Raving History

Artist: Tara (von Neudorf)

Curator: Diana Dochia

23.08.2012 – 23.09.2012

Opening: 23.08.2012, at 07:30 p.m.

Do you remember the meaning of August 23rd?!

August 23, National Day of Romania, 23 years ago, was the returning weapons in the anti-fascist war.

“Raving History” sketches what we were taught to believe and know about us, in the “glorious” period of that time through drawings and maps of communist propaganda. Tara (von Neudorf) offers the contemporary public the image of a ravaged world where values have been transformed, reinterpreted, cropped or over-increased to serve certain political ideals. Tara (von Neudorf) does not present an idyllic or nostalgic history, he does not make judgment values and he does not try to distance from the subject. Tara (von Neudorf) does not refer to communism to be “cool”, does not use communist props – pioneer tie, the “şoimii patriei”suit, sickle and hammer – as simply decorative elements of an era, which marked and shook the Romanian history. Tara (von Neudorf) shows the history after the criteria and the way in which a whole generation was forced to learn it.

“Raving History” is an incisive image of a not too distant past, a fresco of a society and also an essential question mark for an uncertain future.

Curator: Diana Dochia

Press release – Raving History – Tara (von Neudorf)