Archive for March, 2013

Ioana Ciocan

A replica of the statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was unveiled in the Free Press Square, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11 am. This artistic event is part of the ultimate goal to create a Museum of Communist Art. It has already been 20 years since the fall of communism […]

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Andrei Ciubotaru

The three living sculptures are represented by three outstanding musicians: Alexandru Tomescu, who won the right to play the famous Stradivarius violin Elder-Voicu 1702 for five years; Horia Mihail and Razvan Suma who together form the “Romanian Piano Trio”. Andrei Ciubotaru transformed “Romanian Piano Trio into a living monument to […]

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Emanuel Borcescu

The fresco is a mirror of the former communist Romanian regime where images were usually homage to the working class heroes. Here, I also present new heroes enlisted to construct a new social system, subject to a new set of values. The new concepts depicted are, The Job, The Mall, […]

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Mihai Balko

“Red Sharks” are fragments from the collapse of the Soviet star. Reassembling these fragments creates another totalitarian structure. sharks revolve around a political structure ready to devour and to form it again. Sharks are a warning, a red warning- watch out!” Mihai Balko

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Matei Arnăutu, Andrei Ciubotaru, Florin Brătescu, Iosif Oprescu

“Romanian Dream” benefited from an online platform visulromanesc.ro through which Romanians were asked to name their dreams. Based on the responses collected, the artists built an object that summarizes the debate around the question. “This cultural initiative provoked a lot of social interaction and involvement of people in creative dialogue. […]

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Aurel Tar

The freedom of the press is questioned by Tar in Scînteia. The logo of the former communist newspaper Scînteia is used as the focus point of the artwork.

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Proiect 1990/Ionuț Theodor Barbu

“Ionut Barbu’s work refers to the sadness and misery of the situation of so many Romanians who are still caught in a Balko-Communist time warp, with a vaguely European flair. Decades of communist subjugation and excessive current political interests have created, in Barbu’s view, a Romanian who has lost his […]

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Florin B. Tomescu

The dormitory-apartments are a symbolic image of the communist era.

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Proiect 1990/Mihai Zgondoiu

“Since its removal from the plinth in January 1990, Lenin was moved for 21 years between the Free Press Square, and the Mogosoaia Palace, until Ciocan found a secluded location. It seems however he has returned to take a nap on the steps of his former residence of bygone glory. […]

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Bogdan Rața

Bogdan Rata - handgun

During a short visit to the MA Sculpture Department of the Bucharest National Art University, I observed a small gypsum plaster sculpture on one of the studio walls: a bizarre byzantine combination between a foot and a hand. I immediately asked who made it; and this powerful sculpture, as well […]

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