• Project promoter: Art Production Foundation
  • Project partners: Christian Westblikk, Norway; Resource Center for Active Citizenship Association, Romania.
  • Total project amount: 1,052,940.50 lei (218,099.44 euro)
  • Non-reimbursable funding amount (85% EEA Grant and 15% national budget): 947,646.45 lei (196,289.50 euro)
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Implementation location: Romania and Norway
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/mirrorsofbrancusi/

About the project

 

Mirrors of Brâncuși aims to get a deeper and clearer perception of who Brâncuși was and how his work influenced the artistic environment. The project attempts to develop a multimedia production enabling new audiences to take a journey into the life and works of Constantin Brâncuși.

There will be 6 exhibitions held around key cultural events during the 12 months of the project, five in Romania and one in Bergen, Norway. Towards this end, the first part of the exhibition will employ video-mapping to show the artist’s life, made by a graphic artist based on photographic materials. Participants will learn about the years he spent in Romania, his journey to Paris, the Paris workshop and his relationship with contemporary artists (Modigliani, Tzara, Breton, Picasso, and Rodin).

The interactive part of the exhibition will include, among other things, the works: “The Sleep”, “The Gate of the Kiss”, “The Table of Silence” and “The Endless Column”. This way, the works will be used as a chance for introspection by the participants (e.g., a half of a kiss will be removed from “The Gate of the Kiss” leaving an empty space a visitor could fill with his own person, giving him an opportunity to contemplate the kiss beyond the physical gesture).
The central piece will be a reproduction of one-third of the Endless Column life size, which will give visitors a notion about the dimensions of the original work and the effort required to accomplish it. The artistic product will be used as a professional development opportunity for 12 young specialists in the creative industries through informal methods: 1 workshop, 1 experience exchange project in Norway and a mentoring program. This will facilitate a transfer of knowledge and know-how to a new generation of artists and entrepreneurs, as well as their career launch on a developed cultural market.

Art Production Foundation has accumulated decades of institutional experience in organizing important cultural events such as Enescu Festival, JTI Meetings, etc. This project is an opportunity to transfer essential entrepreneurial knowledge as a form of development of creative industries and sustainable development of the sector.

Project financed by 2014-2021EEA Grants as part of RO-CULTURA Program
The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
These funding mechanisms are established on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which brings together EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners on the internal market.
In total, the three counties contributed €3.3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and €1.55 billion for the 2014-2021 funding period.
More details are available on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro
The RO-CULTURA Program is implemented by the Ministry of Culture via its Project Management Department and as a general objective is aimed at strengthening economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The Program budget is 29 million euros. More details are available on: www.ro-cultura.ro

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