The Spanish writer Martín Cid is an authority in Romanian culture, there is not doubt. Last 18th of July/2009, he spoke
with the philosopher Héctor Martínez Sanz about literary avant-gardes: Joyce, Tzara,Apollinaire, Ionesco. Four fantastic authors who lived in a creative time, in an innovative moment…, in the half part of the 20th century.
That day, Apollinaire was called “the cubist of the words” while the Romanian Tristan Tzara and his “automatic writing” helped both authors to improvise Dadaist poems.
James Joyce was honoured as he deserves but, above all, they studied in depth Ionesco. An essential figure to understand the contemporary theatre and, what is more, the contemporary life and thoughts: “all is absurd”.
At the end of the gathering which took place in The Espacio Niram (c/Independencia, 2- Madrid), Martín Cid promised to Georgiana Stroie, journalist of the Romanian newspaper “Adevarul”, to continue speaking of Romanian culture and authors (see:http://www.adevarul.es/stiri/actualitate/spaniolii-sustin-conferinte-eugen-ionescu-tristan-tzara) and, fortunately, we do not need to wait very much: yesterday (24/07), a new gathering about Brancusi was celebrated (http://www.adevarul.es/stiri/actualitate/brancusi-versus-picasso-madrid).
This time, other three authors accompanied Martín Cid and Héctor Martínez Sanz: Isabel del Río, Jaime Hernández de la Torre and Fabianni Belemuski.
They compared Brancusi’s works with the sculptures of Picasso: Romanian and Spanish Art face to face.
Brancusi was the master of the stone, a stone that he turned into air, a solid heavy material that he converted in transparent spirit… the spirit of his land and myths: Maiastra (bird) or Axis Mundi (endless column) while Picasso represents the dramatic changes and seeks of our contemporary world.
The gathering was extraordinary; Martín Cid speaks about Mircea Eliade’s study of Brancusi. Mircea Eliade is a Romanian philosopher of religions that he knows in depth too. We hope that Martín Cid and his cultural magazine, Yareah, organizes another meeting to explain Eliade’s work soon.