The Romanian Photographer Salon, Sixth Edition

07 June 2019

Intrare liberă / Free entrance

Visual Reflections 18 June 2019
On June 18th, 2019, from 6.00 p.m., in the Rotunda Hall (Small Hall lobby) of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, the opening of the Visual Reflections exhibition will be held, featuring the teachers from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the West University of Timisoara. The event is part of the series of events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timisoara, in 1944, through Royal Decree, by His Majesty, King Michael I of Romania. The following teacher-artists of Timisoara will participate with works of graphics, painting, sculpture, ceramics and installations: Dacian Andoni, Daniel Apostu, Eugen Barzu, Calin Beloescu, Constantina Catargiu, Dana Catona, Daniela Constantin, Matei Gaspar, Victor Gingiu, Gloria Grati, Alexandru Jakabhazi, Gabriel Kelemen, Rudolf Kocsis, Adriana Lucaciu, Ioan Pop, Liliana Popa, Smaranda Moldovan, Andreea Palade Flondor, Andrei Parausanu, Bogdan Rata, Cristian Sida, Mihai Zgondoiu.  The opening will be attended by Univ. Professor PhD Marilen Gabriel Pirtea, Rector of the West University of Timisoara. Opening speech: Univ. Prof. PhD Cristian Robert Velescu, art historian and critic.   Public access is made through Carol Blvd, daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for Mondays. The exhibition will be open until September 30th, 2019.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Generations - The Mihai Gitlan Humanitarian Foundation exhibition 06 June 2019
Every year, in June, The Mihai Gitlan Humanitarian Foundation - founded in memory of the young artist, the martyr hero of the Revolution of December 1989, the first victim to have died, right in front of the Dalles Hall, in the dramatic December events - organizes an exhibition event designed to perpetuate his memory. In collaboration with the Contemp-Art Centre, the Foundation promotes painters, sculptors, graphic artists, photographers, designers, whose works are exhibited alongside the works of painter Ion Gitlan, father of Mihai and of Laura, his sister and also the "soul" of the Foundation. Hosted for the second consecutive year in NTB's Media Room (Tudor Arghezi wing), the Gitlan Foundation exhibition will be opened on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, at 4.00 p.m. and will be presented by art critic Marius Tita from Radio Romania International. The works of the following artists will be featured: Ion Gitlan, Andreea Gherghel, Alexandra Teaca, Paula Craioveanu, Rares Kerekes, Laurentiu Midvichi, Raluca Serban, Ammar Alnahaas, Liviu Brezeanu, Elena Surdu Stanescu. Coordinator Laura Gitlan.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition by Dimitri Cusa 24 April 2019
During the Romanian-France Season 2019, the French artist of Romanian origin, Dimitri Cusa, established for more than four decades in France, returns to Romania to present to the audience in his country a representative selection of sculptures and drawings, created in his studio in Evry Ville Nouvelle near Paris. In the exhibition to be opened on April 18th, 2019 in the Rotunda of the Small Hall of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre and the varnishing which shall take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 18.00, the Romanian audience shall be able to admire the works of the Romanian-French artist, which remain on view until June 15th, 2019. At the opening, youshall be introduced into the artistic world of Dimitri Cusa by the art critic Virgil Mocanu, who remarked the artist since his inception in Romania, prefacing the catalogue which shall be released on this occasion: "I have noticed him since his debut due to his force and originality. Then, as now, he was alienated from the revolt of the neophyte against all and without paying tribute to a successful name. (...). Cusa's sculpture translates the abstraction of ideas and concepts into the solution of a purged figurative, using the human module extracted from a reality that we too often perceive as tautological and redundant. His volition and sublimation ability shall lead him to his own character, an ideal essence at the crossroads of great tensions. (...). Therefore, the artist preferred to develop under the cultural dome that also covers the archaism of the founding civilizations from which the being crystallized ... ". The exhibition, in partnership with the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre, is organised within the Season France - Romania / Romania France, under the auspices of the Romanian Government and the French Embassy in Romania, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the French Institute. Access to the exhibition is made at the entrance from Carol Blvd. About Dimitri Cusa Born on 27 February 1947 in the town of M. Kogalniceanu, Dobrogea. 1963 - 1968: Studies at the Fine Arts High School in Constanta where Professor Wilhelm Demeter discovers his talent for sculpture. 1970 - 1974: Studies at the "Nicolae Grigorescu" Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest. 1976 - 1977: Participated in numerous symposia and sculpture camps at Magura, Arcuş, Medgidia, and obtained the sculpture grant of the Fine Artists Union. First personal exhibition at the Orizont Gallery. 1978: Obtains a scholarship in France and is definitively established here. 1979: Works in the stone pit at Tavel near Avignon and creats his first sculptures in France. He participates for the first time in the "Grands et Jeunes d'aujourd'hui" Salon, Grand Palais, Paris. 1980 - 1981: Obtains the Evry Atelier and exhibits at the "Sacred Art" Salon of Corbeil and Evry. Creates a marble sculpture commissioned by Ville nouvelle d 'Evry. 1983: Participates in the exhibition "Eight Romanian Artists" at the "La Platone" Gallery in Paris. 1987 - 1992: Personal exhibitions at Salon Mac, Grand Palais, Paris and group exhibitions in Strasbourg and Paris. 1994: Group exhibition at Versailles where he receives the Sculpture Award. 1994 and 1999: Exhibition at the 20th Century International Art Fair in Gand, Belgium. 1999: Performs a monumental bronze work for the city of Constanta. 2003 - 2004: Participates in the Contemporary Art Biennial, Brie Compte Robert, the Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg and the Contemporary Art Fair in Istanbul with the Alkent Actuel Art Gallery, Istanbul.2006 - 2018: He regularly exhibits at the Vanmeneen Gallery in Gand, Belgium. Works in the Georges Heckly collection, Paris and in private collections in France, Belgium, the United States, Korea, Turkey and Romania.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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