The European Parliament has added works by Romanian and Bulgarian contemporary artists to its art collection comprising items from EU member states. The works were bought in 2011 for a combined total amount of EUR 99,100.
The exhibition of Romanian and Bulgarian works is open in Brussels between October 11 – 14, after which items in the collection will go on display with other artworks in the buildings of the European Parliament in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. The Romanian artists whose works were selected are: Ioana Batranu, Horia Bernea, Geta Bratescu, Daniela Chirion, Florin Ciubotaru, Suzana Dan, Sorin Dumitrescu, Daniela Fainis, Stela Lie, Valeriu Mladin, Gili Mocanu, Teodor Moraru, Mihai Topescu. The selection of the artists was made by the EP based on proposals coming from the National Contemporary Art Museum, The National Cotroceni Museum, the Romanian Cultural Institute, and art universities.