The Romanian Cultural Centre (RCC) in London will host an event reviewing the legacy of the Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brâncuși (1876 – 1957).
Brâncuși is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century who changed the way we look at the art of sculpture.
On 18th February 2016 the RCC invites you to join a discussion between Research Curator Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute) and artist Alexandra Croitoru considering another way of looking at Brâncuși.
The event titled “Appropriating Brâncuși” will be held on Brâncuși week to celebrate 140 years since his birth.
Mr Wood will talk about Brâncuși’s ‘Impasse Ronsin’ studio in Paris as a place to stage his sculpture and his life from 1916 to his death in 1957.
An important part of the myth of Brâncuși, his ‘white studio’ and its reconstructions – in 1977 and then 1997 outside the Pompidou Centre – have been referenced by various contemporary artists.
In Romania, the artist’s home country, his image has been systematically appropriated. Brâncuși has been ‘canonised’ and ‘nationalised,’ as part of a fragmented socio-political context.
Ms Croitoru will discuss the social construction of the Brâncuși myth and the processes by which it is consistently reproduced in Romanian popular culture.
The “Appropriating Brâncuși” talk will be held on 18th February 2016 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at the Romanian Cultural Centre in London, Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ.
This is a free-to-attend event but booking is essential. To book by sending an email to: [email protected]