Opening: Thursday, July 4th, 2024, 06:00 PM
July 04, 2024 - July 21, 2024

Visiting Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Last Entry: 04:30 PM


The Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca (MACN), a public cultural institution that operates under the authority of the Cluj County Council, organizes, between July 4 and 21, 2024, the personal exhibition of the painter and scenographer Andrei Șchiopu, entitled “Colors Dialogue. A visual journey…”.


The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 4th, 2024, at 06:00 PM, in the “Festive” Halls of the Bánffy Palace (Unirii Square no. 30), in the presence of the exhibiting artist and his special guests: Professor Ioan Sbârciu, PhD, president of the Cluj Branch of the Union of Visual Artists from Romania (UAP), Professor Ioan Horvath-Bugnariu, graphic artist and Professor Negoiţă Lăptoiu, art historian and art critic, curator of the exhibition. On behalf of the institution, the hostess of the evening will be the museographer Alexandra Sârbu.    


„The prolific and distinguished activity as a renowned scenographer at the Romanian National Opera House in Cluj-Napoca (1974-2007) deeply marked his thinking and sensitivity, giving his pictorial confessions a feeling of a laborious show, in exciting progress. Hence, that defining tendency to give the images a vast aspect of ritual by implementing significant irradiations with universal resonance”, it is shown in the curatorial text signed by Professor Negoiţă Lăptoiu, PhD., art historian and art critic, curator of the exhibition. 

Biographical Sheet: 

Andrei Șchiopu (b. February 11, 1946, Arad, RO): painter and scenographer. Graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty within the “Ion Andreescu” Art Institute in Cluj, “Painting” section. Between the years 1974-2007, he held the position of scenographer of the Romanian National Opera House in Cluj-Napoca, making the sets for over 90 opera, ballet and theater performances. Starting from 1968, he participated in a wide series of collective exhibitions of a republican and international character, organized by the Cluj Branch of the Union of Visual Artists from Romania (UAP). He also opened solo exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands. For special merits in the art of scenography, he was awarded the order “Cultural Merit”, class 1, in 2004. His artworks, numbering over 150 pieces, are in private collections in the country and abroad (Austria, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Spain and Israel).

Images from the opening of the exhibition. Photo credit: Feleki István.