About Ion Bitzan

Ion Bitzan is one of the founding fathers of contemporary Romanian art. His influential works range from Dada textualist experiments, object aesthetics, social-realist painting and sculpture to postmodernist installations. Ion Bitzan is one of the first artists to explore book-objects as a medium, creating elaborate hand-made sculptural book compositions.

During the communist regime in Romania, Ion Bitzan was an artist of the state, creating works that celebrated socialism, yet privately, the artist created works that expressed his personal vision of freedom, a secret manifesto that addresed the repression instituted by communism and censorship. Has experimented with collage, assemblage, painting, conceptual art-objects, sculpture and mixed media. His works have been showcased nationally and internationally in various individual and collective exhibitions.

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“Prisoners of the avant-garde. A Ion Bitzan Retrospective”

National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest Image credit: Ion Bitzan; left: The Box of Splendours, woodcut, 91.2 x 116.3 cm, 1979, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Collection; right: The Harvest, oil o

Presentation at the Photography and Dynamic Image Department National University of Arts Bucharest

Irina Bitzan, director of the Ion Bitzan Foundation, is invited by the Photography and Dynamic Image Department of the National University of Arts Bucharest to give a presentation, on Wednesday Novemb