Visual Arts


Acts and Interacts Exhibition

03 May 2023

A new painting exhibition at the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre Bucharest From May 3 to June 3, 2023, at the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre in Bucharest, in the foyer of the Media Hall (Grand Hotel wing), the exhibition "Acts and Interacts" by Silvia Marinescu, Stefana Petre and Andrei Simion can be visited. The exhibition, curated by Maria Pasc, brings together the most recent paintings by the three young artists, graduates of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, former students of the well-known painters Mihai Sarbulescu and Horia Pastina. About the exhibition, curator Maria Pasc notes: "In the act: the works of three painters are put together: Silvia Marinescu, Stefana Petre, Andrei Simion. A single language, that of painting. Three types of rhetoric. Rhetoric is the most appropriate means of persuasion for every circumstance. In the foyer of the NTB Media Hall, three artists with the gift of rhetoric are present. These three artists have mastered the craft of keeping histrionics under control, of not making it a performance in itself, of using it as a means of persuasion. Their art is not in the service of effect, but in the service of conviction. In the interact: the time between two heartbeats of the viewer. Stefana Petre's painting is a detailed study of color and composition that presents a reality that the artist has decomposed and then recomposed on the surface of the canvas. In this endeavor of objective synthesis, science does not lag behind talent. Stefana's study is a process of decantation, a fierce struggle at all levels with the unknown, the accidental, the insignificant. In her painting, dominated by a range of severely elegant greys, there is a radicalism of drawing, coupled with a fervor for color. Andrei Simion, the painter, does not seek in his writing his own humors, but the spontaneity of thoughts, without psychological incursions. Giving expression to a work means giving it soul, making a subtle presence radiate from it. Andrei succeeds! He compensates for the shortcomings of reality with the presence of his soul. The young painter's works give you a joy of ideas that no academic discipline can contain. Nature in his paintings is depicted with a mysterious, expressive warmth, having a virginal existence. Silvia Marinescu is gifted with the patience to look, she is not looking for the surprising, the unheard of. Silvia does not savor, but describes, knows how to listen. Silvia brings atmosphere, a taste for color, wavy lines, and paintings of a gentle precision that leave an indelible mark on the eyes and soul of the viewer." The opening of this exhibition will take place on May 23, 2023, at 6 p.m. The exhibition remains open until June 3, 2023 and can be visited daily from 11.00 to 18.30, except on public holidays.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 

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Special Poster Show exhibition

18 May 2023

From May 18 to June 4, 2023, the Rotonda and the foyer of the Small Hall of NTB will host the Special Poster Show, an event dedicated to poster design, organized by the Local Design Circle. The Special Poster Show exhibition is part of RDW Design GO! - the circuit of related events within Romanian Design Week 2023, the largest interdisciplinary event dedicated to the creative - cultural industries in Romania, with over 30,000 visitors participating in the events offered. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 18.00. The Local Design Circle Association, a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 2018 out of a desire to provide a common voice for Romanian designers, aims to promote the importance of graphic design in everyday life, facilitate access to education and help shape a healthier visual environment. Since its establishment, the association has organized a number of initiatives and projects with a significant impact on the design community both locally and internationally, whether it be research or educational initiatives, projects that bring to the forefront the importance of graphic design, or a monthly radio show. A full index and extensive description of projects and initiatives can be found on the association's website: The exhibition Special Poster Show will feature a set of five sections: 1. Swiss & German Theater Posters; 2. AndNowEast Poster Festival 2021; 3. PosterJam Offbeat × Alexe Popescu; 4. PosterJam Archives Showcase; 5.  Poster Installation. In the realization and promotion of this exhibition, the Local Design Circle association is supported by: the Embassy of Switzerland in Romania, Black Rhino Radio, Goethe - Institut Bucharest, Polish Institute, PosterJam, Zeppelin Magazine, Romanian Design Week, The Institute, National University of Arts Bucharest. The exhibition at NTB can be visited daily from 11 am to 7 pm, except Mondays and public holidays. Public access is through the entrance to the Rotunda Hall, on the side facing Bd. Carol.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu

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