New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

GE–NEC I, II and III (2000-2004, 2004-2007, 2009-2013)

New Europe College organized and coordinated three cycles in a programme supported by the Getty Foundation. Its aim was to strengthen research and education in fields related to visual culture by supporting local scholarship, and by inviting leading specialists from all over the world to give lectures and hold seminars for the benefit of Romanian undergraduate and graduate students, young academics and researchers. This programme included 10–month Fellowships for Romanian scholars in fields pertaining to visual culture, chosen through the same selection procedures as the NEC Fellows. The GE–NEC Fellows were fully integrated in the life of the College, received a monthly stipend, and were given the opportunity of spending one month abroad on a research trip. At the end of the academic year the Fellows submitted papers representing the results of their research, published in the GE–NEC Yearbooks series.

While the first two GE-NEC Programmes had no thematic focus beyond the express wish to address disciplines concerned in one way or another with visual culture, the third one proposed a research on, and a reassessment of Romanian art during the interval 1945 – 2000, that is, since the onset of the Communist regime in Romania up to recent times, through contributions coming from young scholars attached to the New Europe College as Fellows. As the previous programmes supported by the Getty Foundation at the NEC, this programme also included invited guest lecturers, whose presence was meant to ensure a comparative dimension of the programme, and to strengthen the methodological underpinnings of the research conducted by the Fellows.

Senior fellows

Mădălina NICOLAESCU

Professor, Dept. of English, University of Bucharest

The Global-Local Interaction


Ana-Maria ZAHARIADE

Professor, Chair of History and Theory of Architecture, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Aesthetic Categories in Contemporary Architecture


Junior fellows

Dana Iuliana JENEI

Expert/Inspector, Supervising Cultural Office of the Braşov County

Art and Mentality in the 15th Century Transylvania


Ioana TUDORA

Assistant Professor, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest

Contemporary Metropolis: Green Public Urban Space, Communities, and Individual in the Urban Reality


Senior fellows

Mihaela Maria CRITICOS

Associate Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

The Ornamental Dimension. Towards a Theory of the Ornament


Alexandru Gheorghe NICULESCU

Senior Researcher, I. Pârvan Institute for Archaeology, Bucharest

Material Culture, Tradition, and the Formation of Collective Identities


Junior fellows

Andreea Margareta MIHALACHE

Tutor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Dogma, Can, Tradition - Resources of Contemporary Sacred Architecture


Ioana TEODORESCU

Assistant Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Architect - Designer, SEVIM IMPEX SRL

Theoretical and Methodological Considerations on the Culture of Residential Districts


Senior fellows

Alex Leo ŞERBAN

Film Editor, cultural weekly “Dilema”, Bucharest

Film Editor, daily “Libertatea”, Bucharest

Just an Image. Godard's Hermeneutics in “Histore(s) du cinema”


Ioana IANCOVESCU

Senior Researcher, George Oprescu Institute of Art History, Bucharest

Curator, National Museum of Art, Bucharest

Associate Professor, University of Fine Arts, Bucharest

L'iconographie de l'entrée


Junior fellows

Celia GHYKA

Assistant Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Potential Revitalization of Public Space. Bucharest as an European City


Irina POPESCU-CRIVEANU

Assistant Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Project Manager, S.C. Urbana S.A.

L'urbanisme selon ses principes historiques


Silvelia Ruxandra DEMETRESCU

Associate Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Die Kunstreflexion in Rumänien in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts – Modernität und Nationalbewusstsein


Ioana MUNTEANU

Associate Professor, Dept. of Classical Philology, University of Bucharest

Machina mundi. Architecture du cosmos dans la poésie sacrée du Moyen Age latin


Maria Raluca POPA

PhD student, Central European University, Budapest

A Landscape of Memory. The Story of the Civic Center in Bucharest “Retold”: The Communist Project and the Urban Memory. A More Inclusive Story - An Oral History Project


Maria Silvia CRĂCIUN

Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Religious Art in the Early Modern Transylvania. The Confessional Identity of the Lutheran Community


Ştefan GHENCIULESCU

Associate Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Editor-in-Chief, “Arhitectura” journal, Bucharest

La ville transparente. Une discussion sur les limites et l’habitation


Anca Monica GOGÎLTAN

Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

The Narrative of the Passion of Christ in the Late Medieval Hungary (14th-15th Centuries)


Iosif KIRALY

Associate Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Digital Photography in Contemporary Art


Radu PĂUN

Senior Researcher, Institute for South-Eastern European Studies, Bucharest

Fêtes et cérémonies publiques dans les pays roumains (XVIe-XIX-e siècles). L’horizon des images vécues


Dan-Eugen RAŢIU

Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

La Muse subventionnée: les politiques culturelles et le statut de l’artiste en Roumanie


Horia Ion CIUGUDEAN

Senior Researcher, National Museum, Alba Iulia

Associate Professor, Faculty of History and Patrimony, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Landscape Archeology in South-West Transylvania: Ancient Gold Mining in the Bucium-Zlatna Region


Ciprian FIREA

Researcher Assistant, Institute for Archeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca

Art and its Reception. Late Medieval Altarpiece Paintings from Transylvania and Their Public


Ileana-Maria PINTILIE-TELEAGA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Timişoara

The Body – A Utopia of Interiority. The Dispute between the Public and the Private Body in Romanian Contemporary Art


Vlad BEDROS

Tutor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Research Assistant, George Oprescu Institute of Art History, Bucharest

Les images narratives dans l’iconographie moldave de l’abside de l’autel


Ioana BOTH

Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

La page écrite comme espace representationnel. Du visuel des formes littéraires


Marin CONSTANTIN

Researcher, Francisc Rainer Center for Anthropological Studies, Bucharest

Associate Professor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Authorship, Representation, and Style in the Practice of the Folk Artisanship in Post-Socialist Romania


Constanţa GHIŢULESCU-VINTILĂ

Researcher, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bucharest

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Etre et paraître: la visibilité du corps dans la culture roumaine (1780-1865)


Ana-Maria GRUIA

Ph.D. Candidate, Central European University, Budapest

Magic in the House. Functions of Images on Medieval Stove Tiles from Transylvania, Moldavia and Walachia (14th-16th Centuries)


Mădălina BRAŞOVEANU

PhD Candidate, National Univesity of Arts, Bucharest

Independent curator, Oradea

The Rereading of a Small History: Atelier 35 Oradea


Dan Octavian BREAZ

PhD Candidate, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca

Curator, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca

From the Tutelary Avant-Garde to the Warded Avant-Garde. Politicization and Aesthetic Avatars of the Romanian Avant-Garde, 1945-1964


Irina CĂRĂBAŞ

PhD, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Assistant Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

The Romanian Avant-Garde in its Afterlife. M. H. Maxy as Communist Painter


Adriana COPACIU

PhD candidate and Research Assistant, Université de Fribourg, Faculté des Lettres, Département de Langues et Littérature, Domaine Français

L’avant-garde roumaine des années 1940-1960 : entre l’innovation artistique et l’esthétique de la banalité


Mirela DUCULESCU

PhD candidate, National University of Arts, Bucharest;

Executive Director, SIMETRIA Publishing House

Design in Romania: Emergence, Development and Practice during the Communist Period (1970-1990)


Simona-Mihaela DUMITRIU

PhD, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Research assistant, Department of Research, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Official and Alternative Exhibitions in Romanian Art, 1960 – 1990. A Time Travel Exercise


Celia GHYKA

PhD, Assistant Professor, „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Romanian Artists after 1989. Memory, Public Space and Urban Experience


Bogdan-Teodor IACOB

PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Art and Design Cluj – Napoca

Art Criticism in Communist Romania (1965 – 1989): Practices, Discourses, Status


Emanuela (GRAMA) NEAMŢU

PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Oberlin-Michigan Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College, USA

Building with Words: Architects and Politicians behind Closed Doors in Early Socialist Romania (1953-1964)


Emil-Cristian NAE

PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Design, “George Enescu” University of Arts, Iași

From, Transition’ to‚ Normalisation’. Tendencies of Institutional Critique in Romanian Art of the Late Nineties


Gabriela NICOLESCU CRISTEA

PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmith College, University of London

Iconoclasm or Iconoclash at the Museum? How Politics Transforms the Life of Objects


Olivia NIŢIŞ

PhD, West University, Timişoara

Research Assistant, „G.Oprescu” Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest

Body Politics and the Mechanisms of Power in Romanian Art in the 1980s and 1990s


Adriana OPREA

PhD candidate, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Crisis and Art Criticism in the ’90s. The Discourse and the Status of the Art Critic after the Fall of the Communist Regime in Romania


Veda-Alexandra POPOVICI

PhD candidate, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Authenticity and Imitation. Building Ethno-nationalism in Romanian Art in the 1965-1989 Period


Ionela-Magdalena PREDESCU

PhD, Researcher, Department of Documentation, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

L’art contemporain roumain entre néo-modernisme et postmodernisme. Les spectres des années 70-80


Maria Magdalena RADU

PhD Candidate, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Curator, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Visiting Assistant Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest

Mapping the Neo-Avant-Garde in Romanian Art


Mara Victoria RAŢIU

PhD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Assisant Professor, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca

Romanian Art Institutions of the 90’s: between Acceptance and Rejection


Oana TĂNASE

PhD candidate, National University of Arts

Adequacy and Authenticity in Art Criticism. Case Study: Arta Magazine


Irina Teodora TULBURE

PhD, Teaching Assistant, „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest

Constructing the Socialist Landscape: Myths, Propaganda and Architecture in Stalinist Romania


Senior fellows

Iosif KIRALY

Artist

Associate Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest


Calin DAN

Independent artist and critic, based in Amsterdam

Visiting Associate Professor, National University of Arts, Bucharest