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Galateca Contemporary Art and Design Gallery
STR. C.A. ROSETTI NR. 2-4

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Galateca is a multidisciplinary art and design gallery located at the ground floor of the Central University Library „Carol I“, in a lively and modern space, designed by the award-wining architect Radu Teaca. Our story began on the 6th of December 2012 with the private view of our first exhibition: Stories in Pictures. We started our journey thinking about a lot of beautiful projects and with some clear intentions in our minds. To be quite open and to experiment a lot. To create an effervescent space, where contemporary art meets the classics. And also to develop a platform that brings together artists, designers, architects, curators and communication experts. All these so we can offer our public a different kind of interaction with art, one that truly involves everybody. We consider that we accomplished our promises. The best proof would be our 18 exhibitions that gave us the opportunity to explore different areas and types of artistic expressions: from cartoons to videos, from paintings and drawings to installations and happenings, from contemporary Romanian artists that are successful abroad to renowned artists from around the world, from reviving identity symbols like the Romanian Blouse to vintage and haute couture collections, from Romanian classics to international artists. We have worked in partnership with prestigious national and international cultural institutions, such as the Romanian Cultural Institute, Horniman Museum in London, Czech Cultural Centre and Central University Library among many others. But also we want to mention the countless events that turned our space into a theatre hall, a catwalk or into the scene of various performances. We also assumed a coherent strategy to promote Romanian culture within the “Romanian Art Energy” project and two wide directions that define the Galateca spirit: design and international contemporary art. We wanted to surprise you with a new concept of gallery shop. This is why we launched NeoGalateca at the beginning of 2013, a store that puts together innovative home & deco international brands, the best designers and the most talented Romanian and international artists. It is a space that displays object-design, books and artistic portfolios. It is one of the few places in Bucharest where you can find “the Romanian Gift Shop” with small series or unique collections that combines art and design inspired by Romanian tradition, but manufactured in a “museum quality” manner. In addition, NeoGalateca is often complementary to the main exhibition space, hosting various performances and ‘artist’s rooms’. In this short time, Galateca became a reference cultural space, a platform which promotes original arts and design projects, constantly adapting and tuning to local and international art scenes. The Galateca story goes on with every event, every exhibition and every artist.

Toxic Two

ARTE PLASTICE


Tip eveniment
VERNISAJ la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
11.10.2019 - 25.10.2019
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 19:12 - Vernisaj
  • 01:00 - Inchidere
Artists:
Mircea Moroianu in the author room Toxic Two, from Galateca, propose to explore more types of toxic relationships of couple. The works address topics such as: manipulation of the partner, toxic masculinity or delay of growing up and dependence on parents. "I sometimes think days after days at one subject till I can see it clear enough, and I draw it few minutes," says Mircea Moroianu. Analytical and minimalist, artistic works are astonishingly X-rays of today's society and human interactions. Although extremely simple, drawings have in the back, very strong understandings. Even if the subject are daily life happenings, the topics addressed by Mircea are nonetheless extremely personal: removal from ourselves, adapting the toxic and alien relationship through technology. The exhibition remains open between 4th and 18th of October

We have wake up pillows for sale

PERFORMANCE


Tip eveniment
VERNISAJ la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
11.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 19:00 - Vernisaj
  • 01:00 - Inchidere
Artists:
Diana Rosca's performance "We have wake- up pillows for sale", hosted at the Galateca, is an allusion to the people's desire to change their condition, to break the routine and to change the others, with the help of a magic product, overnight, without making a physical or mental effort to do so, or without changing them. This performance explains the artist state, always between two worlds: that of making art and that of making money for survival; it talks about the possibility of the artist to make money with a "key ring" / object that has a certain utility, than with a work of art.

ART AT THE ENTRANCE

INSTALATIE


Tip eveniment
VERNISAJ la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
11.10.2019 - 11.11.2019
Program
  • 19:00 - Deschidere
  • 19:00 - Vernisaj si petrecere
  • 01:00 - Inchidere
The ART AT THE ENTRANCE. CHANGE, starts from the phrase - We bring ART in your way - and proposes an innovative alternative, to familiarize a diverse audience with contemporary art, in its 30th anniversary and commemorative year since the events of 1989.