Romania’s first immersive art museum is ready to welcome visitors

The immersive exhibitions “Gustav Klimt” and “Underwater World” are open for visit starting on Friday, at the Museum of Immersive New Art – MINA, the first immersive venue in Romania and the largest new media art center in Southeast Europe.

The inauguration of the museum housed in the building of the former ICE Felix computer factory, at No. 2 – 4 George Constantinescu Street, was attended by dozens of people.

“This is the first immersive space in Romania, a project designed by the One Night Gallery team together with Le Petit based on the projects we have carried out over time. Thanks to the experience we have accumulated, we managed to set up this new media art museum that will have several major components. The first, inaugurated tonight, is the immersive space which will run the two shows we worked on: ‘Gustav Klimt’ and ‘The Underwater World’. In mid-September we will also launch the space for children, MINA Kids, which features 16 educational and interactive installations,” MINA co-founder Sorina Topceanu declared for AGERPRES.

The organizers’ goal is to increase the production of new media art, but also local cultural consumption, with the periodic launch of new shows. Also, the productions for children will be regularly renewed.

“Gustav Klimt. The Immersive Show” features a selection of 60 of the symbolist painter’s most important works, an arc in time through the “Golden Age” inspired by the Art Nouveau style and Byzantine symbols. Included in the show are paintings exhibited in museums all over the world, such as the Lady with the Fan, The Kiss, and The Lady in Gold. The soundtrack of the production is provided by Alexei Turcan, this year’s winner of the Gopo Award for the best original soundtrack.

“The Underwater World” show is an educational journey into water biodiversity through the Danube Delta, the Black Sea and the ocean, providing also information about how to contribute to a cleaner world and to the protection species.

Each presentation includes both productions, totaling 30 minutes. The shows can be seen Wednesday through Sunday, between 12:00 and 23:00. Tickets can be purchased from the official website or directly from the venue.