Bucharest, June 2017

 

Curriculum vitae                               

 

Personal data

Name/Forename    Stircea-Craciun, Matei

Address                  Institutul de Antropologie Francisc Rainer

                              Academia Romana

                              Casa Academiei, Calea 13 Septembrie nr. 13

                               Secr. 3224, 050711 Bucharest, Romania

Phones                    +4021314 50 72

                              +40744 536 678

E-mail                    stirceac@ymail.com

                               matei.stircea@gmail.com

Nationality             Romanian

 

Education + Training Grants

1975  BA, Magna cum laude, Philology Department, Bucharest University;

1993  PhD in History and Anthropology, Bucharest University;

1993   Study Grant with Lincolnshire College of Art and Design, Cambridge University, Leicester University, awarded by the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe and the British Council, (October-November 1993);

1995   Fulbright Post Doctoral Grant with Queens College, CUNY and Georgetown University, Washington (May-December 1995); 

2000   Getty Grant, Summer Institute in World Art Studies, University of East Anglia (July- August 2000).

 

Employment Experience

1976 – 1984,  Associate Researcher, The UN-Romania Demographic Centre;

1984 – 1990,  Associate Researcher (1984 - 88) and Research Worker (1988 - 90) with the Laboratory of Anthropology in the Victor Babes Institute, Bucharest; 

1990 – 1997,   Senior Researcher with the Francisc Rainer   Institute of Anthropology;

1997 – 2011,  Senior Researcher, Scientific Secretary, The Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology;

2012 -            Senior Researcher, The Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology.

 

Main Scientific Contributions

1990-2016 Brancusian Studies: The endogenous approach to Brancusi’s work makes it possible to provide systemic answers to basic questions in Brancusian studies such as: correlated interpretations of allegoric values in the forty sculptural motifs of the work; identification of Brancusi’s major inspiration sources; conceptualisation of the artistic trend – hylesic (material) symbolism – Brancusi pioneered in 20th century art; cross cultural positioning of the axiologic revolution underlying hylesic symbolism

2003-2016 Endogenous Hermeneutics: a new interpretation method in modern and contemporary abstract sculpture. Endogenous approaches explicitly avoid aesthetic considerations to focus on ethical ones. With ethical values standing for a worldwide better structured field of knowledge than aesthetic values, an almost tenfold increase is achieved in information data meant to support interpretation. As a result, visual discourse may be converted into verbal discourse, inviting text hermeneutics techniques to proceed with the interpretation – a better choice in point of efficiency than visual hermeneutics. Thus the exegetic stage proper in endogenous hermeneutics operates a double layered text analysis: (a) a lévy-straussian structural analysis meant to emphasize archetypal links underlying the visual discourse (l’essence du discours); (b) a bachelardian instaurative analysis meant to scan the imaginary expanse of the visual discourse (l’essor du discours). A pair of pioneering studies illustrate the method: see volumes (1), (2) and (3).

Teaching Experience

 

1978-1984  Advanced English course to postdoctoral students from French speaking African Countries and from Romania;

2004   Course in Symbolic Anthropology to master students with the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest;

2010 Course in Object Hermeneutics to master and doctoral students with the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest;

2010 Course on Object Hermeneutics to master students with the Technical University Cluj-Napoca;

2011  Lectures on Object Hermeneutics to students with the National University of Visual Arts, Bucharest;

2012 – see section on lectures.

 

 Single Author Volumes

1.       ‘Brancusi - Simbolismul Hylesic’ (Brancusi – The Hylesic Symbolism), Edinter Publishing House, Bucharest, 1992, 151 p;

2.       Paul Neagu – Nine Catalytic Stations, A Study in Hylesic Symbolism’, Bucharest, Anastasia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003, 235 p., 213 ill., separate editions in Romanian and English; see also (Paul Neagu – Nine Catalytic Stations, A Study in the Hermeneutics of Abstract Sculpture, Hylesic Symbolism), second enlarged edition of the Romanian version of the former, Timisoara, Triade/Brumar Publishers, 2013, 273 p.

3.       Brancusi – limbajele materiei, Un studiu de hermeneutica a sculpturii abstracte’ (Brancusi – Material  Languages, A Study in the Hermeneutics of Abstract Sculpture), Bucharest, Anima Publishing House, 2010, 489 p, 90 ill., 40 hermeneutic plates, map of imaginary structures underlying Brancusi’s work;

4.       ‘Tratat de hermeneutica a sculpturii abstracte, Perspectiva endogena, BRANCUSI – SIMBOLISMUL HYLESIC, Avec un dossier en français’ (A Treatise in the Hermeneutics of Abstract Sculpture, An Endogenous Perspective, BRANCUSITHE HYLESIC SYMBOLISM ), Bucharest, The Romanian Cultural Institute Press/The Brancusi Publishers, 2016, 618 p., 90 ill., 35 hermeneutic plates, 5 maps of imaginary structures underlying Brancusi’s work.

 

Collective Volumes and Proceedings

 

1.       M.S.-C., ‘Simbol si simetrie. Consideratii despre doua teorii ale imaginarului’ (Symbol and Symetry. Considerations on Two Theories of the Imaginary), in Angela Botez (Ed.), “Symetry and Asymetry in the Universe”, Romanian Academy Publishing House, 1992, pp. 200-209;

2.       M.S.-C., ‘Doua ipostaze ale brancusiologiei’ (Two Drives in Brancusian Studies), in Proceedings of the Colloquium “Constantin Brancusi, Steps on the Sands of Eternity”, The Constantin Brancusi Foundation, Targu Jiu 1997, pp. 35-40;

3.       M.S.-C., ‘Revival of an Old Symbol in Contemporary Art: the Cross in Paul Neagu's Sculpture’, in Proceedings of the International Conference “21st Century's Challenges to Anthropology”, Bucharest - Sinaia, April 29th- May 1st,  1998, Bioedit, 1999, pp. 69-77;

4.       M.S.-C.,   ‘Simbolul ca factor integrator, Ipostaza semantica a aurei’ (The Symbol, An Integrative Factor, Semantic Hypostases of the Halo), in Cornelia Guja (Ed.), “Aurele corpurilor, Interfete cu cosmosul”, Polirom Publishers, 2000, pp. 262-272;

5.       M.S.-C., ‘Recent Public Memorials in Bucharest: Paul Neagu’s Century Cross’, PLURAL, CULTURE AND CIVILISATION, The Romanian Cultural Foundation, 2000, pp. 234-237;

6.       M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi’s Gate of the Kiss – A Hylesic Symbol’, in Proceedings of the International Symoposium “Brancusi as a Zenith. What Next?, The George Oprescu Art History Institute, Romanian Academy, 2001, pp.189-202;

7.       M.S.-C., ‘Vid si plin in sculptura brancusiana’ (Full vs. Void  in Brancusi’s Sculpture), in  Proceedings of the Colloquium, “Brancusi – An Artist-Philosopher”,  The Institute of Philosophy, Romanian Academy, Targu Jiu, 2001, pp. 133-152;

8.       Riga Sorin., Riga D., C Balaceanu-Stolnici, C. Glavce, E. Iancu, M. Stircea-Craciun, ‘Prezentarea operei stiintifice a Prof. Dr. Phillip V. Tobias. Sinteza lucrarilor realizate si publicate timp de peste o jumatate de secol (1945-2003) si impactul în dezvoltarea mondiala a stiintei si culturii’ (Professor Phillip Tobias’ Scientific Work, A Synthesis of A Fiffty Year Long List of Written and Published Contributions to Worldwide Development of Science and Culture)  in Phillip V. Tobias, “Evolutia stiintelor antropologiei/Evolution of the anthropological sciences”, Ed.  Hasefer, 2007, p.147-163.

9.       Riga Dan, Riga S., C. Glavce, C Balaceanu-Stolnici, M. Stircea-Craciun, E. Iancu, ‘Prof. Dr. Phillip Tobias – O personalitate de excelenta în antropologia si stiinta mondiala’( Professor Phillip Tobias – An Outstanding Personality in World Science), in Phillip V. Tobias, “Evoluţia ştiinţelor antropologiei/Evolution of the anthropological sciences”, Ed.  Hasefer, 2007, pp.7-16;

10.    M.S.-C., Fantana lui Haret si Printesa X, Doua motive brancusiene conexe’ (Haret’s Fountain and Pricess X, Two Contiguous Motifs in Brancusi’s Sculpture), in Proceedings of The First National Conference in Urban Anthropology, Roman, September 23rd-25th, 2009, pp. 210-223;

11.    M.S.-C., ‘Elemente de exegeza endogena la Ansamblul din Targu Jiu’ (Elements  to an Endogenous exegesis of the Targu Jiu Ensemble),  in Proceedings of the Symposium  “Antropologia si orizonturile ei”, The Academic Society of Anthropology, A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 1, Niculescu Publishers, 2010, pp. 381- 328;

12.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi et l’immaginazione materiale’, in Autori Vari, “Constantin Brancusi Nel XXI Secolo, Nuovi studi”, Verso l’Arte Edizioni, 2010, pp. 17- 22;

13.     M.S.-C., ‘Incercare de situare culturologica a creatiei brancusiene’ (An Attempt to Position Brancusi’s Work in the History of Culture), Proceedings of the Symposium “Antropologie si Biodiversitate”, The Academic Society of Anthropology, A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 2, Niculescu Publishers, 2011, pp. 382-391;

14.     M.S-C., ‘A Pioneering Hermeneutic Approach of Brancusi’s Sculpture’, in Remus Pricopie, Dorina Gutu, Mihai Moroiu (Eds.), “Fulbright Ripple Effect on International Education”, Comunicare & Ro Publishers, 2011, pp. 248-263;

15.    M.S.-C., ‘Hylesic (Material) Symbolism in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture’, in “10 Dialogues, Richard Demarco, Scotland & The European Avant Garde”, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, 2011, pp.  10-11;

16.    M.S.-C., ‘O viziune insolita asupra transcendentului în sculptura brancusiana’ (An Unusual Representation of the Transcendent in Brancusi’s Sculpture), Proceedings of the Symposium Antropologie si Cultura, The Academic Society of Anthropology, A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 3, Niculescu Publishing House, 2012, pp. 367-374;

17.    M.S.-C., ‘Contributii la identificarea curentului artistic lansat de Constantin Brancusi in sculptura veacului 20’ (Contributions to Positioning   Brancusi’s  Artistic Trend within 20th Century Art), paper,  Andrei Kozma, Cristiana Glavce, Constantin Balaceanu-Stolnici (Eds.), “Antropologie si Interdisciplinaritate(Anthropology and Interdisciplinarity), A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 4. Niculescu Publishers, 2013, pp. 421-425;

18.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi et Bachelard, Une approche herméneutique de la sculpture abstraite’, in Jean Jacques Wunenburger (ed.), „Gaston Bachelard, Science, poétique, une nouvelle éthique”, Ed. Hermann, 2013, pp. 469-492;

19.    M.S.-C., ‘Criterii de universalitate în analiza hermeneutica a sculpturii brancusiene’ (Hermeneutic Assessment Criteria of Universal Values in Brancusi’s Sculpture),  in Andrei Kozma, Cristiana Glavce, Constantin Balaceanu-Stolnici (Eds.), “Antropologie si Mediu(Anthropology and Environment), A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 5. Niculescu Publishers, 2014, pp. 410-417;

20.    M.S.-C., ‘Cercetarea sculpturii abstracte de secol 20 prin metode intensive, Cazul Brancusi’ (Intensive Methods in Research on 20th Century Abstract Sulpture. A Case Study – Brancusi), Marinela Rusu (Ed.), Proceedings to the International Conference „Art and Personality”, The Gheorghe Zane Economic and Social Research Institute, Iassy,  May 23rd, 2014, Vol. I, pp. 159-169;

21.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi – La Porte du Baiser, Une approche d’herméneutique endogène’, in Iulian Boldea (Ed.), „Globalisation, Inter-Cultural Dialogue and National  Identity”, an International Conference, Proceedings, Vol. 1, 2014, pp. 74-79. Arhipelag XXI, 2014 ISBN 978-606-93691-3-5 (C) Arhipelag XXI Press, 2014. http://www.upm.ro/gidni;

22.    M.S.-C., ‘L’Herméneutique de l’objet, vecteur de dialogue multiculturel, Considérations sur Brancusi vs. Bachelard’, in Iulian Boldea (Ed.), “Literature, Discourse and Multicultural Dialogue”, an International Conference Proceedings, Arhipelag XXI Press, 2014, ISBN 9789-606-93590-3-7, pp. 94-101,  ISI in WEB OF SCIENCE, http://www.upm.ro/ldmd;

23.    M.S.-C., ‘A Hermeneutic Approach to Brancusi‘s Kiss Motif’, in Catalin Vasilescu, Maria Luisa Flonta, Ioana Craciun (Eds.), „On From and Pattern”, A Humbold Symposium, May 30-31, 2014, Editura Academiei Romane, 2015, pp. 423-434;

24.    M.S.-C., ‘Dimensiuni ale catharsisului  in sculptura brancusiana’ (Cathartic Dimensions in Brancusi’s Sculpture), in Marinela Rusu (Ed.) „Ethic and Aesthetic Determinants in Personality Development, Interpretation Drives, Contrasts and Controversies”, Conference Proceedings, The Gheorghe Zane Economic and Social Research Institute, Iassy,  May 15th, 2015, pp. 146-158;

25.    M.S.-C., ‘Hermeneutica endogena, oportunitatea viziunii culturologice in peisajul criticii plastice contemporane’, (Endogenous Hermeneutics,  the Need for a Philosophy of Culture Background in Contemporary Visual Art Critique), in Andrei Kozma, Cristiana Glavce, Constantin Balaceanu-Stolnici (Eds.), “Antropologie si Sanatate(Anthropology and Health), A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 7. Niculescu Publishers, 2016, pp. 344-352;

26.    M.S.-C., ‘Radacini ale imaginarului brancusian’, (Roots of the Imaginary in Brancusi’s Work), in Andrei Kozma, Cristiana Glavce, Constantin Balaceanu-Stolnici (Eds.), “Antropologie si Spiritualitate(Anthropology and Spirituality), A Francisc Rainer Publication Series, Vol. 9. Niculescu Publishers, 2016, pp. 344-352.

 

Edited Volumes

 

1.       M.S.-C. (Ed.),  ‘Les Défis de l’Anthropologie au XXIe Siècle’, L’Association Européenne d’Anthropologie, L’Académie Roumaine, Le Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française, Sinaia, le 29 Avril- le 1 Mai 1998;

2.       M.S.-C. (Ed.),  ’L’Anthropologie du XXIe siècle, Projets et perspectives’, Le 24e Colloque du Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française, Sinaia, le 4-7 Novembre 1999;

3.       Sorin Dumitrescu, M.S.-C. (Eds.), ‘Rainer’, A Catalogue, Anastasia Publishing  House, 2001, 223 p.

 

Publications

studies, articles, essays

(selective list)

 

1.       M.S.-C., ‘Culminatie intropatica în poezia lui André Chenier’ (Inthropatic Peaks in André Chenier’s Poetry), Bucharest University , BCSS, 1974/75, nr. 3, pp. 75-84;

2.       M.S.-C., ‘Convergences diachroniques et scientificité de la traduction’, Bucharest University, BCSS, 1976, nr. 4, pp. 20-32;

3.       M.S.-C., ‘Tema nuntii in pictura lui Horia Bernea’ (The Wedding Theme in Horia Bernea’s Paintings), VIATA ROMANEASCA, October 1985, pp. 87-89;

4.       M.S.-C., ‘Maitec, avagy a hülésikus szimbolizmus’ (Maitec and  Hyesic Symbolism), TETT, 1986/2, pp. 54-56;

5.       M.S.-C., ‘Relatia obiect-simbol-cultura in perspectiva antropologiei’ (An Anthropological Perspective on the Object-Symbol-Relationship), REVISTA DE FILOSOFIE, November-December  1986, pp. 501-507;

6.       M.S.-C., ‘Symbole  et symétrie, Considérations sur deux théories de  l’imaginaire’, CAHIERS ROUMAINS D’ÉTUDES LITTÉRAIRES, 3/1987, pp. 38-47;

7.       M.S.-C., ‘Antropologia solitudinii, Sculptura mica a Ilonei Benczedi’ (An Anthropology of Solitude, Ilona Benczedi’s Small Sculpture Work),  REVISTA ARTA, No. 10, 1987, pp. 39-40;

8.       M.S.-C.,  ‘Pasari si Oameni. Motive simbolice in sculptura si grafica lui Constantin Popovici’ (Birds and Humans. Symbolic Motifs in Constantin Popovici’s Sculpture Work and Drawings), VIATA ROMANEASCA, No. 7, 1988, pp. 95-96;

9.       M.S.-C., ‘Impanzirea lumii, Grafica Simonei Runcan’ (A Cloth World, Simona Runcan’s Drawings), STEAUA, No. 4, 1989, p. 53;

10.    M.S.-C., ‘Omul de vis, Comentarii la sculptura lui Napoleon Tiron’ (The Man in the Dream, Comments on Napoleon Tiron’s Sculpture), VIATA ROMANEASCA, May 1989, pp. 80-84;

11.    M.S.-C., ‘Omul de vis, Comentarii la sculptura lui Napoleon Tiron’ (The Man in the Dream, Comments on Napoleon Tiron’s Sculpture), VIATA ROMANEASCA, May 1989, pp. 80-84;

12.    M.S.-C., ‘Omul si piatra’ (Man and Stone), REVISTA ARTA, No. 5, May 1989, pp. 25-26;

13.    M.S.-C., ‘Glose la plastica lui Ion Nicodim’ (Comments on Ion Nicodim’s  Work), CONTEMPORANUL, IDEEA EUROPEANA, July 1990, p. 6;

14.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi-Eminescu, Confluente tematice’ (Brancusi-Eminescu, Thematic Convergences), VIATA ROMANEASCA, January 1990, No. 1, pp. 14-21;

15.    M.S.-C., ‘Cumintenia pamantului’ (Wisdom of the Earth), LUCEAFARUL, No. 13, APRIL  25th, 1990, pp. 12;

16.    M.S.-C., ‘Ruga Rugaciunii’ (The Prayer’s Prayer), LUCEAFARUL, No. 20 (77), July 13th, 1990, pp. 12;

17.    M.S.-C., ‘Adam si Eva, Lectia de sculptura’ (Adam and Eve, A Lesson in Sculpture), LUCEAFARUL, No. 28 (76), July 10th, 1991, pp. 8-9; and LUCEAFARUL, No. 29 (77), July 17th, 1991, pp. 11;

18.    M.S.-C., ‘Ansamblul sculptural de la Targu Jiu, Lectura hylesica’ (The Targu Jiu Ensemble, A Hylesic Interpretation), LUCEAFARUL, No. 41 (89), October 9th, 1991, pp. 11 and  LUCEAFARUL, No. 43 (91), October 23rd, 1991, pp. 11;

19.    M.S.-C., ‘Cumintenia Pamantului’ (Wisdom of the Earth), COTIDIANUL, SUPLIMENTUL LA&I, February 24th, 1992, pp. 6-7;

20.    M.S.-C., ‘Obiectul ca obiect al antropologiei’ (The Object as an Object of Anthropology), STUDII SI CERCETARI DE ANTROPOLOGIE, Editura Academiei Romane, Tome 28, 1991, pp. 71-76;

21.    M.S.-C., ‘O perspectiva  pragmatica asupra conceptului de  androginitate’ (A Pragmatic Perspective on the Androgyny Concept), STUDII SI CERCETARI DE ANTROPOLOGIE, Editura Academiei, Tomul 30, 1993, pp. 75-79;

22.    M.S.-C.,  ‘Noua Statiuni Catalitice sau Meditatie assupra Spiritului de Fier’ (Nine Catalytic Stations, Notes on the Spirit of Iron), REVISTA ARC, No. 1-2 (9-10), 1994, pp. 202-20;

23.    M.S.-C., Roots (and Beyond) to Metaphors on Love in Brancusi’s Sculpture’, SOURCE, NOTES IN THE HISTORY OF ART, New York, Vol. XV, No. 3, Spring, 1996, pp. 42-48;

24.    M.S.-C., ‘Domnisoara Pogany, femeia fatala’ (Miss Pogany, A Fatal Woman) in CAIETE CRITICE, No. 1-2, (110-111), 1997, pp. 68-72;

25.    M.S.-C., ‘Constantin Brancusi, Himera - O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (Constantin Brancusi, ChimeraAn Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), ROMÂNIA LITERARA, February 1997, No. 6, pp. 12-13;

26.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi necunoscut, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (An Unknown Brancusi, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), ROMÂNIA LITERARA, nr. 33, August 20th-26th, 1997, pp. 12-13; and ROMÂNIA LITERARA, nr. 34, August 24th- September 3rd, 1997, pp. 12-13;

27.    M.S.-C., ‘Embleme ale spiritului: Paul Neagu, Noua statiuni catalitice’ (Emblems of the Spirit: Paul Neagu, Nine Catalytic Stations), SECOLUL XX, EXILUL, nr. 10-12, 1997, 1-3, 1998, pp. 385-395;

28.    M.S.-C., ‘Crucea Secolului’ (Century Cross), ROMANIA LITERARA, No. 30,  August 2nd- 8th,  2000,  pp.12-13;

29.    M.S.-C., ‘Crucea Secolului’ (Century Cross), ROMANIA LITERARA, No. 30,  August 2nd- 8th,  2000,  pp.12-13;

30.    M.S.-C.,‘Paul Neagu’s Generative Ontology of Sculpture’, REVUE ROUMAINE DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’ART, Tome 38, 2001, pp. 99-114;

31.    M.,S.-C., ‘Prepositions as Subject Matter in Contemporary Sculpture’, ANNUAIRE ROUMAIN D’ANTHROPOLOGIE, Tome 40, 2003, pp. 119-125;

32.    M.S.-C.,‘Coloana fara sfârsit – Problema restaurarii, (The Endless Column, Debating Restauration Issues), OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 160, March 18th -24th, 2003, pp. 8-9 and   OBSERVATOR CULTURAL No. 161, March, 25th-31st, 2003, p. 15;

33.    M.S.-C., Paul Neagu – Un credo estetic de început de mileniu’ (Paul Neagu An Aesthetic Credo at the Turn of the Millenium),   OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 230, July 20th-26th, 2004, pp. 23-35 and   OBSERVATOR CULTURAL No. 231, July 27th- August 2nd, 2004, pp. 22-23;

34.    M., S.-C., ‘Hortensia Masichevici-Mişu, O noua cale’  (Hortensia Masicheivici-Misu, A New Way),  OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, nr. 208, February 2nd -8th, 2004, p. 26;

35.    M.,S.-C., ‘Paul Neagu - Pictura, serigrafie, sculptura’ (Paul Neagu, Paintings, Serigraphy, Sculpture), OBSERVATOR CULTURAL nr. 204, January 20th -26th, 2004, p. 22;

36.    M.S.-C., L’enfant prodigue ou de l’éloquence par l’objet’, Une étude d’anthropologie symbolique’, LIGEIA, DOSSIERS SUR L’ART, Paris, Février 2005, pp.132-139;

37.    M.S.-C., ‚Dialoguri Brancusiene cu maestrii: Cumintenia pamântului’ (Brancusi and his Masters: Wisdom of the Earth),  CUVÂNTUL, anul XI (XVI), nr. 4 (334), April 2005, p. 10);

38.    M.S.-C., Scoala din depozit’(A School in Stock), ROMÂNIA LITERARA, nr. 45, noiembrie 16-22, 2005, p. 24;

39.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: Sarutul, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (Brancusi: The Kiss, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 73 [330], July  20th-26th, 2006, pp. 16-17;

40.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: Rugaciune, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (Brancusi, The Prayer, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology) OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 78 [335], August 24th-30th, 2006, pp. 16-17;

41.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: Domnisoara Pogany, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’,(Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology)  OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 89 [346], November 9th-15th, 2006, pp. 16-17;

42.    M.S.-C., Brancusi: Muza adormita, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (Brancusi: The Sleeping Muse - An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 130 (387), August 30th - September 5th, 2007, pp.18-19;

43.    M.S.-C, ‘Paul Neagu : Cross vs. Hyphen, Global Symbols Revisited’, SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, October 2007, Vol. 26, No. 8, pp. 48-53, International Sculpture Center, New York;

44.    M.S.-C., ‘La dimension symboliste de la sculpture brancusienne’, REVUE ROUMAINE D’HISTOIRE DE L’ART, Tome XLIV, 2007, pp. 83-88;

45.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: De la Maiastra la Pasare în spatiu, O abordare de antropologie simbolica’(I+II), (Brancusi: From Maiastra to Bird in Space, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), OBSERVATOR CULTURAL, No. 138 (395), October 25th-31st, 2007, pp.18-19), and, No. 139 (396), November, 2007, pp.10-11;

46.    M.S.-C., Brancusi – Ansamblul de la Targu-Jiu (I+II), O abordare de antropologie simbolica’, (Brancusi – The Targu-Jiu Ensemble, An Approach in Symbolic Anthropology), IDEI IN DIALOG, No. 11(50), November 2008, pp. 33-36; and No. 12(51), December 2008, pp. 35-38;

47.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi – L’Ensemble de Targu-Jiu, Une approche d’anthropologie symbolique’, JOURNAL OF ETHNOGRAPHY AND FOLKLORE, New Series, 1-2/2008, pp. 51-68;

48.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: Primul Pas – O abordare de antropologie simbolica’, (Brancusi: The First Step An approach in Symbolic Anthropology), IDEI ÎN DIALOG, nr 3 [54], March, 2009, pp. 39-41;

49.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi: Printesa X – O abordare de antropologie simbolica’ (I+II), (Brancusi : Princess X – An approach in Symbolic Anthropology), IDEI ÎN DIALOG, nr. 9 [60], September, 2009, pp.15-17 and No. 10 [61], October, 2009, pp. 16-17;

50.    M.S.-C., ‘Incercare de situare culturologica a creatiei lui Constantin Brancusi’ (A Cultural Tentative Positioning of Constantin Brancusi’s Work), CERCETARI FILOSOFICO-PSIHOLOGICE, An II, August 2010, Nr. 1, pp. 93-102;

51.    M.S.-C., ‘Un monument fara soclu in inima capitalei’ (A Baseless Monument in the Center of the Capital), ARTA, REVISTA DE ARTE VIZUALE, nr.1, 2011, pp. 34-35;

52.    M.S.-C., ‘Contributii pe tema valorii universale a Ansamblului de la Târgu Jiu’, (Considerations on the Targu Jiu Ensemble Worldwide Relevance  as a Masterwork), BRANCUSI, New Series, Year I, Nr. 1, October 2013, pp.8-9;

53.    M.S.-C., Paul Neagu, Decantarea unui profil’ (Paul Neagu, Elements for an Artist’s Profile), ARTA, nr. 12, 2014, pp. 56-59;

54.    M.S.-C., ‘Strategii de cercetare în brancusiologie’(Research Strategies in Brancusian Studies), VIATA ROMANEASCA, March, 2016, pp. 28-37;

55.    M.S.-C., ‘Pe urmele lui Brancusi în recuperearea unui simbol arhetipal’(Hints in Brancusi’s Work to an Altered Meaning of an Archetypal Symbol),  VIATA ROMÂNEASCA, July 2016, pp. 14-22.

 

 

Lectures, Papers

 

1.       M.S.-C., ‘Preliminarii la o abordare antropologica a simbolisticii materiilor esentiale’ (Preliminaries of an Anthropological Approach to a Symbolics of Elements), paper, Annual Symposium of the Anthropological Laboratory, The Victor Babes Institute, April 1985;

2.       M.S.-C., ‘Contributii la analiza bachelardiana a elementelor’(Contributions to Bachelard’s Analyses of the Elements), paper, "Anthropological Drives in Linguistics and Philology”, symposium, Bucharest Univesrsity, The Department of Philology, September 1985;

3.       M.S.-C., ‘Câteva implicatii ale antropologiei simbolice obiectuale’ (Objectul Symbolic Anthropology, New Perspectives), paper, Annual Symposium of the Anthropological Laboratory, The Victor Babes Institute, April 1986;

4.       M.S.-C., ‘Paralele conceptuale în definirea calitatii în antropologia culturala’ (Conceptual Parallelism in Biology and Ecology), paper, "Antropologie si ecologie", syposium, The Romanian Acadermy December 1987;

5.       M.S.-C., ‘Glose Brancusiene la tema sacralitatii cuplului primar’ (Brancusi’s Visual Comments on the Primal Human Pair’s Sacred Attributes), paper, “Art and Sacredness”, symposium, Bucharest University, the Philological Department, May 1990;

6.       M.S.-C., ‘Codificari simbolice în plastica româneasca contemporana’ (Symbolic Codifications in  Contemporary Romanian Visual Art Productions), lecture,  Universitatea Nationala de Arta si Design, July 1990;

7.       M.S.-C., ‘Proportia interioara în sculptura Brancusiana; un studiu al structurilor compozitionale’ (The Inner Proportion in Brancusi’s Sculpture, A Study on Compositional Patterns), lecture, Universitatea Nationala de Arta si Design, December 1990;

8.       M.S.-C., ‘Les significations chrétiennes d’une composition de Brancusi’, communication, "Anthropologie du christianisme", Séminaire Recherche et Formation,  Ministère de la Culture, Roumanie, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France, Bucarest, Octobre 1991;

9.       M.S.-C., ‘Hermeneutica de obiect - Un studiu de caz’ (Object Hermeneutics – A Case Study), paper, Annual Symposium of the Francisc Rainer Anthropological Research Center, Bucharest, October  1991;

10.    M.S.-C., ‘Statutul obiectului în antropologia simbolica’ (The Status of the Object in Symbolic Anthropology), paper, Annual Symposium of the Francisc Rainer Anthropological Research Center, Bucharest,  May 1992;

11.    Cornelia Guja and M.S.-C., ‘The Androgyny Method in Auxological Research. The Mosaic of the Androgyny Concept’, paper, "Child Somatotypes", International Conference, Tartu, Estonia, June, 1993;

12.    M.S.-C., ‘Contributii la conotatiile sacre ale Ansamblului de la Târgu-Jiu’ (Contributions on Sacred Symbolism in the Targu Jiu Ensemble),   paper, "Brancusiana '95”, Târgu-Jiu, February 28th, 1995;

13.    M.S.-C., ‘Composition Rules in Brancusi's Sculpture - A Case Study: Mademoiselle Pogany’, invited class lecture, Bard  College,  Annadale-on- Hudson, N.Y., September, 1995;

14.    M.S.-C., ‘Metaphors on Love in Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture. Three study cases: The Prayer, The Kiss, The Wisdom of the Earth, lecture, The Romanian Cultural Center, New York, September 29th, 1995;

15.    M.S.-C., ‘Symbolic Structures in the Sculpture of Constantin Brancusi, lecture’, New York Studio School, New York, October 19th, 1995;

16.    M.S.-C., ‘Beyond Shape Innovation - An Anthropological Approach to Brancusi’s Sculpture’, invited class lecture, New York Studio School, New York, November 1995;

17.    M.S.-C., ‘Moral Meanings of Materials in 20th Century Art. New Avatars of an Age Old Ideology with Special Reference to the Sculpture of Constantin Brancusi’, paper, “Conference on Ideology and Balkan Anthropology”, Association for Balkan Anthropology, , Sofia, Bulgaria, August 1996;

18.    M.S.-C., ‘Mademoiselle Pogany, La femme fatale’, paper, The European Symposium Celebrating 120 Years since Brancusi’s Birth, The UNESCO Romanian Committee, The Romanian Academy, December 2nd, 1996;

19.    M.S.-C., ‘Abstractie lirism si elocinţa în sculptura brancusiana’ (Abstraction, Lyricism, and Eloquence in Brancusi’s Sculpture), lecture The Fulbright Commission, May 14th, 1996 ;

20.    M.S.-C., ‘Consideratii despre Templul Descatusarii, O viziune asupra androginitatii în sculptura brancusiana” (Considerations on the Temple of Deliverance, Thoughts on Androginy in Brancusi’s Sculpture), lecture, Centrul de Cercetari Antropologice Francisc Rainer, February 19th, 1997;         

21.    M.S.-C., ‘Doua fete ale Brancusiologiei’(Brancusiology – A Double Faced Discipline), paper, “BRÂNCUŞIANA '97”, Commemorative Symposium 40 Years after Brancusi’s Death, Targu-Jiu, March 13th -16th, 1997;

22.    M.S.-C.,Arta abstracta si valorile prezentului’ (Abstract Art and Present Day Values), paper, “Anthropological Perspectives on Values”, a national symposium, Romanian Academy, September 4th, 1997;

23.    M.S.-C., ‘Consideratii pe tema dimensiunii interioare in arte’(Considerations on the Inner Dimension in Art), paper, “Dimension Concepts in Art and in Science”, International Symposium, The META Cultural Center, Bucharest, September 9th -15th, 1997;

24.    M.S.-C., ‘Rhétorique et abstraction dans la sculpture brancusienne’, lecture, Institut Français de Bucarest,  June 4th, 1998;

25.    M.S.-C., ‘Configuratii arhetipale în creatia lui Paul Neagu’ (Archetypal Patterns in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture), lecture, “7 Arts, 7 Days”, Festival, Resita, May 18th-24th, 1998;

26.    M.S.-C., ‘Simbolul plugului în sculptura lui Paul Neagu’ (The Symbol of the Plough in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture), paper, a Constantin Brailoiu Symposium, Institutul de Etnografie şi Folclor, June 11th-12th, 1998;

27.    M.S.-C., ‘Ion Nicodim et les vertues métaphoriques des couleurs’, lecture, Institut Français de Bucarest, October 8th, 1998;

28.    M.S.-C., ‘Revival of Old Symbols in Contemporary Art’, paper, The International Conference, “21st Century's Challenges to Anthropology”, jointly organized by the Anthropological Research Centre in the Romanian Academy and The European Association of Anthropology (EAA), Bucharest and Sinaia, April 28th – May, 1st, 1998;

29.    M.S.-C., ‘Une approche anthropologique de la sculpture de Constantin Brancusi: le corps en croix’, paper, le 24-ème Colloque GALF, “Anthropologie du XXI-ème siècle, Projets et perspectives “, le 24-ème Colloque GALF, The Anthropological Research Centre in the Romanian Academy, Le groupement des anthropologistes de langue française and The European Association of Anthropology (EAA), Sinaia,  Novembre 4th-7th, 1999;

30.    M.S.-C., ‘Aesthetic Concepts in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture’, lecture, Summer Institute in World Art Studies, East Anglia University, Norwich, August, 2000;

31.    M.S.-C., ‘Public Memorials in Romania, A Monument to Victims of  Romania’s 1989 Anticommunist Revolt’, poster, 30th International Congress of Art History, London, September 2000;

32.    M.S.-C., The Gate of the Kiss, A Hylesic Symbol, A Paschal Metaphor’, paper, „Brancusi’s Zenith. What Next?”, International Commemorative Symposium, Romanian Academy, George Oprescu Art History Institute, Bucharest, May 18th-21st, 2001;

33.    M.S.-C., Hermeneutica vizuala si critica hermeneutica – Reflectii despre sculptura lui Paul Neagu’ (Visual Hermeneutics and Hermeneutical Criticism – Thoughts on Neagu’s Sculpture), lecture, The International Association of Art Critics, Bucharest, December 9th, 2004;

34.    M.S.-C., Despre punctele arhimedice si arta abstracta’ (On Archimedic Points and Abstract Art), paper, symposium, ”On Nature and Humans”, The Museum of Natural Sciences, Ploiesti, 2004;

35.    M.S.-C., Relatia materie / forma în sculptura lui Paul Neagu’ (Material vs. Shape Correlations in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture), paper, Paul Anghel, A Last Classic, a Symposium, The George oprescu Institute of the History of Art, Buchareast, October 24th, 2004;

36.    M.S.-C., ‘Glose asupra spiralei în sculptura lui Paul Neagu’ (On Spirals in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture), lecture, The Sabina and Jean Negulescu Galleries, Bucharest, June 15th, 2004;

37.    M.S.-C., The Eye of the Storm, the Sculpture of Constantin Brancusi and Paul Neagu’, lecture, University City of London, Slade College, May 19th, 2004; The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, Pro Patrimonio, The National Trust of Romania, Romanian Business Club, UK;

38.    M.S.-C., ‘Hylesic (Material) Symbolism in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture,  Material Mythology in the Third Millenium’, Proceedings of the 39th AICA Congress, “Art Theory and Art Criticism in The New Millenium”, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18-23 September, 18th – 23rd, 2005;

39.    M.S.-C., ‘Creatie vs. Evolutie – Perspectiva antropologiei simbolice’ (Creation vs. Evolution, A Symbolic Anthropology Approach), paper, A National Symposium, “Creationism vs. Evolutionism”, Museum of Man, Ploiesti, and The Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology, 8th Edition, Ploiesti, May 12th, 2005;

40.    M.S.-C., ‘Tendinte în critica de arta si în istoria artei’ (Trends in Art Criticism and in Art History), lecture, The Centre of Contemporary Arts, Bucharest, October 15th, 2005;

41.    M.S.-C., ‘Dimensiunea simbolica a lateralizarii. Consideratii despre o metafora sculpturala brancusiana’ (A Symbolic Dimension of Lateralisation. Considerations on one of Brancusi’s Sculptural Metaphors), paper, “Art vs. Science Interfaces”, International Symposium of the G. Marinescu Society of Neurology, June 3rd, 2007;

42.    M.S.-C., La dimension symboliste de la sculpture brancusienne.  Etude de cas: Le Baiser’, communication, “Autour de 1900. Idées et motifs  symbolistes roumains et europeens”, symposium, The George Oprescu Institute of the History of Art, February 23rd, 2007;

43.    M.S.-C., ‘La vision diachronique dans la diffusion des valeurs culturelles, paper, international symposium, Le rôle du débat publique dans la diffusion de la culture technique, scientifique et industrielle, The Natural Sciences Museum, Ploiesti and KASCIOPE, France, Ploiesti, December, 2nd -4th, 2008;

44.    M.S.-C., ‘Timp imaginar in sculptura brancusiana’ (Imaginary Time in Brancusi’s Sculpture), paper, national symposium, “Man vs. Time”,  The Archeological Museum, Prahova, November 2008;

45.    M.S.-C.,Reverberatii ale etnologicului în gama majora a artei culte. Teme legate de Marea Unire din 1918’ (Ethnologic Reverberations in Plastic Art, The Romania’s 1918 Great Union Motif), paper, The Constantin Brailoiu Annual Symposium,  The Ethnographic Institute, Romanian Academy, October 30th, 2008;

46.    M.S.-C., Revolutii darwiniene’ (Darwinian Revolutions), paper, The Charles Darwin Bi-Centennary Symposium, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest University, May 27th,  2009;

47.    M.S.-C.,Constantin Brancusi vs. Ivan Mestrovic, Doua abordari complementare in arta monumentala’, (Constantin Brancusi vs. Ivan Mestrovic: Two Complementary Approaches to Monumental Art), lecture, The Institute of South Eastern European Studies, June 2nd, 2009;

48.    M.S.-C., Emblematizarea României prin arta, Cazul operei sculptorului Paul Neagu’ (Romania’s Emblematic Cultural Values. A Case Study: Paul Neagu’s Sculpture), lecture, The Constantin Brailoiu Lecture Sessions, Romanian Academy, October 14th, 2009;

49.    M.S.-C.,  Opere care nu au apucat sa fie terminate – Strategii hermeneutice’ (Works that Failed to be Completed, Hermeneutic Strategies),  paper, The Constantin Brailoiu Annual Symposium, “Works that Failed to be Written”,The Ethnographic Institute,   October 22nd, 2009;

50.    M.S.-C., ‘Matching Knowledge on Art with Knowledge on Science, A Case Study: Brancusi’s Kiss Motif’, paper, the 43rd Congress of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) on “Relationships between Art and Science: complicity, criticality, knowledge”, Dublin, October 26th-30th 2009;

51.    M.S.-C., Hermeneutica creatiei brancusiene’ (The Hermeneutics of Brancusi’s Creation), lecture, The “Quo Vadis ?” lecture series, organized by the Romanian National Archives and the Romanian Fulbright Alumni Foundation, May 12th, 2010;

52.    M.S.-C., ‘Matching Knowledge on Science and Knowledge on Art, A Needed Strategy to Expand Limits of Knowledge’, paper, The International Conference, “The Limits   of the Knowledge Society”, Romanian Academy, Jassy, October 6th -9th, 2010;

53.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi et l’imagination matérielle, Un plaidoyer pour l’unité  à  travers la diversité des cultures’, paper,  A Constantin Brailoiu Symposium, „Oriental Romania in the 21st, Century - Debates, Ethnological Perspectives”, Bucharest, October 20th-22nd, 2011;

54.    M.S.-C., ‘Matrici simbolice în dinamica culturii : trupul uman’ (Symbolic Matrices in Cultural Dynamics : the Human Body), paper, a Constantin Brailoiu Symposium, Institutul de Etnografie si Folclor, October 19th,  2012;

55.    M.S.-C., ‘A Hermeneutic Approach to Paul Neagus’Work’, paper, international workshop on Paul Neagu’s work, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, October 31st, 2012;

56.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi et Bachelard, Une approche herméneutique de la sculpture abstraite’, paper, an international symposium, “Bachelard, science, poésie, une nouvelle éthique ”, Association des amis de Gaston Bachelard, Centre culturel international de Cérisy-La-Salle, July 25th –August 1st, 2012 ;

57.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi – Simbolismul hylesic, Izvoare si orizonturi ale unui curent artistic  ignorat’ (Brancusi – The Hyleisc Symbolism, Sources and Resources of an Ignored Artistic Trend), lecture, The Romanian Academy and The Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology, May 17th, 2012.

58.    M.S.-C., ‘Hermeneutica antropologica, Un nou demers în critica de arta’ (Anthropological Hermeneutics, A New Approach in Art Criticism), paper,   A Brancusi Symposium, Centrul Cultural Brancusi, Târgu-Jiu, March 16th -17th, 2012;

59.    M.S.-C., ‘Abordari hermeneutice ale sculpturii Brancusiene’ (Hermeneutic Approaches to Brancusi’s Sculpture), workshop, Institutul Cultural Român, February 21st, 2012;

60.    M.S.-C., ‘Paul Neagu Today and Tomorrow’, paper, international symposium, “Comemorating Paul Neagu”, The Triade Foundation, Timisoara, October  30th -31st, 2015;

61.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi – Reperul  maxim, Bilant al exegezei brancusiologice’ (A  Survey of Research in Brancusian Studies), paper,  “The Underlying Concept underlying the Targu Jiu Ensemble”, Centrul Cultural Brancusi, Târgu-Jiu, October  25th -27th, 2015;

62.    M.S.-C., ‘Luceafarul Brancusian, Motive eminesciene în sculptura Brancusiana’ (Brancusi’s Evening Star, Motives Inspired by Eminescu’s Lyrics in Brancusi’s Sculpture), paper, ”Linguistic and Cultural Contacts across Romanian Communities, international symposium, 14th edition, the Philologial Institute A. Philippide, Iassi, September 16th -18h, 2015;

63.    M.S.-C., ‘Ansamblul de la Târgu Jiu, Chei de lectura a semnificatiei simbolice’(The Targu Jiu Ensemble, Keys to a Symbolic Interpretation), paper to workshop on the inscription of the Targu Jiu Ensemble on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Romanian Cultural Institute, August 28th, 2015;

64.    M.S.-C., ‘Argumente pentru o antropologie prescriptiva’(Arguments in favour of a Prescriptive Anthropology), paper, summer school on  „Anthropology and Health” The Francisc Rainer Institute of Anthropology, June 29th – July 3rd, 2015;

65.    M.S.-C., ‘Tripticul Evei in sculptura brancusiana, Perspectiva hermeneuticii endogene’ (Eve’s Triptych in Brancusi’s Sculpture, An Endogenous Hermeneutics Perspective), lecture, Biblioteca Nationala Bucuresti,  September 30th, 2016;

66.    M.S.-C., ‘Structura imaginarului Brancusian’, (Structure of the Brancusian Imaginary), five lectures, Muzeul National de Arta, September -November, 2016;

67.    M.S.-C., ‘Brancusi – Semnificatiile unei revolutii, Perspectiva hermeneuticii endogene’ (Brancusi,  Significance of a Revolution, An Endogenous Hermeneutics Perspective) lecture, Muzeul National al Taranului Român (National Museum of the Romanian Peasant), September 13th, 2016;  

68.    M.S.-C., ‘Considérations sur l’essence du bien et du beau dans la sculpture de Brancusi’, paper, ”LE BEAU”, Le XXVI-a Congrès de l’Association Roumaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise, L’Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Francaise, L’Université Alexandru Ioan Cuza,  Iassy,  le 23-le 27  Août 2016;

 

Secretary to International Events:

1.       ‘Les Défis de l’Anthropologie au XXIe Siècle’, L’Association Européenne d’Anthropologie, L’Académie Roumaine, Le Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française, Sinaia, le 29 Avril- le 1 Mai 1998.

2.       ’L’Anthropologie du XXIe siècle, Projets et perspectives’, Le 24e Colloque du Groupement des Anthropologistes de Langue Française, Sinaia, le 4-7 Novembre 1999;

Translations

 

Over 40 studies in demography, economics, sociology, public health translated from English into French, part of which published in the Bulletin of Translations of the UN-Romania Demographic Center, CEDOR, 1977-84;

Dan Grigorescu, Brancusi, Editura enciclopedica, Bucharest, 1977, 108 p., 35 ill., French version by Matei Stircea-Craciun;

M.S.-C., ‘Paul Neagu – Nine Catalytic Stations, A Study in Hylesic Symbolism’, Bucharest, Anastasia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003, 235 p., 213 ill., English version by Matei Stircea-Craciun;

Anthropological Fieldwork

1.       ‘Typological Investigations in Romanian Rural Communities’, Vrancea Area, 1985;

2.       ‘A Comparative Study of Rural vs. Urban Anthropological Patterns’, Vrancea Area, 1986;

3.       ‘Investigations on Social and Cultural Determinants of Anthropological Patterns’, Vrancea Area, 1988;

4.       ‘Interdisciplinary Investigations on Cerebral Lateralization, A Case Study of Rural Communities in the Gorj Department’, 1989. 

 

Exhibitions

1.       MANOLE, Installation by Matei Stircea Craciun to his philosophic poem ‘MANOLE’; painting accompaniment by Hortensia Masichevici-Misu; music arrangement by Irina Hasnas, choreographic accompaniment by Romulus Neagu, interpreted by Constantin Codrescu, The ¾ Gallery, The National Theatre, March-April 1995;

2.       ‘Paul Neagu, Paintings, Serigraphy, Sculpture’, The Allianz-Tiriac Gallery, December 2003-March 2004, curated and presented by Matei Stircea-Craciun.

 

Academic Distinctions

Sorin Dumitrescu, M.S.-C. (Eds.), ‘Rainer’, A Catalogue, Anastasia Publishing  House, 2001, 223 p., a volume awarded the C. I. Parhon Prize of the Romanian Academy;

An international AICA Member 2005-2007;

Professional Associations

The Anthropological Commission, the Romanian Academy

International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Romanian Union of Visual Artists, a member of the board (UAP)

Association of Art Historians (AAH)

The Romanian Association of Urban Anthropology,

a founding member

The Romanian Academic Society of Anthropology,

a founding member