“Sand Castles” („Castele de nisip”), educational and authorship project at the Senso Gallery

The vernissage of the group exhibition by the name of “Sand Castles” („Castele de nisip”) will be taking place on Thursday, the 1st of September 2022, starting from 6:30 P.M., on the first floor of the Senso Gallery in Bucharest (Calea Victoriei 12C). The exhibition selection includes graphic sketches, photography and object, artworks being signed by: Ion Anghel, Ioana Badea, Robert-Alexandru Burdușel, Ada Jugănaru, Sabina-Elena Legănaru and Ana-Ruxandra Pascu. An initiative of Associate Professor Dr. Ion Anghel from UNArte Bucharest, Faculty of Plastic Arts, Painting Department, the collective exhibition is part of the visual arts programme conceived by Ana Ștefania Andronic (BUZU), Artistic Director of the exhibition space, and Ana Daniela Sultana – Curator of the gallery. The “Sand Castles” („Castele de nisip”) exhibition can be visited between the 1st and the 30th of September 2022, from Monday till Saturday, between 12:00 and 7 P.M.

“The current event happened through an organic process. Our group has functioned for a few years, under the guide of the teaching and learning act. Now there is nothing that holds us together anymore, or perhaps just the memories, heavy with fear of fading away. This is why this event was born instinctively, almost losing its educational nature. We can see that it is not time or rules that decide the duration of human relationships, but the wish of not putting an end to a purposeful act. Therefore, it is a twitch against an unavoidable separation. Our research has been achieved in the same key. The product itself is ephemeral, almost imperceptible and lacking structure or backbone. Just like a Sisyphean work, destroyed, in our case, by one single wave or gust of wind, what remains solid are purpose, thought, determination and science. It is a sentimental demonstration, concluded in a rational way. These are proofs of our wishes to control and understand things that out pass one’s logic. For us, the time to believe in the rule that amends the feeling has come.” (Ion Anghel – Artist, Curator and Professor)

“With the «Sand Castles» («Castele de nisip») exhibition project, initiated by Ion Anghel, we continue the series of collaborations with renowned Romanian curators as guests in the Senso Gallery programme. The previous event, curated by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu, represented a real success concerning the inflow of new artists and artworks in the gallery’s portfolio, as well as the diversity of the gallery’s public, and last year, the collective exhibition «Desemne de peste an» («Designations from across the Year») collected artworks signed by Graphics students from the Faculty of Plastic Arts, UNArte Bucharest, coordinated by their year coordinator, Professor Dr. Anca Boeriu. However, the true success of this series would be the fact that, by working with mentors from the field of visual arts (Ion Anghel, Anca Boeriu and Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu are some of the artists who, in the good educational tradition, handle their younger colleagues’ exhibition activity, apart from their own), we can really contribute to the moulding of new generations of artists, offering them the opportunity to exhibit, which is so necessary during the first step on the artistic path. Moreover, Ion Anghel accompanies his students in creative camps, «Sand Castles» («Castele de nisip») being the product of such an initiative, conducted during one week of this summer, in the Danube Delta, in Sf. Gheorghe. The exhibition, which has Ion Anghel, Ioana Badea, Robert-Alexandru Burdușel, Ada Jugănaru, Sabina-Elena Legănaru and Ana-Ruxandra Pascu as protagonists, is conceived as a meeting between a University Professor and his former students, a meeting which, surprisingly, does not result in painting.” (Ana Daniela Sultana – Curator of the Senso Gallery)