About

Lights On Romania is a private initiative meant to bring light artworks to the public space.

We use two different actions in order to achieve that goal:

  • a festive lighting contest launched in 2015 in Cluj-Napoca and beyond
  • a light art festival launched in 2018 in Cluj-Napoca and beyond.

This year the Light Art festival returns with a lot of surprises for those who believe that light can inspire much more than it has. The event takes place between November 21st and December 15h in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with several exceptions that will be revealed at the apropiate time.

The theme for 2019’s Second edition is Awareness with three different fields of focus:

  • Architecture
  • Environment
  • Relationship between Individual – Comunity

 

Artworks

The selected Artworks that will be presented in both the public and private space come with stories meant to bring out the need for awareness in different problematic areas. Both foreign and local artists will come to Cluj to transform the city into a huge open air contemporary art gallery. Exhibition areas are also extremely versatile in terms of locations and proposals, one of the main goals of the art project being the reactivation of urban spaces.

Last year, for the first edition of Lights On Romania, people from Cluj and tourists alike were surprised to find interesting artworks on diplay in places such as a church (Museum of the Moon – Piarist Church), or interior courtyards, (Endless Light Column – Samsara Foodhouse). This year we go a little bit further with locations such as The Office, Octavian Goga County Library, Potaissa Street and many more in a captivating attempt to reconnect with the city.

Each night the guides from Cluj Guided Tours will connect everybody that loves a nice walk with the light Artworks located in central Cluj-Napoca and their story. And night after night they will also stop in front of every window-shop so that people can admire the works of young Romanian artists.

Moreover, in 2019 we present to the public a unique dialogue between three cities (Cluj-Napoca, London and Bucharest) with the help of the Canary Wharf Winter Lights, a dialogue aimed to remind those we cherish and love that we have not forgotten them, eventhough the many miles that keep us apart.

The team

This is Lights On Romania and the team behind it
Ramona Bob

Ramona Bob

parteneriate și finanțări

Camelia Pojar

Camelia Pojar

parteneriate și finanțări

Horea Gruiță

Horea Gruiță

dezvoltare website

Kovacs Balint

Kovacs Balint

asistență juridică

Larisa Jitaru

Larisa Jitaru

manager comunicare

Adrian Bălan

Adrian Bălan

asistență tehnică

Daniel Popescu

Daniel Popescu

director artistic

Raul Petri

Raul Petri

consultant artistic

Mihai Cotos

Mihai Cotos

co-organizator

Andi Daiszler

Andi Daiszler

director

Lights On Romania befriended the guys and gals of KOMITI. They provide us with every picture that we use. Video is provided by TALO media. Tour guides are provided free of charge by our wonderful friends from Cluj Guided Tours.
Lights On Romania is produced and developed by the Daisler Association in Cluj-Napoca, an NGO dedicated to urban development through cultural programs. Launched in 2016, the Daisler Association also developes the Potaissa Street – The Different Flower Market event.