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ALEPH ID 000427090
OCLC Number (OCoLC)953325177 (OCoLC)987709207
Main Entry LinkCroitoru, Alexandra,1975-author.
Title Brancusi : an afterlife / a research by Alexandra Croitoru ; foreword by Cristian Nae ; translation, Alistair Ian Blyth.
Imprint Bucharest : Salonul de proiecte ; Berlin : Archive Books, 2015.
Description 183, approximately 85 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The dangers inherent in the appropriation and instrumentalization of an artist’s work by the state is the focus of visual artist Alexandra Croitoru’s smart, irreverent and ironic examination of the treatment of Brancusi’s life and work in post-Stalinist Romanian culture. Against the backdrop of left-wing movements opposing capitalism and globalization, Brancusi: An Afterlife began as Croitoru’s doctoral research on Brancusi’s "nationalization" and grew into exhibitions she curated. In five sections: From Appropriation to Nationalization, Brancusi and Romania, Brancusiology and Brancusiologists of National Renown, Popular Appropriation, and Brancusi as a Character, Between Reality and Fiction, Croitoru demonstrates how an artist’s appropriation as cultural signifier evolves into both the banal and national myth: through decorative and vernacular appropriations, through kitsch legitimized by museums and the entertainment industry, and in discourses that convey the history of art from a national perspective to promote national branding. Publisher.
Language Note Interview with Alexandra Croitoru in English and Romanian.
Subjects LinkBrancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Subjects LinkSculpture, Romanian -- 20th century
LinkNationalism and art -- Romania.
Other Authors LinkNae, Cristian, 1979- writer of foreword.
ISBN 3943620409

Library Holdings Library Stacks / Regular loan
NB933.B7 C76 2015
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