ROactiv, an online project dedicated to the national and international promotion of Romanian artists, will be launched by Art Encounters Foundation Timișoara on 15 January 2022, on Romania’s National Culture Day.

The project will run until 31 January and will include a series of video interviews. Every interview will be dedicated to a Romanian artist or international personality that has good insight into the Romanian cultural context.

Acting like an art “diet” that will develop over the course of the project, in which every art “dose” will lead us closer to a nuanced understanding of contemporary Romanian culture and history, the episodes will subsequently constitute an archive that will reflect the diversity and complexity of Romanian artistic production.

Among the participants there will be Ciprian Mureșan, whose works have been exhibited at Centre Pompidou Paris, at the Venice Biennale and at the Tate Modern Museum in London, Justin O’Shaughnessy, artist and cultural worker based in England, who has collaborated with multiple prestigious institutions (Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Frieze Art Fair), Diana Marincu, curator, art critic and artistic director of Art Encounters Foundation, artists Csilla Bartus, Ole Blank, Floriama Cândea, Eduard Constantin, Norbert Filep, Lucia Ghegu, Alexandra Mereuți, Lucía Simón Medina.

This cultural project has been organised with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Culture.

Partners: Fabrica de Pensule Federation, Timișoara Faculty of Art and Design, Interart Triade Foundation

Graphic design: Bogdan Matei

Interview with Lucia Ghegu

Interview with Edi Constantin

Interview with Lucía Simón Medina

Interview with Floriama Cândea