Fri, Dec 04|
ART FRIDAYS: Sector 1 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 04, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 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.
Opened in 2017, Sector 1 Gallery, presented in the next episode of our Art Fridays series, is a meeting space of artists, curators and art lovers aiming to expand the boundaries of visual creativity. The gallery is located on the premises of the former factory serving the Romanian Artists Union during communism, which has a rich history and still preserves elements of the building’s original architecture, a mixture of industrial style and modern elements.
Starting from its inauguration, Sector 1 has promoted several artists linked to the so-called Cluj School, a hugely successful group of artists with a growing international reputation characterized by focus on historical and history of art topics, choice of figurative mode of representation, and strong belief in the importance of the aesthetic dimension of painting.
Most of the artists associated with the gallery, like Norbert Filep, Pavel Grosu, Alexandra Şerban, Betuker István, Radu Băieş, Marcel Rusu and Lucian Popăilă, are painters and have been formed in the specific social ambiance and artistic milieu of Cluj, central Transylvania, during the last decade. Nevertheless, they constitute a far from homogeneous group as each possesses a distinct artistic personality and different preoccupations in terms of topics and style.
Thanks to its solid curatorial approach, Sector 1 has gained the reputation as one of the most important contemporary Romanian galleries, with a notable contribution to nurturing Romania’s contemporary artistic elite.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on December 4 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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