Interview with MIHAI OROVEANU
by Oana Tănase
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Carmen Dobre
Mihai Oroveanu (born in 1946, Bucharest) studied art history at the Fine Arts Institute in Bucharest. Curator of exhibitions at the National Office for Documentation and Art Exhibitions (1970-80), later professional photographer, he contributed regularly to the “Arta” and “Secolul XX” magazines and to artists’ catalogs. In 1990 he became General Director of the NODAE (National Office for Documentation and Art Exhibitions), and since 2001 he is General Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. He organized and co-organized a large number of exhibitions, and has edited several art books. He has been member of international and national juries of art and photography.
Oana Tănase is an art critic and researcher, she hold a doctoral degree from the National University of Arts Bucharest, with a thesis discussing the documentary practices in recent art. Currently worked both as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, and as a freelancer. Her projects investigate contemporary art and its display strategies, including issues around the nature of representation in the 21st century, the knowledge production, and the institutional framework. As a contributing editor for various cultural magazines, she is questioning the social /community function of contemporary art and architecture.
Currently she is living in Toronto, Canada.
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