Jovián György. Omnis rerum memoria

Opening: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6 p.m
November 15, 2023 - December 03, 2023

The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca, public institution of county interest, which operates under the authority of the Cluj County Council, invites the public to visit, between November 15 and December 3, 2023, the personal exhibition of the artist Jovián György, "Omnis rerum memoria". The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 6 p.m., in the presence of the artist.

Jovián György began his artistic studies in Oradea, at the High School of Music and Fine Arts. Between 1970 and 1974, he attended the courses of the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, painting department, under the guidance of professors Florin Mitroi, Constantin Blendea and Marius Cilievici. Between 1975 and 1982, he was designer at the Viitorul Factory in Oradea. From 1983 to 1996, he was graphic designer at Játékszín, then, between 1996 and 1999, he worked as a graphic designer at the Merlin Theatre. Between 1999 and 2014, was part of the working group of the Petőfi Literature Museum.

During his career, Jovián György was part of several professional organizations, among which are: the Union of Visual Artists from Romania (1977-1980), the National Association of Artists (Hungary, from 1982), the Association of Hungarian Painters (from 1984). In 2011, he became a full member of Hungarian Academy of Arts.

During his five-decade artistic career, Jovián György was awarded for his work as a painter with the Studio prize (1984), the Hungarian Painting Foundation Prize (1999), the Hungarian Painters Association Prize (1999), the Munkácsy Mihály Prize (1999) and the Hungarian Ministry of Culture Award (2001).

Jovián György made his artistic debut in 1972, in Bucharest, with an individual exhibition, hosted by the Petőfi Sándor House of Culture. In the following decades, he will have exhibitions in Oradea, Cluj, Budapesta, Roma, München, Nyíregyháza, Gerlingen, Liège, Hanovra, Dunaújváros, Viena, Szentendre, Weil der Stadt, Berlin, Lisabona, Kaposvár. In addition to these, during the period 1967-2023, he participated with works in over a hundred group exhibitions in Romania, Hungary, Germany, etc.

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