Contemporary art is more than just simple contemporaneity. It is a new way of seeing and making things seen. The radical change that helped to reinvent Romanian art in the past decade is committed to this idea. This is not only thanks to established artists who have opened up new means of expression. It is mainly driven by a generation of young Romanian artists who no longer have the direct experience of living and working under communism. Their works articulate a sense of life today, along with its own perception and discourse. One major theme for these artists is the power of technologically communicated images to control and construct reality and the experience of society. This magnificent illustrated volume picks up on this idea in order to present twenty-nine of the most innovative artists and their haunting, fascinating works of art.
ADRIAN BOJENOIU (*1976, Craiova) is a curator and teaches at the University of Bucharest. He is a co-founder of the Center for Contemporary Culture Club ElectroPutere.
CRISTIAN NAE (*1979, Craiova) teaches at the National University of Arts in Iași. His research is focused on the history of exhibitions, contemporary art, and post-critical theory.