MARe/Muzeul de Artă Recentă is a very interesting spot in Bucharest, not only for art lovers, but also for people who are looking for some unconventional spaces. The building itself is intriguing due to its architecture: it has a dark brown-grey colour, which creates the impression of heavy materiality, but, at the same time, the ground floor is confined by glass walls. Seeing the building from a distance might trick you into thinking it is floating.
Then, when you enter the building, things get even more exciting. I personally love contemporary art and I often come and revisit MARe. Some artworks are provocative, some are more philosophical and have a deeper meaning. Either way, the collection and the temporary exhibitions will not leave you indifferent.
Most of the artworks are dated from the 60s to the present and are created by Romanian artists. But sometimes MARe hosts international artists, such as Thomas Ruff, Martin Creed, Jeff Wall or Gregor Schneider (past exhibitions).
The entrance is free for children under 14 years and for art students and teachers.
P.S.: If you were wondering what the text in the image says, a basic translation of it would be: “Your eyes, my lover, bring me closer to God”.