The Senso Art Gallery participates for the first time in the White Night of Art Galleries (Romanian: Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor – NAG), a cultural project with tradition, intended to enliven the local and international artistic scene. The event, which has reached its 10th edition, will be held on Friday, 30 September 2016.
More than 150 galleries, alternative spaces, creative hubs and artist workshops will open their gates for one night, to offer a dynamic and complex programme, which includes all forms of artistic manifestation – painting, drawing, graphics, new media, sculpture, photography, video, performance, music, theatre, dance, design etc. On the occasion of its anniversary edition, NAG extended its network of night-time events in nine other cities. Thus, besides Bucharest, this year exhibitions and various actions dedicated to contemporary art will be held in Arad, Baia Mare, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Craiova, Sibiu, Targu Mures and Timisoara.
The last Summer Art Fair night
Included on the NAG map, the SENSO Gallery will have, on the 30th of September, a special programme, being open for 16 hours, between 11.00 and 03.00. The exhibition proposed to the audience within NAG is Summer Art Fair, a collective exhibition, which assembles the works of the painters Alma Redlinger, Viorica Iacob, Zamfir Dumitrescu, Dan Constantinescu, Ana Ruxandra Ilfoveanu, Aurel Patrascu, Eduard Duldner, Doina Reghis – Ionescu and Edith Torony, along with those of the sculptors Aurel Contras, Pavel Bucur, Ana-Zoe Pop and Cristian Pentelescu.
Summer Art Fair, as art critic Doina Pauleanu PhD mentioned during the vernissage, is a genuine ingression in various visual arts areas in Romania, and an invitation to the joy of contemplation. The White Night of Art Galleries is the last occasion to visit this exhibition, which will be closed with the closing of the NAG programme.
Visibility beyond borders
Starting with the edition of the 30th of September, NAG will render the dynamic infrastructures of the spaces which host contemporary art events in Romania internationally visible. A group of foreign specialists in the field of contemporary art will have the chance to get in direct contact with the local artistic scene: Hilde de Bruijn, curator at Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Simon Hewitt, art historian, independent curator and journalist, who has written for publications such as Art & Auction, ArtNews, Huffington Post New York or The Art Newspaper, Kate Sutton, independent curator and journalist, a collaborator of Artforum.com since 2008, Branko Franceschi, manager of the Museum of Art from Split, Croatia and Gunnar Benedikt Kvaran, manager of Astrup Fearnley Museet Oslo. And on the 2nd of October, at the Scena9 Residence, within a round table – Do You See What We See? – whose mediator will be Erwin Kessler, they will share their impressions on the scene of contemporary art in Romania and beyond.
The White Night of Art Galleries was the first night-time cultural event in Romania after the Night of Museums, and the first even in the country which has drawn the attention of the large audiences to contemporary art and the young artists. During the course of the nine editions held so far, the White Night of Art Galleries, together with the participants and the partners to this program, laid the foundation of a platform for the promotion of contemporary art and young Romanian artists, by encouraging contact between artists and galleries, or spaces dedicated to contemporary art, and also by presenting the artists to a wide audience, to whom they provide every year the opportunity to discover the art of the generation they belong to.
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