Octav Grigorescu - Georgeta Năpăruș

26.04. 2018 – 30.09.2018
MNAC, Bucarest
The aim of this exhibition is to introduce the artist couple Octav Grigorescu and Georgeta Năpăruș, both of them strong personalities and unique artists, whose works were at the forefront of Romanian art from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The exhibition follows the different phases of their original artistic trajectories which, although different in essence, have often converged and crossed paths. Parallel to bringing these two artists back into the spotlight, the exhibition reveals the underlying tensions and contradictions of the communist era, emphasizing the fraught relationship between freedom and restriction that marked so many personal destinies.

In selecting the works to be displayed, we considered major works from Romanian museums and the family collection, as well as a considerable number of works from Italian and German private collections, made available to the Romanian public for the first time.