Contemporary Art Exhibition – One Click Away: The Back to Where It All Began Viewing Room is On-Air

May 30, 2023

In the Digital Era, 3D Technologies Bring Contemporary Art to the Homes of People Around the Word. Through Immersive Experiences, Art Overcomes Geographical Boundaries.

The Romanian and international Public is welcome to Back to Where It All Began virtual exhibition, part of Accelerator programme.

An accurate mirror of Back to Where It All Began exhibition on view at Gaep Gallery between February 10 and May 13, 2023, the viewing room aims to extend the access of the public to the artworks hosted by the gallery and to create new audiences, people who don’t live in Bucharest, but who are interested in contemporary art.

Andrei Arion, Flaviu Cacoveanu, Roberta Curcă, Lucia Ghegu, Mihaela Hudrea, Alina Ion, Maria Mandea, Delia A. Prodan, Stanca Soare and Ana Maria Szöllösi  are the 10 emerging artists selected last year in the programme, whose artworks are now available also online, on

Financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO CULTURE Programme and implemented by Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus, in partnership with Gaep Gallery in Bucharest and i8 Gallery in Reykjavik, Iceland, Accelerator is the first and the most complex program for emerging artists that proposes a strategic approach on their artistic careers.

Accelerator covers 3 dimensions: know-how and expertise by national and international contemporary art professionals, that was provided in last year’s mentorship stage, resources for producing new artworks and presentation opportunities. One of the latter was the recent exhibition at Gaep, doubled by the viewing room; soon the public art projects are to start in several Romanian cities.

„Going digital has been transformative for many industries, especially during the last 3-4 years, and connectivity has become a way of living, working, a way of doing business. Why would we underestimate the role of the online when it comes to contemporary art? Art itself could be the most suitable field to mix innovation and creativity, as the meaning of these two concepts sometimes overlap. The viewing room facilitates access to contemporary art for new audiences and breaks boundaries – geographical, linguistic, and cultural. Moreover, in online, we can give a clue to the more sophisticated contemporary art scenes that Romania also produces high quality art and that it has emerging artists with great potential, who, in the early stage, need support to thrive internationally.” – Andrei Breahnă, president of Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus, co-founder of Gaep and Accelerator project manager

Back to Where It All Began viewing room allows the long-term archiving of the exhibition in the form it was presented at Gaep.

Founded over 7 ago, Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus (ACEP), aims, through Accelerator, to support emerging artists in the development of their career path by offering them learning opportunities inspired from international education approaches and practices. In addition, ACEP aims to deepen its efforts of training and developing new audiences by the means of activities organised in Bucharest and country-wide, both online and offline. If the public takes part in them, it will get to understand and connect to contemporary art. Thus, art contributes to individual and collective progress – fulfilling its well-known role from older ages – to foster the evolution of the society.

Accelerator continues with public art, the last stage that is scheduled for June-September 2023. Details about the first cities that will host the said projects will follow soon.


Accelerator started on October 1 2021 and will be rolled out for 24 de luni, until September 30, 2023. The budget of the project is 1,069,301.00 RON (EUR 216.707,74). The value of non-reimbursable amount (85% EEA Grants and 15% national budget) is 962,370.90 RON (EUR 195.036,97).

The project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE programme and is implemented by Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus (ACEP).


The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards the reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe and towards strengthening the bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More information is available on and

RO-CULTURE Programme is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access:

About ACEP
Asociația Culturală Eastwards Prospectus promotes contemporary art at national and international level through exhibitions, cultural and educational projects conducted in partnership with key cultural institutions. Since it was launched, 7 years ago, ACEP received financing for the production of artworks; organised over 30 online and offline shows;
supported an artistic intervention in public space of artist Tania Mouraud, held simultaneously in 9 cities; supported the participation of artists in national and international art fairs and developed projects for children and for the employees in corporations, interested in contemporary art.