The Recent Art Museum (MARe), a private art museum, officially opened its doors in Bucharest on October 9, in a glam atmosphere, with several thousands attendees. Currently, MARe gathers over 120 artworks displayed across 1200 square meters, on five levels designed by Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates (YTAA).

This new museum showcases cutting-edge contemporary art, dating from 1965 up until today. The permanent exhibition includes key works by artists such as Ion Ţuculescu, Andrei Cădere, Nicolae Comănescu, Ion Grigorescu, Paul Neagu, Ştefan Bertalan, Roman Cotoşman, Pavel Ilie, Diet Sayler, Alexandru Chira, Horia Bernea, Florin Mitroi, Marian Zidaru, Ioana Bătrânu, Vioara Bara, Teodor Graur, Dan Perjovschi, Dumitru Gorzo, Victor Man, Ecaterina Vrana, Vlad Nancă, Gili Mocanu, Anca Mureşan, Ovidiu Feneş, Cristina David, Ion Bârlădeanu, and many others.

Following the grand opening, the museum comes with the exhibition entitled “Men”, featuring the works of Canadian artist Jeff Wall, known worldwide for his large-scale photographic work, which can be seen until January 28, 2019. It will cover the artist’s most representative work from the 1980s until today. Next, MARe will feature other international artists such as Martin Creed and Thomas Ruff.

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MARe was created by the MARe Foundation, which was founded in 2015 and has since organized a series of exhibitions in major museums in Bucharest (The National Museum of Art), Sibiu (Brukenthal Museum), Craiova (The Art Museum), Oradea (The Museum of the Cris County), and conferences throughout Romania.

The purpose of the MARe Foundation extends far beyond the visual arts and exhibitions; the museum holds a research library focused on mapping European curatorial and collecting practices in contemporary art, exploring how and where art is currently displayed.

The MARe Foundation’s aim is to foster national and international partnerships and leverage the visibility of the arts in Romania through research, education and the launch of an extensive program of events that will take place at the museum in the years to come. Moreover, MARe has an experimental music and film program, a library of European publications dedicated to contemporary art, an educational program, and undertake research activities, but also cafeteria and a beautiful garden to sit in.

The museum is located in northern Bucharest, at 15 Primăverii Blvd, opened from 11.00-19.00 all week, except Tuesdays. Tickets price is RON 15.

Photos courtesy of MARe

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