September 2012

Nasui private collection&gallery, Bucharest, Romania takes part into Preview Berlin 2012 and Berlin Art Week 2012, presenting four Romanian emerging artists and holding a debate on contemporary art.

Radu Belcin catches attention by new associations of characters, or objects, in a chiaroscuro-painted atmosphere. Francisc Chiuariu’s lattest series revolutionises the space of the painting, decomposing it in different layers: on the front oils, on the back typographic inks. Bogdan Rața is a sculptor in search of new human genetic forms. He uses new materials as polystyrene, industrial paint, plaster, synthetic resin. Aurel Tar is a post-pop visual artist, interested in the subtle mix of the cultural aspects of globalisation.

”The Soft Power of the Art Market” is a new East European fresh look at the systems that are now in charge of producing contemporary art in a globalized world. It reveals the challenges of the contemporary art as a soft power, defined by its geopolitical strategies and defined as an extension of the powerful global markets. The contemporary art between media and power is changing the equilibrium between the cultural capital and economic capital.

A support printed material is used as a starting point for discussions on the current system of contemporary art.

The debate in Preview Berlin is one of the many (Independents Liverpool Biennial 2012, Budapest 2012 etc.). The recording of all debates in various cultural areas will add to this material to create a subsequent book (2013-2014).


Exhibition Nasui private collection&gallery, Booth 54

Artists: Radu Belcin, Francisc Chiuariu, Bogdan Rața, Aurel Tar

Curator: Cosmin Nasui

Project manager: Oana Nasui

Professional preview:
Thursday, September 13, 2012
2–6 pm (by invitation only)

Opening hours:
Friday, September 14 until Sunday, September 16, 2012
daily 1–8 pm

Debate on contemporary art  ”The Soft Power of the Art Market” by Nasui private collection & gallery

Preview Berlin Lounge

Friday, September 14, 2012
5-6.30 pm


Airport Berlin Tempelhof
Columbiadamm 10
D–12101 Berlin

Partners:  Romanian Cultural Institute Berlin, Best Communication Media, Illy Romania,, Radio Romania International



Cosmin Nasui
Artist representative // Art investment consultant // Curator
mobile: (+40) 0723 358 945
e-mail: [email protected]

Oana Nasui
Project manager // Communication consultant
mobile: (+40) 0730 040 514
e-mail: [email protected]


Nasui private collection&gallery
70 Emil Racovita str, vila 81A2, Ilfov (Bucharest, Romania)
Tel: 004 0371 185 729

Nasui private collection&gallery (Bucharest, Romania) is a cultural operator presenting the most important premium creations of a carefully selected pool of Romanian contemporary artists, within favourable international and national contexts. It aims to circulate its artists and art works on national and international art markets and scenes and to contribute to the sustainable growth of the represented artists’ market values. Portfolio of artists: Radu Belcin, Dragoș Burlacu, Francisc Chiuariu, Felix Deac, Flavia Pitiș, Bogdan Rața, Aurel Tar. Invited artists: Cristian Todie, Lucian Muntean.