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FREE Exhibition: 100 Years of Art in Masterpieces - Going East

Hosted by the Consul of the London City Trotters Group
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Took place 3 weeks 6 days ago
Thu 26 Oct 19:00 - 21:00

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Hello City Trotters !

In continuation of attending exclusive events at different Embassies and Cultural Institutes, Protected content has invited me and kindly allowed to an exhibition, as the Centenary Year Protected content , celebrating Protected content since the creation of Greater Romania, is about to commence, we look back at a century of visual arts triumphs through the greatest collection of Romanian masters ever to have been on display on the banks of the Thames.

Set up by Lavacow Bucharest with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy, ‘Going East’ is the first in a series of exhibitions curated by Ioana Ciocan, bringing together some of the biggest names in Romanian art: Corneliu Baba, Sabin Bălașa, Gheorghe Berindei, Horia Bernea, Ion Biţan, Geta Brătescu, Ștefan Câlția, Codruţa Cernea, Răzvan Cornici, Horia Damian, Constantin Flondor, Adrian Ghenie, Marin Gherasim, Ion Grigorescu, Octav Grigorescu, Iulian Iftodiu, Răzvan Ion, Sergiu Laslo, Gili Mocanu, Răzvan Năstase, Paul Neagu, Mircea-Maurice Novac, Jules Perahim, Beniamin Popescu, Radu Rodideal, Mihai Rusu, Mircea Suciu, Roman Tolici, Napoleon Tiron, Bogdan Vlăduţă and Dan Voinea.

With welcome speeches by H.E. Mr Dan Mihalache, the Romanian Ambassador to London, and RCI Director Dorian Branea. Introductory remarks by curator Ioana Ciocan.

The present exhibition is an attempt to unravel a century of Romanian art and simultaneously reveal that there is much more to contemporary Romanian art than eastalgia. Indeed, there is a repository of eastness within the works of artists such as Adrian Ghenie, Geta Brătescu, Mircea Suciu, Ion Grigorescu. Years of exploration in a different semiotic and ideological space necessarily resulted in a unique voice. Nonetheless, they also succeeded in touching a vein of meanings with universal relevance by exploring themes such as the human condition and introspection. The artists we are introducing place themselves beyond contextual realities.

Exclusive Romanian wine will be served.

****** NOTE: Doors open 6.30pm. Please bear in mind that this is NOT an Internations event and you have to mention your full name to be checked in FAISAL'S guest list upon arrival. Entry strictly via guest list. Please DO NOT bring any guest along. I request all guests to be polite and cooperative with RCI's team. Dress code is smart casual and do enjoy wearing your best outfit, considering nature of the event and venue. ******

I look forward seeing you there !

Faisal
Group Consul - London City Trotters