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Romanian Cultural Institute in New York / ICR New York The page of the Romanian Cultural Institute in the US, based in New York City

The Romanian Cultural Institute/ Institutul Cultural Român (RCI/ICR) is Romania's official organization which promotes Romanian culture and civilisation worldwide.
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The Romanian Cultural Institute (RCI) is a public agency dedicated to cultural diplomacy and international arts exchange. Born in its present form out of the rehabilitation of the notion of Romanian cultural cooperation, the RCI has thrived, since 2005, under the guidance of a new and visionary executive board. Through its network of dynamic antennas, RCI has forged a highly visible and flourishing open space for intercultural dialogue, connecting vibrant Romanian arts and artists to the evolving international scene.

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Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR
06/07/2021

Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek

#RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek

#RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

06/07/2021

Adina Dabija / Romanian Women Voices in North America II

Our literary program dedicated to Romanian women's creativity in North America continues with an inspiring reading by New York-based Adina Dabija, a writer and thinker who complements her call for the art of poetry with a professional interest in the arts of acupuncture and hypnosis. The author will offer a taste of her her upcoming novel entitled "Rumi’s Field".

Women’s voices dominate the literature written by Romanians in North America. Co-curated with author and academic Cristina A. Bejan, #RomanianWomenVoicesinNorthAmerica turns the spotlight on this phenomenal wave of creativity and brings together the largest group of Romanian-American and Romanian-Canadian women writers ever assembled in cyberspace.

#AdinaDabija #womenwriters #diasporicliterature #RomanianliteratureinEnglish #BucharestInsidetheBeltway #RCINY #RCIUSA #ICRNewYork #ICR #InstitutulCulturalRoman

The #RCINY-Muzeul Naţional al Literaturii Române literary series, #LifeAnew continues with Răzvan Țupa, one of the maste...
06/05/2021
Răzvan Țupa / Life Anew. Writers Imagine the World after the Pandemic | RCIUSA

The #RCINY-Muzeul Naţional al Literaturii Române literary series, #LifeAnew continues with Răzvan Țupa, one of the masters of experimental poetry in the Romanian contemporary literary landscape. Bilingual reading. English version offered by Romanian-American translator and author Andreea Scridon.

👉 Facebook #premiere on Tuesday, June 15 @ 2 pm EST!

Razvan Cosmin Tupa #RazvanTupa #AndreeaScridon #WritersImaginetheWorldafterthePandemic #literarychallenge #poetry #Romanianliterature #Romanianauthor #literatureintranslation #RomanianliteratureinEnglish #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #ICRNewYork #ICR

Life after the pandemic as experimental poetry

We are thrilled to welcome Simon Anholt, the national promotion oracle and the creator of the game-changing competitive ...
06/05/2021
Simon Anholt Talks Place Branding and National Promotion as the Pandemic Recedes | RCIUSA

We are thrilled to welcome Simon Anholt, the national promotion oracle and the creator of the game-changing competitive identities theory, as our next interlocutor at the Feraru Conferences for a conversation about the cut-throat competition on the international market of national reputations, the make-up of a "good country", and the impact of the pandemic on the global standing of countries and regions.

👉 Facebook #live on Wednesday, June 9 @ 2 pm New York time / 7 pm London time!

#SimonAnholt #placebranding #nationbranding #nationalpromotion #competitiveidentities #FeraruConferencesOnline #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

A conversation about the cut-throat competition on the international market of national reputations

The #RCIUSA-Bucharest Inside the Beltway joint literary program dedicated to Romanian women's creativity in North Americ...
06/05/2021
Adina Dabija / Romanian Women Voices in North America | RCIUSA

The #RCIUSA-Bucharest Inside the Beltway joint literary program dedicated to Romanian women's creativity in North America continues with an inspiring reading by New York-based Adina Dabija, a writer and thinker who complements her call for the art of poetry with a professional interest in the arts of acupuncture and hypnosis. The author will offer a taste of her her upcoming novel entitled Rumi’s Field.

👁 Facebook #premiere on Tuesday, June 8 @ 2 pm EST!

#AdinaDabija Adina Dabija #RumisField #RomanianWomenVoicesinNorthAmerica #womenwriters #RomanianAmericandiaspora #diasporicliterature #womensvoices #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Readings full of passion, truth and skill to match a time of tumult and reinvention

06/04/2021
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Zoiţa Delia Călinescu

Zoiţa Delia Călinescu, the next guest of our #StudioConversations series, is a Romanian visual artist and founder of the artistic community STUP. For her, art is essentially self-knowledge, which makes research and experimentation with various mediums central to the artistic practice. Zoița likes to describe herself as a multidisciplinary artist with a hundred faces hence her creativity is expressed through painting, digital photography, installations, looping videos, performance, and contemporary drawing.
#ICR

👁 Facebook #premiere on June 4 @ 2 pm EST!
#ZoitaCalinescu #ArtFridays #Romanianart #contemporaryart #Romanianartist #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

During the pandemic, feeling trapped and limited, Delia Calinescu gave up working in the confinement of her #studio. Und...
06/04/2021

During the pandemic, feeling trapped and limited, Delia Calinescu gave up working in the confinement of her #studio. Under the urge to expand artistically and find new meanings, she found a new working space: the #forest. She is now focusing on the relationship between humans and nature, trying to establish, through her art, new norms of healthy co-existence with the fauna and flora.

Meet the artist in our #StudioConversations series today @ 2 pm EST!

More at https://www.rciusa.info/events/art-fridays-studio-conversations-with-zoita-delia-calinescu

#ZoițaDeliaCălinescu #ArtFridays #Romanianart #contemporaryart #Romanianartist #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

During the pandemic, feeling trapped and limited, Delia Calinescu gave up working in the confinement of her #studio. Under the urge to expand artistically and find new meanings, she found a new working space: the #forest. She is now focusing on the relationship between humans and nature, trying to establish, through her art, new norms of healthy co-existence with the fauna and flora.

Meet the artist in our #StudioConversations series today @ 2 pm EST!

More at https://www.rciusa.info/events/art-fridays-studio-conversations-with-zoita-delia-calinescu

#ZoițaDeliaCălinescu #ArtFridays #Romanianart #contemporaryart #Romanianartist #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Watch or rewatch on our website: #StudioConversations with Ștefan Radu Crețu about his striking kinetic sculptures allud...
06/03/2021
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Ştefan Radu Creţu

Watch or rewatch on our website: #StudioConversations with Ștefan Radu Crețu about his striking kinetic sculptures alluding to strange utopian worlds.

#ArtFridays #StefanRaduCretu #Romanianart #Romanianartist #contemporaryart #kineticart #sculpture #visualarts #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

The Shapes of Perpetual Movement Ştefan Radu Creţu, our next guest in the “Studio Conversations” series, is a kinetic artist living and working in Sibiu, central Romania, who uses playful elements in order to create innovative sculptural constructions which allude to utopian worlds filled with...

“...a comedy-of-errors page-turner in which a mail-order-bride service, a mind-boggling series of love triangles, a stol...
06/03/2021
The So-Called Greatest Country in the World

“...a comedy-of-errors page-turner in which a mail-order-bride service, a mind-boggling series of love triangles, a stolen Egon Schiele painting, and a devastating fire lead to an epic collision of Santa Barbara, California, and Chișinău, Moldova” - Kate Tsurkan reviews #TheWifeWhoWasnt by Romanian-American author Alta Ifland, recently published by New Europe Books #WeRecommend

A hilarious satire about a mail-order-bride service, a stolen Egon Schiele painting, and an epic collision between the worlds of Santa Barbara and Moldova....

06/03/2021
PERCUSSIONescu at the Enescu Soirees Online

PERCUSSIONescu at the Enescu Soirees Online

The next recital at the Enescu Soirees Online revolves around a show-stopping program offered by PERCUSSIONescu’s Irina Rădulescu (marimba) and Răzvan Florescu (vibraphone), a truly unique duo in the Romanian classical landscape due to its choice of instruments and repertoire. Their signature project, suggestively entitled “Bits of Romanian Beats”, aims at promoting seldom performed percussion compositions by contemporary musicians to Romanian and international music lovers.

The recital is organized in collaboration with Asociația Culturală ISVOR (Isvor Cultural Association) and Universitatea Nationala de Muzica Bucuresti (The National University of Music Bucharest). Foto & video by Florin Ghenade and Irinel Cîrlănaru. Sound recording by Andrei Barbu and Bogdan Vuluță.

Program:

DanDe Popescu - Cave Dweller
Sorin Marinescu - Coda
Sebastian Androne - Rust and Sawdust
ARR. Cristian Lolea/Matei Ioachimescu - Mociriță
Andrei Petrache - Vibraimba ( I (e)Motion, II Introspection, III Finale)

Many thanks to Radio România Muzical for the collaboration!

#classicalmusic #Romanianmusic #Percussionescu #IrinaRădulescu #RăzvanFlorescu #AsociațiaCulturalăIsvor #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR #InstitutulCulturalRoman

Watch or rewatch on our website: Florina Ilis, “The Playground”, the latest episode of #LifeAnew. Bilingual reading, Eng...
06/02/2021
Florina Ilis / Life Anew: Writers Imagine the World after the Pandemic II

Watch or rewatch on our website: Florina Ilis, “The Playground”, the latest episode of #LifeAnew. Bilingual reading, English translation by Andrew K. Davidson.

#WritersImaginetheWorldafterthePandemic #literarychallenge #FlorinaIlis #Romanianauthor #Romanianliterature #literatureintranslation #AndrewLDavidson #Romanianculture #MNLR #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Life after the pandemic as seen at "The Playground" While the pandemic seems to loose its grip and the world bounces back from isolation and fear, the new reality that awaits us is still pretty much the realm of imagination. We have invited some of the most important Romanian contemporary authors to...

06/01/2021
Story Time – An Evening of Children’s Tales

To mark the International Children's Day we join forces with Romanians of DC, Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, Bucharest Inside the Beltway and The American Romanian Cultural Society for an evening of original stories written by a vibrant group of children books' authors and illustrators with Romanian and Moldovan origins: Valentina Pop from New York City, Angela Chirilă from Denver, and Doina Cociuba-Terrano from Seattle.

Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek#RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR
05/31/2021

Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek

#RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Join us online and enjoy! #WatchThisWeek

#RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Zoiţa Delia Călinescu, the next guest of our #StudioConversations series, is a Romanian visual artist and founder of the...
05/31/2021
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Zoiţa Delia Călinescu | Mysite

Zoiţa Delia Călinescu, the next guest of our #StudioConversations series, is a Romanian visual artist and founder of the artistic community STUP. For her, art is essentially self-knowledge, which makes research and experimentation with various mediums central to the artistic practice. Zoița likes to describe herself as a multidisciplinary artist with a hundred faces hence her creativity is expressed through painting, digital photography, installations, looping videos, performance, and contemporary drawing.

👁 Facebook #premiere on June 4 @ 2 pm EST!

#ZoitaCalinescu #ArtFridays #Romanianart #contemporaryart #Romanianartist #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Experiment and self-discovery

05/28/2021
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Ştefan Radu Creţu

Ștefan Radu Crețu graduated from the Ceramic-Glass-Metal Department of the Art and Design University in Cluj and earned his Master’s degree in Sculpture at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest. He also studied at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland and in 2013 became a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Arts at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest.
For Ştefan, the #studio is more than a space, it is almost a mission where he tries to fulfill his most extravagant thoughts. There he explores the moment, relying on his creativity to confront the limited time he has been given as a mere mortal. 👉 Tomorrow the artist is our guest in the next episode of the #StudioConversations series. Don't miss it on Facebook, IGTV or YouTube @ 2 pm EST

#ArtFridays #Romanianart #sculpture #Romanianartist #StefanRaduCretu Stefan Radu Cretu #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

The next recital of our #EnescuSoireesOnline revolves around a show-stopping program offered by PERCUSSIONescu’s Irina R...
05/28/2021
PERCUSSIONescu at the Enescu Soirees Online | RCIUSA

The next recital of our #EnescuSoireesOnline revolves around a show-stopping program offered by PERCUSSIONescu’s Irina Rădulescu (vibraphone) and Răzvan Florescu (marimba), a truly unique duo in the Romanian classical landscape due to its choice of instruments and repertoire. Their signature project, suggestively entitled “Bits of Romanian Beats”, aims at promoting seldom performed percussion compositions by contemporary musicians to Romanian and international music lovers.

👉 Facebook #premiere on Thursday, June 3 @ 2 pm EST!

#Romanianmusic #classicalmusic #onlinerecital #Percussionescu #IrinaRadulescu #RazvanFlorescu #BitsofRomanianBeats #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Amazing "Bits of Romanian Beats"

Ștefan Radu Crețu graduated from the Ceramic-Glass-Metal Department of the Art and Design University in Cluj and earned ...
05/28/2021

Ștefan Radu Crețu graduated from the Ceramic-Glass-Metal Department of the Art and Design University in Cluj and earned his Master’s degree in Sculpture at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest. He also studied at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland and in 2013 became a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Arts at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest.

For Ştefan, the #studio is more than a space, it is almost a mission where he tries to fulfill his most extravagant thoughts. There he explores the moment, relying on his creativity to confront the limited time he has been given as a mere mortal. 👉 Tomorrow the artist is our guest in the next episode of the #StudioConversations series. Don't miss it on Facebook, IGTV or YouTube @ 2 pm EST!

Photo credit: Vlad Dumitru

#ArtFridays #Romanianart #sculpture #Romanianartist #StefanRaduCretu Stefan Radu Cretu #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Ștefan Radu Crețu graduated from the Ceramic-Glass-Metal Department of the Art and Design University in Cluj and earned his Master’s degree in Sculpture at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest. He also studied at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland and in 2013 became a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Arts at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest.

For Ştefan, the #studio is more than a space, it is almost a mission where he tries to fulfill his most extravagant thoughts. There he explores the moment, relying on his creativity to confront the limited time he has been given as a mere mortal. 👉 Tomorrow the artist is our guest in the next episode of the #StudioConversations series. Don't miss it on Facebook, IGTV or YouTube @ 2 pm EST!

Photo credit: Vlad Dumitru

#ArtFridays #Romanianart #sculpture #Romanianartist #StefanRaduCretu Stefan Radu Cretu #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

To mark the International Children's Day, celebrated on June 1st, we join forces with Romanians of DC, Authentic Society...
05/27/2021
June Begins with a Fairytale | RCIUSA

To mark the International Children's Day, celebrated on June 1st, we join forces with Romanians of DC, Authentic Society for Language and Romanian Culture, Bucharest Inside the Beltway and American Romanian Cultural Society for an evening of original stories written by a vibrant group of children books' authors and illustrators with Romanian and Moldovan origins: Valentina Pop from New York City, Angela Chirilă from Denver, and Doina Cociuba-Terrano from Seattle.

When & Where 👉 June 1 @ 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST. You may register for the zoom event here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_PGtexJpISMOuE-h7k9PSGA or you can follow the live broadcast on the pages of the hosting organizations.

#InternationalChildrensDay #literatureforchildren #ValentinaPop #AngelaChirila #DoinaCociuba #RomanianAmericandiaspora #MoldovanAmericandiaspora #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

An evening of stories

Watch or rewatch on our website: #StudioConversations with sculptor Bianca Mann, winner of the Union of Romanian Visual ...
05/26/2021
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Bianca Mann

Watch or rewatch on our website: #StudioConversations with sculptor Bianca Mann, winner of the Union of Romanian Visual Artists's "Youth Award" in 2018. Bianca's work is developed around the #mask seen as a metaphor of #identity as well as an opportunity to analyze the perception of images as a way to mold one’s personality.

#BiancaMann #sculpture #contemporaryarts #Romanianart #Romanianartist #Romanianculture #RCIUSA #RCINY #ICRNewYork #ICR

Molding the Personality Bianca Mann (b. 1991, Bucharest) belongs to the new generation of Romanian sculptors. She studied Sculpture at the National University of Arts in Bucharest and since 2013 has been a member of the Union of Visual Artists in Romania (UAP). In 2018 Bianca Mann was awarded UAP’...

Meet Maria Daria Oancea and George Marinescu from Atelier Adhoc Arhitectura, the Romanian participants at #ECOSolidarity...
05/26/2021
Atelier Ad Hoc @ ECO Solidarity | Sustainable Ideas for the Future Shared by 8 European Designers

Meet Maria Daria Oancea and George Marinescu from Atelier Adhoc Arhitectura, the Romanian participants at #ECOSolidarity / #CLOSEUP2021, the virtual event organized by ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan in collaboration with EUNIC New York.

➡️ Online exhibition coming up between June 15 - August 15, keep following us for more!

We're glad to support Atelier AdHoc, representing Romania, at the second edition of ECO Solidarity at CLOSEUP 2021, a virtual event organized by ICFF + Wante...

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RCINY/ ICRNY Address: 200 East 38th Street (at 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016, USA Subways: 4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central - 42nd Street Tel: 212-687-0180 Fax: 212-687-0181 Office hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Established in 1969 as the Romanian Library under the British and American Studies don Dan Grigorescu, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York (RCINY) is one of Romania’s oldest cultural diplomacy vehicles. The transformation from a library to a cultural center and, since 2004, a cultural institute has marked almost five decades of development and periodic reinvention.

RCINY is part of the 18-strong network of similar organizations scattered on four continents that constitute the backbone of Romania’s efforts to promote culture and arts throughout the world.

Endowed with a versatile institutional identity, RCINY is at once a promoter, curator and producer of artistic and cultural events, resource center and learning hub, which act in synergy to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of Romanian artistic, cultural and academic scene and to galvanize the Romanian-American cultural relations at all levels.

The Institute also acts as the principal artistic agency for Romanian artists in the United States and beyond. A networking specialist, RCINY works to establish thriving, ever-expanding partnerships among Romanian and American cultural organizations, public or independent.

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I SHALL NOT KEEP SILENCE ANYMORE My beloved stepfather who left this world on May 4 2004, was a survivor of Auschwitz...... Mom and I met him at a literary party, when I was 5 years old. We kids were playing in another room. He came in, stared at me and said that I look exactly like his little sister. I asked him what her name is. Her name was Veronica, he explained. Then I was not aware of the past tense nuance. He lifted me on his shoulder, and I saw something written on his forearm and he was quick to answer the question that I did not ask yet “I am a graduate of Auschwitz”. Suddenly he decided to read to all of us a funny story. And we had such a good time... As years passed, and I learned more about WW2 and Holocaust, the memory of my first meeting with him became heavier. Time, and my desire and fear to know more, have added slab by slab to this burden. I asked him to tell me about it, but his answer was always the same “be happy to not ever live such things and to not know such things. There is so much joy and hope ahead! None of us should squat in that Past”. Somehow I did put pieces together, and already knew that in 1943 he and his family, of eleven souls were deported from Oradea to Auschwitz. He was 17 years old and Veronica was 5 years old. A Kappo told him to say that he is 20 years old. So he was sent to labour camp, and the rest of the family were taken directly to the gas chamber. The chronological path was lacking any details. He had only one photo hanging on the wall, of Veronica as she was just before the deportation. She indeed looked like me. Except that she had dark blue eyes. By then I also understood the nuance between IS and WAS. I became secretly a reader of anything I could get my hands on, about the Holocaust. At the age of 16, I read the book “I was a Doctor at Auschwitz” and after that I had a respiratory blockage and almost died. Mom and Dad (I called him Lackes) made me promise that I will share with them anything I am interested to read. Lackes made me swear that I will never set foot to Auschwitz. I asked him in return to tell me about what he went through. He told me with tears in his eyes that he is a fighter and a survivor, but thinks he cannot survive to go through that again, by putting that in words. Unwillingly and with great pain I kept my promise. But, he did go back to Auschwitz one more time, to fulfil the last wish of a dear friend from the camp. He never told me anything of that experience either. So we went on with our lives. On his 60th birthday, I took a week off from work, to have an extended celebration visit with him. On the third day, while he was preparing breakfast for me (which was always his greatest treat) I heard him humming a song. That had never happened before, because he considered himself an anti-musical talent. I rushed to the kitchen to ask what happened, and he said that he was very happy because it was the first time in years that he did not dream about Auschwitz. HOW CAN ANY OF US EVER RECONCILE WITH THAT PAIN? Lucia Apostol January 27, 2021
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