts can be broken, the Circle has no ending. (…) It bears a profound symbolism, even in folk art. The dance, the wheat ear crowns on the heads of the girls, two young people in a forest facing each other, holding hands, have their Circle, which is a bearer of messages. In the works from my exhibition we encounter this symbol through the characters’ movements, through what they convey, through the theme. (…) We do not see it necessarily, we must search and try to preserve it, which I invite you to do by contemplating my works…”.  The exhibition can be visited daily from 11.00 – 18.00, except for Mondays. Access through Tudor Arghezi St. or via the foyer towards Intercontinental.   Norica Vesca – Popescu graduated from the Arts University of Bucharest at the painting class of professor Stefan Caltia, year 2000. Member of the Visual Artists’ Union, Bucharest branch office. Governmental study scholarships in Greece, Egypt. Participations in yearly painting salons, visual arts fairs, creative camps, further yearly group exhibitions in Romania and abroad (1994-2018). Personal exhibitions, including at: Mogosoaia Pallace, Serendipity, Marriott Hotel, the Peasant Museum, Carturesti, Victoria Gallery, H. Traian Gallery - Iasi. Painting of film costumes, sceneries of foreign movies shot in Romania ("Les Rois Maudits", "Perfume - a story of a murderer", "Modigliani", etc).   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Gheorghe Ciobanu exhibition - 2019

10 April 2019

"The most charming naive painter" exhibitsat NTB on Easter Eve As of April 10th, 2019, in the Media Center (Intercontinental wing) of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, naive art lovers shall be able to reunite with one of the most acknowledged creators of the field, the famous peasant artist Gheorghe Ciobanu from Baltati village (Iasi), whose works can be found nowadays, not only in Romania, but also in collections from the USA, Canada, Austria, France, Italy, Germany. In addition to numerous paintings that delight the eye with the richness of colours and the extraordinary wealth of details, Gheorghe Ciobanu shall also exhibit this time some original "peasant icons", painted on carved wood. Easter Day on Green Grass is the title under which the exhibition is being presented on Wendsday, April 10th, 2019,from 6.00 p.m., approaching the Easter Holidays. "I wanted an Easter exhibition, the icons being compatible with the Resurrection feast, although I have painting compositions of Christian inspiration," explains the artist. (...) By focusing on detail I want to show the perfection of God's work, the beauty and poetry of His Creation. The world is beautiful as He created it. (...) We need so little to be happy! When I stand on my knees and paint, I pray to God to give me a little beauty to put in my paintings, much of which he put in his creation. And when the picture begins to bind, to appear from beneath the brush, then I feel a joy and fullness that heals all the evils and makes me happy. " A bliss that we want to sharewiththe visitors of the exhibition, who shall be open until May 3rd, 2019. The exhibition can be visited daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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The Anti-Communist Resistance of Nucsoara - Family Portraits

17 April 2019

The exhibition is occasioned by the commemoration of 60 years since the trials and executions of the participants in the anti-communist resistance of Nucsoara (1959). Its purpose is to present the way in which members of over 30 families involved in the anti-communist resistance during the years 1949-1958 spent their lives (including the children of the punished families): convictions, seizures of goods, deportations with house arrest, executions.   The photos and documents used originate, to a great extent, from the CNSAS archive. The author of the exhibition, Ioana Voicu-Arnautoiu added, for sketching the family portraits of Nucsoara, personal archive photos and excerpts from books and albums published since the early nineties on the anti-communist resistance group from Nutmeg, led by Thomas Arnautoiu. The opening of the exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, from 7.00 p.m., in the Studio Hall foyer and shall be open until May 4th, 2019.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu   

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