Fri, Jul 10|
Contemporary Romanian Art Scene in 7 Gallery Tours / Ep. 1: Jecza Gallery
The hotspots of Romania’s contemporary visual arts scene and some of the most talked-about artists' shows through 7 virtual gallery tours
Time & Location
Jul 10, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
About The Event
Keeping up the pace with the priorities of the post-crisis world and looking beyond Covid 19 as people discover new ways to connect with one another, art is one of the panaceas that can help articulate collective experiences and celebrate our cultural differences.
Our newest online series brings you the hotspots of Romania’s contemporary visual arts scene and some of the most talked-about artists' shows through 7 virtual gallery tours introduced by well establish curators and artists. Explore the portfolio of these first-rate galleries, located in major cities throughout Romania, and gain insight into their history, aesthetic outlook, and contemporary relevance.
Learn more about the works and the artists they promote and muse how they channel universal aspirations as well as intimate experiences through artistic gestures drawn from a wide range of perspectives and cultural traditions, which express shared desires for human connection and return to the life before the health crisis.
You don’t have to actually be in these galleries to engage with Romania’s vibrant art scene. Join our virtual tours and you are instantly browsing the most important exhibitions of the season, getting insight from influential curators, gallerists and artists, and preparing for the time, hopefully not so distant, when all these are made palpable in our Manhattan gallery.
EP. 1: JECZA GALLERY TOUR
Jecza Gallery, founded in Timisoara, Romania, in 2013 had from the outset a strong propensity for the local historical scene, very important in the 60s and 70s (the Sigma group among others). It represents artists and artist collectives, historical figures but also young and prominent personalities with a special interest in contemporary sculpture and experimental art forms. Through curated juxtapositions of artists of different generations, the gallery encourages in-depth research projects related to various art practices. Alongside an art foundation and publishing house founded in 2001, the gallery has become a strong research center for the heritage of modern and contemporary art in Eastern Europe.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook and YouTube on July 10 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.