WHITE NIGHT OF THE ART GALLERIES / NAG#8
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38 galleries and 32 alternative spaces and related events await you on May 23, 2014 at the White Night of the Galleries / NAG, the 7th edition.
Initiated and organized by Ephemair Association, the project develops a platform for promoting emergent contemporary art.
With a main focus on Bucharest, NAG aims at expanding its actions to other important urban cultural centers in Romania, thus involving young people in a dynamic and exciting event that presents the art of the generation they belong to.
As organizers of the most popular local nightly event after the Night of the Museums, we try to offer the public new attractive inserts alongside with the events presented by the participating galleries each year.
Starting with the first edition in 2007, we are proud about the biking route involved in our event, and in 2010, with Raiffeisen Bank’s support, NAG was the first event of its kind to be able to equip 200 bicycles for nightly biking, thus offering to the public a free efficient and non-invasive way of transportation in its urban surroundings.
Assuming our responsibility for producing a project that contributes both to the cultural development and the accountability of the inhabitants towards the environment they live in, we are pleased to invite you to a wonderful Friday, May 23 night in a most friendly city.
Organizer: Ephemair Association
Sponsor: Raiffeisen Bank
Partners: MNAC, Ad Production, Business Alliance Consulting
Media Partners: Radio România Cultural, Radio France International, TV City, ring, Zile și Nopți, Cocor Media Channel, The Institute, igloo, Revista Arta, Zeppelin, feeder, Tataia, re:art, BookBlog
Twelve galleries in Bucharest participated in the first edition of NAG in 2007. In 2008, NAG #2 brought together 14 locations. The 3rd edition has doubled the number of locations to 28 in 2009; while NAG #4 presented 40 locations. In May 2011 edition we have expanded this event to Cluj - the cultural center with the most outstanding development in last years’ Romania - city where we lined up 12 locations for the first local edition; while NAG #5 Bucharest marked the map for 54 galleries and alternative spaces.
NAG # 6 presented to the public a map comprising 30 galleries and alternative spaces, and NAG # 7, 2013 edition, expanded it to 54 locations.
Ephemair Association aims at developing cultural projects that promote Romanian and international contemporary art. The Association Ephemair is assuming a responsible social and educational role for young people trying both to facilitate access to the culture of their generation and to a series of various cultural events.
Suzana Dan, Silvia Rogozea organizers
Alexandru Voinescu / executive assistant
Mircea Pop / NAG#8 visual identity
Ovidiu Dumitriade / NAG#8 IOS app
Victor Hernest / NAG#8 Android app
Many thanks to: Șerban Jipa, NAG#8 volunteers
May 16 – May 25, 2014
ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK
The aim of Romanian Design Week is to showcase, to support and to promote Romanian design and, furthermore, Romanian creative industries by presenting them to a wider, global audience.
May 17, 2014
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
Night of Museums is a cultural event in which museums and cultural institutions in an area cooperate to remain open late into the night with free entrance. This year Night of Museums celebrate 10 years.
May 22 – May 25, 2014
Art Safari is the first professional and public art pavilion in Romania, designed for both heritage and contemporary art. Art Safari will bring together more than 100 galleries and art dealers, museums and cultural institutions, both from Romania and abroad, that will exhibit high quality artworks, from paintings and sculptures to jewellery, design and collectibles.
May 23 – July 24, 2014
BUCHAREST BIENNALE 6
BB it is the only contemporary art biennial in Central and East Europe, today. BB is a structure able to transform the City itself into an ongoing workshop-cum-field of action. This year, Bucharest Biennale curated by Gergő Horváth on the topis “Apprehension. Understanding through Fear of Understanding” will intervene in few venues and will be followed by more then 20 parallel and connected events.