Victor Brauner (1903–1966) was born in Piatra Neamț and established himself, in the 1920s, as a symbolic figure of the Bucharest avant-garde. In 1933, Brauner joined the surrealist movement initiated by André Breton, and in 1938 he permanently moved to Paris. That is also the place where the artist accidentally loses an eye. Because he had painted himself many years before in a self-portrait with an enucleated eye, he thus became known as the "visionary painter" of the Surrealist movement, capable of premonitions.

The retrospective exhibition aims to function as a tribute to this central figure, highly relevant to international surrealism. Bringing Brauner to his home country is a unique opportunity for visitors to discover these "premonitions" for the first time.

The curator of the exhibition, Camille Morando – director of documentation at the Center Pompidou and professor at the École du Louvre – has selected over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations and documents covering Brauner's entire artistic activity. The exhibition also includes an exceptional loan of over 50 works from the Center Pompidou.

Visiting information

  • The price for a ticket between February 20 – May 28 is 55 RON.
  • Entrance ticket with discount: 13.75 RON/ ticket. Students have 75% discount on the access ticket.
  • Pupils, UAP members, disabled persons and their companions, as well as ICOM card holders have free access.
  • Free entry each 3rd Wednesday of every month

Financed by: Timiș County Council

Main Partener: Banca Transilvania

With the support: Comité Brauner, Fondation du Judaïsme Français, KPMG, REGINA MARIA and Arta Grafica printing house.

Events from project 2

Victor Brauner: inventions and magic
Victor Brauner: inventions and magic

Feb. 17, 2023 – May 28, 2023, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Timisoara Art Museum

On the occasion of the opening of the cultural program “Timișoara 2023: European Capital of …

Closing event „Victor Brauner: Inventions and magic”
Closing event „Victor Brauner: Inventions and mag…

May 27, 2023 – May 28, 2023, 2 p.m.
Timisoara Art Museum

Cea mai importantă și cuprinzătoare expoziție din Europa de Est dedicată artistului suprarealist de origine …

Evenimente încheiate 2

Catalogue launch Victor Brauner: inventions and magic
Catalogue launch Victor Brauner: inventions and m…

Feb. 18, 2023, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Timisoara Art Museum

The event will host a discussion between Camille Morando, the curator of the exhibition and …

Ateliere de mediere culturală | Victor Brauner: Invenții și magie
Ateliere de mediere culturală | Victor Brauner: I…

March 15, 2023 – April 26, 2023
Timisoara Art Museum

Cu prilejul deschiderii programului cultural „Timișoara 2023: Capitală Europeană a Culturii”, Muzeul Național de Artă …