Museum of Recent Art
Museum of Recent Art presents to the audience over 150 works, exhibited in a 1200 sqm building on five levels, equipped with all the spaces, equipment, services, programs and specialists required by today's museographic requirements. Designed by YTAA (Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates), the new museum will present a permanent collection of the most representative works of Romanian art from the 1960s until today. After the Simu Museum, MARe is the first private art museum to open in Romania over the last 100 years, in a building dedicated exclusively to it, not in any construction, converted to a museum task.
With his emphasis on Romanian art produced from the 60's until today, MARe offers visitors a critical insight into the risks, achievements and compromises of Romanian artists during the communist dictatorship and the fall of the regime in 1989. In July 1965, at the Ninth Congress of the Communist Party, the official ideology dissociated from the dogma of socialist realism in order to encourage "stylistic diversity" in the arts, but without exceeding the limits imposed by the regime. Since then, artists ignored until then, such as the autodidact Ion Ţuculescu, have been transformed into heroes and prophets of renewal. The younger artists quickly took over the techniques and means of Western art, from abstraction and neoconstructivism to photorealism and from performance to installations and land art. In the permanent exhibition there are key works by Ion Ţuculescu, Andrei Fădăr, Ion Grigorescu, Paul Neagu, Ştefan Bertalan, Roman Cotosman, Pavel Ilie, Diet Sayler, Alexandru Chira, Horia Bernea, Florin Mitroi, Marian Zidaru, Ioana Bătrânu, Teodor Graur, Dan Perjovschi, Dumitru Gorzo, Victor Man, Ecaterina Vrana, Vlad Nanca, Gili Mocanu, Anca Muresan, Ovidiu Feneş, Cristina David, Ion Barladeanu and many others.