Romanian At Heart is proud to organise a special exhibit celebrating “Europe Day” in collaboration with the Ambasada României în Statele Unite ale Americii / Romanian Embassy in US. It brings together Romanian-born artists based in the Washington DC area. The unique collection, curated by Daniela Kammrath, weaves together the Romanian spirit and the American experiences of the five-featured artists: Andreia Gliga, Manuela Holban, Cristian Ianculescu, Oana Moore Photography, Irina Stefureac.
Transylvanian born American sculptor Cristian Ianculescu has a new solo exhibit at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD. The premier takes place on May 10, 2019 between 6 and 9 pm. The exhibit runs until June 8.
Transylvania Florilegium, a sumptuous collection of botanical art is on display at the National Museum of Arts in Bucharest between April 16 and May 5, 2019. Hand-bound in leather and marbled paper, and finished with gold leaf, it has a preface written by HRH The Prince of Wales and it was published by Addison Publications Ltd. The 124 paintings of the florilegium took over six years to complete and were created by artists studying the flora at Prince Charles’ properties at Viscri and Zalanpatak, in Transylvania.
Romanian born American painter Andreia Gliga is one of the guest artists at this edition of Waverly Street Gallery Invitational Exhibition. At the invitation of Romanian-American sculptor Cristian Ianculescu, a gallery partner and permanent artist, Andreia brings a sample of her watercolours and acrylics in this new show. Cris’ work in this show are medium size alabaster sculptures.
Gallery partners and invited guest artists will display a multiplicity of works in many media, providing viewers with a complex and exciting visual experience. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6 pm. The reception will take place on Friday, February 8, 6- 9 pm.
Romanian Cultural institute in London announces a Alexandru Tomescu Concert in aid of Pro Patrimonio with the kind support of the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Insitute. Alexandru Tomescu will perform compositions from Bach, George Enescu, Filip, and Ciprian Porumbescu.
Of major interest to Alexandru Tomescu is Romania’s built and natural heritage which unfortunately is so much neglected and generally in desperate need of restoration. Alexandru joined the Board of Pro Patrimonio, the Romanian National Trust, three years ago to assist in Pro Patrimonio’s mission of returning to active life beautiful and important heritage buildings all over Romania. He is most passionate about this aim and generously gives of his time, his Stradivarius and his unique talent whenever possible in his very full international concert schedule, dedicating all proceeds of ticket sales and funds raised to support the work of Pro Patrimonio.
Queen Marie of Romania memorial statue erected in UK on the occasion of the Great Union Centenary (1918-2018)
Romanian Cultural Institute, on behalf of the Romanian Government, unveils in Ashford, Kent, a statue of the exceptional Princess Marie of Edinburgh, Queen Marie of Romania (29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938), as a legacy for generations to come and an ongoing effort to promote the most important bridge-personality between Romania and the UK. The monument will be erected in Ashford, as Queen Marie was born in Eastwell Park, a former stately home in the immediate vicinity of the town. Following a public contest in Romania, the statue is created in bronze by young sculptor Valentin Duicu, a graduate of the National University of Arts Bucharest.
Davis Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies within Harvard University is hosting a talk with Professors Maria Bucur and Mihaela Miroiu, the co-authors of “Birth of Democratic Citizenship. Women and Power in Modern Romania” book published by Indiana University Press in October 2018.
‘What is it like to be a woman living through the transition from communism to democracy? What effect does this have on a woman’s daily life, on her concept of herself, her family, and her community? Birth of Democratic Citizenship presents the stories of women in Romania as they describe their experiences on the journey to democratic citizenship.’
Zmei3, the band of Romanian immigrants from Berlin, will be live in a concert in Control Club in Bucharest, Romania. ‘The powerhouse voice of ZMEI3 is Paula Turcas, a soprano opera singer who gave up classical music in the pursuit of a more truthful artistry grounded in the struggles of everyday life. The leader of the band is guitarist Mihai Victor Iliescu, who created the Rough Romanian Soul concept and style. Their sound is made all the more unique by featuring vibraphone virtuoso, Oli Bott, for their lead instrument.’
The unique show reunites some well known British painters artwork in Transylvania, and it was made possible by Nicolae Ratiu & the trustees of the Fundatia Adept. The exhibiting artists are: Richard Foster, Katie Buckett, Hugh Dunford-Wood, Lindy Guinness, Clare Inskip, John James, Lucy Portman, Tim Scott Bolton, Dione Verulam.
Some of the artists who are donating 30% of their sales to ADEPT. All funds raised at this Exhibition will help re-build the former Angofa school and farm house in Transylvania, owned by Fundatia Adept with support from Fauna & Flora International and Grass Valley Trust. The old school will be both a field and educational centre for children, students, botanists, and visitors to the Angofa farmland about their natural environment and to promote traditional farming methods. The Slow Cyclist, whose Transylvanian tracks include this special valley, is also supporting the project.
Tickets and donations could be purchased here.
“Homo Deus” is a group exhibition organised by Mobius Gallery and curated by Anton Svyatsky, featuring 7 Eastern European artists - crocodilePOWER, Andrei Gamart, Claudia Larcher, Bianca Mann, Lea Rasovszky, Roman Tolici, and Sándor Szász. The exhibition is presented at Vacation, a gallery timeshare that hosts contemporary spaces from around the world on a rotating monthly basis, paving a new hybrid model for collaborative exhibition and exchange.
The current MoMA exhibition will show 11 sculptures of the Romanian artist together for the first time, alongside drawings, photographs, and films. It also includes a selection of never-before-seen archival materials on the artist’s working process and relationships with friends, sitters, and patrons, including the museum.
The Romanian Film Festival in London (RFF) features 'a glittering and stimulating array of titles. Very popular and talented actors and directors will come from Bucharest in order to join us for the UK premieres of the latest Romanian films.
For more details about the program and the links to buy tickets, visit the event's page.
Oana Moore, thousands of miles away from the home of her birth, Romania, shows her affection for her new home in the current exhibit at Crozet Artisan’s Depot, “Crozet, a Mighty Little Town.”
On the day of the Feast of Annunciation, friends of the village and beauty are invited to meet two Romanian artists: photographer Răzvan Voiculescu and violinist Tudor Andrei. It is an occasion to became acquainted with the profound Romania immortalised in the photo album "ROST. 12Hotare", and to explore the world of the keepers and seekers of 'ROST', (sense) the non-translatable Romanian expression. Razvan Voiculescu will share with the audience stories from the world of villages he visited, and will feature short films about crafts, 'TÂLC și RÂNDUIALĂ' (wisdom and traditional order).
More about the evening, tickets and album purchasing on the event's page.
An exhibition presenting various aspects of the work of the Romanian-born artist Constantin Brâncuşi has opened at the Pompidou Center in Málaga, in southern Spain. The exhibition showcases the diversity of the artist’s oeuvre through photographs, negatives, cinematographic recordings, sculptures and drawings. It presents six sculptures, including the 1910 bronze Sleeping Muse, 120 photographs, six drawings, and 26 black-and-white silent films.
More about the artist and pictures from the exhibit on the event page.
The US Premiere of the feature-length film celebrates Romania’s astounding natural beauty and sheer diversity of wild animals. Vast mountains, ancient forests and expansive wetlands provide undisturbed habitats to many of the continent’s iconic creatures. Q&A after the screening with Tom Barton Humphreys, director of the film, and Paul Lister, trustee & founder of The European Nature Trust and trustee of Foundation Conservation Carpathia.
"Divine music. A love of blue" unique art exhibit in Piermont Flywheel Gallery, 220 Ash Street, NY, 10968, featuring two Romanian origin artists, Diana Chelaru and Larisa Hancu. 'We chose this double title ro reflect our vision of art as emotional, sacred and musical experience.' Diana Chelaru is NY based, while Larisa is visiting from Paris.
For more details about the exhibit and the artists, visit the event's page.
An extraordinary recital of "Enescu, Debussy, and Romanian Folk Fiddling" performed by The Romanian American Chamber Concerts & Arts -ROCCA Artistic Director, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick, in collaboration with the Seattle Public Library. At the core of the recital is Sonata no.3 George Enescu for Violin and Piano" 'in Romanian folk character', one of the most phenomenal masterpieces of the 20th century, a piece that inspires great enthusiasm in audiences across the globe. The program includes the spirited, sparkly, moods hopping Debussy "Sonata for Violin and Piano"! The recital will end with Romanian folk songs in the style of lautari (or Romanian folk fiddlers) arranged for violin and piano. The concert is free.
Brighton Theatre presents extracts from IMPALED the opera, before it sets off on a prestigious International Festival tour. As part of the wider programme around Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. Get inside the skin of a historic monster figure and this production provides fascinating and disturbing insights into the roots of the divisions between East and West.
This first opera by Vlad Maistorovici is inspired by Crane & Williams’s BBC Radio drama, starring John Hurt, from the The Third Stake by Marin Sorescu, & the stage play at Oran Mor Glasgow and Rialto Brighton Festival 2015, which was Nominated Best Production, Broadway Bobby Awards.
'Time of Monsters', Dan Perjovschi’s exhibition opens Tuesday January 9, at 6:00 pm in NYC. Perjovschi employs wordplay, caricatures and site-specific installations to portray current events while offering a sharp, humorous critique of international and governmental players. The execution of the works is in a constant state of development due to their contingency to the mutable issues they critique. Site and time specificity are crucial to his exhibitions, focusing 'Time of Monsters' on the spectacle of Trump and the words ‘fear,’ ‘future,’ ‘fake,’ ‘war’ and ‘resist.’ His exhibition style is a unique artistic approach on the reflection of society; it is not a direct effort to shape the world, but rather an expression of feeling and engagement without becoming didactic.
Perjovschi has played an active role in the reconstruction of political and cultural identity in Romania.
“I was born in 1961, the same year the Berlin Wall was erected. I am still standing.” – Dan Perjovschi (b. Sibiu, Romania, 1961) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.
The fourth annual Alianta Awards Gala takes place on September 22 in the exquisite location of Unites States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. Each year the organisation recognises several individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Romanian-American partnership. This year's awardees are President George W. Bush, 43rdPresident of the United States, Lieutenant General Frederick (Ben) Hodges, Commanding General of the United States Army in Europe, and Professor Dennis Deletant OBE, Visiting Ion Ratiu Professor of Romanian Studies at Georgetown University.
The evening celebration includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and a fashion show featuring Romanian designers. Attire: black tie optional.
"WILD" ('Caii Salbatici'), AN AWARD WINNING ROMANIAN DOCUMENTARY FILM (30 minutes film) authored by distinguished film director Dan Curean. About a boy, a village and wild horses in the Danube Delta. The movie won awards and nominations at prestigious film festivals in Romania, China and Korea. In Romanian language with English subtitles.
Followed by a ROMANIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER CONCERT with exquisite Romanian folk songs, an arrangement for voice, violin, piano,cello and cimbalom (tzambal) of Romica Puceanu and Maria Tanase's best loved songs by multi talented composer-cellist Bradley Hawkins; Mythes for violin and piano by Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski; Sonata in G for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel and Garden of Eden: Four Rags for two pianos by American composer, William Bolcom.
Visual artist Geta Brătescu, 90, will represent Romania at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, after the project Geta Brătescu-Apariţii (Geta Brătescu -Appearances) won the highest score in the second selection phase organized by the Culture Ministry.
Tuesday May 2, 2017, starting at 9:00 pm, in Aula Magna of the Ateneo Veneto in Venice (Campo San Fantin 1897), Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Insitute in Venice, in collaboration with Ateneo Veneto in Veneţia present teh musical project “Transylvanian Concert”, a jazz concert of Romanian-American pianist Lucian Ban and American violinist Mat Maneri, part of the 2017 edition of JAM–Jazz Area Metropolitana festival.
Visit the Romanian Pavilion at the 56th edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano fair (once known as I Saloni). There are over 20 companies exhibiting, in Hall 18, majority in the stands D01 and D02. Among them Mobila Dalin (www.mobiladalin.ro) and Bucin Mob (www.bucinmob.ro) from Reghin, Mures; Stones Charme (www.maercharme.com), Ekero Concept (www.ekero.ro) and Fascinatia Sticlei (www.fascinatiasticlei.ro) from Bucharest; Sophia 2014 (www.sophia-romania.ro) from Iasi; Transilvania Production (www.transilvaniaproduction.ro) from Campeni, Alba.
First Romanian At Heart collective exhibit brings together Romanian-born artists based in Washington DC and New York, three at their debut. The artists created this art work specially for Artomatic. This unique collection weaves together the Romanian spirit and the American experiences of the seven featured artists: Sonia Coman Ernstoff, Padi Dacu (debut), Doina Dascalu (debut), Andreia Gliga, Cristian Ianculescu, Michelle Marin (debut), Alin Tolea.