Developed in close collaboration with Ion Grigorescu (°1945, Bucharest), this retrospective is a unique opportunity to unite works by this extraordinary contemporary artist. The overarching theme of cinema makes it possible to approach his singular artistic practice – including paintings, drawings, films and photographs – from a transversal perspective without attempting to create the illusion of a unified whole.
Cinema is also significant in Grigorescu’s prolific filmic pro- duction, ranging from ground-breaking 8mm films made during the communist era to his increasingly elaborate and performative use of the video camera. The impact of cinema and its specific language was crucial for Ion Grigorescu because it quickly allowed him to go beyond the limitations of painting – his chosen specialization at art school.
Curator: Magda Radu