Mon, Dec 14|
ART FRIDAYS: MATCA Gallery Tour
Season 2 / The hotspots of Romania’s contemporary visual arts scene and some of the most talked-about artists' shows through 8 virtual gallery tours
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
About The Event
The “Contemporary Romanian Art Scene in 8 Gallery Tours” series, which for months has presented some of Romania’s best exhibition spaces, curators and artists, is now running as part of “Art Fridays”, our new visual arts program meant to broaden the scope of your journey by illuminating all corners of Romanian visual creativity and inviting you to engage, no matter where you are. Continue the exploration of the most influential Romanian galleries, enjoy the hottest exhibitions all over the country, learn about recent works by first-rate artists and let yourselves be guided and transformed by the works artists create in response to the world we live in.
We conclude the 2020 leg of our gallery tours with MATCA, an artist-run space managed by three local artists, set up in Cluj-Napoca at the beginning of 2017. A former garage and leather crafts workshop, the place projects a non-disguised atmosphere and a rough vibe, which invite artists and thinkers to engage in fertile, frank exchanges.
Focused mainly on group exhibitions, MATCA ("matrix" in translation) aims to promote contemporary works, to research the local artistic environment, and to facilitate the dialogue on the sources of visual creativity. In order to step more off the walls, the gallery advocates alternative forms of expression, which mix mediums related to traditional approaches as well as new, original practices. Its projects attempt a fusion between "the established" and "the emergent" as part of a non-hierarchical, ongoing conversation by which the artist’s status and role in the society can be debated.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on December 11 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts anytime later.
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