WITNESSES XXI – Revisiting the past


Exhibition at PLATFORMA (MNAC-Anexa) Calea Mosilor 62-68, etaj 1, Bucuresti

1 – 19 February 2012
Opening on 1 February, 6:00 p.m.

WITNESSES XXI – REVISITING THE PAST is a collection of video interviews with artists, art critics and art historians who played a key role on the Romanian art scene before 1989. They answer questions referring to the artistic, politic and social context of those years, to their personal projects and opportunities to exhibit, to censorship and its effects on the artistic creation, to issues related to art education (discussing about teachers who had a major influence in their formation, about their colleagues, about the access and the nature of the sources of information during the 60s, 70s and 80s, etc).

The project is coordinated by Aurora Király, based on a concept developed together with Iosif Király. The interviews were conducted by four young art critics and curators: Raluca Nestor, Cristiana Radu, Magda Radu and Oana Tănase. The questions were answered by: Geta Brătescu, Magda Cârneci, Constantin Flondor, Mircea Florian, Ion Grigorescu, Peter Jacobi, Wanda Mihuleac, Mihai Oroveanu, Alexandra Titu, Gheorghe Vida, Ileana Vlasiu.