Interview with GHEORGHE VIDA
by Magda Radu
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Gheorghe Vida worked as a senior researcher at the “George Oprescu” Art History Institute in Bucharest since 1970. He was a member of the editorial board of the journals “Revue Roumaine d’Histoire de l’Art”, “SCIA” and of the magazine “Artelier”. He has published numerous articles, studies and books about Romanian modern art, including monographs on Nina Arbore and Géza Kádár, as well as studies about Hans Mattis Teutsch, Octav Grigorescu or the Romanian contemporary sculpture. His essays were published in exhibition catalogues (such as “The Colours of the Avant-garde. Art in Romania 1910-1950”, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, 2007, itinerated to Lisbon and Prague) and in various journals and magazines like “Ligeia”, “Academica” or “Apostrof”. Vida wrote texts about the Romanian art critics and art historians Remus Niculescu, Andrei Pintilie and Mihai Drişcu and was one of the first authors who researched the art of Ştefan Bertalan and the Sigma group. He was associate professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest from 1995 to 1998.
Magda Radu is a curator and art historian based in Bucharest. She is the editor of the book André Cadere / Andrei Cădere (MNAC, 2011). Together with the artist Alexandra Croitoru she initiated, in 2011, the program Salonul de proiecte, a program dedicated to the organization of exhibitions, presentations and debates focusing on Romanian contemporary art. In 2010 she curated Here and Then, a section of the large-scale exhibition Romanian Cultural Resolution (featured in a comprehensive catalogue published by Hatje Cantz). Magda Radu has been teaching the course “Eastern European Art under Communism: the Romanian Case” at the National University of Arts in Bucharest since October 2010. Her texts have been published in various catalogues, journals and magazines dedicated to contemporary art.
The project is coordinated by Aurora Király, based on a concept developed together with Iosif Király.
Supported by funds from: Erste Foundation, AFCN
With the support of: MNAClab