a GRIVIȚA53 project @ Galeria CREART
„The Eggs of the Grivița53 already have a prestigious touring career (they have been exhibited at MNAC, at the mall etc.), finding their place in our collective memory alongside the expression "the first theatre built together". The context in which we are bringing them back to the public's attention, in the spring of 2023, is not only the celebration of World Theatre Day (this is just a pretext), but especially, the importance and necessity of community solidarity now, more than ever, with the start of the construction site, since the construction per se of the theatre in Grivița 53 began on the 1st of March this year. At the same time, the exhibition "Egg with egg and brick with brick" is a prelude to a new fundraising campaign similar to the Egg Festival, in which, this time, the support on which the artists, respectively the creators, will draw or paint will be the brick itself. Based on the principle that the whole is reflected in the part and the part in the whole, the present exhibition selection is a small fragment of the forces that have been involved in the materialization of this project called "the imaginary island on which we dream of building experiences", to quote Chris Simion-Mercurian, the visionary and initiator of the Grivița53 concept. (Ana Daniela Sultana)
"That's what I admire about the Grivița53 project. The passion. The energy. And determination. To follow a dream. No matter how hard it is. It's worth following their example. It's worth helping them. Help them. Those who dare to dream. Egg by egg and brick by brick, their dream will come true. And it will make us all happy in the end." (Cristian Mungiu)
The exhibition brings together reproductions of the 19 oversized eggs, as well as a life-size Grivița53 egg (signed by Dalina Bădescu and Cristian Mungiu) from the Egg Festival, initiated by writer and director Chris Simion-Mercurian in 2019, when leading personalities from art, sport, music, theatre and other creative industries took up the challenge of giving a unique visual identity to each egg (2m high, made of reinforced polyester and fibreglass) and turning them into works of art.
The creators who have embraced the initiative in 2019 are: Arantxa Etcvheverria, Alexandra Nechita, Francisc Chiuariu, Gheorghe Fikl, Mihai Popescu and Florin Samoilă, Oana Pellea and Mirela Trăistaru, Alex Găvan and Adina Mastalier, Valeria Van Groningen and Chris Simion-Mercurian, Horațiu Mălăele and Cristi Farcaș, Maia Morgenstern and Cabiria Morgenstern, Alexandru Tomescu and Ana Munteanu, Ivan Patzaichin and Marius Burhan, Cristian Mungiu and Dalina Bădescu, Dan Perjovschi & Band of Illustrators: Sorina Vazelina, Tuan Nini, Laurie Mouret, Irina Iliescu, Alexandru Ciubotariu (Pisica Pătrată) and Ramona Chirică, Mirela Trăistaru, Iuliana Vîlsan, Marius Manole, Vasile Murivale, Mihai Dobrovolschi and Vlad Fodor.