Throughout the years, the sculptor Ion Vlasiuand the orchestra conductor Iosif Conta, deputy director of the public Radio station and conductor of the National Radio Orchestra, lived here. The latter brought slight changes to the building, setting up a small concert room on the ground floor.
Art Yourself is situated in the centre of Bucharest, near Parcul Kiseleff, Manastirea Casin and Arcul de Triumf.
We have chosen this space, reminiscent of Bucharest’s inter-war period of cultural fervour, to bring together artists that are either already major or emerging players on the contemporary art scene, in the hope of contributing to the revival of the city’s artistic vibrancy.
“ The art is not what you see, but what you make the others see.”
Art Yourself gallery is a space destined for contemporary art, which brings in the spot light Romanian artists from different generations, visions and approaches , which are trying to express through forms and messages – ideas, sensations, emotions and searches.
Even since the opening in the fall of 2011, the exhibitions, exhibition openings and the ArtYOurself Events keep alive the connection between artists and the public, providing an extra effervescent for the artistic production, but also a continuous interaction between aesthetic and ideas.
We want through the three-pronged approach – rigorous selection of artists, consistent exhibitions and pertinent advices offered to collectors – to contribute to the rise and sedimentation of the contemporary art market in Romania, and the ritualization of the connection between the public and the artists.
Paraphrasing the great Ansel Easton Adams which said : “to those who are telling me that in my photos there are no people present , I respond: there are always two persons , the photographer and the onlooker”, we invite you to experience your own art definition.