Exhibition: Mocking the dictatorship - Romania in Mihai Stănescu’s cartoons 1979-1989, Warsaw, 2011
With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, Mihai Stănescu exhibited some dozens of his works in the Polish capital in an exhibition entitled “Making fun of the dictatorship: Romania in Mihai Stănescu’s cartoons 1979–1989.” The exhibition was opened on 14 March 2011 and was open to the public until 3 May the same year. The host of this artistic event was the History Meeting House in Warsaw, an important and very active institution for the recovery of the memory of the twentieth century. At the opening, Mihai Stănescu was accompanied by the Polish cartoonist Jacek Frankowski. The presentation of the exhibition for the Polish public contains the following observation: “Executed in an acid and vivid manner, Mihai Stănescu’s cartoons became famous for their harsh satire directed at the communist regime. The Warsaw exhibition includes works from the period 1979–1989, many of which were censored for their extremely transparent allusions to poverty, lack of individual liberties, and other subjects that were taboo at that time.” In the middle of the period of the exhibition, there was also a public showing at the same location of Andrei Ujică’s film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu.
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
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- Petrescu, Cristina
- Pătrăşconiu, Cristian Valeriu
Stănescu, Mihai, interview by Pătrăşconiu, Cristian Valeriu , December 13, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection