Events Calendar

This years Cluj Ceramics Biennale will organize 23 events in three cities: Cluj-Napoca, Bistrița and Bucharest. For addresses of all locations please see the locations list at the bottom. Otherwise all events have a Google Maps location attached.


Events in Cluj-Napoca

October 5 (Thursday)

Trends in Ceramic Art
Exhibition of Judit Crăciun, Gheorghe Crăciun, Marta Jakobovits
October 5. Open between 5-15 Oct. 
Matei Corvin Memorial House Gallery, UAD University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

October 11 (Wednesday)

Antimachine
Roy Maayan & Liat Segal Performance
11:00-14:00 (11am-2pm) October 11 and 12.
Cluj Museum of Art interior courtyard, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

and also
13:30-15:00 (1:30pm-3pm) October 13.
The Conference Hall of the Biodiversity and Conservation Centre, USAMV University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

The Potters’ Fair
Open air pottery fair in Avram Iancu Square
10:00-19:00 (10am-7pm) every day between 11-15 Oct. 
Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

CCB 2017 Press Conference and Preopening Cocktail
Private event for press, partners, jury members and visiting artists. This is by invitation only so please notify us if you would like to attend!
18:00 (6pm) October 11.
To be announced, Cluj-Napoca.

October 12 (Thursday)

Post-industrial
12:00 (12pm) October 12. Open between 12 Oct-26 Nov 
The Ethnographic Museum - Open air section, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

SYNCHRONIC
17:00 (5pm) October 12. Open between 12 Oct-26 Nov. 
Cluj Museum of Art (The Cellar), Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Ceramics and Glass-Young Artists
17:30 (5:30pm) October 12. Open between 12 Oct-26 Nov. 
Cluj Museum of Art (The Cellar), Cluj-Napoca. (map)

CCB 2017 OFFICIAL OPENING and AWARDS CEREMONY 
18:00 (6pm) October 12. Open between 12 Oct-26 Nov. 
Cluj Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

October 13 (Friday)

"Ceramics between Tradition and  Contemporaneity"
Sharing Artistic Experiences (11th edition) 
Individual presentations and experience sharing of guest artists sharing their work
10:00-13:30 and 15:00-18:00 (10am-1:30pm and 3pm-6pm) October 13. 
The Conference Hall of the Biodiversity and Conservation Centre, USAMV University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

METAPHOR(M)S
14:30 (2:30pm) October 13. Open between 25 Sept-25 Oct. 
The enclosed terrace of  ICHAT, 2nd floor, USAMV University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

CONNECTIONS
14:30 (2:30pm) October 13. Open between 25 Sept-25 Oct. 
The Conference Hall of the Biodiversity and Conservation Centre, USAMV University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

October 14 (Saturday)

TRIP: Visiting the Turda Salt Mine
Organized visit to historic salt mine (now beautifully restored) in the neighbouring city of Turda (30km away).
10:00-14:00 (10am-2pm) October 14.
Turda Salt Mine, Turda. (map)

The Knockout Prophecy, Peter Felix (cancelled)
16:00 (4pm) October 14. Open between 14 Oct-19 Nov. 
The Urania Palace, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Trends in the Ceramic Art
Exhibition of Florian Andrei, Lucia Lobonț, Nicolae Moldovan, Andrea Szocs and Gavril Zmicală
17:30 (5:30pm) October 14. Open between 14 Oct-19 Nov. 
The History Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Ceramics Fin-de-siècle
Majolica and porcelain from the collection of the History Museum of Transylvania
17:30 (5:30pm) October 14. Open between 14 Oct-19 Nov. 
The History Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Trends in Ceramics
Exhibition of Doina Stici
19:00 (7pm) October 14. Open between 14 Oct-14 Nov. 
The French Institute, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

October 15-17 (Sunday to Tuesday)

Organized trip to Bistrita for two additional exhibions and futher, to see the UNESCO World Heritage Painted Churches of Bucovina.
Details below

October 17 (Tuesday)

Relationship
Katarzyna Koczinska Kilean Ceramics and Piotr Kielan Painting (Poland)
19:00 (7pm) October 17. Open between 7-27 Oct. 
Matei Corvin Memorial House Gallery, UAD University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

October 18 (Wednesday)

Round table: "Ceramics in the Contemporary Context - Katarzyna Koczyńska-Kielan – IN THE WORKSHOP - A Presentation of the Own Artistic and Teaching Achievements” 
("Katarzyna Koczyńska-Kielan - W PRACOWNI - prezentacja sylwetki: dorobek artystyczny i dydaktyczny")
Speakers: Katarzyna Koczyńska-Kielan and Piotr Kielan from Poland
11:00 (11am) October 18.
Matei Corvin Memorial House Gallery, UAD University, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Throughout the biennale period

Ceramic Process - ”The Art of Fire”
Film projections on the topic of ceramics
Times and dates to be determined 
The Casino Cultural Centre in Central Park, Cluj-Napoca. (map)

Guided tours and  Workshops
On request only. Inquire by phone or email with the organizers!


Events in Bistrița

Cluj Ceramics Biennale 2013 and 2015 Retrospective Exhibition
17:00 (5pm) October 15. Open between 15 Oct-15 Nov. 
Bistrița-Năsăud Museum Complex, Bistrița. (map)

Four Hands Ceramics
Eugenia Pop and Gavrilă Zmicală
18:00 (6pm) September 19. Open between 19 Sep-18 Oct. 
Concetric Gallery , Bistrița. (map)

 ”Arina”
Ceramics Exhibition Arina Ailincăi
18:00 (6pm) September 20. Open between 20 Sep-20 Oct. 
Arcade 24 Gallery , Bistrița. (map)


Events in Bucharest

CCB 2017 - The best of
18:00 (6pm) December 13. Open between 13 Dec 2017 - 12 Ian 2018. 
Galateea Gallery , Bucharest. (map)


Locations

Cluj Napoca:

The Arts Museum: 30 Unirii Square 
The History Museum of Transylvannia: 2 Constantin Daicoviciu Street
Casa Matei Gallery: 6 Matei Corvin Street
USAMV Cluj: 3-5 Mănăștur Street
The French Instiute: 22 
Ion I. C. Brătianu Street
Urania Palace: 4. Horea Street

Bistrița

Bistrița Năsăud Museum Complex: 19 General Grigore Bălan   Street
Concentric Art Gallery: 13 Central Square
Aracde 24 Gallery: 24 Central Square

Bucharest

Galateea Gallery: 132 Victoriei Street


The trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Painted Churches of Bucovina

We are inviting all those interested in accompanying our jury members and other invited artists to a beautifull three day trip to visit art shows in other cities as well as the world renowned UNESCO Painted Monasteries heritage area in Nothern Bucovina. This trip will include transporatation by bus (coach), 2 nights accomodations, meals and tickets to the visited sites. Read here more about our destination.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining us on this trip, the number of seats are limited!

- Day 1: Bistrita. 15:00 (3pm) - visit Bistrita Museum Complex.
- Day 1: Bistrita. 16:00 (4pm) - visit the "Arcade 24" Art Gallery.
- Day 1: Dinner & accommodations in Bistrita.
- Day 2: Trip through Bucovina and visits to various Painted Monasteries.
- Day 2: Dinner & accommodations in a location to be determined.
- Day 3: Trip through Bucovina and visits to various Painted Monasteries.
- Day 3: Return to Cluj in the late evening.
October 15 10:00 (10am) - Oct. 17 22:00 (10pm).
Cluj-Napoca - Bistrita - Sangeorz Bai - Bucovina - Suceava