Între artă și politică: mini-istorie a grupurilor și tendințelor contestatare din muzica celei de-a doua jumătăți a secolului XX

  Acest material este bazat pe o prezentare susținută în 4 martie 2019 la Clubul Muzeului Țăranului Român din București, cu ocazia evenimentului prilejuit de re-memorarea și co-memorarea celui ce a fost Cornel Chiriac, realizator de programe muzicale la Radio Europa Liberă.  În spiritul activității lui Cornel Chiriac, această prezentare s-a axat pe legătura intrinsecă existentă între…

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Mid 19th century and Early 20th century Highbrow Houses of Arkansas (Pine Bluff, Little Rock and Fayetteville)

The architecture of Arkansas, the state located in the southern part of America, brings to mind familiar images of patrician houses built in neo-Classic style, similar to those promoted by movies like Gone with the Wind, the iconic production that has become an epitome of the southern culture ever since its release in 1939.  Indeed,…

Skin Deep: Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians, Exhibition running from 19th April 2018 to 6th January 2019 at Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna

The body is not merely a given of nature but always the product of cultural expectations and practices This basic fact written on a banner at the entrance to the exhibition dedicated to hair dressers, barbers and beauticians in Vienna, in the last three centuries, can be considered the theme of this display of tools,…

Modernist Private Collection Goes Public for the First Time (Heidi Göess Horten Collection in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria)

This year, from mid-February to late August, the Leopold Museum, located in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, hosted an exhibition consisting of 170 paintings, sculptures and installations that belong to the private collection of Heidi Göess Horten (https://hortencollection.com/collection/). The exhibition, suggestively named WOW! and curated by Agnes Husslein-Arco, is but a sample of the 500 art pieces detained…

A Seventeenth-Century​ Wood Church, Saint George Church of Dragoslavele (Argeș County, Romania)

Dragoslavele is a village located at the foothill of Leaota Mountains (Southern Carpathians), on the passage from the southern part of Romania to Transylvania. Mentioned in documents as early as fifteenth century, the village was the border where the brașoveni, the traders inhabitants of Brașov (Kronstadt) had to pay custom for entering a different economic…

Lutheran Churches of Transylvania (Locations: Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Râșnov/Rosenau, Prejmer/Tartlau, Hărman/Honigberg)

By its position, being the southeastern border of Hungarian Kingdom, and, afterwards, of the Austrian Empire, the Principality of Transylvania was a strategic place. Throughout the medieval time and early modernity, it was endowed with the mission of defence from invaders that might come from Central Asia. Of the entire Principality, a special focus would…