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June 20, 2021

Romanian artists at Belgium’s Embassy

“Elective Affinities”, an event aimed at promoting Romanian art by means of an exhibition, lectures and film projections – will run at Belgium’s Embassy in Bucharest Friday thru Sunday, according to the Embassy communiqué.The Embassy of Belgium to Romania, along with the Documentation Centre of the Flemish Heritage and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, are holding the event “Romanian Art from the Belgian Perspective”. The event starts off Friday evening with a private cocktail at the embassy location, followed by a painting exhibition by some contemporary artists and Romanian film projections and theatrical performances throughout the weekend, including the “The Beheaded Rooster” and “Red Gloves”, adaptations of the eponymous novels by Eginald Schlattner, director Radu Gabrea, and “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days” director Cristian Mungiu. The theatrical plays going to be performed include “I, Rodin”, director Mihai Manutiu, and “Faust”, Silviu Purcarete, the “Radu Stanca” Sibiu National Theatre.Each evening lectures will be held by Romanian and Belgian cultural figures, as follows: Saturday, 5 pm – Adrian Nicolescu, professor emeritus, director, Centre of British Cultural Studies”, Bucharest University – Michel Steriade, ecrivain belge d’origine roumaine (1904-1993)”, Sunday, 5 pm – Theodor Paleologu – “Romanian vanguard literature during the interwar period’ and, at 6 pm – Dr. Jan de Maere – “Art as physiology of the brain”.Those interested to attend Saturday and Sunday events, shall  register with the Embassy of Belgium at docvlkkunst@skynet.be, thru today, 4 pm. Visitor admission to the Embassy is allowed 2 pm to 7 pm upon presentation of ID.

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