Friday, May 31, 2013

The digital (artistic) memory of Nicolae Ceausescu

This is the title of the chapter I published as part of the volume entitled "Memory, Conflict and New Media" edited by Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor and Vera Zvereva and which came out at Routledge in May 2013. My chapter presents the varied presence of the former Romanian dictator in online spaces along with artistic interpretations of his portrait that seem to have become the obsession of Romanian contemporary artists. You can see the book here and my text scanned on my Academia page here. Below is one of the images included in my text by Adrian Ghenie. 
Adrian Ghenie, Study for Boogyman, 2010

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sub supraveghere (artistica). Relatia artistilor cu Securitatea

Am scris un articol despre dubla supraveghere din perioada comunista: cea arhicunoscuta a politiei secrete, dar si cea interprinsa in paralel de artisti. A aparut in no 1 din 2013 al revistei Studia Politica si il puteti citi aici

Ion Grigorescu, Electoral meeting, 1975