Special NAG is a project produced especially for the White Night of the Art Galleries focusing each year on a topical subject.
Starting this year, Petrila will be included exceptionally in the White Night of the Art Galleries line-up, due to the cultural projects brought to life by the consistent efforts of the past ten years of a group of artists, architects, writers, poets, musicians and actors whose involvement has helped save one of Romania’s most important industrial monuments – the Petrila mine – from being torn down.
With this special occasion, the White Night of the Galleries Focus Exhibition `Petrila` is being shown in Bucharest.
The rooms of the BRD Rezidența Scena 9 will be hosting, over a month, installations and interventions whereby the visitors will discover three unique museums: The Mother’s Museum, the Museum of the Romanian Plumber and the Petrila Literary Colony (the I. D. Sîrbu House Museum), a show that can only be viewed by flashlight or an impressive photography archive included in the structure of an interactive show. `A Journey to the Navel of the Earth` is an exhibition coordinated by artist Ion Barbu, whose interventions will be complemented by those of his guests: Mihai Barbu, Cătălin Crețu și Andrei Dăscălescu.
Over a month’s period, the focus exhibition housed by the BRD Rezidența Scena 9 will include a dynamic line-up of events, guided tours for the various audience categories, children’s workshops, views and debates. The aim of the focus exhibitions is to mark the adding of a new town on the event’s map and to help various types of audience become acquainted with the phenomenon of Romanian contemporary culture.