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MUSEUMS IN POST-TRANSITION – launch of Revista ARTA issue 28-29 /2017

MUSEUMS IN POST-TRANSITION – launch of Revista ARTA issue 28-29 /2017
We launch issue 28-29 / 2017 of ARTA Magazine on January 24, 19.00h, at the National Museum of Romanian Literature; the event will include a debate on the contemporary museum policies and practices.
Guests: Magda Cârneci, Ruxandra Demetrescu, Daria Ghiu, Valentina Iancu, Mălina Ionescu, Petru Lucaci
Host: Ioan Cristescu – Director of the National Museum of Romanian Literature
Moderator: Igor Mocanu

Location: The Attic of The National Museum of Romanian Literature, Nicolae Crețulescu Street, Nr. 8.

Issue 28-29 / 2017 of Revista ARTA features a thematic dossier curated by Valentina Iancu and Mălina Ionescu: MUSEUMS IN POST-TRANSITION, a collection of texts discussing the Romanian and international contemporary museum policies and practices.

“The motivation of a dossier on museums in the ARTA Magazine is primarily to draw a coherent image of the current relationship between museums and the art scene; its premises lie in exactly the type of relationship that they developed lately. Except for the strictly museological actions, the institutional administrative, legal and financial aspects, and the specifics of the art market, there are, when we refer to both the Romanian and the international contexts, no implicit or explicit boundaries traced between the exhibition, curatorial or research practices from within museums and those unrelated to museums.” (Mălina Ionescu)

“How do art museums in Romania look like almost 30 years after the change of regime? What changed, what are their cultural policies and which institutional models do they follow? The need to define and understand the museum institution is the personal premise for coordinating a thematic dossier on museums in the ARTA Magazine. The texts featured were selected together with Mălina Ionescu, in a constructive dialogue based on both our personal experience and on the contemporary museology. Our perspectives have completed each-other, merging in a wider image of what is contemporary in (contemporary or not) art museums”. (Valentina Iancu)

Texts by: Mălina Ionescu, Valentina Iancu, Petra Vlad, Radu Stern, François Mairesse, Charles Esche, Daria Ghiu, Marius Babias, Anca Verona Mihuleţ, Mišela Blanuša, Hsiao-Yu Lin, Lyia Wang, Katerina Badianova, Igor Mocanu, Alexandra Titu, Magda Cârneci, Ruxandra Demetrescu, Liviana Dan, Claire Bishop, Corina L. Apostol and Mihaela Michailov.

The issue also features

Portfolios of Florin Bobu and Matei Bejenaru (by Simona Dumitriu, respectively Mălina Ionescu), Pavel Brăila (in dialogue with Ioana Chira), and a self-portrait by Andreea Andrei.

Exhibitions in Romania. Reviews and critical analyses signed by Mihaela Velea, Georgiana Buţ, Cristian Nae, Iris Ordean, Cătălin Gheorghe, Raluca Nestor (Oancea), Magda Cârneci, Simona Vilău, Rareş Grozea, Mihai Plămădeală and Călin Stegerean.

International exhibitions. Timea Andrea Lelik, Andreea Grecu, Andra Chiţimuş şi Denise Parizek analyze some of the current international events.

The issue also features reviews of recent publications, signed by Veronica Kirchner, Eleonora Farina, Silviu Pădurariu and Adina Mocanu.


The Revista ARTA Team


Revista ARTA
Str. Biserica Amzei nr. 7-9, sector 1, Bucharest 010391 |


Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din România
Str. Băiculești 29, sector 1, București

The magazine is available, starting with August 1st, 2017, in the bookstores/networks Cărturești, Humanitas, Librarium, Alexandria, Hecate, Open Art, P U N C H, Relay and Inmedio; the partner galleries ODD, Galeria Posibilă, Mobius Gallery; at the ARTA Headquarters and all the Artists Union venues. You can order the magazine on our website, in print or PDF format, by following the links in the Shop section.

Don’t forget to update your subscription for 2018!

ISSN: 0004-3354

Magazine edited with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Identity