NO machina sau punk românesc

Suntem destul de răzvrătiți nu-i așa? Zburăm din țară-n țară ca să putem fi pe cont propriu acasă. Ne destupăm la minte doar când suntem asupriți sau când nu găsim cale de întoarcere. Ne adaptăm, supraviețuim, fie că vorbim de mașini înmatriculate în Bulgaria sau a fi freelancer. Nu ne mai punem baze, suntem pregătiți […]

Cultartes@Dark Bombastic Evening 7, Ziua II

Relaxare. Îmi e clar că s-a simțit un aer mai degajat în jur, odihna de peste noapte sau, mă rog, de peste dimineață, se pare că a avut ocazia să pună ceva ordine în gânduri și gesturi. O atmosferă mult mai așezată față de ziua anterioară când totul părea într-o continuă mișcare browniană. Poate și […]

Cultartes@Dark Bombastic Evening 7, Ziua I

Nici nu știu de unde și cu ce să încep. N-am mai simțit o oboseală atât de crâncena de… niciodată. Totuși, la un loc cu ea au stat, ca înrudite, un entuziasm fantastic și o stare de împlinire, care m-au ținut în picioare până această primă zi și-a spus ultimul cuvânt. Îmi doream de multă […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part. X: Donari Braxton

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part. IX: Debbie Harry (Blondie)

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VIII: Jean-Francois Jonvelle

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

Pierce My Skin. The Boldest Beauty Statement

You know what we have’t done yet?! A collection of the weirdest, yet most beutiful piercings or jewels or whatever they are. It’s time to celebrate the ferocity of spirit and experience the exotic essence of facial jewelry. From Salomè back in ’72 to Givenchy, Chanel, Dries van Noten or Rodarte many photographs were inspired […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VII: Bettie Page

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part VI: Sander Dekker

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

Evelyn Cseh, Young Optimist: “I Have Hope In Romanian Cinema”

A couple of days ago I covered a small story about the almost abandoned cinema buildings from Romania, highlighting the buildings from Iasi. It became a little controversial. Some people revolted in a good way, aware of the real situation of the once-vivid buildings, now forgotten and in danger of falling apart, while some others […]

Illustrators Raise Funds for #Colectiv by Donating Art

The tragic events that happened recently in Bucharest determined a group of artists to start an initiative in order to help financially the victims and their families. More than 36 Romanian illustrators activating by the name of Art for Colectiv explain their motivation on Facebook: “We’re over thirty-six artists who want to turn art in […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part IV: Nobuyoshi Araki

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This Is Not A Love Song, Part III: Weegee

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This is Not A Love Song, Part II: Christer Strömholm

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

This Is Not A Love Song, part I. Anders Petersen.

This is not a love editorial. Somehow, this wants to be a sort of an introduction into another world, where, love exists, don’t worry, but, in other forms, more rudimental, more vivid, more natural, without that tricks you are seeing, daily, on TV or which airs on the Radio Station, tender and sweet and namby-pamby shity songs. To be short, we are […]

A Bohemian Artist Travels Across Europe By Trading His Photographs

FIVE countries. TWO months. ZERO money. Only photography. Andrei Runcanu is a Romanian actor and photographer whose artworks focus mainly on portraiture, fashion and performances photography. After a single scroll on his website you realize his art’s no ordinary. Most of the portraits picture his scene fellows, actors with powerful inner passions and hyper-expressive faces. […]

Romanian Photographers Gather to Put The Thief Website Wallpart to The Ground

Wallpart.com, self-proclaimed as ‘the world’s largest online shop of posters and wall decor’ got people’s negative attention after more and more users started to accuse it of stealing people’s images and use them for profit.  What’s most likely to be an online scam to get user’s personal data, Wallpart removes itself from any kind of responsability: ‘We don’t […]

The ‘Rabbit Hole’ Exists And It’s Been Discovered in A Romanian City

“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.” – Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 1 Remember Alice in Wonderland? The Wonderland’s ‘hallway’ was this deep […]

New Website Exposes Bikers In Nude Interviews to Reveal Their Fragility

If you’re a biker and you enjoy the Playboy kind of journalism, this is probably the best thing you’ll see today. A Romanian bicycling related website came up with an initiative that will most likely catch your attention for a while. What’s so special about it? First of all, Biciclescu.ro it’s not a protest against […]

Anti-Gay Protest Happening Just Hours Before Bucharest’s Gay Pride Parade

Bucharest Pride@Arcul de Triumf, the sexual diversity march, is a movement promoted and sustained by ACCEPT, the first Romanian organization which fights for gay rights and against gay discrimination. A healthy and friendly way of showing us a reality, I’d say. But, as usual, today’s Romanian Gay Pride event faced another hit. Just hours before the actual parade, the national […]

A New (and Misleading) Replica of St. George and The Dragon Graffiti Pops-Up

After the original scene picturing the St. George and The Dragon has been painted-over, I blamed the Romanian Church and the authorities who (curiously) lend an ear to Church’s useless opinions. Later after, I’ve found out that none of these two gave the order to destroy the artifact, but the actual creators erased it in […]

Internet Responds to Bucharest St. George Graffiti Paint-Over Actions

In Romania it’s completely legit for the Church to paint over a graffiti in order to send us back in Middle Ages. If you still had your doubts that we’re a theistic nation, now you’ve got your damned proof. The fact that in 2015 priests don’t pay any forms of specific kind of taxes as they’re the […]

Surreal Mural Painting of St. George and The Dragon To Be Erased by Church

Last month, NOM Crew – three Romanian street-artists (Obie Platon, Irlo and Kero) joined their time and skills in creating this amazing mural piece of art. The gigantic graffiti illustrates Saint George fighting the Dragon, and the idea of this particular scene was picked up after the name of the closest location (Saint George Square, near the […]

Illustrator Depicts His Eye Disease Through Meaningful Art

Romanian illustrator Adrian Serghie is one of the most appreciated artists in his country. He’s well-known for some of the most popular online artistic initiatives, such as Iasi – Fotografii Vechi, a Facebook Page promoting his native city’s old cultural monuments. While he’s a loyal participant of many of the national art festivals (Street Delivery, Romanian […]

Romanian Artist Sells Paintings to Pay for His Initiatic Trip to Thailand

A while ago we talked on Cultartes about the palahniukian illustrations of Lucian Lupu. He’s an Iași-based Romanian illustrator, characters designer and advertiser with a fetish for mixing contemporary notions (as capitalism) with literature illustrated fragments and situations. He is also known for Argo Media (a local branding, design and advertising studio) and for Fermoar (an event that combines […]

Artivist’s Visual Campaign Against Rape is Discouraged by Facebook

How offensive are these photos to you? You don’t need to answer this, but just sleep on it for a while. I, for one, find them brave, bold. Cocky, at worst. But offensive? Not so much. Erik Ravelo, Cuban born artist, artivist and creative director tried to launch on Social Media few days ago a sexual […]