In an old house with high ceilings and white walls is Alchemia – the kind of space that Bucharest really needs today. Opened earlier this year, Alchemia describes itself as an urban cultural laboratory. It is a cool, modern space where you will see exhibitions, plays and concerts.
As an art lover, it made sense to start looking for a beautiful gallery in Bucharest, where classic and modern combine. That is how I discovered Alchemia on a Friday afternoon, invited by a friend to the painting exhibition of a young Romanian artist. Besides the bold pictures, this is what I found: a very nice late 19th century restored house, a versatile space dedicated to art forms from paintings to sculptures, modern theatre and music, a chic coffee and tea corner as well as a classy collection of good wines.
There are artistic elements everywhere and artists who come here almost everyday creating the secret alchemy in the true sense of the word. For 3 hours, I felt completely distracted from the bustle of the urban jungle, which is why I recommend weekly art sessions in Alchemia – the artistic corner of the city.
As a conclusion, Alchemia is the ideal place to hold private events, corporate, advertising and artistic gatherings. But it is worth stopping by if you have a soft spot for contemporary art, as the works of art exhibited here changes constantly.