You could not make it to some of our events? Watch the clips below for a glimpse, or a rememberance, of our past events. Enjoy!
April 2-8, 2012 The Window
Between April 2 - 8, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York presented THE WINDOW, a site-specific performance created and directed by Ana Margineanu, in its 3rd Avenue storefront gallery. Obie Award winners, scenic designer Nic Ularu and playwright Samuel D. Hunter, along with director Ana Margineanu transformed The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York's Midtown gallery storefront window (corner of Third Ave. & 38th St.) into another world.
THE WINDOW was RCINY's first foray into site-specific theater, continuing its support for innovative approaches to emerging art. Read more on the event's page.
March 22, 2012 Romanian Writers on Writing
Published by Trinity University Press, Romanian Writers on Writing offers a panoramic and unique glimpse into Romanian literature for English language readers, from 19th century to the present. Edited by one of the most important Romanian writers in the U.S., Norman Manea, the anthology is co-edited by Sanda Cordoş, with translations from the Romanian by Raluca Manea and Carla Baricz.
On March 22 RCINY hosted a celebration of the anthology, moderated by Norman Manea and RCINY Director Corina Şuteu, with introductions by Edward Hirsch, poet and J.S.Guggenheim Memorial Foundation president, and editor of the series The Writer's World. The evening was also introduced by Barbara Ras, chief editor of Trinity University Press.
The evening included readings and informal conversations with guest Romanian authors featured in the book. Nina Cassian, Dan Lungu, Simona Popescu, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Carmen Firan and Bogdan Suceavă discussed about their process, the joys and challenges of writing. The authors were joined by translator Carla Baricz.
Read more about Romanian Writers on Writing on the event's page.
March 3- May 6, 2012 RESTLESS: Mircea Cantor Exhibition at MoMI
Between Marh 3 - May 6, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and The Museum of the Moving Image present RESTLESS, an exhibition of video installations, short films, and other works by Mircea Cantor. Although Cantor is widely acclaimed throughout Europe, and has had works shown at The Museum of Modern Art, this will be his first solo museum exhibition in New York City. The exhibition includes installations of three video works: Tracking Happiness (2009), Vertical Attempt (2009), and I Decided Not to Save the World (2011); a wall drawing, and a photographic diptych. Selected programs of his short films are shown continuously in the Bartos Screening Room, with a new selection starting each Saturday.
This video produced by RCINY presents the two public events Mircea Cantor appeared in on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition at MoMA. On March 3, Mircea Cantor introduced a selection of his short films, which are often created from his own documentary recordings. The selection included The Landscape Is Changing (2003, 22 mins.), Dead Time (2003, 2 mins.), Tribute (2004, 3 mins.), The snow and the man (2005, 10 mins.), Nulle part Ailleurs (2000, 12 mins.), and Double Heads Matches (2003, 17 mins.)
On March 5, Mircea Cantor had a public conversation with writer, editor and art critic Steven Henry Madoff about his work and the exhibition presently on view in New York. The talk took place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Read more about the exhibition on the event's page.
March 1-12, 2012 The Lucian Pintilie Retrospective at MoMA
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York co-presented in March 2012, with the Museum of Modern Art, the first complete Lucian Pintilie retrospective in the U.S., in the presence of the legendary Romanian director. Theatre and film actors Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihuţ, long time collaborators of Lucian Pintilie, both in film and on stage, also joined this celebration in NYC, along with film critic and curator Mihai Chirilov, who also edited a special publication for this occasion. The retrospective was presented in collaboration with the Romanian Film Festival in NYC and the Romanian National Film Center, Bucharest. More details on the event's page.
February 13-17, 2012 Literary Imaginary and the Poetics of Truth at ASU
Continuing and enlarging the academic collaboration supported by RCINY, this conference brought together at Arizona State University six reputed academics from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Corin Braga, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Stefan Borbely, Doru Pop, Cornel Vilcu and Horea Poenar joined ASU Professor Ileana Orlich to explore different approaches to the specific competences of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies today. Ruxandra Cesereanu, Babeş-Bolyai University and Ileana Orlich, Arizona State University, presided the conference. Speakers were: Corin Braga, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Ştefan Borbely, Doru Pop, Cornel Vilcu and Horea Poenar, Babeş-Bolyai University.
You can find two videos from the conference on the event's page.
November 30 - December 6, 2011 BEYOND: 6th Romanian Film Festival in NYC
BEYOND: The 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival in NYC ran between November 30 - December 6 2011 at Lincoln Center, co-presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in collaboration with Transilvania International Film Festival. This film presents a roundup of the edition, special events, organizers and guest interviews.
July 10-24, 2011 The Andrei Serban Traveling Academy’s 3rd edition
Between July 10 - 24, 2011 RCINY organized the third generation of the Andrei Şerban Traveling Academy in collaboration with the "Ion Sava" Theatre Research Center (The National Theatre Bucharest) and the Ipoteşti Memorial – “Mihai Eminescu” National Center of Research, which hosted the workshops. Bringing together young Romanian actors under 30, the 3rd edition of the Academy consisted of two consecutive intensive workshops held by acclaimed U.S.-Romanian theatre director and teacher Andrei Şerban.
May 13, 2011 Marin Sorescu: VLAD DRACULA THE IMPALER
On May 13, 2011 RCINY continued its Reading the Tea Leaves series at the RCINY Gallery/Carturesti Book Exhibition, a program that highlights classic and contemporary Romanian authors, by presenting Marin Sorescu's "Vlad Dracula The Impaler", translated from the Romanian by Dennis Deletant and published in 1987 by Forrest Books, London/Boston. The reading was directed by John Eisner and performed by: Philip Callen, Joel de la Fuente, Jennifer Dorr White, Sam Guncler, Anna Kull, Tom Ligon, Jake Paque, Scott Sowers, C.J. Wilson
May 7, 2011 I Am Not Legend:Romanian Comics in NYC
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York joined the Festival of Ideas for a New City and presented a special installation highlighting Romanian comics and cartoons from 1890 until today. The installation curated by visual artist Alexandru Ciubotariu was based on The History of Romanian Comics 1891-2010, recently published by Vellant Publishing Bucharest, which Ciubotariu co-edited. There were presented works by both established artists such as Sandu Florea, Puiu Manu, or Livia Rusz, and young cartoonists that have taken the genre to a new level in the past decade, such as Matei Branea, Adrian Barbu, Alexandru Ciubotariu, Veronica Solomon or Jup.
March 16, 2011 Pas de deux:Romanian Drama Then and Now
RCINY presented, on March 16, in the series of events Pas de deux, Peca Ştefan’s recent play Completely Invented Stories about the Town of Baia Mare (Poveşti adevărate complet inventate din Baia Mare), translated by the author, under the direction of Tamilla Woodard. Actors Hugh Sinclair, Lanna Joffrey, Bill Gross, Carman Lacivita, Alexis McGuinness, Daniela Thome and musical director JR Pinna.