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Young llustrators and Caricature Artists in the Republic of Moldova

by Paula ErizanuWith no spectacular, well-funded, cultural or entertainment TV shows, the political show is the most watched in Moldova. Alex Buretz, one of the most active and popular artists on the Moldovan social networks, reacts with intelligence and humour to the...

Reality in Bessarabian Theater

by Maria Ivanov Dramaturgy is not necessarily a literary genre frequently approached by writers from the Republic of Moldova; still there are very important contemporary playwrights: Dumitru Crudu, Irina Nechit, Val Butnaru, Constantin Cheianu, Nicolae Negru, Vlad...

Theatre in the Republic of Moldova: Between the Sign of Failure and the Wonderful Place for Encounters

An interview by Iulian FruntașuThe dialogue with Larisa Turea, theatre and film critic, about theatre in the Republic of Moldova is marked by a practically insurmountable difficulty to unequivocally define the theatrical process during the last half-century, or more....

New Trends in Contemporary Music in the Republic of Moldova

by Maria Ivanov Just like in all fields of culture, the music field also experienced an evolution of styles and genres in the Republic of Moldova. Since the 90's, however, there has been an increased interest in local folklore; contemporary musicians return to the old...

My Generation: Young Writers from the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu Italian novelist Elena Ferrante declared in an interview that a book is the product of two communities: the community of contemporary and classical writers, who have contributed to the tradition on which an author builds their style, and the immediate...

Cultural diplomacy of the Republic of Moldova: Achievements and Perspectives

by Iulian Fruntașu "Cultural diplomacy" is a term very frequently used by political scientists and communication experts; although used so often, some important nuances escape because of the   continuously evolving phenomenon, closely related to both diplomacy...

Classical music in the Republic of Moldova

by Maria Ivanov Saying "classical music from the Republic of Moldova" the name of master Eugen Doga, the most important composer of the country, instantaneously comes to mind. He began his artistic activity being a violoncelist, but due to a temporary paralysis of the...

Moldovan Theatre, from Entertainment to Activism

by Paula Erizanu Like many theatre scenes around the world, Moldova's drama-scape includes traditional productions of Shakespeare or Chekhov, as well as innovative and avant-garde work by a small group of enthusiastic artists.  In reaction to the socialist...

Creative industries in the Republic of Moldova: a short presentation

by Iulian Fruntașu The concept of creative economy is relatively new and constantly evolving; we can strongly state that creative industries refer to economic activities concerned with generating or using knowledge and information.  They employ highly skilled...

The Ecosystem of Private Art Galleries

by Maria Ivanov Just like in other domains, the chapter "National Galleries" in the Republic of Moldova is taking its first steps on a development path towards other models, which could be considered successful.  Although we have valuable artists in the country,...

Oleg Serebrian: ”I realised incredibly fast that, in life, the sun will always be left behind…”

An interview by Victoria Cușnir I had met him as a politician. I was still a student but was also an employee of the TV station Antena C, so I listened with lots of interest to him every time he was our studio guest. He sometimes gave acid replies, used some kind of...

Visual Arts in the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu Over the past two decades, visual arts in the Republic of Moldova have developed in traditional environments such as painting, sculpture or cinematography; nonetheless, they have expanded also into the area of contemporary conceptual arts.  In...

A Panorama of Recent Photography in the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu The technological democratization of photography has led to a worldwide explosion of photographers. In the Republic of Moldova this has been no different. So, an exhaustive list of all those who have turned photography into a passion or a source of...

Gheorghe Erizanu: “Romanian Literature Has a Lot of Good Writers Ready for Export”

An interview by Victoria Cușnir  Talking about books from the Republic of Moldova, one has to mention Cartier Publishing House, founded by Gheorghe Erizanu in 1995. He subsequently opened, one after the other, several Cartier bookstores, selling exclusively books...

Big Events- Festivals Dedicated to the Arts

by Maria IVANOV Even though a small country, the Republic of Moldova is rich in people related to the arts. These people periodically come together, united by their shared beliefs and aiming at promoting the artistic field they are active in. This is how a series of...
Reality in Bessarabian Theater

Reality in Bessarabian Theater

by Maria Ivanov Dramaturgy is not necessarily a literary genre frequently approached by writers from the Republic of Moldova; still there are very important contemporary playwrights: Dumitru Crudu, Irina Nechit, Val Butnaru, Constantin Cheianu, Nicolae Negru, Vlad...

read more
New Trends in Contemporary Music in the Republic of Moldova

New Trends in Contemporary Music in the Republic of Moldova

by Maria Ivanov Just like in all fields of culture, the music field also experienced an evolution of styles and genres in the Republic of Moldova. Since the 90's, however, there has been an increased interest in local folklore; contemporary musicians return to the old...

read more
My Generation: Young Writers from the Republic of Moldova

My Generation: Young Writers from the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu Italian novelist Elena Ferrante declared in an interview that a book is the product of two communities: the community of contemporary and classical writers, who have contributed to the tradition on which an author builds their style, and the immediate...

read more
Classical music in the Republic of Moldova

Classical music in the Republic of Moldova

by Maria Ivanov Saying "classical music from the Republic of Moldova" the name of master Eugen Doga, the most important composer of the country, instantaneously comes to mind. He began his artistic activity being a violoncelist, but due to a temporary paralysis of the...

read more
Moldovan Theatre, from Entertainment to Activism

Moldovan Theatre, from Entertainment to Activism

by Paula Erizanu Like many theatre scenes around the world, Moldova's drama-scape includes traditional productions of Shakespeare or Chekhov, as well as innovative and avant-garde work by a small group of enthusiastic artists.  In reaction to the socialist...

read more
The Ecosystem of Private Art Galleries

The Ecosystem of Private Art Galleries

by Maria Ivanov Just like in other domains, the chapter "National Galleries" in the Republic of Moldova is taking its first steps on a development path towards other models, which could be considered successful.  Although we have valuable artists in the country,...

read more
Visual Arts in the Republic of Moldova

Visual Arts in the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu Over the past two decades, visual arts in the Republic of Moldova have developed in traditional environments such as painting, sculpture or cinematography; nonetheless, they have expanded also into the area of contemporary conceptual arts.  In...

read more
A Panorama of Recent Photography in the Republic of Moldova

A Panorama of Recent Photography in the Republic of Moldova

by Paula Erizanu The technological democratization of photography has led to a worldwide explosion of photographers. In the Republic of Moldova this has been no different. So, an exhaustive list of all those who have turned photography into a passion or a source of...

read more
Big Events- Festivals Dedicated to the Arts

Big Events- Festivals Dedicated to the Arts

by Maria IVANOV Even though a small country, the Republic of Moldova is rich in people related to the arts. These people periodically come together, united by their shared beliefs and aiming at promoting the artistic field they are active in. This is how a series of...

read more

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