Romanian Pavilion

An exhibition bringing together five Romanian video artists whose works examine Ceausescuís failed utopian social experiments and subsequent dehumanizing conditions, with an emphasis on the reality of built environment and private life in Romania.

Participating artists are Dan Acostioaei, Sebastian Moldovan, Joanne Richardson, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor.

Dan Acostioaeiís Reconstructionscapes (2005) and Bahlui by Night (2004) explore the unseen connections between power, economy and identity in his hometown Iasi, alongside the emergence of capitalism.

Sebastian Moldovanís Paris Project (2006) evokes the missing reality of the old Bucharest, known as Little Paris, inspecting notions of nostalgia and transience. His later work Doors (2009) invites the viewer in the intimacy of his surroundings.

Joanne Richardsonís In Transit (2008) is a diary of the artistís journey through Romania in the year of its EU accession. The video reflects on the re-writing of history and the link between images and memory.

Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudorís The Trial, filmed from the national car Dacia 1300, shows the seemingly endless blocks of flats built by the communist regime. In the background, a flat, emotionless voice reads the transcript of Ceausescuís trial in December 1989.

Romanian Pavilion is a partnership between the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and HotShoe Gallery. Curated by Marcin Dudek and Simona Nastac.
Romanian Pavilion


Event Title: Romanian Pavilion
Postcode: 29-31 Saffron Hill, Farringdon, London EC1N 8SW
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