Unique music, ballet and light shows, film show, street art and guided tour

The program of events dedicated to the International Day of Modern Art, which will be held in Oradea from 9 to 12 June, was announced today, 6 June, at a press conference held by Angela Lupcia, Director of the Foundation for the Protection of Historic Monuments and Project Director. Art Nouveau 2″, Adriana Lipoveanu, Deputy Director of the Architects Division at Oradea City Hall.

Also present at the press conference were: Florin Estefan – director of the National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, Alain Evan – director of the “Opera to You” association, Carmen Ross – director of Oradea State Philarmonic and Alina Toi – general director of the opera. Association for the Advancement of Tourism in Oradea and the Region (APTOR).

It should be noted that “Strengthening cultural identity in the Danube region starting with a common Art Nouveau heritage” – (abbreviated Art Nouveau 2) is an important project, with European funding, won by the Chief Architect (IAS) of Oradea City Hall.

This project is being implemented between November 2020 and December 2022 with a total budget of €1,827,119, distributed among 9 partners involved: Oradea City Hall as project leader, Foundation for the Protection of Historic Monuments, National Institute for Roman Heritage, Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – Hungary, and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna – Austria, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb – Croatia, the Technical University of Bratislava – Slovakia, Kudolani János University in Hungary, and the National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Serbia.

“Because in the years of the epidemic we were not able to organize this event as much as we would like and the people of Oradea are accustomed to, this year’s program was designed for several days. In addition, we changed the approach of the event, as we wanted to develop an original concept based on the artistic current of Art Nouveau , and more precisely to create a show that combines all the arts. It is important to note that all the events prepared for this occasion are funded by the Art Nouveau 2 project, so 85% of the funding is provided by the European Union, 13% by the Romanian government from During the Ministry of Development and only 2% is the municipality’s contribution,” he said. Project Director, Adriana Lipovino.

Unprecedented guided tours, movie screenings, street art and slots

Oradea has been part of the Modern Art Network since 2011, represented by the Foundation for the Protection of Historic Monuments through its activities. The theme chosen this year for the guided tour is “Printing, Advertising and Vintage Shops.” In this sense, 15 billboards will be installed, which will reproduce the classic atmosphere. “Independenci Street and then Ferdinand Square, it was the most impressive square at the beginning of the century in terms of advertisements and billboards,” said Angela Lopsia, director of the Foundation for the Protection of Historic Monuments.

The first event of the Days of Modern Art in Oradea will be the opening of the exhibition “Arts and Crafts in Furniture Design”, which will be held on Thursday, June 918:00, at Darvas House – la Roche. In it, visitors will have the opportunity to admire a piece of furniture made up of several, purchased from Glasgow and designed by architects Vágó László and József Vágó.

Friday, June 10At 10:00 the event “Study, Form and Innovation in the Creation of Architects József Vágó and László” will be held on the campus of the University of Oradea (Universitatii Street, No. 1), organized by students of the Faculty of Construction, Architecture and Cadastre.

Also on Friday, from 18:00, in the garden of Darvas House – La Roche will show “Art Nouveau Cinematheque” – the screening of documentaries produced in the framework of the “Art Nouveau 2” project, through the transnational Danube programme.

Saturday, June 11From 10:00, 16:00 and 19:00, a unique street event will be held in Ferdinand Square – the high-altitude exhibition “Grand Madame”.

Also on Saturdays from 11:00 – 11:30 – 12:00 – 12:30 on Vasile Alecsandri Street No. 4, A series of guided tours on the topic “Printing houses, advertising and old shops” will be held in Romanian (from 11 and 12) and Hungarian (from 11:30 to 12:30).

At Unirii Square, the intersection with Vasile Alecsandri Street, attendees will be able to enjoy street art events – the high-performance “Fairy Harmony”, from 12:00, 17:00 and 20:00.

Peak Event – Music, Ballet and Light Show “Modern Art Through the Years”

The event that culminates on Saturday, the music, ballet and light show “Modern Art Through the Years” will take place at 21:00, at Unirii Square, and admission will be free on Sunday.

Regarding this unique performance, Director of the National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, Florin Estefan, stated: “We have received this event as a challenge, because it takes us out of the traditional space of theater and opera. Our role is ultimately to attract new audiences to the cultural sphere. Thus, the orchestra will be surrounded With LED screens on which they will display images of the architecture of Art Nouveau buildings. It will basically be a synchronization between music, image and dance.”

Sunday, June 12from 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30 on Vasile Alecsandri Street, guided tours will continue with the theme “Printing houses, advertising and old shops” – in Romanian (from 11 and 12), respectively in Hungarian (from 11:30 and 12:30).

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“We are delighted to be able to contribute to this colorful event. Visiting Oradea came with all the promotional part, the visual part and everything that is a constant update of the audience waiting for this event. We ask all those willing to participate, whether they are from Oradea or tourists from other parts of the country Or the world, to like the page of Days of Modern Art Oradea to be aware of all the surprises that await them,” concluded Alina Toi – General Director of the Association for the Advancement of Tourism in Oradea and the Region (APTOR).

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