EUROPALIA ROMANIA

From December to January and as part of the Europalia biennale, focused this year on Romania, a country with an exciting history and a rich cultural scene, CINEMA GALERIES will host an exhibition entitled “History in Fragments” as well as two film programmes “Negotiating History: Cinematographic Representations Past & Present” and “Traditional Loves”. Plural and covering more than half a century of cinema, these works will provide an opportunity to discover the extent of Romania’s cultural diversity.

After the silence, Vanina Vignal, 2012. Still. (As part of History in fragments)

EXHIBITION I HISTORY IN FRAGMENTS

Audio-video tentoonstelling georganiseerd door de curatoren Raluca Velisar en Andrei Rus.

Een audiovisuele reis doorheen de laatste decennia van de Roemeense geschiedenis, met zowel archiefbeeld als geluidsfragmenten hedendaagse film en video’s die proberen om het recente verleden te schetsen en in een nieuw licht te plaatsen. 

History in Fragments, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
* Opening 12.12.2019 – 18:00 to 21:00 – free entrance.
* Schedules 13.12.2019 > 02.02.2020 –  from Tuesday to Sunday – 14:00 to 20:00 – free entrance.

About the curators
Raluca VELISAR is an art historian and a contemporary art curator. She coordinated for more than 10 years the Curatorial Research Department of MNAC (the National Museum of Contemporary Art) and the program MNAClab. She was the curator of conceptual and multimedia art exhibitions, such as Image. Archive (2013), subREAL Retrospect (2013), Mircea Cantor – Q.E.D. (2013), Kinema Ikon retrospect (2005), Liquid Cities – Dan Mihălțianu (2005), etc. Presently she is the Head of the Graphic Arts Department of the National Museum of Art. Andrei RUS has a PhD in Cinematography and Media and is a university lecturer at the Audiovisual communication department of the National University of Theatre ad Cinematographic Arts, in Bucharest. He founded and coordinated the magazine of cinematographic culture “Film Menu”. He was selector for film festivals, curator and coordinator of various film programs, writer of cinematographic studies and articles.  Beginning with 2017 he has been the artistic director of “One World”, the International Festival of documentary Film and Human Rights.

Where are you Bucharest, Vlad Petri, 2014. Still. Screening on 19.12.2019 – 7pm

NEGOTIATING HISTORY

Het programma brengt een reeks vertoningen die historische momenten uit het verleden en heden van Roemenië tonen. De dialoog tussen deze films onderzoekt hoe cinema ideologische perspectieven reflecteren. 

Negotiating history, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
5 films from 19.12.2019 to 01.02.2020 – 8,50€ / 6,50€. See full program on this page.

Monsters., Marius Olteanu, 2019. Still. Screening on 15.12.2019 – 9pm

TRADITIONAL LOVES 

Een selectie films die de recente queer cinema in Roemenië onder de aandacht brengt, evenals filmportretten rond het thema relaties die de normatieve verwachtingen van de Roemeense samenleving problematiseren.

Traditional loves, CINEMA GALERIES, Brussels.
6 films from 15.12.2019 to 24.01.2020 – 8,50€ / 6,50€. See full program on this page