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Proiectul cultural „Rezidență internațională de creație audiovizuală, Slon, România” (ediția a IV-a, 2018), face parte dintr-un program de rezidențe audio-vizuale inițiat de Fundația Culturală META în 2015. Acesta constă într-o rezidență cinematografică concepută sub forma unei întâlniri de 10 zile, desfășurată anual în localitatea Slon, comuna Cerașu, județul Prahova, România, prin care ne propunem să reunim regizori/artiști experimentali străini și români cu scopul de a încuraja mobilitatea culturală pe teritoriul României.

În cadrul ediției din 2018, desfășurată în perioada 11 - 21 august 2018, am invitat alături de noi cinci artiști experimentali: Marguerite Lantz (Franța), Pip Chodorov (Coreea de Sud/Franța), Irina Botea Bucan & John Dean (România/UK) și Benoît Maerens (Franța).

Noutatea ediției din acest an o reprezintă filmarea integrală a celor patru proiecte pe peliculă de film, care va presupune developarea on spot, la fața locului, în timpul filmărilor, prezența artistului Pip Chodorov fiind esențială în context propus, acesta fiind expert în filmări pe peliculă.

În ultimii aproape 20 de ani, cultura românească s-a răspândit la nivel internațional și prin intermediul producțiilor cinematografice românești, fie ele mai mult sau mai puțin experimentale. Astăzi, cinematografia românească, în mod deosebit datorită unor filme de autor premiate la cele mai importante festivaluri de gen din lume (Cannes, Berlin, Veneția și nu numai), a devenit foarte cunoscută și devine tot mai importantă în contextul cinematografic internațional. 

În același timp, România a devenit pe parcursul ultimilor ani un decor important de film utilizat frecvent de companiile de producție internaționale, cu precădere pentru filmele americane sau pentru publicitate. Prin intermediul proiectului „Rezidență internațională de creație audiovizuală, Slon, România (ediția a IV-a, 2018)”, Fundația Culturală META își propune exploatarea unui sector încă neexplorat în România, crearea unui spațiu de întâlnire pentru regizori-autori/artiști experimentali internaționali și facilitarea contactului cu spațiul românesc și specificitățile acestuia în vederea stabilirii unui contact direct cu complexitatea realității românești. Aceștia vor avea astfel acces la un mediu inedit, propriu, privit ca fiind exotic, pe care îl vor explora și cercetarea din perspectiva artistică proprie fiecăruia dintre ei și pe care îl vor (re)valorifica printr-o abordare alternativă, participând astfel la promovarea patrimoniului material și imaterial nu numai în afara țării, ci chiar și mai ales în interiorul comunității în care se vor afla (după cum am constatat în urma experienței primelor trei ediții). 

Invitând 4 regizori/artiști experimentali pe an, pentru o perioadă fixă de 10 zile, într-un spațiu complex prin intermediul căruia aceștia pot avea acces și la valorile culturale românești într-un sens interdisciplinar și la un schimb cultural la nivel local, rezidența oferă un cadru propice filmării de scurt-metraje și încurajează dialogul dintre regizorii/artiștii internaționali și locali. Scopul este de a produce în cadrul acestei rezidențe filme de ficțiune, de autor, de scurt-metraj, de calitate, cu o valoarea artistică implicită, și în același timp de a modifica perspectivele și prejudecățile și de a înlătura parțial clișeele prin obiectivul cărora imaginea României este considerată la nivel internațional. 

Sculptorul român Romelo Pervolovici a construit recent o casă-sculptură (living sculpture) printre munți, într-o comună foarte mică și retrasă din România, Slon, situată în apropierea orașului Vălenii de Munte. Aflată la numai o oră și jumătate față de București, casa are avantajul de a reprezenta un cadru original și contemporan, situat într-o comună tipică românească, ultima comună întâlnită pe această rută, casa fiind la rândul ei ultima din șirul de case construite în acest loc. O comună în care oamenii încă se deplasează cu căruța, au aceleași activități pe care le-au avut de-a lungul vremii, de la constituirea sa și până astăzi, dar pe care în prezent le desfășoară în conformitate cu noile legi europene, un hibrid între trecut și prezent, un eclectism ajuns a fi privit în firescul său în contextul global curent, pitoresc, fără a fi devenit însă ostentativ, nicidecum o destinație turistică, un gen specific de decor puțin reprezentat în producțiile cinematografice autohtone, un spațiu al valorilor patrimoniale pe care cei mai tineri au ocazia de a le descoperi cu această ocazie.

Casa beneficiază de un atelier/studio de artist amenajat la parterul acesteia, care, pe parcursul rezidenței, va fi transformat într-un studio de montaj/editare și cameră obscură pentru developarea filmelor; de un salon care oferă o perspectivă la 360° asupra peisajului, un spațiu ideal pentru sesiunile de lucru în echipă, între regizori/artiști, și pentru organizarea etapelor de filmare. În curte, se află și o casă veche, specifică zonei, și un mic deal care a fost ales ca spațiu de proiecție.
 


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2018-06-21 13:57:49

Creative Residence in Slon involving emerging artists through Magic Carpets EU Cultural Program

META Cultural Foundation has initiated the first edition of Magic Carpets International project for emerging artists, as part of its cine-residency program. The event is ongoing in the village Slon, Ceraşu, Romania, until 8 July 2018. Three emerging artists were invited to this year’s edition: Larisa Crunţeanu (Romania), Vojin Ivkov (Serbia) and Michal Kindernay (Czech Republic), selected by curator Raluca Elena Doroftei.

Larisa Crunţeanu studied Photography and Video at the National University of Arts Bucharest, and is currently a PhD student at the same institution. She works at the boundary between video and performance, between research and speculation, often in collaboration, generating contexts for new practices and forms of self-management. From 2012 to 2016 she coordinated together with Xandra Popescu the activity of “Atelier 35” project space in Bucharest. She works and lives in Bucharest and Warsaw.

Vojin Ivkov was born in Novi Sad, Serbia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, New Media Department at the University of Novi Sad. In his recent projects of photography, video and performance, Vojin is preoccupied with preserving and documenting the past and the present. He works and lives in Novi Sad.

Michal Kindernay is an inter-media artist, curator and performer. His works include video performances, interactive installations, experimental documentary projects and sound compositions. He is one of the founders of the “yo-yo” non-profit culture organization, the initiator of the “RurArtMap” project, and was part of the “Školská 28” gallery group in Prague. He is a guest professor at the Centre for Audiovisual Studies in Film and TV at the Academy of Performing Arts. He works and lives in Prague.

Magic Carpets is a platform developed by thirteen European partners - Ideias Emergentes from Portugal, EVA International from Ireland, Folkestone Fringe from UK, KUNSTrePUBLIC from Germany, Prague Biennale from Czech Republic, Openspace from Austria, Latitudo from Italy, LAB 852 from Croatia, Novo kulturno Naselje from Serbia, Meta Cultural Foundation from Romania, New Theater Institute (Homo Novus festival) from Latvia, The Center for Contemporary Art from Georgia, and the Kaunas Biennial from Lithuania - the initiator of the project. The platform is designed for emerging artists - who have the opportunity to be selected by one of the thirteen partners for a one-month residency program. The aim is to encourage artistic productions (in this case video productions for the Slon Residecy) together with local artists and communities. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the 2014-2020 Creative Europe – Culture program. More information about the project can be found on www.magiccarpets.eu.

The video works created at the Slon Residency through the Magic Carpets platform have the opportunity to be included in META Cinema’s selection programs and be promoted and enrolled in national and international competitions. In recent years, the shorts produced in Slon have been selected at prestigious international festivals: CineFestival, Los Angeles (USA) - 2016, Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (Ireland) - 2016, Festival Corto Corrente Roma (Italy) ) - 2016, Bucharest French Film Festival - 2015, 2016, 2017, Slamdance Film Festival (Utah, USA) - 2016, International Film Festival (Berlin) - 2018, etc.


2018-02-06 03:54:37

Two Romanian short films, produced by Slon Residency, in international premiere in Generation Kplus Competition in Berlin


The short films De Natura by Lucile Hadžhalilović and Trois rêves de ma jeunesse by Valérie Mrejen and Bertrand Schefer, produced during the last two editions of the annual project Slon Residency, organised by META Cinema - META Cultural Foundation, were selected in the official competition Generation Kplus in Berlin.

Slon Residency, initiated by META Cultural Foundation and META Cinema in 2015, aims at connecting Romanian and foreign filmmakers for a period of 10 days, in Slon, a small village in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. Everything started from a living sculpture created by the Romanian visual artist Romelo Pervolovici, which the film director Eva Pervolovici transformed into a space dedicated to cinema creation. The contemporary aspect of the architecture contrasts with the picturesque of the rural environment of Slon, a setting which international filmmakers discover and (re)value by means of an alternative approach. From fiction, experimental and documentary short films to performance, the audio-visual works produced in Slon reflect the individual artistic differences but also the unity of the setting, as different Romanian realities. The invited filmmakers represent a heteroclite group, an essential criteria for their selection being their creativity and their ability to adapt to specific working conditions and to imagine a story and film it in just ten days. A unique setting, very different styles and stories from one year to another.


De Natura by Lucile Hadžhalilović
Water, earth, air, fire. And two children at the height of summer.

Screening schedule:
February 20th, 2018, 10.00 am, HKW (Premiere)
February 21st, 2018, 9.30, Filmtheater and Friedrichshain
February 22nd, 2018, 10.30, CinemaxX 1
February 22nd, 2018, 14.00, HAU Hebbelam Ufer (HAU 1, Berlinale Talents)
February 23rd, 2018, 10.00, Zoo Palast 2

„De Natura is an improvised poem, a peaceful and cheerful walk of two little girls in the middle of the nature, away from the eyes of grown-ups. But then, the joy starts disappearing gradually, the reverie becomes nostalgia, while at the edge of the road, among the summerʼs putrescence fruits, some faint faces appear. The cycle of life does not lessen the magic of the world, whether it is lit by the moon or by the sun.” (Lucile Hadžhalilović)

with Mihaela and Maria Manta, produced by Romelo Pervolovici and Radu Pervolovici, DoP: George Chiper-Lillemark, edting: Benjamin Hélius, sound engineer: Benoît Maerens, Antoine Bertucci, Matthieu Autin, spécial effects: Marie-Léa Gatti, colorist: Marc Boucrot, artistic director: Eva Pervolovici, director of production: Andreea Drăghicescu, assistant producer: Adrian Drăgoi.


Lucile Hadžhalilović | The film director studied art history before graduating from the Paris film school IDHEC (now La Fémis). Her debut mini-feature La bouche de Jean-Pierre was premiered in Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 1996. The critically acclaimed Innocence was awarded the award for Best Film in San Sebastian in 2004. Her latest film Evolution picked up the Special Jury Prize in San Sebastian in 2015. Additionally, Lucile Hadžihalilović has directed a few short films: Good Boys Use Condoms (1998), Nectar (2014), De Natura (2017).

„A camera crew is waiting for us in Slon, a small village in Romania where we have never been. For the first time, we don’t have a script. Just arrived, we must film. We had located on the map a salt lake where people come to spend their day floating like ballons. We discover a hut in the woods, with a big white dog that looks like the wolf of a Miyazaki tale. We walk on a nearby marketplace with our daughter. And finally we get on a train. Very quickly, it is the look of the child on what surrounds that captures our attention: the surprise of the discovery but also its innocent facility to adapt everywhere. She seems both lost and at home in this landscape that she doesn’t know. We think, fleetingly, to Wim Wenders' film Alice in den Städten. And if the little girl was the real character of our trip? And if all our images were only the dreams that the young actress realized before our very eyes?” (Valérie Mrejen și Bertrand Schefer)

with Adele Hélène Esther Schefer and Bogdan Mareș, produced by Radu Pervolovici, DoP: Zara Popovici, editing: Benjamin Hélius, sound engineering: Benoît Maerens, Mikaël Barre, colorist: Florian Martiny, artistic director: Eva Pervolovici, director of production: Andreea Drăghicescu, assistant producer: Adrian Drăgoi.


Valérie Mrejen | On leaving Art school Valérie Mrejen immediately took an interest in different means of expression in order to better explore the possibilities of the language. She started by editing a number of books - arts before shooting her first videos. Her works have been the subject of numerous exhibitions in France and abroad, mainly at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Virreina in Barcelona, the CCA in San Francisco, and the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City. She has directed numerous short films and documentaries. Pork and Milk (2004), Valvert (2008) - and a feature-length fiction, En ville, co-directed with Bertrand Schefer. She has published the novels Mon grand-père (1999), L’Agrume (2001) / Zitrus, Suhrkamp, Eau sauvage (2004), with the Allia publishing house Forêt noire (2012) and Troisième personne (2017) with P.O.L. She was a resident at the Villa Medici in 2002 and at the villa Kujoyama in 2010. Her works can be found in numerous collections (Tate Modern, Musée d’Art Moderne, centre Georges Pompidou, Fondation Louis Vuittton).



Bertrand Schefer | French writer and filmmaker. He lives in Paris. After studying philosophy for six years at La Sorbonne University, he worked with serval publishers and became reader and script consultant for Arte France. He wrote his first novel and his first script ten years ago. En ville (Iris in Bloom), first feature film co-directed with Valérie Mréjen, was released in 2011.


2017-11-24 18:47:51


2017-04-26 20:21:12

Spring 2017 GRAND Opening


MNAC Bucharest happily announces the opening of the new season’s exhibitions on April 27, 7 pm, at the Palace of Parliament.

Save the date!


OPENING: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017, 7pm

The National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest

The Palace of Parliament


Image credit: Romelo Pervolovici, Wilderness Fire, 2013, oil on canvas, 203 x 160 cm (photo credit Romelo Pervolovici, ©2META) )


Image credit: Maria Manolescu, #103, 2016, dimensions: 183 x 132 cm (photo credit Romelo Pervolovici, ©2META)


METAREALIA – AT THE SAME TIME

2META / Maria Manolescu, Romelo Pervolovici

Curators: Raluca-Elena Doroftei, Andreea Drăghicescu

27.04.2017 - 08.10.2017
3rd floor

METAREALIA – At The Same Time exhibition reveals the most recent activity of 2META - Maria Manolescu and Romelo Pervolovici. Mostly known as media artists, they start using painting as a means of expression in 2010. Their works of art meet and overlap around the meta concept. The 2META painting seeks out breaches of reality, multiple realities, reality after reality – while the 2 artists work together on different canvases. At the same time a unique practice is drawn, with identifiable aesthetics, radically specific and unique. Metarealia defines a hybrid visual space where idea meets matter. (Raluca-Elena Doroftei, Andreea Drăghicescu, 2META)

Architect: Radu Pervolovici

MNAC Coordinator: Magda Predescu

Winner of the MNAC Call for projects 2015



2016-11-10 15:26:52

Metarealia: A Metavisual Discourse/ 2META

(Editura META, București, 2016)

The META Cultural Foundation, together with the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, are organising the launch of the retrospective album Metarealia: a metavisual discourse/ 2META. The event will take place on Friday, 11 November, 19:00, at the Cărturești Verona Bookstore (Str. Arthur Verona 13-15), in the presence of critics and art historians Magda Cârneci and Igor Mocanu, while writer Ion Bogdan Lefter will participate on video.


Please contact us for any other details.

Andreea Drăghicescu

0723.154.052​


2016-11-07 18:43:17

A Century of Romanian Architecture - www.e-architecture.ro

Photography exhibition and the launching of the online encyclopaedia, the 1918-1944 timeframe.


On Wednesday, November 9th, at 6:30 p.m., in Piața Amzei, first floor (Piața Amzei 13), META Cultural Foundation kindly invites you to the opening of the photography exhibition and the launching event for the online encyclopaedia A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1918-1944 period).

The double event will be attended by Mihaela Criticos, Mariana Croitoru, Anca Filip, Oana Marinache, Mircea Ochinciuc, Gabriela Petrescu, Dragoș Popescu, Sidonia Teodorescu, Ion Bogdan Lefter.

The cultural project is financed by ARCUB and P.M.B. within the program „Bucharest the Invisible City, 2016”, by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, and by the Union of Romanian Architects from the fund „Architecture Stamp” 2016.

The second edition of the project "A Century of Romanian Architecture", dedicated to architecture in the interbellic period, can be accessed at www.e-architecture.ro starting with the 8th November 2016.

The encyclopaedic project, started by META Cultural Foundation, was initiated at the beginning of the 2000s in the form of a printed dictionary, the first stage being materialized in 2001, with the emergence of the dictionary A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A-D), published in the "Sinteze" Collection, META Publishing House. In 2013, with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (ANCF), partnered with the Romanian Fine Artists’ Union and the National University of Art (UNArte), this was resumed in electronic format, the first edition of the online encyclopaedia, called A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A - M), being launched in the autumn of 2013. The second edition of the project that took place in 2014, with the financial support of AFCN, comprises the second part of the dictionary (N-Z) and it was launched in the autumn of last year. (www.sculpture.ro)

In 2015, META Cultural Foundation returned with a new encyclopaedia, this time dedicated to Romanian architecture and integrated in a wider cultural program which consists of two complementary cultural projects, and which this year is at the second edition:

  1.   The Romanian architecture bilingual online encyclopaedia, second edition, 1918-1944 - www.e-architecture.ro

  2.   The photography exhibition A Century of Romanian Architecture (1918-1944), open in the period 9 November - 4 December 2016.

With a specific and well documented content, the encyclopaedia and the exhibition aim at achieving an extended vision of Romanian architecture of the last 100 years in four separate stages (2015 – 1890-1918, 2016 – 1918-1947, 2017 – 1947-1989, 2018 – 1989-2018), in the proposed format – online and bilingual/exhibition, which will contain data of a both historical and critic content, ample information of the 20th century history but also more recent information regarding the architectural activity of the ones selected, already famous names and new ones, belonging to the younger architects, as well.   The online edition is the first bilingual encyclopaedia with free access that has been dedicated to the architects in Romania and it currently gathers the files of more than 60 architects that worked during the 1890-1918 timeframe.

The encyclopaedia will not represent a mere tool designed as a database, useful to all the students, the architect-professors and the architects, the architecture theoreticians, the cultural operators, the editors, the professors, the managers of museums or cultural centres, but it will also feature a critical apparatus, META Cultural Foundation currently collaborating with a team of architect-professors including: Ana-Maria Zahariade, Mihaela Criticos, Mircea Ochinciuc, Arpad Zachi, Dragoș Ciolacu, Mariana Croitoru, Anca Filip, Oana Marinache, Gabriela Petrescu, Sidonia Teodorescu, Andrei Răzvan Voinea, a team that it intends to expand for the following stages.

A Century of Romanian Architecture will remain an open project, as a work in progress platform which can be permanently updated even by any virtual visitor that wishes to make changes, corrections or additions to the already existing files on the site. They will be able to complete the files accessing the "Contribute" menu, available for every single page and, after the information is verified by the members of our team, the data will be introduced in the encyclopaedia.

META Cultural Foundation, established in 1995 in Bucharest, aims to build a cultural discourse on a contemporary, inter- and multidisciplinary level, to promote Romanian contemporary art on a national and European scale, to open the Romanian cultural backgrounds to the changes that occur on today’s art scene.

Project organized by META Cultural Foundation

Cultural project financed by ARCUB and P.M.B. within the program „Bucharest the Invisible City, 2016”, by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, and by the Union of Romanian Architects from the fund „Architecture Stamp” 2016.

Cultural project hosted by Amzei Market Makers, an initiative by The Institute and ING.

Project conducted with the support of the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, The Centre of Excellence in Image Studies and the Faculty of Letters – University of Bucharest, Arhitext Design Foundation, the Central University Library „Carol I”, the UAUIM Library and the UAR Library. 

Media Partners: Arhitext, Contemporanul, Zeppelin, Igloo, Observator Cultural, AgențiadeCarte, Radio România Cultural, Modernism.ro, Iqool, onlinegallery.ro.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unsecoldearhitecturaromaneasca

Contact: Andreea Drăghicescu, metacult@gmail.com, 0723.154.052


2016-11-01 16:07:07

Le Meilleur de Slon – French Film Festival

META Cultural Foundation and META Cinema, toghether with the French Institute of Bucharest, are organizing the event Le Meilleur de Slon – Festivalul de Film Francez, a screening of short films created during the first two editions (2015-2016) of the project International Audio-Visual Creative Residency (Slon, Romania). The screening will take place on Saturday, November 5, at 20:45, in the cinema Elvira Popescu. Directors François Barbier, Andreas Bolm, Lucile Hadžihalilović, Benoît Maerens, Eva Pervolovici, and director of photography George Chiper-Lillemark will be present.



Short film selection from 1st and 2nd editions :

Benoît Maerens. Sans tambour ni trompette. Film performance. Locuitorii satului descoperă o casă prin lumină și sunet.
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


François Barbier. Istoria lumină. Mirela, o tânără dansatoare, fragilă și agitată, încearcă să se spovedească preotului din sat...
International Film Festival FERFILM Ferizaj, Kosovo
International Kids Film Festival in San Diego, SUA
CineFestival in Los Angeles, USA
Creation International Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada
International Short Film and Music Festival Dublin, Irlanda
Muestra Audiovisual CINE SINU in Montería, Columbia
Festival "Silence, on court!" in Paris, Franța
Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre 2016 in Paris, Franța
12 Months Film Festival in Cluj, România


Vanja Sviličić. Fata cu mustață. Doi turiști francezi se rătăcesc într-un sat din România. Ocazie de a descoperi prejudecățile legate de Europa de Est
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


Eva Pervolovici. Fără titlu. Un pictor, modelul lui, șoferul... o cină în trei neobișnuită, în mijlocul munților.
Festival de court-métrage "Silence, on court!", Paris, Franța
Slamdance film festival, Utah, SUA


Andreas Bolm. Alin. Lui Alin, un adolescent de 14 ani, îi place să se plimbe. Când se plimbă visează. Când visează întâlnește lume.

Lucile Hadžhalilović. De natura. Două fetițe, patru elemente, fructele verii și - trecătoare - moartea.

Contact:
Andreea Drăghicescu,
metacult@gmail.com, 0723.154.052


2016-08-12 20:29:28




2016-05-04 15:26:28

Beginning in May this year, META Cultural Foundation has restarted work on the project A Century of Romanian Sculpture - Online Encyclopedia, with the goal of updating the records created two years ago.

We welcome up-to-date information related to the artists included in the encyclopedia, as well as suggestions for new additions to our project.

We can be contacted by email, at metacult@gmail.com, or through our site, www.sculpture.ro, by filling the "Contribute" form with the addition or modification you wish to suggest.

We can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/sculpture.ro/



2015-11-08 23:54:58

A Century of Romanian Architecture


www.e-architecture.ro


Photography exhibition and the launching of the online encyclopaedia, the 1890-1918 timeframe.


On Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 p.m., in the Underground space on the premises of The Ark, META Cultural Foundation kindly invite you to the opening of the photography exhibition and the launching event for the online encyclopaedia A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1890-1918 period).


The double event will be attended by Nicolae Lascu, Mihaela Criticos, Arpad Zachi, Mariana Croitoru, Florentina Matache, Gabriela Petrescu, Miruna Stroe, Sidonia Teodorescu, Ion Bogdan Lefter.


A Century of Romanian Architecture can be accessed at http://www.e-architecture.ro/ starting with November 9th 2015.


The encyclopaedic project, started by META Cultural Foundation, was initiated at the beginning of the 2000s in the form of a printed dictionary, the first stage being materialized in 2001, with the emergence of the dictionary A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A-D), published in the "Sinteze" Collection, META Publishing House. In 2013, with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (ANCF), partnered with the Romanian Fine Artists’ Union and the National University of Art (UNArte), this was resumed in electronic format, the first edition of the online encyclopaedia, called A Century of Romanian Sculpture (A - M), being launched in the autumn of 2013. The second edition of the project that took place in 2014, with the financial support of AFCN, comprises the second part of the dictionary (N-Z) and it was launched in the autumn of last year. (www.sculpture.ro)


This year, META Cultural Foundation returns with a new encyclopaedia, this time dedicated to Romanian architecture and integrated in a wider cultural program which consists of two complementary cultural projects:


1. The Romanian architecture bilingual online encyclopaedia, available from November 9th 2015 at www.e-architecture.ro;
2. The photography exhibition A Century of Romanian Architecture (the 1890-1918 period).


With a specific and well documented content, the encyclopaedia and the exhibition aim at achieving an extended vision of Romanian architecture of the last 100 years in four separate stages (2015 – 1890-1918, 2016 – 1918-1947, 2017 – 1947-1989, 2018 – 1989-2018), in the proposed format – online and bilingual/exhibition, which will contain data of a both historical and critic content, ample information of the 20th century history but also more recent information regarding the architectural activity of the ones selected, already famous names and new ones, belonging to the younger architects, as well. The online edition is the first bilingual encyclopaedia with free access that has been dedicated to the architects in Romania and it currently gathers the files of more than 60 architects that worked during the 1890-1918 timeframe.


The encyclopaedia will not represent a mere tool designed as a database, useful to all the students, the architect-professors and the architects, the architecture theoreticians, the cultural operators, the editors, the professors, the managers of museums or cultural centres, but it will also feature a critical apparatus, META Cultural Foundation currently collaborating with a team of architect-professors including: Ana-Maria Zahariade, Mihaela Criticos, Mircea Ochinciuc, Arpad Zachi, Dragoș Ciolacu, Mariana Croitoru, Oana Marinache, Florentina Matache, Gabriela Petrescu, Miruna Stroe, Sidonia Teodorescu, Răzvan Voinea, a team that it intends to expand for the following stages.


A Century of Romanian Architecture will remain an open project, as a work in progress platform which can be permanently updated even by any virtual visitor that wishes to make changes, corrections or additions to the already existing files on the site. They will be able to complete the files accessing the "Contribute" menu, available for every single page and, after the information is verified by the members of our team, the data will be introduced in the encyclopaedia.


META Cultural Foundation, established in 1995 in Bucharest, aim to build a cultural discourse on a contemporary, inter- and multidisciplinary level, to promote Romanian contemporary art on a national and European scale, to open the Romanian cultural backgrounds to the changes that occur on today’s art scene.


Project organized by META Cultural Foundation


Cultural project financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund, Ordinul Arhitecților din România in "Timbrul arhitecturii", A.R.C.U.B. and P.M.B. within the Cultural Program "Ești București".


Project conducted with the support of The Ark, The "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, The Centre of Excellence in Image Studies and the Faculty of Letters – University of Bucharest, Arhitext Design Foundation, The Contemporary Cultural Identity Association.


Media Partners: Arhitext, Zeppelin, ArtOut, Igloo, Modernism.ro, Observator Cultural, Revista 22, AgențiadeCarte, Ziare.com, Radio România Cultural.


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