September 11-27, 2020
Victoria Tower, Calea Victoriei 15
Despite the restrictions due to the pandemic, 32,405 people visited the 7th edition of Art Safari. The temporary museum, open for two weeks, this time in the Victoria Tower, occupied an area of 6,000 square meters with art works and hosted 800 works worth a total of over 12 million euros.
For the first time in the history of Art Safari editions, the temporary museum extended its visiting hours by one week, on the recommendation of the Minister of Culture, so that all visitors who had purchased tickets online would have time to visit the museum, considering the delay of the access inside, given the measures of sanitary prevention.
What the public loved most were the Night Tours – almost 3 thousand visitors chose night visiting – a unique experience, intended for small groups of visitors, including personalized guided tours, live drawing, as well as multisensory approaches, such as jazz recitals or chamber music.
The main exhibitions hosted by Art Safari 2020
- The Museum Pavilion “Gheorghe Petrașcu. On the Charm of Reality”, coordinated by art historian Ruxandra Dumitru and by the general manager of the National Museum Complex “Curtea Domnească” in Târgoviște, Dr. Ovidiu Cîrstina – the largest exhibition of the last 50 years, dedicated to the artist, with works evaluated at a total of about 8 million euros.
- The Exhibition “The Art of Behaving Badly”, signed by Guerrilla Girls – brought for the first time in Romania the rebel art of the anonymous feminist group that went viral worldwide.
- The Pavilion “Sabin Bălașa. Blue”, curated by Ioana Spiridon – brought to the public’s attention the works of one of the most well-known contemporary Romanian artists, as contested as he is beloved. The exhibition also included a series of large-scale monumental works belonging to museums and public institutions.
- The Central Pavilion “The School of Bucharest. Tradition, Love, Betrayal”, curated by Antigona Silvia Rogozea – radiographed free art, created by artists from various generations, post-
- Israel – guest country. Israel was represented by a large textile installation signed by Gilli Avissar, placed in the atrium.
- The Children Pavilion “Art is Your Superpower” exhibited works created by children during the lockdown. The little artists had their own educational program within Art Safari Kids – art workshops and guided tours on a route redesigned for them, in conditions of safety and physical distancing.
The extraordinary effort of over 80 young people who chose to volunteer in the field of art promotion also contributed to the success of the 7th edition of Art Safari.