After an impressive four months period, the largest exhibition dedicated to the works of Constantin Brancusi in the last 50 years in Romania welcomed its last visitors on Sunday, marking an exceptional moment in the cultural landscape of Timișoara.
The exhibition hosted by the National Art Museum of Timișoara managed to gather over 130,000 visitors. It proved to be one of the most significant cultural events of the Timisoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture programme, attracting without a doubt a large number of tourists from Romania and from abroad. This success reconfirms Timisoara's position as a visual arts capital and cultural destination. Moreover, it contributes to local economic development and to the promotion of a positive image, thus strengthening the city's status in the international cultural and tourist landscape.
The students took the unique opportunity to discover Constantin Brancusi's world in person. Over 26,000 students visited the exhibition in more than 900 school trips, coming from Timișoara, from 26 cities in the country, 18 communes and villages in the region, but also from abroad (Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary).
At the closing of the exhibition, the Governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isărescu, presented the silver coin dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși, in a limited edition of 5,000 pieces. The coin depicts the portrait of the great artist on the obverse and the building of the National Art Museum in Timișoara on the reverse. It can be purchased at the BNR branches in Bucharest, Timișoara, Iași, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova and Constanța, at a price of 547.40 RON, starting from Tuesday 30 January 2024.
This year, 28 projects will be implemented in Timisoara schools within the "Power Station+ | Creative Schools" programme, funded by the Ministry of Culture, through the Timisoara Center for Projects. The total value of the 28 projects, which were rated by the evaluation and selection committee with the necessary score to be declared admitted, is 2,000,000 lei.
The projects fall under the thematic strands "Creative Partnerships" (17 projects), "Creative Spaces" (6 projects) and "Creative Resources" (5 projects), aiming to contribute significantly to the overall objectives of the Power Station+ | Creative Schools Programme. They aim to enhance cultural activities for young audiences, stimulate interest in the local cultural scene among young people, strengthen interactions between the school community and cultural professionals, develop partnerships between cultural and educational actors, and improve teachers' skills in integrating cultural resources into the educational process.
The cultural programme continues this year and Timisoara remains the centre of cultural events. February is dedicated to the visual arts, and until 10 February, the Faculty of Mechanics - UPT is hosting the exhibition: one one zero zero one zero zero, which reflects the history of the campus of the Polytechnic University of Timișoara and can be visited from Monday to Friday.
The exhibition The Twist can also be seen until February 11 at Kunsthalle Bega. It presents heritage objects and cultural goods from the collections of 6 museums: the National Museum of Banat in Timișoara, the Museum of History, Ethnography and Fine Arts in Lugoj, the Museum of Mountain Banat in Reșița, the Museum of the Iron Gates Region in Drobeta Turnu Severin and the National Technical Museum "Prof. eng. Dimitrie Leonida'' in Bucharest.
One year with the 1306 nursery, the exhibition that presents the nursery's journey during its ten months of existence, from the concept to the evolution of the plants and the relationship between people and the town, can be admired until 17 February at the Flower Shop in Victoriei Square.
One of the most beautiful exhibitions, Rituals, Keepers and Storms, by Ioana Nemes, is open to the public until 9 March at ISHO House.
The National Museum of Art Timisoara will host the exhibition Parallels. Timișoara/Novi Sad until 17 March. An incursion into the history and culture of the two cities, Timișoara and Novi Sad, starting from the 18th century and continuing until today.
This month comes with a varied cultural offer, other events including performances on various themes, theatre and concerts will take place from the first day of the month.
The concert organized by the Banat Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Timișoara, featuring conductor Gottfried Rabl and trumpet soloist Gabor Tarkövi, will take place on February 1st, at 19:00, at the Banat Philharmonic in the Capitol Hall.
The show "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed on 3 February at the German State Theatre starting 7:30 pm.
On 4 February, the theatre performance "I'm a Communist Old Woman" will be performed in the Great Hall, and on the 5th and 6th of February, the nonverbal theatre performance "Mother Badu's Children" will be performed in the Studio "UTU Strugari" from 10:00.
Also at the German State Theatre, on 8 February, the show "Dragon" can be seen from 19:30, and in the Great Hall the show "The Truth" will take place from 19:00.
Another concert organized by the Banat Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Timișoara will take place on 9 February, from 19:00, and will feature conductor Gabriel Bebeșelea and pianist Simon Trpčeski.
On 12 and 16 February, starting at 19:30, the German State Theatre will again host two outstanding performances, "People. For Sale" and "Europe".
Conductor Radu Paponiu will be present together with violinist Florin Iliescu at the third concert organized by the Banat Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Timișoara, which will take place on February 16th, at 7 pm.
The theatre show "1978" will be performed from 16:00, on Calea Ghirodei no. 32, on 17 February. On the same date, the show "Phantom Pain" will also take place at 19:00 in the Great Hall.
Andrei Ioniță's chamber recital on cello with pianist Demény Balázs will be heard on 18 February at 19:00 at the Banat Philharmonic in the Capitol Hall.
On the same day the performance "1978" will be staged again at 32, Calea Ghirodei, from 16:00.
This month ends harmoniously with the show "About love, with love" on 24 February in the Great Hall.
The National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023" is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara, the Ministry of Culture, and the Timiș County Council.
Main partners: Banca Transilvania, Catena, Linde Gaz Romania, Cramele Recaș, Iulius Town, Profi
Official broadcaster: TVR
Mobility partner: Automobile Bavaria