A personal painting exhibition with the title “Rhapsody of expressiveness” of the plastic artist Victoria ROCACIUC, doctor in arts study, university lecturer in the Department of Urbanism and Urban Design, Faculty of Urbanism and Architecture, senior scientific researcher at the Cultural Heritage Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, was inaugurated yesterday at the National Library of the Republic of Moldova.

For almost a quarter of a century, she organized 15 personal exhibitions in various public institutions in Chișinău: National Museum of History of Moldova, House-museum “A. Pushkin”, etc. The 16th was held in the National Library, with 34 works done in the last years, completing the exhibition of paintings with a lot of scientific publications, articles of popularization and promotion of the plastic arts, texts dedicated to the work of consecrated masters, but also to those at the beginning of their path. 

Present at the event, the director of the National Literature Museum “Mihail Kogălniceanu”, Vasile Malanețchi, chief editor of the magazine “Atelier”, remarked: “I remember the first reports published by Victoria Rocaciuc in the magazine “Atelier”. Appreciable perseverance. Today she’s active in several fields: plastic art, professorship and the ability to do science and applied studies. A huge amount of the material in the plastic art of this space is due to her”.

The director of the National Museum of Art of Moldova, Tudor Zbârnea, stressed that “Victoria Rocaciuc is apparently shy and warm. But this is not manifested in her paintings. She is very dynamic and diverse in what she does. For me, personally, it is in the area of ​​lyrical abstraction and associative realism, where the image is constructed spontaneously, but with a clear, defined outline”.

Proud of Mrs Rocaciuc’s performance, the director of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the MECC, Victor Ghilaș, said that Victoria Rocaciuc works within the visual arts section and combines the creative activity with the scientific one very successfully. “It’s a new success, this exhibition. We are happy for our colleague and we came to support her at this cultural event.”

Victoria Rocaciuc is a native of Cernăuți, Ukraine. Graduate of the School of Fine Arts „A. Şciusev “(1992), of the Republican College of Fine Arts “A. Plămădeală”, specialty painter-pedagogue (1997), Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova, specialty plastic artist, painter, teacher (2002), of the AȘM, Institute of the Study of Arts – doctorate (head: Tudor Stavilă) (2005) and the School of Design, UTM (2010). Author of more than 100 scientific publications and popularization of the Moldovan plastic arts, published in the country and abroad, among which the monograph “Plastic arts from the Republic of Moldova in the socio-cultural context of 1940-2000”, introductory texts for leaflets, albums, exhibition catalogs of plastic art. Currently, she is concerned with studying the narrative and symbolic aspects in the art of book graphics. Associate member of the Union of Plastic Artists of the Republic of Moldova, the “Painting” section, member of the International Critics Association of the Russian Federation, winner of the Municipal Prize for Youth in the field of fine arts and of the AȘM Award for the excellent results obtained. Her works are part of public and private collections in the Republic of Moldova and abroad.

The exhibition will be open for three months.

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