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house pARTy. 1987, 1988

tranzit. ro/ București and IDEA Design & Print invite you for the launch of the publication:

house pARTy. 1987, 1988

Sunday, 26 February 2016, 5 pm București
Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

In the presence of editors Dan Mihălțianu, Decebal Scriba and Roxana Gibescu

house pARTy emerged, as hard to believe as it may be, as a normal reaction to a context that was abnormal in most aspects of existence, as a concrete reaction to the impossibility of experimenting with and of exhibiting art that could afford to ignore officially sanctioned events. Of course, viewed today, the video recording of the events could generate interpretations and speculations that may or may not have any connection to the original intentions. Just the same, none of the participants could have imagined that our action would stand the test of time and that it would become one of the – unfortunately – few documents about the arts of the ’80s in Romania.” (fragment from the introductory text written by Decebal Scriba for this publication)

house pARTy 1987, 1988 was published at IDEA Design & Print, part of Colecția (Expoziții) and includes texts by Magda Cârneci, Diana Marincu, Dan Mihălțianu, Igor Mocanu, Carmen Popescu, Decebal Scriba and interviews with all the participants (Călin Dan, Teodor Graur, Iosif Király, Dan Mihălțianu, Wanda Mihuleac, Andrei Oișteanu, Decebal Scriba, Nadina Scriba, Dan Stanciu and Ovidiu Bojor).

Publication coordinated by: Roxana Gibescu, Dan Mihălțianu, Decebal Scriba, Raluca Voinea.

Images: Dan Mihălțianu, Romeo Negrescu, Decebal Scriba and the authors.

Translator: Sorana Lupu
Proofreaders: Paul Breazu, Giles Eldridge
Layout: Eduard Constantin
Cover, graphic design and print: Idea Design & Print, Cluj

ISBN 978-606-93856-6-1
ISBN 978-606-8265-45-2

Colecţia (Expoziţii)

Editorial project published with the support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the official position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. ANCF shall not be held liable for the project’s content or any use to which the project outcome might be put. These are the sole responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Cover image: house pARTy – group scene, black-and-white photography, black-and-white negative 35mm © 1988 Dan Mihălțianu