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Fourth Shift
31 Jan 2024 Propagarta conducted an interview with the artist and the curator, who told us more about the theme of abandoned industries, expressively explored in the works, but also about the behind-the-scenes organization of the exhibition and the beginning of their long collaboration.
23 Jan 2024 "Fourth Shift" includes two series of works: interior landscapes, portraits of disintegrating industrial equipment and a number of larger canvases that appear at the limit of abstract form, fictional writings, sign letters whose form originates from post-industrial landscapes.
21 Jan 2024 The event tells about the artist's preoccupation with the rusty-crepuscular spaces of the defunct Romanian industry, presenting creations from the period 2017-2023, in particular, oil painting, charcoal drawing, a mural intervention - a drawing in situ, as well as a photo archive made over ten years.
15 Jan 2024 Fourth Shift is Emanuel Borcescu's latest personal exhibition, with which Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery makes a strong debut in 2024. The opening will take place on Friday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the gallery space on Jean-Louis Calderon no. 34 in Bucharest, where the exhibition curated by Raluca-Ilaria Demetrescu will remain open until February 23.
Contemporary Drawing in Romania #1
1 Dec 2023 A competition open to visual artists of all ages and aimed at all artists in the country, regardless of their formation attracted an impressive number of creators, and the spectacular exhibition could be seen at the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery. Fresh, yet elaborate, the works offered a correct perspective on a growing interest of artists, directed towards graphics, as a powerful way of plastic expression.
27 Nov 2023 In the exhibition "Contemporary Drawing in Romania" the works of award-winning artists and drawings from the Art Movements Foundation Prize for Contemporary Drawing 2023 competition were presented, signed by Romanian artists whose main concern in their creation is the practice of contemporary drawing.
26 Oct 2023 Art Movements Foundation, Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery, and ALERT Studio opened on Wednesday, October 25, the exhibition “CONTEMPORARY DRAWING IN ROMANIA” – the first edition, curated by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu. The exhibition is an invitation to analysis, to an incomplete incursion into the universe of Romanian graphic creation, with the practices of contemporary drawing and emerging trends.
25 Oct 2023 The exhibition presents some of the works of the participating artists and the winning works in the Art Movements Foundation Prize for Contemporary Drawing, 2023 competition.
16 Oct 2023 Art Movements Foundation announces the winners of the first edition of the Art Movements Foundation Prize for Contemporary Drawing 2023 and the winner of the special section Collector's Prize. The jury made up of six connoisseurs of the Romanian contemporary art scene chose the winners and finalists through a score awarded by secret ballot, in the competition that attracted the participation of 347 artists and a total number of 587 works.
12 Sep 2023 The winning and finalist works of the first edition of the project will be exhibited during the annual "AMF - Contemporary Drawing", at the Bucharest gallery Scemtovici & Benowitz and in the alternative spaces Alert Studio and Art-An-Te, in the fall of this year.
Pulsatilla
17 Jan 2024 At the end of a 2023 rich in painting exhibitions and many big names present in Romanian galleries, I was happy to discover a young artist and see her personal exhibition, "Pulsatilla". In the space of an old restored house, where the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery is now located, Daniela Vîrlan invited the public on a meditative journey, through her works in vivid colors, loaded with fantastic characters and symbols.
29 Dec 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery celebrates one year since its opening with a contemporary dance performance. On Thursday, December 28, at 6 p.m., Răzvan Mazilu and Ștefan Lupu will expand the Pulsatilla exhibition space in a performative dialogue with a soundtrack by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Harold Budd. Through gesture and movement, the dancers will integrate Daniela Vîrlan's paintings into their choreography, starting from an idea of ​​the cultural manager Raluca Băloiu.
27 Dec 2023 A contemporary dance performance signed by Răzvan Mazilu and Ștefan Lupu will take place in the "Pulsatilla" exhibition at the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery and marks one year since the opening of the Bucharest based gallery.
22 Dec 2023 Through gesture and movement, the dancers will integrate Daniela Vîrlan's paintings into their choreography, starting from an idea of ​​cultural manager Raluca Băloiu.
1 Dec 2023 The painter Daniela Vîrlan became for me the great revelation of the past year. Her works were presented until the last day of the year with a wiry exhibition from a pictorial and thematic point of view, in the ground floor/basement space of the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery, an exhibition called Pulsatilla, curated by the always surprising artist Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu.
22 Nov 2023 In Pulsatilla, the latest exhibition at the Scemtovici & Benowitz gallery, Daniela Vîrlan approaches a new direction in her artistic practice and, even if the themes of the paintings are novel, we recognize specific elements of the artist's previous creation.
1 Plus 1 Plus 1
26 Jun 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery opened on Friday, June 23, on Jean Louis Calderon 34, "Beaver 1 Plus 1 Plus 1", a triple collaborative exhibition of contemporary art, marked by the curatorial vision of the visual artist Beaver.
23 Jun 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery opens on Friday, June 23, at 18:30, in Strada Jean Louis Calderon 34, "Beaver 1 Plus 1 Plus 1", a triple collaborative exhibition of contemporary art, marked by the curatorial vision of the visual artist Beaver.
Colors, Underwater Love
1 Jun 2023 The list of participants in "Colors, Underwater Love" is of course subjective, but we learn that "the ambition of the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery is to resume exhibitions related to the practice of watercolor."
29 May 2023 We invite you to the opening of the "Colors, Underwater Love" exhibition, curated by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu, on Tuesday, May 30, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery space at Jean-Louis Calderon no. 34. The artistic event is an attempt to reposition the watercolor technique in the top Romanian arts, in which 16 artists who use watercolor as their main working technique or who practice it intensively, in addition to other disciplines, take part.
MOBU
8 Jun 2023 MoBu - International Art Fair of Bucharest (May 19-28, Romaero), the largest and most ambitious contemporary art fair ever held in Romania, has come to an end. Besides the big galleries (Strata, Romană, Nemțoi, Baraka, Atelier 030202 etc.), I was delighted by the presence of the young Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery, which entered the public circuit at the end of last year. It is entirely meritorious that they came to MoBu with only one artist, Olimpiu Bandalac, a personality of experimentalism from the last decades.
26 May 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery presents an exhibition by the visual artist Olimpiu Bandalac, curated by Raluca-Ilaria Demetrescu – painting, graphics, photography, installation and object – within the first edition of MoBU, Bucharest International Contemporary Art Fair (19-28 May 2023) , which brings together the most relevant contemporary art galleries in Romania.
19 May 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery invites you to the Bucharest International Contemporary Art Fair, to enjoy the opening with a guided tour, Friday May 19, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
HOURS...
24 Apr 2023 At Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery, the personal exhibition of Olimpiu Bandalac opened on March 14, entitled "Hours..." and curated by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu. We wanted to find out more about what inspired this project and we talked to Olimpiu Bandalac, a complex artist with a vast and diverse body of work, and with a personal history that is organically linked to the story of recent Romanian art.
6 Apr 2023 Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery hosts the exhibition "Hours..." by Olimpiu Bandalac, curated by Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu. "Hours..." was born from the collaboration of the creator with the music of compositor Octavian Nemescu.
21 Mar 2023 Eight art animation films made by Olimpiu Bandalac, Zoltán Szilágy Varga and Zeno Bogdănescu featuring the music of Octavian Nemescu, scholar composer, will be screened until March 22, from 18:00, at Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery in the center Bucharest.
7 Feb 2023 Friday, February 10, 2023, from 18:30, Scemtovici & Benowitz Gallery invites the art-consuming public to the first InsideArt meeting, a program that debuts with the theme "Venice Art Biennale, 59th edition - Romanian artists in international context", together with the visual artist Olimpiu Bandalac and Adela Mara, art historian and artistic director of the gallery.
In Cer si pe Pamant
18 Jan 2023 Galeria de artă contemporană Scemtovici & Benowitz, situată într-o casă de început de secol XX, se deschide publicului larg vineri, 16 decembrie, de la ora 18:00, cu vernisajul expoziției colective „În cer și pe pământ”, curatoriată de Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu.
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