opening giovedì 8 ottobre 2019 alle ore 19.00
presso l’Istituto Culturale Rumeno a Budapest (Ungheria)
dal 8 ottobre al 11 novembre
Curated by Ovidiu Petca to whom I dedicate a special thanks for the wonderful project realized.
Following press release:
On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 19.00, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest, in partnership with the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, organizes at the Institute Gallery the opening of the Holocaust exhibition. The event will be attended by Lucian Nastasa-Kovacs, manager of the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Ovidiu Petca, the curator of the exhibition and the actress Diana Cozma, who will hold a poetry recital during the opening.
The Holocaust graphic art exhibition is a collective exhibition that brings together 40 graphic works. The artists whose works will be exhibited are: Krzysztof Marek Bak (Poland), Víctor Manuel Hernández Castillo (Mexico), António Canau (Portugal), Basil Colin Frank (Israel), Lukasz Cywicki (Poland), Vlado Goreski (Macedonia), Michiko Hoshino (Japan), Ann-Kristin Källström (Sweden), Ewelina Kolakowska (Poland), Adrian Lis (Romania), Bert Menco (Netherlands), Marina Nicolaev (Romania), Herman Nordermeer (Netherlands), Masaaki Ohya (Japan), Ovidiu Petca (Romania), Giancarlo Pozzi (Italy), Agustín Rolando Rojas (Canada), Fernando Santiago (Puerto Rico), Marco Trentin (Italy), Antal Vásárhelyi (Hungary).
National Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national event held on October 9 in Romania, dedicated to commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and, in particular, the role of Romania in this episode of history. On this day, various ceremonies take place throughout the country, to commemorate the Jews and Roma who lost their lives in the Holocaust. October 9 was chosen because on this day, in 1941, the deportation of the Jews from Bukovina and Transnistria began. The first National Holocaust Remembrance Day was held in 2004.
Lucian Nastasa-Kovacs is from 2013 manager of the Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca (Bánffy Palace), graduate of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Faculty of History and Philosophy, in 1984 where he also received his doctorate in 1996. He is a principal scientific researcher at the “George Bariț” Institute of History in Cluj-Napoca of the Romanian Academy, associate professor at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University. He is a specialist in the sociology of culture and education. Since January 2004 he has been a member of the Doctorate Corporation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and in December 2004 he was awarded the Romanian Academy Award. Laureate of the “Rudich” Award of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012), of the Association “Breasla Barabás Miklós” (2017), Medal of Honor of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania (2012, 2016), “Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje” decoration in the degree of Knight (2018).
Ovidiu Petca (b. March 25, 1958, Deva) is one of the graphic designers from Cluj, with numerous personal exhibitions in Romania and abroad (Krakow, Koga, Tokyo, Budapest, Korfu), collectives (Beijing, Bangkok, Cairo, Frechen, Guangzhou, Ibiza, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Lahti, Majdanek, Milan, Qingdao, Sarcelles, Skopje, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Torun, Toyama, Varna) and awards (Ankara, Baku, Bitola, Gdansk, Gliwice, Istanbul, Paris, Sint-Niklaas, Meudon, Vilnius, Warsaw). He is a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts “Ion Andreescu” from Cluj-Napoca, member of the UAP and editorial secretary of the magazine “Tribuna”, where he has been working since 1990, the president of the “International Graphic-Biennial Foundation of Cluj” and the organizer of the Cluj Biennial between 1997-2005. Organizes the annual international exhibitions “Tribune Graphic”. He has been invited to the jury at the biennials in Varna, Brussel, Fushun, Budapest, Timișoara, Iași and is Commissioner for Romania at the “Douro Biennial” in Portugal and MiniPrint Paese in Italy.
Diana Cozma (b. December 5, 1962, Cluj-Napoca) is an actress, writer, translator, univ. prof. at the Faculty of Theater and Film at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University, a member of the Writers’ Union of Romania, double degree from the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Philology (1988) and Theater Art (1995), Ph.D. in Philology from 2005, supervisor PhD in the field of university studies Theater and performing arts in 2017. He participates in numerous international internships (Holstebro, Wrocław, Pontedera, Verscio, Lausanne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Athens), conducts workshops in Romania and the USA, plays in performances of theater and films with which it participates in national and international theater festivals. He has published books on theater, short prose, drama and translations for which he has received awards, distinctions, nominations.
The Holocaust exhibition can be visited between October 9 – November 11, 2019 at the headquarters of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Izsó Street, no. 5, sector XIV.
The exhibition will open in February 2020 at the National Art Museum in Chisinau and in May at the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca. After the closing of the exhibition, the works will enter the stamp collection of the Cluj Museum.