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Galeria Plan B, one of the fascinating art galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, opened in 2005 in Cluj, Romania, founded by Mihai Pop and Adrian Ghenie. It is a creation and exhibition space for contemporary art, but also a research center which is focused on the Romanian art of the last 50 years, revealing works of remarkable artists without previous international exposure.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “GALAXY”. Project for a monument in Houston, Texas (1972 – 2018) by Horia Damian. Sculpture made of wood, pressed paper balls and oil paint. Photo: ©Art Basel

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “GALAXY” by Horia Damian. Photo: ©Art de Vivre Studio

In 2008, Plan B opened a permanent exhibition space in Berlin and is leaded ever since by Mihai Pop and Mihaela Lutea. In 2009, it was one of the authors of the project Fabrica de Pensule / The Paintbrush Factory in Cluj, a collective independent cultural center, converted from the old paintbrush factory and hosting now about five art galleries and thirty artist studios.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “Untitled” (2018) by Ciprian Muresan. Sculpture made of pencil on plywood. Will be exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. Photo: ©Art Basel

Plan B Cluj is trying to redefine itself, transforming into a documentation center which nurtures an archive of the Romanian art from the last decades, a research’s program and conference space focused especially to young scholars and art students.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “Untitled” (2017) by Achraf Touloub. Made of oil, graphite and paper on nylon and canvas and metallic chains. Photo: ©Art Basel

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “Untitled” (1970) by Mihai Olos. Sculpture made of wood. Photo: ©Art Basel

Outside of the gallery’s program, Mihai Pop co-curated several group exhibitions in the context of the Prague Biennale, a section of the exhibition Romanian Cultural Resolution at the Spinnerei Leipzig and Club Electroputere Craiova, and Mircea Pinte Collection at the Museum of Art Cluj.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2o19: “Untitled” (1980) by Mihai Olos. Ceramic Sculpture. Photo: ©Art Basel

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “Steppe” (2008) by Becky Beasley. Sculpture made of black acrylic glass, steel, hinges. Photo: ©Art Basel

In 2007, Plan B was the organizer of the Romanian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, curated by Mihnea Mircan and including the artists Victor Man, Cristi Pogacean, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Christoph Büchel & Giovanni Carmine. Mihai Pop was the curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 56nd Venice Biennale in 2015, which featured the artist Adrian Ghenie.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: Nightbowl “The formation of earth” (2018) by Navid Nuur. Sculpture made of Heat, gas, clay, sand, carbon, various types of rocks and other minerals, grass, leaves, bushes, trees, birds, locusts, meteorites and time. Photo: ©Art Basel

Mihai Pop and Mihaela Lutea edited several art publications and artist books, such as: Ciprian Muresan, Artists Book (2009), Dead Weights (2013), The Suicide Series (2014). Mihai Pop is the editor of Ciprian Muresan’s monograph “Drawings 2015–2004”, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag in the spring of 2015, and co-editor of Victor Man’s artist book “Luminary Petals on a Wet, Black Bough”, published by Sternberg Press in 2016. He also co-edited the catalog “Adrian Ghenie – Darwin’s Room”, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag in conjunction with Editura Humanitas, Bucharest, on the occasion of the Romanian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: “Untitled” (1970) by Mihai Olos. Ceramic Sculpture. Photo: ©Art Basel

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