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Victor Brauner: Inventions and Magic

On the occasion of the opening of the cultural program “Timișoara 2023: European Capital of Culture,” the Timișoara National Museum of Art is hosting the most important and comprehensive exhibition in Eastern Europe dedicated to the surrealist artist of Romanian origin Victor Brauner.

The Official Opening of the exhibition is on February 17, 2023 at 16:00 in the Baroque Hall of the National Museum of Art Timișoara.

One hundred and twenty years after the birth of Victor Brauner in the Kingdom of Romania and curated by Camille Morando, this retrospective exhibition aims to pay tribute to a central figure of Surrealism, an artist little known until now in his country of origin. The curator has selected over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations, and documents covering Brauner’s entire artistic career, from Bucharest to Paris, from the 1920s to the early 1960s. All these invaluable works are brought together for the first time in a retrospective exhibition with a design signed by the architect Attila Kim.

“Victor Brauner: Inventions and Magic,” the most important retrospective exhibition in Eastern Europe dedicated to the surrealist artist of Romanian origin is financed by the Timiș County Council and is co-organised in the European Capital of Culture by the Centre Pompidou, the Timișoara National Museum of Art, the Art Encounters Foundation, and the French Institute in Romania–Timișoara branch, with the support of Comité Brauner and Fondation du Judaïsme Français.

The exhibition is open to the public between February 17 and May 28 2023.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalog (Romanian/English) co-edited by the Arta Grafica printing house and the Art Encounters Foundation. Coordinated by Camille Morando, the exhibition’s curator, this catalog includes texts signed by prominent names of the cultural scene, such as Cătălin Davidescu, Catherine Hansen, Radu Stern, Bernard Blistène, Irina Cărăbaș, Andreea Foanene, Diana Marincu, as well as a Victor Brauner biography and old photographs selected by the editor.

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