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EVENTS: Vlad Basarab Guest Lecture

 We are happy to resume our series of lectures for young researchers, Cross-Cultural Encounters, Traumatic Affect and Paths of Remembrance. Our first invited speaker this spring semester is Vlad Basarab -- multi-media, performance and video artist, currently on a Fulbright scholarship in Romania.

Vlad's lecture will focus upon The Archaeology of Memory and is scheduled on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. (Room 4, 7-13 Pitar Mos Street).

Abstract: My work is a memorial to memory. The past plays an important part in my creative process. My role as an artist is to dig through layers of history like a cultural and psychological archaeologist. The Archaeology of Memory series has been influenced by the loss of collective culture and memory. My work is an attempt to make my audience link the present to the past through questioning traditional methods of preserving and transforming collective memory.

Bio: Vlad Basarab was born in 1977 in Bucharest, where he attended the German High school. He studied drawing and painting with well-known painter Florin Ciubotaru. In 1995, he moved to Alaska, where he graduated from Steller Alternative High school. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2001 and in 2013 a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Electronic Media from West Virginia University, Morgantown. Basarab is a multi-media, performance and video artist. Basarab has been in numerous international exhibitions such as: Project Spaces, National Council of Education on the Ceramics Art, Seattle, Washington; Decorative Arts Biennial, Bucharest; Contemporary Ceramics, Bucharest; Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Kentuck Knob, Pennsylvania; in 2012 and in 2013 at the International Ceramics Biennale in Cluj, Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design, Arvada, Colorado and the Fifth International Artists' Book Exhibition at the King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Basarab is currently a recipient of a Fulbright research grant on the impact of the communist period on intellectuals in Romania.

Further details about Vlad's lecture: americanstudies.ro/libs/docs/vlad-basarab-83742.pdf

Further details about Vlad's work: www.basarab-art.com

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