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August 1 - August 9
The Gallery of Matica srpska and the Art Museum in Timisoara are realising the exhibition “Parallels” at the Gallery of Matica srpska, as part of the Fortress of Peace programme arch. The exhibition is based on a common heritage, that is, artists whose works are represented in the collections of the Gallery of Matica srpska and the Art Museum in Timisoara. Due to specific historical circumstances and the common life of the Serbian and Romanian people within the Habsburg Monarchy during the 18th and 19th centuries, the territory of Banat was a unique artistic space within which numerous artists worked. Educated in Vienna, Bratislava, and Munich, these painters belonged to the European art circles but worked locally in Timisoara, Arad, and other towns in Banat. Such artists were Stefan Tenecki, Pavel Petrović, Konstantin Danil, Steva Aleksić and many others. Today, the works of these painters are in the collections of art museums in Serbia and Romania and are viewed as part of the national cultural heritage, when they are, in fact, proof of a unique artistic space. The idea of the exhibition is to showcase the connection between the two cultural institutions, cities, and countries through works of art of European values, by presenting them together and stating the unique signature of the European Capital of Culture instead of the name of the museums where they are kept.
The exhibition will be presented in the Gallery of Matica srpska first, in 2022 when Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture, and then in Timisoara in 2023 – when this city in Romania will bear this important title.
Venue: Gallery of Matica Srpska
The programme can be found on the organiser’s website: