New beginnings: Galateca #art #collection
It was a full year of temporary exhibitions. A year full of art events. And, in the end, a year of talented artists and cool works. Now, it’s time for something else. As in… a personal collection of Galateca art gallery.
How can a collection of an gallery could be personal? Let’s see! The exhibition “Noi începuturi” (New beginnings) includes, for the first time, a “personal” collection of the gallery Galateca – art works from important artists, Romanian and foreigners, as well. Modern and contemporary art, 20 exceptional names, different art techniques and a cool selection of the artists – all of them underlining the versatility and the contemporaneity aspect of the gallery work.
To make the selection, the gallery took into account for this exhibition the aesthetic criteria, bur also the technique, the medium and subjects. The collection is put together as to reflect the multimedia strategy of the gallery, its innovative and international character and it is based on the works accumulated at the gallery in the past 9 years, some works from British artist Simon Henwood and some works collected by the owner of Galateca, Andreea Sandu.
Some of the artists from the exhibition are: Anca Boeriu, Maria Cioată, Constantin Flondor, Cosmin Paulescu, Constantin Piliuță, Pisica Pătrată, Predrag Popara, Bogdan Rață, Mircea Roman, Ioana Sisea, Mihai Zgondoiu, Marian Zidaru, Sir Peter Blake, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Simon Henwood, Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Scott, Andy Warhol.
The art works signed Sir Peter Blake, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Francisco Goya, Eduardo Paolozzi, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol are part of the private collection of the English artist Simon Henwood, art works that inspired him in writing his first novel, Black Arc, exhibited for the first time at Galateca in 2014 (Henwood Library – Archive). They are accompanied by two watercolours portraits of the artist. Simon Henwood exhibited in MOMA (NYC), ICA (London), UCLA Hammer Museum (LA), Galeria Sophie Scheidecker (Paris).