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MARe/Museum of Recent Art
Bulevardul Primăverii nr. 15

MARe/Museum of Recent Art is the first private art museum built in Romania in the last 100 years. The curatorial program is developed around Romanian contemporary art, at the same time being opened to the international artistic scene, as represented by the three simultaneous exhibitions: the permanent collection of Romanian art (1965-2018), the temporary group show of Romanian art and the temporary solo show of an influential international artist. For these exhibitions, MARe collaborates with museums throughout the country, private collectors, local and international galleries, Romanian and foreign artists. One of the main objectives of MARe is education through the wide range of programs specially designed for this, conceived both for a specialized audience and for amateurs. Open Wed-Mon: 11:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday Closed

Hermann Nitsch. Rituals

ARTE PLASTICE


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
25.09.2020 - 06.12.2020
Artists:
Hermann Nitsch. Ritualuri/Rituals MARe/Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, 25th September – 6th December 2020 MARe/Museum of Recent Art Bucharest continues its program of solo shows dedicated to prominent international artists who innovated the way art today is made, shown, and understood. After the successful exhibitions started in 2018 with Jeff Wall, MEN, followed in 2019 by Martin Creed, Thinking/Not Thinking, Thomas Ruff, Photophilia, and Marcia Hafif, Pigment as Shape, in 2020 MARe has shown Gregor Schneider, with Dead Rooms and Tino Sehgal, with Untitled Exchange. Starting from 25th September, a selection of 19 paintings and a series of videos documenting the historical performances of legendary Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch will be on display at MARe. Hermann Nitsch (1938) is grounder and major figure of the neo-avant-garde group Wiener Aktionismus, which re-shaped artistic practice in post-war period into an extreme experience. They performed painful acts in thrilling sceneries, fusing together religiously-derived rituals, political targets, artistic provocation and heavily physical, social participation, which rapidly turned influential worldwide. The disputed Orgien Mysterien Theater launched by Hermann Nitsch in the 1950s is an epitome of Wiener Aktionismus: its dystopic social bondage centered on overwhelming blood-spilling sacrifices and the ensuing, paroxysmal human cohesion is one of the most radical landmarks of contemporary art. Yet Hermann Nitsch always painted through his performances, using animal bowels and splattering blood instead of color, and brushing, bruising and butchering hands instead of pinsels. His paintings range from sparse, frightening red stains and patches evoking slaughters, to richly textured, thick layers of heavy-handed colored matter suggestive of gaping intestines on canvas. The time-span covered by the exhibition introduces it as a compact retrospective, starting with the iconic blood and wax works of the early 70s, such as Die Sinnlichkeit ist die Offenbarung des Geistes (The Sensuousness is the Revelation of Mind, 1974), accompanied by the extensive video documentation of crucial performances, to the ongoing series of Schüttbilder (action paintings), with some striking, large works from 2007 up until 2020, an extremely fruitful year for Hermann Nitsch. The centerpiece of his Gesamtkunstwerk, the 6-Days-Play, will be performed again from July 26th to August 1st 2021. More then 20 years after it was first realized in 1998. The exhibition Hermann Nitsch Ritualuri/Rituals at MARe/Museum of Recent Art Bucharest is organized in collaboration with Nitsch Foundation and is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest. Erwin Kessler

The Short life of A Long-Lasting Picture

PERFORMANCE


Tip eveniment
EXCLUSIV la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
03.10.2020 - 03.10.2020

This performance contextualizes the rituals of museums (and galleries) visits and interrogates on what perception depends on when in a such space. The performance is based on choreographic elements and utilizes the space of several floors of the museum.

Out of the Blue

ARTE PLASTICE


Tip eveniment
VERNISAJ la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2020 - 21.09.2020
„Out of the Blue”. Group show of Romanian contemporary art. „Out of the Blue” presents works purchased in the eponymous campaign organized by MARe/Museum of Recent Art between 10th May - 10th June, as a result of the spring 2020 lockdown. This campaign was realized in order to support Romanian artists and contemporary art. The exhibition will present 60 works made by approximately 50 Romanian artists. Curator: Erwin Kessler

Holografic Feels. Marin Grigore (music) and Eliza Lupu (video)

INSTALATIE


Tip eveniment
EXCLUSIV la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2020 - 21.09.2020
The installation tackles the desire of the artists to reach new ways to emancipate and enhance consciousness: what they assert is that the position of the individual in the world depends on the extent to which people adequate their perception to reality. It is undeniable that such states of awareness are possible but the very existence of this desire cancels its realization.

Marin Grigore. Music performance

AUDITIE


Tip eveniment
EXCLUSIV la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2020 - 21.09.2020
Artists:
Marin Grigore music performance and projection on terrace of the cafeteria

The Short Life of a Long - Lasting Picture

PERFORMANCE


Tip eveniment
EXCLUSIV la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2020 - 21.09.2020
The performance discusses the rituals of the visits inside the museum and their duplicitous nature. On the one hand, the nature of these visits is comforting through the effects, accessories and staging that accompany each exhibition, on the other hand, this nature is disquieting through the conglomeration and simultaneity of objects and ideas, generated and generative.

Romanian short movies

PROIECTIE


Tip eveniment
EXCLUSIV la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
21.09.2020 - 21.09.2020
Projection of Romanian short movies in collaboration with The Association of Development for Romanian Film