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Art Safari Bucharest - Romania's Finest Returns for the 2016 Edition

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May 6, 2016
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One of the most important events in Eastern Europe and Romania’s largest exhibition of its kind is ready for the launch of the third edition! After the great success of last year, which counted as many as 20,000 visitors, Art Safari Bucharest returns for another showcase of Romania’s finest modern and contemporary artworks and collections, presented by local and international galleries and museums. This year’s hosting venue will be the capital’s historic building of the Dacia-România Palace, located in the Old Town, lending space for the new series of artist talks, conferences and children’s workshops. Art Safari Bucharest is organized in partnership between the Bucharest City Hall and Bucharest Art Pavillion – Art Safari.

A video of the 2015 Fair

Dada in Romania and the Spirit of the Avant-garde

The highlight of the 2016 Art Safari Bucharest is surely the exhibition celebrating the centenary of one of the most influential movements in the history of arts. Curated by Raya Zommer-Tal, Director of Janco-Dada Museum in Ein Hod, Israel, and Research Curator Igor Mocanu, a specialist in Romanian Avant-garde, the show will chronicle the evolution of the Dada movement in Romania and the way prominent artists like Victor Brauner, Arthur Segal, Ion Bitzan, Tristan Tzara, Jean David, Brassaï, Jules Perahim, Max Ernst​, Hans Janos Mattis-Teutsch, Margareta Sterian and Ion Grigorescu have incorporated its concepts into their works.

As for the conference program, it will also be focused on Dadaism, through a series of panel discussions and lectures held by internationally renowned professionals, including Tom Sandqvist, Professor, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, (SE); Estelle Pietrzyk, Chief Curator of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (FR); Marina Vanci Perahim, Professor Emeritus, Pantheon Sorbonne, (FR); Michael Finkenthal, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (US) and Horia-Roman Patapievici (RO).

List of Exhibitors

GalleryCity
AICCBucharest, RO
Alert StudioBucharest, RO
Anca Poterașu GalleryBucharest, RO
Annart GalleryBucharest, RO
Argo ArtBucharest, RO
ArtfoolyBucharest, RO
Artmemento GalleryBucharest, RO
Art Yourself GalleryBucharest, RO
ArtmarkBucharest, RO
ArtSocietyBucharest, RO
Atelier Corneliu BabaBucharest, RO
BalamucTimișoara, RO
Borderline Art SpaceIași, RO
Calpe GalleryTimișoara, RO
Casa ArtelorBucharest, RO
Codrin's GalleryBucharest, RO
Colony ArtBucharest, RO
CityGalleryBotoşani, RO
Elevator, EmergingBucharest, RO
European Art GalleryBucharest, RO
Five Plus Art GalleryVienna, AT
Focus ArtCluj, RO
Galeria 9Cluj, RO
Galeria IleaCluj, RO
Galeria LinaBistrița, RO
Galeria PosibilăBucharest, RO
Galeria SimezaBucharest, RO
Galeriile CarolOradea, RO
Pàl Art GalleryMiercurea Ciuc, RO
GalatecaBucharest, RO
Galerie Atelier JutkaBedburg, DE
Galerie Joana DürigSchwanden, CH
Go ContemporaryBucharest, RO
Iacob FoundationBucharest, RO
Lowendal FoundationBucharest, RO
Jecza GalleryTimișoara, RO
Kunst ArtBochum, DE
Laborna Contemporary Art GalleryBucharest, RO
L'Art Industriel GalleryUdine, IT
LavacowBucharest, RO / Amsterdam, NL
Lowendal FoundationBucharest, RO
Mobius GalleryBucharest, RO
Nostru GrupSibiu, RO
Pilat GalleryBucharest, RO
Société Suisse des Beaux-Arts (SSBA-GE)Genève, CH
The Art of LivingBucharest, RO
Pontica GalleryBucharest, RO
The SpaceBucharest, RO
Yu-Rom ArtisBucharest, RO
Zorzini GalleryBucharest, RO

Participating Galleries

A total of 50 exhibitors will take part at the 2015 Art Safari Bucharest. Most of the galleries are local and from other Romanian cities, such as Timișoara, Botoşani, Cluj, Bistrița, Oradea, Miercurea Ciuc, Sibiu, but the fair will also host international guests from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. The visitors and collectors will have a chance to see the artworks by Romania’s influential artists, like the Modernist painter Iulian Bisericaru, brought by Anca Poteraşu Gallery from Bucharest, or the young and talented Udrescu Ciprian, whose artworks can be seen at Artfooly Gallery. Make sure you also don’t miss the works by Andrei Venghiac at Borderline Art Space from Iaşi, as well as the Romanian-Israeli Dadaist painter Marcel Iancu, at Ţării Crişurilor Museum from Oradea.

The location of Art Safari Bucharest 2016

Art Safari Bucharest 2016 – Practical Information

The 2016 edition of Art Safari Bucharest will take place at Dacia-România Palace in Bucharest, Romania, between May 5 and 15. The preview by invitation only is scheduled for May 5. Fair hours will be from 12pm to 9pm daily except Saturdays, and 12pm to 12am on May 7 and 14. Ticket prices range from 25 lei (~$6), 15 lei (~$4) for children over 12, university students and seniors, 60 lei (~$15) for the five-day pass and 120 lei (~$30) for the ten-day pass. The entry is free for children under 12 in presence of adults. For more information, please visit the official website.

Featured images in slider: Constantin Rădulescu – Letters, 2012. Cherry wood, 80 cm height (Focus Art, Cluj); Andrei Venghiac – Untitled 7, 2014. 70X50 cm (Borderline Art Space, Iaşi RO); Iulian Bisericaru – I Believe in Forest, 2016. Oil on canvas, 52×70 cm (Anca Poteraşu Gallery, Bucharest RO); Left: Slotermeyer, 25×25 cm (Balamuc, Timişoara RO) / Right: Udrescu Ciprian – Humans at Work, 2015. Oil on canvas, 60×80 cm (Artfooly Gallery, Bucharest RO); Left: Hans Mattis-Teutsch – Composition XXXII, 1924. Oil on canvas, 120 x 89 cm (Mureş County Museum, Târgu Mureș) / Right: Victor Brauner – Head and Two Boxers, 1929. Oil on carton, unsigned, 88,7 x 73,5 cm (Porțile de Fier Region Museum, Drobeta-Turnu Severin); Marcel Iancu – Venice Maritime. Oil on carton, undated, 34 x 48,5 cm (Ţării Crişurilor Museum, Oradea). All images courtesy of Art Safari Bucharest.