Events and Exhibitions
Art presented in museums and galleries is important to local communities as a way of understanding themselves, their neighbours and their joined histories. We are always looking for collaborations with institutions to bridge the gap between creators/artists and their audiences. Below are some of our events and exhibition projects so far. Please feel free to contact us should you like to create a project together.
Girls with Ideas [Boys and Painting]
In Cluj, Romania, there has been a well lauded recent history of predominantly male painters, based at Fabrica de Pensule acquiring international acclaim and commercial success. Whilst in Bucharest a distinctive feature is of women artists, typically not studio based and involved in a wide range of art practices largely taking place outside of a commercial framework. Playfully, one might describe the situation like this: Cluj is about boys and painting. Bucharest is about girls with ideas.
Participants at round tablesin Cluj and Bucharest were invited to respond to these assumptions and to try and exemplify possible causes of this perception.
The project offered an exhibition of Bucharest based women artists who work with a wide range of mediums and ideas.
Exhibition Artists : Delia Popa, Raluca Popa, Aurora Király, Ioana Gheorghiu, Liliana Basarab
Curated by Giles Eldridge and Delia Popa. The conversations recorded were published in a publication that serves as exhibition catalogue as well. As part of the project there was also a guided tour of the show and of the Paintbrush Factory for high school students from Avram Iancu High School in Cluj with interactions between the students and the artists.
Exhibition at Lateral ArtSpace, Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania
Roundtables at Paintbrush Factory, Cluj and at ODD, Bucharest, Romania
10th of June - 30th of June 2016
A Project of ArtCrowd- Artists in Education, supported by AFCN
Photo credits: Roland Vaczi