people had been talking about bucharest being the new berlin but last night was the first time i felt the poor but cool vibe: a reconverted industrial space as venue, sponsor beer on tap+numberless kinds of fruit tarts and a relaxed, mixed up crowd. i parked my bike at the entrance and very soon it had company: a little motorless scooter.
the show is privim pantelimonul, a group exhibition – george anghelescu, dana bălăneanu, alma cazacu, nicolae comănescu, kuki constantinescu, suzana dan, adriana horga, sebastian moldovan, dan perjovschi, lea rasovszky, stefan ungureanu, simona vilău and dan voinea.
perjo contributed with a couple of expectedly ephemeral sentences written in chalk, along the wall. the hand writing was perfect fourth-grader calligraphy, with all the lines and curves in place and the message is this: i once saw a field of sun flowers. all the flowers were facing in the wrong direction. d.p.
comanescu was one of the artists present at the opening. we had a short talk about his already famous technique: he paints using a mix of acrylic and a series of unexpected additions such as dust, cigarette ash, mustard, etc. this may not be the first time i declare my admiration for his work, but i have to say: he’s nailing the whole romanian urban atmosphere!
the show will end on november the 31st and you can visit anytime between tuesday and sunday, from 5 to 8 pm. drop by if you are in the neighbourhood!