THE WANDERERS: Contemporary Painting From Cluj
For more than a decade, Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania, has been a thriving Contemporary art center for Romania and the international art world. This trend’s inception was founded upon a call for change on behalf of the representation of a group of painters, a group that has since been identified as the “Cluj School.” These young artists dared to assume a different artistic paradigm; one that combined the conceptual art trends of the West with traditional figurative painting.
Aiming to explore the outstanding conditions behind the emergence of such a complex artistic climate, Richard Taittinger Gallery is honored to have leading Romanian art historian Maria Rus Bojan, to curate the exhibition: THE WANDERERS: Contemporary Painting from Cluj.
For this exhibition, the curator has endeavored to make visible that, beyond the ascribed label of the Cluj School by way of international media, there is much more to be explored when considering this group of artists. Therefore, this multigenerational exhibition tracks a shared dialogue between masters and students in order to define certain Romanian traditions. Traditions, that has within the last decade, projected the painters of Cluj-Napoca, into the limelight, astounding the international art world. The artists of this exhibition include; Cornel Brudașcu (1937), Ioan Sbârciu (1948), Victor Răcătău (1967), Aurelian Piroșcă (1973), Marius Bercea (1979), Oana Fărcaș (1981), Alin Bozbiciu (1989), Robert Fekete (1987), and Sergiu Toma (1987).