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Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007

  In This Issue:

 1. General Bosy Meeting

The Romanian Club invites you to the GENERAL BODY MEETING . You will have an excellent opportunity to meet other Romanians, listen to Romanian songs, discuss future events of the club or just feel good in a friendly environment.

Where: Student Lounge , 12 th floor, International Affairs Building
When:  Friday , October 19 th , 6:00-7:00PM

 2. Screening of Filantropica

We are happy to invite you to a free screening of the highly acclaimed Romanian comedy, Nae Caranfil's Filantropica .

Where: J.D. SATOW ROOM, Lerner Hall

When: Saturday , October 27 th , 7:00 - 9:00PM

Nae Caranfil's Filantropica (Philanthropy) is a comedy about a man attempting to live beyond his means. Ovidiu is a teacher and struggling writer who still resides with his parents. He falls in love with Diana, the sister of one of his students. In order to impress her he agrees to a scam thought up by the roguish Pepe.

 3. Emerging Talent: Andrei Licaret

THU, October 18, 7:30pm |  RCINY - Auditorium

200 East 38th Street (at 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10016

Young Romanian pianist Andrei Licaret , winner of the Jeunesses Musicales Award, will perform in the Auditorium of the RCINY a selection of piano pieces by Scarlatti (Sonatas K1, K2 and K107), Andrei Foca-Rodi , Enescu (Pavane - from Piano Suite op. 10), Beethoven (Sonata op. 109), and Schumann (Kreisleriana op. 16).

Andrei Licaret won many awards at piano festivals around the world. Since 2000 he is a regular student of Sommer Akademie Mozarteum - Salzburg, in Prof. Dmitrii Bashkirov 's class.

An event initiated by Patricia Brady-Danzig and hosted by RCINY.

RSVP: , 212-687-0180

 4. The Other City: What Became of Modernist Housing

FRI, October 19, 7 pm (through December 9) | Hungarian Cultural Center | Exhibition opening
THU, October 25, 7:30 pm (through November 22) | Romanian Cultural Institute | Exhibition opening
FRI, October 26, 7 pm | Hungarian Cultural Center | Artist talk

While "grand narratives" have often failed, some of their applications still stand and take part in our lives. It is the case of postwar modernist housing projects, which continue to have a massive presence not only in ex-communist countries, but in most cities of Europe and the United States. "The Other City" - an international exhibition curated by Hajnalka Somogyi and Samu Szemerey, and hosted in two venues - deals with ideologies behind public housing projects, the conditions they have provided for their inhabitants, as well as the agenda of those who support or criticize them.

The Romanian Gallery will show works that deal with social reality, everyday situations, and personal narratives (featuring works by artists Mircea Cantor, Miklós Erhardt, Mircea Munteanu, Tadej Pogacar, Józef Robakowski, Sarolta Szabó ), while the Hungarian Cultural Center will address housing projects from a historical and ideological perspective (displaying works signed Zbynek Baladrán, Terence Gower, Florin Tudor & Mona Vatamanu, Ágnes Dénes / Zsolt Keserue / Levente Polyák / Borbála Szalai, Société Réaliste, Michael Rakowitz, Pia Rönicke, Miklós Mécs ). On October 26, Miklós Erhardt, Terence Gower, Mircea Munteanu, and Tadej Pogacar will take part in an Artist Talk hosted by HCC.

In partnership with the Hungarian Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Slovenia. (Image: Mircea Cantor, Shortcuts, 2004)
Venues: Hungarian Cultural Center (447 Broadway 5th Fl, New York, NY 10013); The Romanian Gallery (573-577 3rd Avenue at 38th Street, NYC)

Quote of the Week

"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ."

~Eugene Ionesco

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