Project 5

The Romanian heritage and artistic imaginary

The fifth project of ROMIMAG makes a synthesis on the Romanian Imaginary and Heritage Patrimony, in all its forms: painting and sculpture, architecture, music, theater and performing arts, cinema and new media. In Romanian art, the imaginary was marked by a permanent search for identity, not necessarily of a national one in a political sense, but a more relevant identity in terms of Romanian artistic practices in European context. Applying to several methodologies, genetic, historical and comparative studies, the project develops an interdisciplinary analysis, involving several arts and their complex relationships in the construction of Romanian artistic imaginations, approached as fluid forms of heritage and as identity circumscribing vectors.