The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Institute for Investigation of the Communist Crimes and for the Memory of the Romanian Exile in Bucharest (IICCMRC) present on April 8, in RCINY's Gallery, a special event in conjunction with “Civic Resistance and State Violence” - a memorial photo exhibition about the violent transition from dictatorship to democracy in post-communist Romania. The exhibition brings together personal testimonies of the witnesses and photographs about the violence brought against the civilians during the miners coming to Bucharest in June 13-15, 1990.
The critical assessment, 20 years after, of this violence, illustrated by some of the exhibition photographs, will be the starting point for a comparison with the violence against civilians that has been inflicted in Egypt, other North African countries and the Middle East as a result of civil upheavals in 2011.
The panel will be chaired by Vladimir Tismăneanu (professor of politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post-communist Societies at University of Maryland - College Park), and will bring together Cătălin Avramescu (Ph.D. Professor at the University of Bucharest), Grigore Pop-Eleches (Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University). Moderator: Mihai Neamţu (Scientific Director, IICCMRC, and exhibition co-curator). READ MORE
FRI, April 8, 7 pm
RCINY - The Gallery [Carturesti Book Exhibition]
573-577 3rd Avenue (at 38th Street), New York, NY 10016