Art Safari, the largest art event in Romania, closed its 9th edition with the biggest number of visitors so far: 65,127. The first season of 2022 meant 3 months of cultural tourism in the heart of the Capital and also marked the launch of the concept of temporary exhibitions that involved mutual exchanges of exhibits with the Antipa Museum and the Technical Museum, highly appreciated by the visitors. More than 800 artworks were borrowed from 17 museums in Romania, Germany, Spain, Israel, as well as from important private collectors, worth more than 14 million euros, and they could be admired on Lipscani 18-20, in an emblematic building – the Dacia-Romania Palace (the future headquarters of the Bucharest Pinacotheque).

The works of art borrowed from the most important Romanian or foreign museums, as well as from private collectors were grouped into five exhibition pavilions:

  1. The Museum Pavilion: Theodor Aman. The First Modern Romanian Artist,curated by Elena Olariu, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Bucharest Municipality Museum
  2. The Central Pavilion: Picasso, Dali & Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat, curated by Óscar Carrascosa, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Spanish Embassy and the Cervantes Institute
  3. The Anniversary Pavilion: Barbara Klemm. Light and Dark. Photographs from Germany, curated by Matthias Flügge, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Goethe Institut and the Romanian Cultural Institute
  4. The Guest Pavilion: Marcel Janco. Reconstructing Arts, Romania – Israel, curated by Raya Zommer-Tal, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Embassy of Israel and Janco-Dada Museum
  5. The Contemporary Pavilion “Red, Yellow and Blue”, curated by Alexandru Rădvan