The fourth floor of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest will be dedicated to the history of the Romanian comics, through the Comic Book Museum. The official opening will take place on June 16, stating at 19.00, when three exhibitions will have their official opening: “Thesaurus – The History of the Romanian comic book”, “The International Salon of Romanian Comic Books” and “How to Make a Comic Book”.

“We will try, for a limited period of time, to show the diversity and richness of the ninth art in Romania, to demonstrate the continuity of this art of over 120 years, under three very different regimes, each with its own characteristics, to highlight connections between comics and caricature, book illustration, cartoons and literature, to bring into attention young artists from comic books today,”stated Alexander Ciubotariu, responsible with as book on the history of Romanian comics and a previous exhibition on the subject.

The exhibition will last until October 16 this year. On June 16, the official opening date, there will also be the opening of “Webcomics of Romania” exhibition and the release of the fourth issue of Comics magazine. Later in the evening, starting at 20.30, on the National Museum of Contemporary Art’s terrace, there will be musical performances held by Cycler and The Graphic Show.

Among the International events that will take place at the Comic Book Museum, there will be film projections offered by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Czech Center in July and the exhibition of Portuguese artist Eugenio Silva. Autumn will also bring a series of events organized by Brirish Council. The full program of the museum will be available at www.muzeulbd.ro.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art is located at Izvor 2-4 (Palace of Parliament building – E4 Wing, entrance from Calea 13 Septembrie), in Bucharest. Closest subway station: Izvor. More information on www.mnac.ro.

 

Corina Dumitrescu