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 […]

“Kusturician” Documentary about Romanian “Heigh-Ho!” Rural Society Will Be Released Next Week

Heirupist is a Romanian artificial word which describes the character of a person who takes part in a team and does nothing but pretending to work with the others. It comes from the interjection hei-rup! (en. heigh-ho! or ahoy!). This word suits inarguably the idea of “Tătă lumea din comuna noastră” (en. All The People […]

ElectroLive Session – Electro Music and Visual Arts Festival to Happen This Month

ElectroLive Session 2015 is the first international festival of electro music and visual arts in the northeast Romania. The event will happen on May, 22nd and 23rd, in Iasi (Moldova Exhibit Center, Nicolina). For two nights straight, the ElectroLive Session festival will bring on the stage well-known artists from all over Europe – Germany, France, UK, […]

REDU – New Local Store Embraces The Slow Fashion Movement

A new social enterprise opened its doors these days in Iași, Romania. It is called REDU and the idea belongs to a Romanian NGO – “Mai Bine” (en.”Better”). So, what’s so special about the new local store? As I already mentioned, the place is practically a shop where customers can buy clothes from, except the clothes […]

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 […]

Adrian Serghie, Ilustrator: „Desenul ăsta va fi mai bun ca celălalt!”

Draw what you love. Pimp that work. Repeat. Adrian Serghie este unul dintre cei mai prolifici ilustratori din țară. Benzi desenate, fotografie stradală, ilustrații contorsionate și semne de carte – you name it. Îl cunosc de ceva vreme. Mai mult din mediul virtual, deși de vreo două sau trei ori ni s-au încrucișat căile și […]

Romanian Artist Combines Portraits and Still-Life Techniques in These Faceless Installations

Still-Life -A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware (definition by OxfordDictionaries) Alexandra Corneanu is a Romanian photographer and videographer from Iasi, who explores the psychological intimate perspectives of the visual works. She’s mostly interested in photography and installation, combining them in order to reveal the truth. “The visual art projects I approach […]

The Stories-Filled Portraits of Dragoș Mitrofan Frustrate The Hell Out of Me

I’m a passionate copywriter, with a never ending hunger for artists and their works. I don’t see artists as human beings; I see them as collectable cards or poke-balls. And I wish I had them all. I wish all artists to be mine. Miiiine! That’s just a peek from my daily frustrating existence. In my […]

Paul Vîrlan’s Digital Cubism Fucks With Your Feelings

Paul Vîrlan already felt the taste of starhood with his kubrickian introspective Space Odissey, a collection of polygonal illustrations that seeks an interpretation for humanity’s end in a poetic fatalistic manner. The Romanian designer and illustrator, easily recognizable for his digital cubism, recently launched his own website where we can browse through many other artworks, such […]

Best Of “Filmul de Piatra” in Iași

În urmă cu mai bine de-o lună, la Piatra Neamț s-a desfășurat festivalul cinematografic Filmul de Piatra, eveniment la care s-au aflat în competiție 45 de scurtmetraje, 22 de filme off-competition, proiecții în aer liber, în cinema și chiar pe vârful muntelui, o noapte cu 4 concerte live, 3 dj seturi si 1000 de petrecareti, […]

Luna aceasta va avea loc cea de-a doua ediție .aparat

.aparat_01 și-a făcut apariția anul acesta, pe la mijlocul lunii Mai, sub forma unui proiect multimedia cel puțin îndrăzneț. Un eveniment desfășurat în interiorul Cub-ului de lângă Teatrul Național din Iași, unde un scurt-metraj despre muzica psihedelică în România comunistă, o sesiune de recitat poezii onirice și un experiment audio-video contemporan au făcut supă bună împreună. […]

O ieșeancă a lansat o linie vestimentară pentru căni: Căldurici

Dacă n-ați știut până acum, aflați că și cănile trebuie îmbrăcate. Hainele pentru căni se numesc „căldurici” și dacă nu faceți rost imediat de una, nu o să mai priviți raftul din bucătărie niciodată la fel (să fim serioși, cui o să-i placă să aibă căni nud, mai ales pe frigul ăsta!?). Ines Prodan, freelancer […]

Readie – How to Borrow Books Online? A quick tutorial for trolls

Readie is a Iasi-based online initiative whose main purpose is to encourge reading by socializing. Basically, it’s a website which enables books-exchange between people. More about that and how to use the platform, in the quick 101 tutorial below. So you don’t have any books, we get it. That makes you a troll, but anyway! […]

Un actor ieșean a creat Addarta, un ONG în care „devoratorii de artă” se vor promova reciproc

Artiștii se simt mai bine dacă o fac pe „lupii singuratici”, dar nu-și dau seama că în felul ăsta nu dau înainte. Oamenii au nevoie de oameni pentru a clădi ceva. Artiștii nu prea se adună în grupuri pentru a crea ceva durabil. Ăsta este blestemul lor. Singuri pot da frâu liber imaginației, dar în […]

„Scattered into Light”, noul album Sun Glitters, va fi lansat la Iași

După ”Everything could be fine”,  albumul lansat în 2011 (inclusiv pe vinil), și care i-a adus critici excelente în presa internațională, publicațiile asemănându-l inclusiv ca stil și potențial cu nume precum Balam Acab și How to Dress Well,  Victor Ferreira (SUN GLITTERS) va lansa și în Iași noul album “Scattered into Light“. Un album impresionant, bogat în […]

Le Serj is Humping the Drums in This New Partizan Cover

Pretty Visitors is about to release out there a new music cover video for the Partizan’s “Păpușea Masculină” (The Male Doll). As the Romanian band already announced on its social accounts, the  videoclip will be made public during this week. Le Serj, the band’s drummer is just showing off in this teaser, while playing with his […]

„Iona” de Marin Sorescu pe Lacul Ciric din Iasi

„Cum se numea drăcia aceea frumoasă şi minunată şi nenorocită şi caraghioasă, formată de ani, pe care am trăit-o eu?” – Iona. Poate se va găsi să-i dea cineva răspunsul. Pe 10 octombrie 2014, începând cu ora 19:00, Lacul Ciric se va transforma în scenă de teatru abstract, scenă pe care solitarul Iona al lui Marin […]

The “Illusion Couple” Short Photo-Series of Adrian Serghie

The Romanian photograph and illustrator Adrian Serghie cought on camera an illusional couple, as I like to call it, few days ago. It’s nothing but a photo series consisting of two precious photos of a woman and a man, fully dressed up in some fancy black & white costumes. The result, though, is amazing. And illusional, of […]

IDENTITY CHECK, Spectacolul Care îți Dilatează Percepțiile

Pe 28 Septembrie 2014, începând cu ora 19:00, la Sala Studio a Universității de Arte „George Enescu” va avea loc spectacolul hipermodernist Identity Check. Conceptul aparținând tânărului regizor Florin Caracala și produs de FAPT a fost pentru prima oară pus în scenă în 2013 la ArtHouse. La scurt timp acest spațiu s-a închis, iar spectacolul […]

Maria Căruntu Creates Cute Blushing and Whiskery Drawings

Maria Căruntu is a Romanian artist currently living in Iasi whose illustrations make you think about the old French books from the 80’s schools. Those times when people were barely inventing the zip and the vacuum cleaner. Those images with the teacher wearing a Stela Popescu styled make-up, and when the kids were learning to turn-off […]

The Untitled Sculpture Exhibition of Titus Ivan

Between September, the 24th (6:00 pm) and October, the 8th, 2014, Meru Iasi will be hosting the latest sculpture and installation exhibition of Titus Ivan. The exhibition will be an incognito flavoured one. An untitled exhibition, as they already call it on Social Media, and with no statement, as the sculptor himself warns us. I can […]

The Melted Half-Naked Letters of Ana-Maria Micu

Ana-Maria Micu is juggling with typography, fashion styling and graphic design in a way only some people are able to. Her imagination is horsing around in one of her latest graphic minimalist projects: Meltdown. In other words, a series of visual works based on the letters of the actual M E L T D O […]

“The Black Glove”, a Touch of Pure Sex Art

I invite you to taste a world of erotic fetishistic classical movies where elegance never leaves sexuality, not even in the most explicit scenes. A world where art is elevated to the highest standards, in a shattering contrast with images meant to shock.

Sabina Costinel: “All the Fears and Dreams the Artist Has, Hide Behind the Photograph He Takes!”

A few days ago I talked to Sabina Costinel, a young graduate of University of Arts „George Enescu”, Iasi. Almost a half of her life she had no idea what Romanian is, because she was born in Canada and her mother is Polish. So that photography, which she probably was playing with before she even walked, […]

Camerakiri – Art Is Gonna Kill Us!

“Camerakiri” is a 2 minutes short-film, realized by Ligia Prodan, a young Romanian director and producer. The film has been launched two months ago, during Atelierul de Film LET’S GO DIGITAL! 2014 from Cluj and it was recently selected for public projection at Filmul de Piatra Festival 2014, which will take place this weekend in Piatra-Neamț, […]

This Guy Just Launched a New Online Antique Bookstore

A young dude launched these days an online antique bookstore, probably the first one in Moldavia (Romania): Anticariatul de Iași (Iași Antique BookStore). What’s that mean? It means that from now on, if you want to read a good book at a knock-out price, you’d better click on Bogdan’s Blog (or Facebook Page), and order it […]