Brâncuși Around the World
On the occasion of Brâncuși Day, on February 19, the Romanian Cultural Institute is launching, in partnership with Art Safari, as part of the ArtSociety initiative, a dialogue with the great museums of the world about the universal influence of the great Romanian artist.
The first stop is the Noguchi Museum where Curator of Research Matthew Kirsch challenges us to rediscover Brâncuși through his influence on another famous creator, Isamu Noguchi.
February 19 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time.
Miklós Jancsó Retrospective
The recent Kino Lorber restorations of six films by Miklós Jancsó start on Friday, March 18th. at the Lumière Cinema:
- THE ROUND UP
- THE RED & THE WHITE
- THE CONFRONTATION
- WINTER WIND
- RED PSALM
- ELECTRA, MY LOVE
“The greatest Hungarian film director of all time” – Béla Tarr
All films are restored in 4K from their original 35mm camera negative by National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive.
Discover Slovenian Writer Ivan Cankar – First English Translation!
Ivan Cankar, playwright, essayist, poet, and political activist, is regarded as the greatest playwright in the Slovene language and has sometimes been compared to Henrik Ibsen, Franz Kafka, and James Joyce.
This play translation project is a collaborative effort between Presernovo Gledališče Kranj, a professional repertory theatre located in the city of Kranj, Slovenia, and Crane Creations Theatre Company. This project is generously supported by the European Commission and the Slovene Government.
Ivan Cankar is known by many as the “undiscovered Eastern European Ibsen” and the “father of Slovene drama”.
About the Translator:
Micheal E. Biggins is a translator and Slovene language scholar. He has translated numerous Slovene titles to English, including the works of Drago Jancar, Tomaz Salamun and Nobel Literature Prize Nominee, Boris Pahor.
Team of translators:
Tom Priestly and Tina Mahkota (Lackeys, Beautiful Vida)
Rawley Grau (Depravity in At. Florian Valley)
Jason and Alenka Blake (The King of Betajnova)
Michael Biggins (Romantic Souls, Jakob Ruda, For the Good of the Nation)
We thank Tom Brandi from the Slovenian community in San Francisco for his steadfast efforts to promote Slovenian culture on the West Coast.
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