17 Marth 2022

Art Museum Craiova

Jean Mihail Palace

The launch of the volume PictoAvangarda, author Cătălin Davidescu, will take place at the Craiova Art Museum on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 12:00. The event will take place in the Hall of Mirrors, with as special guests and dialogue partners: Doina Lemny, museographer-researcher at the National Museum of Modern Art - George Pompidou Center in Paris, prof. Univ. dr. Ruxandra Demetrescu, National University of Arts Bucharest, and Petrișor Militaru, editor-in-chief of the magazine "Mozaicul". The moderator of the event will be the architect Emilian Ștefârță, the manager of the Craiova Art Museum.

Cătălin Davidescu's volume - PictoAvangarda - studies and communications complete the bibliography on the knowledge of the avant-garde phenomenon, bringing unique information about: Arthur Segal, Marcel Janco, Grégoire Michonze, Dimitrie Vârbănescu, Ilarie Voronca, Jacques Hérold, Sașa Pană, Dolfi Trost, G Gherasim Luca, Victor Brauner, Sandu Darie, Génica Athanasiou. The study benefits from a preface signed by prof. Univ. Dr. Cristian Robert Velescu, one of the most famous researchers in the field, and was created by the Craiova Art Museum in partnership with the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest.

Cătălin Davidescu is a doctor of visual arts, historian and art critic, expert in modern and contemporary art. He is a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Ramuri" and supports the fine arts chronicle in the magazine "Romania literară".

He is interested in Ion Țuculescu, and the volume Ion Țuculescu - Reconstitution, published in 2020, received the "Art" Magazine Award. He is concerned with the study of the avant-garde movement in Romania, publishing at the same time numerous studies, essays, chronicles of modern art and Romanian contemporary art.