La Brique, the Brick, Cărămida

Kunsthalle, Mulhouse February 14-April 22, 2019

Pusha Petrov, Marsupium, 2010 – courtesy Ovidiu Șandor

As part of the France - Romania Cultural Season 2019, La Kunsthalle presents La Brique, The Brick, Cărămida, a modern and contemporary art exhibition. The initiative of such an exhibition comes from the collector and benefactor from Timișoara, Ovidiu Șandor, and his desire to share his choices and passion for art in this French city twinned with his, Mulhouse. The opportunity is thus to open the doors on an intimate world, have an insight into the modern and contemporary Romanian narrative and a better understanding of the complex history of this country. This exhibition presents a committed and creative artistic scene from the early 20th century to this day.

The title of the exhibition is borrowed from an emblematic work by Ana Lupaș, an iconic figure of the avant-garde and undoubtedly a major discovery of the greatest museums in the world. It puts one brick after another in a building that is the founding act of a wonderful cultural enterprise.

From Constantin Brâncuși, André Cadere, Ana Lupaș Geta Brătescu and Ion Grigorescu, leading figures in a national pantheon, to Adrian Ghenie, Victor Man, Ciprian Mureșan or Dan Perjovschi and taking into account a whole new generation that will not be long to be discovered outside national borders, the collection shows a high ambition and a strong commitment.

This is also an opportunity to invite two Romanian artists, Pusha Petrov and Alex Mirutziu, to produce and present new works. Both of their projects, produced for the occasion, will join the collection and will strengthen the presence of the young Romanian scene.

42 artists, 55 artworks, 2 new productions

The Kunsthalle has invited two young artists for a residence, Alex Mirutziu and Pusha Petrov in order to produce artworks dedicated to this event.

  • Ion Bârlădeanu
  • Ioana Bătrânu
  • Marius Bercea
  • Horia Bernea
  • Ștefan Bertalan
  • Ion Bitzan
  • Mi Kafchin
  • Constantin Brâncuși
  • Brassaï
  • Geta Brătescu
  • Victor Brauner
  • Michele Bressan
  • André Cadere
  • Mircea Cantor
  • Roman Cotoșman
  • Constantin Flondor
  • Ion Grigorescu
  • Adrian Ghenie
  • Marcel Iancu
  • Pavel Ilie
  • Ana Lupaș
  • Victor Man
  • Dan Mihălțianu
  • Alex Mirutziu
  • Florin Mitroi
  • Ciprian Mureșan
  • Gellu Naum
  • Paul Neagu
  • Ioana Nemeș
  • Miklós Onucsan
  • Andrei Pandele
  • Dan Perjovschi
  • Pusha Petrov
  • Lea Rasovszky
  • Diet Sayler
  • Șerban Savu
  • Decebal Scriba
  • Arthur Segal
  • Sigma
  • Mircea Suciu
  • Liviu Stoicoviciu
  • Hans Mattis-Teutsch
  • Doru Tulcan
  • Andra Ursuța