Art lovers, you can’t miss this! The Art Encounters Biennial 2019 will take place between September 20th and October 27th in Timisoara. The 3rd edition of the Biennial will, as the name suggest, facilitate “encounters” between contemporary art and the mass audience. The Biennial will kick off with an opening event between September 20th and 22nd

 

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Art Encounters Biennial 2019, bringing art to the people 

The Art Encounters Biennial defines itself as being both an experimental art festival, and a contemporary art biennial. The official mission of the Biennial is to become “a creative meeting point for artists, communities, institutions, and ideas”. 

The 2019 Art Encounters Biennial is a continuation of the long-term mission of the Art Encounters Foundation to engage a wide audience in debates about contemporary society through art. The event is also meant to facilitate a cultural exchange within the local art scene and beyond. 

The 2019 edition will bring together over 60 artists from all around the world. 20 of these artists will create new works with the city of Timisoara in mind. 

 

Art encounters, art events

As part of the 2019 Biennial, the Art Encounters Foundations aims to organize monthly

encounters and conferences, courses and workshops. 

Various artworks will create a path through different parts of the city, in public and semi-public spaces. These spaces include libraries, public streets and parks, schools, an office building lobby, a youth cultural center, a national theatre, and a shopping mall.

The events will include:

  • Biennial Talks, organised in partnership with the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, involving guest artists and other collaborators visiting Timișoara;
  • Artists Workshops – which offer participants an introduction to the field of artistic production, research and experimentation; 
  • Ambasada Gatherings – a space in which cultural actors in Timișoara can engage in research exchange with guest artists; 
  • Film Screenings – a collaborative programme between the “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre and CEAU Cinema!;
  • Collective Readings by guests from various cultural areas 

The Biennial will also extend outside of Timișoara, through collaborations with the Textiles Museum in Băița and the “Sever Bocu” Press Museum in Jimbolia.

 

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Art Encounters Biennial 2019: opening weekend, 20-22 September 2019

To celebrate the opening of the Biennial, the weekend of September 20th-22nd will be a busy a one. Here’s the schedule: 

 

Friday, September 20th

14:00-16:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Calpe Gallery, Maria Theresia Bastion

16:00 -17:00 Official opening of the Biennial

”Corneliu Miklosi” Public Transport Museum

17:00 – 19:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: ”Corneliu Miklosi” Public Transport Museum

 

Saturday, September 21st

10:00 – 11:30 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Maria Theresia Bastion, Building D

12:00-14:00 Screening and Q&A: The Otolith Group, The Third Part of the Third Measure

”Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre, Timișoara

14:00-17:00 Guided tours by artists and curators

Meeting point: Helios Gallery

14:30–16:30 Architecture Tour –The Invisible City, Timișoara cultural city Register at www.turdearhitectura.ro, tour in Romanian

17:00 – 19:30 Bus visit at ”Sever Bocu” Press Museum in Jimbolia

Meeting point: Youth House, register at [email protected], limited seats.

20:00 Drinks

The garden of Jecza Gallery and Triade Foundation

 

Sunday, September 22nd

8:30 – 17:00 Visit to Muzeul Textilelor, Băiţa, Hunedoara

Meeting point: Youth House, register at [email protected], limited seats.

11:00 – 13:00 Picnic followed by Visit at the Communist Consumer Museum

Carmen Sylva Park and the Communist Consumer Museum

13:00 – 14:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point Art Encounters Foundation

14:30 – 16:30 Architecture Tour: Art Encounters, Timișoara as a landmark Register at www.turdearhitectura.ro, tour in English

17:00 – 18:00 Guided tours by Artists and Curators

Meeting point: Faculty of Arts and Design, Timișoara

20:00 Drinks – Aethernativ

 

For more information about the opening weekend, please check out the official Facebook event. You can also find a list of other planned events and the artists involved,  on the official event website