Interview with MAGDA CÂRNECI
by Cristiana Radu
Image: Valentin Purza
Video editing: Larisa Sitar
Video Pre-editing: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Subtitles: Aurora Király, Simona Dumitriu
Magda Cârneci got remarked in literature and visual arts, being a poet, an essay writer, a translator, as well as a historian and a critic of arts and a curator. She is one of the outstanding members of the famous “generation of the 80s” of the Romanian literature; as a member and an analyst of this “generation”, she appeared in many anthologies of Romanian contemporary poetry, her poems being translated in 13 languages. She translated into Romanian, several French, American and English poets, and, into French, several Romanian authors. Her
researches regarding Romanian art during the Communist regime took shape in her PhD in the History of Arts. She got the degree from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris (1997) and the thesis was published in Romania, by Meridiane Publishing House, under the title ”Artele plastice în România 1945-1989” (“Fine Arts in Romania, 1945-1989”), Bucharest, 2000, and in France, by L'Harmattan Publishing House, under the title “Art et pouvoir en Roumanie 1945-1989” (”Art and political power in Romania, 1945-1989”), Paris, 2007. She was the curator of several important exhibitions, such as “Alternative”, 1987 (along with Călin Dan and Dan Mihalţianu), which represented the “manifest“ of the Neo-expressionist trend, “Bucureşti, anii 1920 – 1940: între avangardă şi modernism“ (”Bucharest, 1920s-1940s: between avant-garde and modernism”), 1993 or of the First Balkan Biennial, 2004.
Cristiana Radu graduated a Master in Visual Arts from the National University of Arts of Bucharest, in 2006. Since 2005, she has been actively involved in publishing, constantly collaborating with periodicals from the fields of culture and arts. Between 2007 and 2010, she was an editor of the arts section of the magazine Time Out Bucharest. Starting with 2006, she has participated in several important cultural projects, both at a national and international level. So far, as an illustrator, she has illustrated several books, including seven children picture-books.
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