ELI LOTAR (1905 - 1969)

Date & Location

2019, Bucharest


National Museum of Romanian Literature


The Bucharest Architecture Annual 2019 Nomination for the "Exhibition Design" section

The photographer and French filmmaker of Romanian origin, Eli Lotar is one of the most important representatives of the Parisian avant-garde. Spatial discourse highlights the curatorial concept for an intense and suggestive exhibition experience. The volumetry of the triangular prisms creates a path based on Lotar’s photographs, bringing the type of narrow perspective, with tense lines, which the photographer encounters in his urban wanderings. At the same time, the design speculates the existing architectural details of the museum, the iron columns being interpreted as street elements.

Program coordinator: Ioan Cristescu, director of MNLR
Curators: Damarice Amao (Center Pompidou) and Pia Viewing (Jeu de Paume)
Coordination of exhibition and catalog / promotion: Andreea Drăghicescu
Design: Cosmina Goagea, Alexandru Condrea, Anastasia David Limona, Constantin Goagea
Photo: Andrei Mărgulescu