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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cultural hints in Bucharest June 20-26th, 2008- for ERIN

I tried to find the hotest spots in cultural Bucharest between June 20 and 26-th, as you told me that then you will be in Bucharest.
So I'll put here what I think you should see just to have a flavour of what is dynamic in Bucharest.

Best at this point is, of course, Bucharest Biennale of Contemporary Art (3). It would be best if you could meet Razvan Ion or Eugen Radescu who are the Directors of this event.
This are the galleries for the Biennale events and exhibitions. I love the theme for this edition: "Being here. Maping the present".

INFO POINT BB3 (Sos. Nicolae Titulescu nr. 1 -Piata Victoriei) - this is best to start your BB3 tour because here you can find all the supporting materials (catalogue and BB3 newspaper).

2. Museum of Geology- Sos.Kiseleff nr. 2
This is close of the above mentioned location.

Bd. Gh. Magheru nr. 20
Bd. Nicolae Balcescu nr. 23A
Str. Lipscani 63-65 - Hanul cu Tei

Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr. 44A

Fri, Jun 20, 11am – 9pm REFUGIAŢII CUCERESC at Green Hours (Calea Victoriei, no.120) concerts and events of World Refugee Day

Friday, June, 20th, Calea Victoriei Foundation (Str. Stefan Mihaileanu nr.28 B, ap 2, interfon 2 sector 2 - Bucuresti) 18:30 - "Ce stie si ce nu stie Socrate" a philosophy workshop with one of the best known Romanian authors, Andrei Plesu. A workshop that requires participants to be prepared reading Plato's "Apology of Socrates".

21 of June, 20.00h, Dance National Center- B-dul Nicolae Balcescu nr. 2 (TNB, latura nordica - acces linga Laptaria Enache, etaj 3/4) Round Hall

Oda artificialului
A performance by Maria Baroncea
Performers: Maria Baroncea, Eduard Gabia, Florin Flueras
Music: Fugazzi
Production: CNDB
Co-producer: deSingel (Belgium)

Monday, June 23rd - 19.00 The Sanziene night at Minovici Museum (str. Nicolae Minovici, no.3)
In the courtyard of Minovici Museum will host fashion show, a jazz concert and other events.

This would be the events. Now as for places that you may enjoy there are:
The National Museum for Contemporary art (at Casa Poporului - Izvor St. 2-4, wing E4, Bucharest, Romania / Entrance from Calea 13 Septembrie )
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

This month you can see:

Alvaro Siza. 54 projects
Curator: Carlos Castanheira
Works from the FNAC Collections / Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris
Curator: Ruxandra Balaci
Co-organizer: Claude Allemand-Cosneau, director FNAC
January - August 2008
Animations/fictions presents curatorial research over a group of works from the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain that have been consigned to the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest. The exhibition spotlights different ways in which comic strips and cartoons have been used by French and international contemporary artists.

As regarding literature a visit at The Museum of Literature (Bd Dacia nr. 12) can show you why no serious young writer would like anything to do with Romanian literary bohema. You can see there a literary meeting organised by Radu Calin Cristea, the new manager of the Museum.

H'Art GALLERY, Bucharest (Mihai Eminescu street no. 105-107) is a small independent art gallery but Dan Popescu (it's owner) can show some very interesting things either in exhibition or in Gallery's portofolio.

galeria digitala 115 - str. mihai eminescu nr. 115

At National Museum of Art there are two temporary projects: L’oiseau caché dans la pierre / Pasarea ascunsa în piatra June, 5 - August, 31 2008- a project that takes as starting point the work of Constantin Brancusi. Ştirbei Wing- 1, Rue Ştirbei Vodă, Bucureşti just with reservations at angelica@art.museum.ro

Achiziţii 2007-2008 that is an exhibition with works aquired by the museum in the last two years.
But at this museum maybe most interesting is the European Art Gallery that has a few must see paintings. My choice are three El Greco paintings.
FOR Best bookshops in Bucharest my choice should be:
-Libraria Noi ( Bd. Nicolae Balcescu, nr. 18 )
-Libraria Carturesti (Str. Arthur Verona nr. 13 )
-any bookshop in Diverta ring closest of the above mentioned is at B-dul C. A. Rosetti nr. 14-16
-for books in English, of course best would be The English Bookshop in Kretulescu Passage (Calea Victoriei nr 45). In the same location is one of Humanitas bookshops, the shop of one of the biggerst Romanian publishing houses.
first two are pretty clasical, the last two are in an independent place (a bar).
Sat- June 21- 19.30- Iubiri interzise Teatrul National (Universitate Place) a production of two plays by Yukio Mishima
Sun- June 22- 19.00 - Inmormantarea Teatrul de Comedie (Str. Sf. Dumitru no. 2) a Romanian production of a Hungarian play
Mon- June 23- 20.00 - G.O.D. Teatrul de luni (Green Hours, Calea Victoriei no. 120) a very good young actor in an independent production of Eric Bogosian play.
Thu-June 24- 20.00- Zdrente Teatrul de luni (Green Hours, Calea Victoriei no.120) an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk short story in an independent theater project.

Other things are at

Galeria Dialog (Str. Chiristigiilor 11-13, Primaria Sectorului 2) an exhibition of Geo Goidaci.


World Philatelic Exhibition EFIRO 2008 Fri, Jun 20, 10am – Fri, Jun 27, 6pm at Complexul Expoziţional Romexpo

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