Sculptures by Hungarian artist Zsófia Keresztes, Malgorzata Mirga-Tas’s Polish Pavilion transformation, and more highlights from this year’s show.
The Horror and Humor of Romania’s Dictatorship
In the early 1980s, a teenager who tagged some anti-government graffiti was crushed by the state. Radu Jude’s fiction/documentary hybrid Uppercase Print tells his story with a mix of horror and dark humor.
COVID-19 Sucks, So Dracula’s Castle Is Now a Vaccination Center
Romanian vampires prefer the Pfizer vaccine.
Three Films That Remind Us Motherhood Can Be Very Political
These films question who can become a mother versus who has to become a mother.
A Film Unravels a Cover-up in the Aftermath of a Bucharest Nightclub Fire
Director Alexander Nanau tells Hyperallergic how he got such incredible access to journalists and government officials for Collective.
An Unlikely Scottish Archive Sheds Light on Romanian Art During Socialism
The exhibition 24 Arguments,which emerged from research conducted by the Institute of the Present, offers works that are heavily influenced by newly forged global dialogues.
Digitizing a Disappearing Glass-Plate Archive of Romanian Life
After serving as a Romanian war photographer from World War I through 1920, Costica Acsinte settled in Slobozia in the south of the country and set up a studio called Foto Splendid Acsinte. There he proceeded to document the surrounding community in over 5,000 images.
Romania’s Oldest Museum in Crisis
In what seems like yet another depressing story of government cuts affecting arts institutions worldwide, the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, Romania, is apparently operating on a shoestring, with no gas, spotty heating, and each office lit by a single bulb.