Artists: Matthias Weischer and Robert Bosisio
Curator: Florin Ștefan
4 Februarie – 1 Aprilie 2016
‘’I am glad that we can bring to Cluj – for the first time in Romania – Matthias Weischer, one of the biggest painters in Europe. Weischer is a top artist of the Leipzig School, that served as a model for the Cluj School. He is very much loved by the young artists of Cluj, who now have the opportunity to meet him and see his work”, said Florin Ștefan, manager of Spațiu Intact.“Regarded as one of the most important painters of his generation, Matthias Weischer came to international attention in the early 21st Century as a member of the ‘Leipzig School’: a movement credited with spearheading the revival of figurative painting”, said art critic Jane Neal.
Born in 1973, Weischer lives and works in Leipzig, and his paintings could and can be seen in galleries and museums such as Gemeentemuseum, Haga, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague.
Artist Robert Bosisio works in Trodena (Italy) and Berlin, painting ‘’our human condition as dreamers”, as famous movie director Wim Wenders, one of Bosisio’s admirers puts it. In Cluj, one of his remarkable exhibitions was in 2010, at the Art Museum, together with the photo exhitibion of Wim’s wife, artist Donata Wenders.
The event is organised with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.
Partners: University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Casa Boema, VinoMania, Distral.
The Weischer Bosisio opening is part of “6 spaces, 6 exhibitions, 7 artists”, an evening of exhibition openings which will take place at the Paintbrush Factory and which includes:
’’Naked and drawing with a compass’’, Radu Comșa – Sabot Gallery, “Ascent”, Enikő Kovács – Bazis Gallery, “Radio Tern – I Am What I Am” – :BARIL, ’’Primal Dream’’, Gabriel Marian – Nano Gallery, “Intro”, Irina Dumitrașcu Măgurean – the workspace of Irina Dumitrașcu Măgurean.
The next day, on Friday, 5 February, at 5 pm, at Casa Matei (Cluj-Napoca), the art lovers are invited to attend “Painting – a question of materiality?”, a conversation between Matthias Weischer, Robert Bosisio and art critic Jane Neal, followed by a discussion with the audience. Jane Neal wrote a chapter dedicated to Cluj in “Art Cities of the Future’’, album which afterwards was presented in The New York Times. In the album, Cluj was nominated in the top 12 cities which, as the experts say will have a major influence on the XXIst century art.