Valentina Iancu

An art historian and curator at the National Museum of Art of Romania. Her most recent research projects have been focused on the relationship between art and politics in modern Romania, in particular the Romanian Jewish artist. In collaboration with the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania she published Jewish Artists in Modern Romania. Destinies marked by Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (2012), and she has also organised the exhibition Crossroads. Jewish Artist during the Holocaust (2010 – a project that received the Rudich Prize for research offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Her latest exhibition, which opened in 2012 at the National Museum of Art of Romania, was dedicated to the construction of the Romanian national identity: National Myth. Visual Arts and Romanian Identity (1830–1930).

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