The National Museum of Art of Romania

New Black Romanticism

An exhibition exploring old Romantic themes such as the enigmatic, the obscure, the mysterious from the perspective of 34 international contemporary artists.

 

Open 11 May to 27 August 2017
National Gallery Wing, Ground floor
Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 19.00
Last admission: 18.00

New Black Romanticism looks at some of the most recent trends in contemporary art through the lens of an international group of 34 artists who share a more or less explicit common interest in Romantic themes and their reinterpretation in a contemporary key. To these artists, whose allegiance goes mainly from progressive Dark Wave to the so-called Finsterstrategie, the ‘black manner’ approach seems most appropriate in filtering through the uncertainties, upside-down values, social and personal insecurities, and an all-pervading war threat that dominate our contemporary world.

The exhibition at the National Museum of Art of Romania is a first stop in a tour comprising Stadtgalerie Kie in Kiel, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Galerie der Stadt in Backnang, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis in Bregenz as well as Topičův Salon in Prague.

Exhibition curators: Christoph Tannert (Director, Künstlerhaus Bethanien), Miriam Barnitz (Assistant curator), Robert Seidel (Video-Programme curator)

Artists:
Alexandra Baumgartner / Berthold Bock / Roland Boden / Sven Drühl / Martin Eder / Axel Geis / Anders Grønlien / Bertram Hasenauer / Gregor Hildebrandt / Tommy Høvik / Lisa Junghanß / Krištof Kintera / Andrey Klassen / Michael Kunze / Nik Nowak / Markus Proschek / Adam Saks / Sándor Szász / Jan Šerých / Moritz Stumm / László Szotyory / Philip Topolovac / Iris Van Dongen / Fabrizia Vanetta / Ruprecht Von Kaufmann / Jan Vytiska / Maik Wolf / Ralf Ziervogel

Video Programme:
Greta Alfaro / Susann Maria Hempel / William Lamson / Bill Morrison / Quay Brothers / Jan Švankmajer

Organizers: National Museum of Art of Romania and Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Partner: Goethe Institut

Open 11 May to 27 August 2017
National Gallery Wing, Ground floor
Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 19.00
Last admission: 18.00