Kunstreise Bukarest

1 - 3 June, 2018
(Arrival possible on May 31, we recommend departure on June 4)

Since 1989 the art of Romania had to rebuild in huge areas from the ground up - a complex process that is even more intense since Romania joined the EU. Only a few Romanian artists are internationally known and only since the MNAC (National Museum for contemporary Art) in a part of the huge palace has opened for the people, there is a major institution for international exhibitions in Bucharest too. Mostly private galleries work on the art and careers of the artists with huge engagement, partially within international networks. Old architecture in Bucharest often has fallen victim to earlier earthquakes and extreme deformations on the city during the Ceaușescu time. Therefore buildings from the 19th and 20th century surprise with their numerous styles of architecture. Amazing modern buildings of the interwar period are well preserved. Also the communistic time and the building boom since the turn has changed the city intensely. The architecture of the multiethnic Bucharest presents an individual, eclectic diversity.

KnollGalerieWien invites you to this art tour to Bucharest. The program offers a broad insight to the actual art scene. Meetings and talks with collectors, artists and curators take place numerously, our special focus is on visits of artists studios. Of course we are also going to see famous historical collections. The program contains the special architecture of the city as well, mainly of the 20th century: Art Nouveau and modernism, the socialistic period, plus the newest buildings since the turn.

We will send a detailed program with all addresses and area maps prior to the journey. The guided tours will be mostly held in english, some in german. We will send you information before the journey about Bucharest, including current art discourses, Romanian art in general, literature recommendations etc. The program will take place from June 1 - 3, 2018 (we suggest to arrive on 31st of May and departure Sunday, June 3, evening, or Monday morning). Price for the program € 160.

You plan your arrival and departure individually at your preferred date. Price example for 2 nights with double room in the very nice K+K Hotel Elisabeta ****: € 140 (per person single room incl. breakfast) (subject to alteration). Flights are not included in the price above, early bird flight tickets from € 50 (Austrian Airlines, from Vienna).

If you are interested to participate, please contact us: kunstreise@knollgalerie.at. We will be happy to send you the temporary program of our travel. A registration of at least 9 people is required for the art tour (please book your flight only after our confirmation of your participation). All information are supplied without guarantee.