The Art Collection Museum
Calea Victoriei 111

Inaugurated in 1978 as a Department of the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Art Collections Museum showcases artistic interests that prevailed in Romanian society from the early 20th century onward. Over 30 collections on permanent display incorporate a variety of art pieces and collectibles, ranging from Romanian and European fine and decorative arts to Oriental art. Donated over nearly a century by both collectors and artists, they bear witness to their owners’ taste and economic power, their leaning toward famous names or contemporary art, as well as to the artists’ particular interests, surroundings, and daily studio practice. Works by well-known Romanian painters such as Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Nicolae Tonitza, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Theodor Pallady, Lucian Grigorescu, Iosif Iser, Camil Ressu, Francisc Şirato, Alexandru Ciucurencu, Dimitrie Ghiaţă are exhibited alongside European and Japanese prints and drawings, French furniture, Oriental ca

Us and them - a look at the animal world - Felix Aftene


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
01.10.2021 - 31.10.2021
Through this exhibition, the National Museum of Art of Romania aims to join a wider approach, national and international, to raise public awareness about the problematic relationship of contemporary man with the animal world. This will provide an opportunity for reflections on human interference with the animal kingdom by touching on mythological, philosophical, emotional aspects with the central idea of the need to reconsider violent actions on animals. The painter Felix Aftene articulates an artistic discourse, often in the first person, in representations that include even under fictious identities, attentive to the implications of treating the animal only as a food source, accessory of violence in society, trophy, an ephemeral consumer product, like so many others, with the ignorance and refusal of its condition of expression of the wonder of the living in its diversity. Such an approach is more than welcome in the conditions of continuous degradation of the natural environment of the planet with the most dramatic consequences on daily life. An opportunity to meditate and reconsider our attitude and that of our fellow human beings.