Interview with IOANA VLASIU
by Magda Radu
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Ioana Vlasiu, PhD, is senior researcher at the “George Oprescu” Art History Institute in Bucharest. She is also a member of the editorial board of the journal “Revue Roumaine d’Histoire de l’Art” and the local editor of “RIHA Journal Online” (the journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art). She has published numerous articles, studies and books about Romanian modern art (“The 1920s: Tradition and Painting in Romania”, Meridiane, Bucharest, 2000, the monograph “Miliţa Petraşcu”, Chişinău, 2004). Her collaborations include contributions to survey publications such as “The History of Romanians”, vol. 9, The Romanian Academy Publishing House, 2008; international dictionaries (”Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon”, K. G. Saur, München, Dresda) and text catalogues for significant exhibitions on both the local and the international level (”Central-European Avant-Gardes: Exchange and Transformation. 1910-1930”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2002; “La vie des formes. Henri Focillon”, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 2004; “Antoine Bourdelle, Vector of Modernity”, The National Museum of Art, Bucharest, 2006; “The Colours of the Avant-garde. Art in Romania 1910-1950”, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, 2007, itinerated to Lisbon and Prague). She initiated and edited the issue „Brancusi et la sculpture moderne” of the journal “Ligeia” (Paris), January-June 2005. Ioana Vlasiu has organized numerous symposia at the Art History Institute in Bucharest and she established the “Barbu Brezianu” Center for Studies on Brancusi in 2009.
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.
Produced by: Galeria Nouă
Supported by funds from: Erste Foundation, AFCN
With the support of: MNAClab