Biennial of Young Artists

The Biennial of Young Artists is the first regular event in the visual arts scene in Bucharest aimed to present and promote the creation of young artists in regional and European context.
 
The Biennial of Young Artists is one of the first periodic visual-art manifestations specifically addressed to the young Romanian and foreign artists. During the 4 editions that took place so far, the project reunited more than 250 artists from around the world, as well as curators and art critics. The project aims to promote young artists’ creation, to establish international cooperation networks, and to help develop the Romanian cultural scene. Since one of the main goals is to establish both international and local partnerships as well as involving Romanian art in local and global projects, the Biennial of Young Artists aims to increase Romania’s visibility on the contemporary cultural scene. META Cultural Foundation organizes the Biennial of Young Artists since 2004.
 
META Cultural Foundation is one of he first private non-governmental organizations in Romania that promotes visual art. It was founded in 1995 and ever since it was involved in various projects, contemporary art exhibitions, sculpture symposia as well as interdisciplinary symposia. Today, the foundation promotes alternative contemporary art, inter/trans/multi/pluri/disciplinary dialogues, unconventional exhibiting locations, and experimental orientations.The main goals of the foundations are: to promote Romanian contemporary art both locally and internationally; to establish European cooperation networks in the cultural field, that would lead to a better representation of Romanian contemporary art internationally; to familiarize the Romanian public with the changes that take place on the contemporary cultural artistic scene; to offer young artists the opportunity to express and to help them exhibit their works and show them to the public.The foundation organized contemporary art exhibitions, sculpture symposiums, interdisciplinary symposiums, workshops, that reunited artists, art critics, managers, mathematicians, literates, anthropologists, biologists from Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, UK, the Netherlands, USA etc. At the same time, META publishing house undertook a diverse publicist activity (albums, translations, META Cahiers, “A century of Romanian sculpture” dictionary etc.)
 
Previous editions of the project:

 
1st edition – 2004 – Biennial of Young Artists – Images of Violence / Violence of Images
 
2nd edition – 2006 – Biennial of Young Artists – Absent Without Leave
 
3rd edition – 2008 – Biennial of Young Artists – Re-construction
 
4th edition – 2010 – Biennial of Young Artists – Police the Police
 
5th edition – 2012 – Biennial of Young Artists – Overlapping Biennial
 
Aims and Objectives:
 
• To become an important platform of communication and cooperation between both local and international art scenes;
• To promote the art of contemporary young artists by offering them the opportunity to express in an international context;
• To establish a cooperation network at European level offering both the artists and local cultural entities the possibility of becoming actively involved in regional cooperation programmes;
• To increase the awareness of local population towards new practices in contemporary art;
• To stir up reactions and discussions among experts, as well as in mass-media both at local level and European level;
• To stimulate active involvement of volunteers;
• To acquaint the general public, as well as experts from various fields on topics and recent problems related to society (theoretical symposium section);
• To establish partnerships with local/regional/international cultural institutions;
• To obtain financial aid from public and private sectors;
• To promote partner institutions, sponsors and media partners through publications, the event’s website and on-line newsletters.

META Cultural Foundation

META Cultural Foundation has been active in visual arts field since 1995. It is one of the first Romanian private organizations that focuses on both the local contemporary art scene and the international one. While expressing an interest for the three dimensional object in its first years, today it is mostly directed towards recent alternative contemporary art and experimental directions, aiming to generate an inter/trans/multi/pluridisciplinary dialogue inside the unconventional cultural spaces.
 
META Cultural Foundation intends to promote Romanian contemporary art, both locally and internationally, to establish regional and European networks of cooperation in the cultural field, that will lead to a better representation of Romanian contemporary art, to open Romanian cultural environment towards the changes and evolutions that permanently take place on the contemporary art scene, to support young talented artists, to promote national cultural values on local, regional, and international art scene.
 
During the past 18 years of cultural activity, META Cultural Foundation organised numerous contemporary art exhibitions, sculpture symposiums, interdisciplinary symposiums, workshops that brought together artists, curators, art critics and art historians, managers, mathematicians, literates, anthropologists, biologists from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Estonia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Australia, Singapore, China, USA etc. With the help of META Publishing House, the Foundation had also an important editorial activity (art albums and catalogues, translations, Caietele META, A Century of Romanian Sculpture. A – D, dictionary, volume I, 2001), and recently has released the first bilingual encyclopedia dedicated to Romanian sculpture – A Century of Romanian Sculpture, an extended version of the printed dictionary, available at www.sculpture.ro.
 
Since 2004, META Cultural Foundation regularly organises The Biennial of Young Artists, one of the most important cultural events on the Romanian contemporary visual arts scene. One of the Biennial’s objectives is to develop international partnerships, thus involving Romanian art in international art projects.
 
More info on: www.metacult.ro


News


2017-04-26 20:21:12

Spring 2017 GRAND Opening


MNAC Bucharest happily announces the opening of the new season’s exhibitions on April 27, 7 pm, at the Palace of Parliament.

Save the date!


OPENING: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017, 7pm

The National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest

The Palace of Parliament


Image credit: Romelo Pervolovici, Wilderness Fire, 2013, oil on canvas, 203 x 160 cm (photo credit Romelo Pervolovici, ©2META) )


Image credit: Maria Manolescu, #103, 2016, dimensions: 183 x 132 cm (photo credit Romelo Pervolovici, ©2META)


METAREALIA – AT THE SAME TIME

2META / Maria Manolescu, Romelo Pervolovici

Curators: Raluca-Elena Doroftei, Andreea Drăghicescu

27.04.2017 - 08.10.2017
3rd floor

METAREALIA – At The Same Time exhibition reveals the most recent activity of 2META - Maria Manolescu and Romelo Pervolovici. Mostly known as media artists, they start using painting as a means of expression in 2010. Their works of art meet and overlap around the meta concept. The 2META painting seeks out breaches of reality, multiple realities, reality after reality – while the 2 artists work together on different canvases. At the same time a unique practice is drawn, with identifiable aesthetics, radically specific and unique. Metarealia defines a hybrid visual space where idea meets matter. (Raluca-Elena Doroftei, Andreea Drăghicescu, 2META)

Architect: Radu Pervolovici

MNAC Coordinator: Magda Predescu

Winner of the MNAC Call for projects 2015



2016-11-10 15:26:52

Metarealia: A Metavisual Discourse/ 2META

(Editura META, București, 2016)

The META Cultural Foundation, together with the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, are organising the launch of the retrospective album Metarealia: a metavisual discourse/ 2META. The event will take place on Friday, 11 November, 19:00, at the Cărturești Verona Bookstore (Str. Arthur Verona 13-15), in the presence of critics and art historians Magda Cârneci and Igor Mocanu, while writer Ion Bogdan Lefter will participate on video.


Please contact us for any other details.

Andreea Drăghicescu

0723.154.052​


2016-11-07 18:43:17

A Century of Romanian Architecture - www.e-architecture.ro

Photography exhibition and the launching of the online encyclopaedia, the 1918-1944 timeframe.


On Wednesday, November 9th, at 6:30 p.m., in Piața Amzei, first floor (Piața Amzei 13), META Cultural Foundation kindly invites you to the opening of the photography exhibition and the launching event for the online encyclopaedia A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1918-1944 period).

The double event will be attended by Mihaela Criticos, Mariana Croitoru, Anca Filip, Oana Marinache, Mircea Ochinciuc, Gabriela Petrescu, Dragoș Popescu, Sidonia Teodorescu, Ion Bogdan Lefter.

The cultural project is financed by ARCUB and P.M.B. within the program „Bucharest the Invisible City, 2016”, by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, and by the Union of Romanian Architects from the fund „Architecture Stamp” 2016.

The second edition of the project "A Century of Romanian Architecture", dedicated to architecture in the interbellic period, can be accessed at www.e-architecture.ro starting with the 8th November 2016.

The encyclopaedic project, started by META Cultural Foundation, was initiated at the beginning of the 2000s in the form of a printed dictionary, the first stage being materialized in 2001, with the emergence of the dictionary A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A-D), published in the "Sinteze" Collection, META Publishing House. In 2013, with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (ANCF), partnered with the Romanian Fine Artists’ Union and the National University of Art (UNArte), this was resumed in electronic format, the first edition of the online encyclopaedia, called A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A - M), being launched in the autumn of 2013. The second edition of the project that took place in 2014, with the financial support of AFCN, comprises the second part of the dictionary (N-Z) and it was launched in the autumn of last year. (www.sculpture.ro)

In 2015, META Cultural Foundation returned with a new encyclopaedia, this time dedicated to Romanian architecture and integrated in a wider cultural program which consists of two complementary cultural projects, and which this year is at the second edition:

  1.   The Romanian architecture bilingual online encyclopaedia, second edition, 1918-1944 - www.e-architecture.ro

  2.   The photography exhibition A Century of Romanian Architecture (1918-1944), open in the period 9 November - 4 December 2016.

With a specific and well documented content, the encyclopaedia and the exhibition aim at achieving an extended vision of Romanian architecture of the last 100 years in four separate stages (2015 – 1890-1918, 2016 – 1918-1947, 2017 – 1947-1989, 2018 – 1989-2018), in the proposed format – online and bilingual/exhibition, which will contain data of a both historical and critic content, ample information of the 20th century history but also more recent information regarding the architectural activity of the ones selected, already famous names and new ones, belonging to the younger architects, as well.   The online edition is the first bilingual encyclopaedia with free access that has been dedicated to the architects in Romania and it currently gathers the files of more than 60 architects that worked during the 1890-1918 timeframe.

The encyclopaedia will not represent a mere tool designed as a database, useful to all the students, the architect-professors and the architects, the architecture theoreticians, the cultural operators, the editors, the professors, the managers of museums or cultural centres, but it will also feature a critical apparatus, META Cultural Foundation currently collaborating with a team of architect-professors including: Ana-Maria Zahariade, Mihaela Criticos, Mircea Ochinciuc, Arpad Zachi, Dragoș Ciolacu, Mariana Croitoru, Anca Filip, Oana Marinache, Gabriela Petrescu, Sidonia Teodorescu, Andrei Răzvan Voinea, a team that it intends to expand for the following stages.

A Century of Romanian Architecture will remain an open project, as a work in progress platform which can be permanently updated even by any virtual visitor that wishes to make changes, corrections or additions to the already existing files on the site. They will be able to complete the files accessing the "Contribute" menu, available for every single page and, after the information is verified by the members of our team, the data will be introduced in the encyclopaedia.

META Cultural Foundation, established in 1995 in Bucharest, aims to build a cultural discourse on a contemporary, inter- and multidisciplinary level, to promote Romanian contemporary art on a national and European scale, to open the Romanian cultural backgrounds to the changes that occur on today’s art scene.

Project organized by META Cultural Foundation

Cultural project financed by ARCUB and P.M.B. within the program „Bucharest the Invisible City, 2016”, by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, and by the Union of Romanian Architects from the fund „Architecture Stamp” 2016.

Cultural project hosted by Amzei Market Makers, an initiative by The Institute and ING.

Project conducted with the support of the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, The Centre of Excellence in Image Studies and the Faculty of Letters – University of Bucharest, Arhitext Design Foundation, the Central University Library „Carol I”, the UAUIM Library and the UAR Library. 

Media Partners: Arhitext, Contemporanul, Zeppelin, Igloo, Observator Cultural, AgențiadeCarte, Radio România Cultural, Modernism.ro, Iqool, onlinegallery.ro.

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Contact: Andreea Drăghicescu, metacult@gmail.com, 0723.154.052


2016-11-01 16:07:07

Le Meilleur de Slon – French Film Festival

META Cultural Foundation and META Cinema, toghether with the French Institute of Bucharest, are organizing the event Le Meilleur de Slon – Festivalul de Film Francez, a screening of short films created during the first two editions (2015-2016) of the project International Audio-Visual Creative Residency (Slon, Romania). The screening will take place on Saturday, November 5, at 20:45, in the cinema Elvira Popescu. Directors François Barbier, Andreas Bolm, Lucile Hadžihalilović, Benoît Maerens, Eva Pervolovici, and director of photography George Chiper-Lillemark will be present.



Short film selection from 1st and 2nd editions :

Benoît Maerens. Sans tambour ni trompette. Film performance. Locuitorii satului descoperă o casă prin lumină și sunet.
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


François Barbier. Istoria lumină. Mirela, o tânără dansatoare, fragilă și agitată, încearcă să se spovedească preotului din sat...
International Film Festival FERFILM Ferizaj, Kosovo
International Kids Film Festival in San Diego, SUA
CineFestival in Los Angeles, USA
Creation International Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada
International Short Film and Music Festival Dublin, Irlanda
Muestra Audiovisual CINE SINU in Montería, Columbia
Festival "Silence, on court!" in Paris, Franța
Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre 2016 in Paris, Franța
12 Months Film Festival in Cluj, România


Vanja Sviličić. Fata cu mustață. Doi turiști francezi se rătăcesc într-un sat din România. Ocazie de a descoperi prejudecățile legate de Europa de Est
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


Eva Pervolovici. Fără titlu. Un pictor, modelul lui, șoferul... o cină în trei neobișnuită, în mijlocul munților.
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


Andreas Bolm. Alin. Lui Alin, un adolescent de 14 ani, îi place să se plimbe. Când se plimbă visează. Când visează întâlnește lume.

Lucile Hadžhalilović. De natura. Două fetițe, patru elemente, fructele verii și - trecătoare - moartea.

Contact:
Andreea Drăghicescu,
metacult@gmail.com, 0723.154.052


2016-08-12 20:29:28




2016-05-04 15:26:28

Beginning in May this year, META Cultural Foundation has restarted work on the project A Century of Romanian Sculpture - Online Encyclopedia, with the goal of updating the records created two years ago.

We welcome up-to-date information related to the artists included in the encyclopedia, as well as suggestions for new additions to our project.

We can be contacted by email, at metacult@gmail.com, or through our site, www.sculpture.ro, by filling the "Contribute" form with the addition or modification you wish to suggest.

We can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/sculpture.ro/



2015-11-08 23:54:58

A Century of Romanian Architecture


www.e-architecture.ro


Photography exhibition and the launching of the online encyclopaedia, the 1890-1918 timeframe.


On Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 p.m., in the Underground space on the premises of The Ark, META Cultural Foundation kindly invite you to the opening of the photography exhibition and the launching event for the online encyclopaedia A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1890-1918 period).


The double event will be attended by Nicolae Lascu, Mihaela Criticos, Arpad Zachi, Mariana Croitoru, Florentina Matache, Gabriela Petrescu, Miruna Stroe, Sidonia Teodorescu, Ion Bogdan Lefter.


A Century of Romanian Architecture can be accessed at http://www.e-architecture.ro/ starting with November 9th 2015.


The encyclopaedic project, started by META Cultural Foundation, was initiated at the beginning of the 2000s in the form of a printed dictionary, the first stage being materialized in 2001, with the emergence of the dictionary A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A-D), published in the "Sinteze" Collection, META Publishing House. In 2013, with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (ANCF), partnered with the Romanian Fine Artists’ Union and the National University of Art (UNArte), this was resumed in electronic format, the first edition of the online encyclopaedia, called A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A - M), being launched in the autumn of 2013. The second edition of the project that took place in 2014, with the financial support of AFCN, comprises the second part of the dictionary (N-Z) and it was launched in the autumn of last year. (www.sculpture.ro)


This year, META Cultural Foundation returns with a new encyclopaedia, this time dedicated to Romanian architecture and integrated in a wider cultural program which consists of two complementary cultural projects:


1. The Romanian architecture bilingual online encyclopaedia, available from November 9th 2015 at www.e-architecture.ro;
2. The photography exhibition A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1890-1918 period).


With a specific and well documented content, the encyclopaedia and the exhibition aim at achieving an extended vision of Romanian architecture of the last 100 years in four separate stages (2015 – 1890-1918, 2016 – 1918-1947, 2017 – 1947-1989, 2018 – 1989-2018), in the proposed format – online and bilingual/exhibition, which will contain data of a both historical and critic content, ample information of the 20th century history but also more recent information regarding the architectural activity of the ones selected, already famous names and new ones, belonging to the younger architects, as well. The online edition is the first bilingual encyclopaedia with free access that has been dedicated to the architects in Romania and it currently gathers the files of more than 60 architects that worked during the 1890-1918 timeframe.


The encyclopaedia will not represent a mere tool designed as a database, useful to all the students, the architect-professors and the architects, the architecture theoreticians, the cultural operators, the editors, the professors, the managers of museums or cultural centres, but it will also feature a critical apparatus, META Cultural Foundation currently collaborating with a team of architect-professors including: Ana-Maria Zahariade, Mihaela Criticos, Mircea Ochinciuc, Arpad Zachi, Dragoș Ciolacu, Mariana Croitoru, Oana Marinache, Florentina Matache, Gabriela Petrescu, Miruna Stroe, Sidonia Teodorescu, Răzvan Voinea, a team that it intends to expand for the following stages.


A Century of Romanian Architecture will remain an open project, as a work in progress platform which can be permanently updated even by any virtual visitor that wishes to make changes, corrections or additions to the already existing files on the site. They will be able to complete the files accessing the "Contribute" menu, available for every single page and, after the information is verified by the members of our team, the data will be introduced in the encyclopaedia.


META Cultural Foundation, established in 1995 in Bucharest, aim to build a cultural discourse on a contemporary, inter- and multidisciplinary level, to promote Romanian contemporary art on a national and European scale, to open the Romanian cultural backgrounds to the changes that occur on today’s art scene.


Project organized by META Cultural Foundation


Cultural project financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund, Ordinul Arhitecților din România in "Timbrul arhitecturii", A.R.C.U.B. and P.M.B. within the Cultural Program "Ești București".


Project conducted with the support of The Ark, The "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, The Centre of Excellence in Image Studies and the Faculty of Letters – University of Bucharest, Arhitext Design Foundation, The Contemporary Cultural Identity Association.


Media Partners: Arhitext, Zeppelin, ArtOut, Igloo, Modernism.ro, Observator Cultural, Revista 22, AgențiadeCarte, Ziare.com, Radio România Cultural.


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