The exhibition "Brâncuși: Romanian Sources and Universal Perspectives" seeks to illustrate the particularity of the artist who managed to create pure forms, freed from any influence. Through the dialogue that he establishes with matter and that allows him to extract the essence of beings and objects, Brâncuși crosses all geographical, historical, formal, and gender boundaries, which ensures him a special place, not attaching him to any artistic current.
The exhibition will bring to the public's awareness different stages of Brâncuși's artistic career: from the works created under the influence of education at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest to the confrontation with Rodin's sculpture and up to his radical decision to abandon modeling and adopt the method of direct grinding – which marks his symbolic return to the primitive arts and opens, at the same time, the way to modernity. An exciting and original selection of photographs and fragments filmed by the artist will be exhibited in dialogue with the sculptures.
The exhibition will benefit from exceptional loans from the National Museum of Modern Art, Center Pompidou in Paris, Tate in London, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Art Museum in Bucharest, and the Art Museum in Craiova, as well as from private collections.
"Brâncuși: Romanian Sources & Universal Perspectives," the most important exhibition dedicated to the great sculptor in the last half century in Romania, is financed by the Timiș County Council and is co-organized in the European Capital of Culture by the Timișoara National Museum of Art, the Art Encounters Foundation and the French Institute in Romania, through its branch in Timișoara.
Credit: Constantin BRÂNCUȘI, The Kiss, 1907. Museum of Art, Craiova
Financed by: Timiș County Council
Main partner: Banca Transilvania