Romanian – Australian poet George Roca (living in Sydney) launches his latest book of poems “Escape from the virtual World” at Espacio Niram, Madrid. Participants: Horia Barna, dir. of ICR Madrid and writer Martin Cid, the director of Yareah Magazine.
George Roca - Book Launch at Espacio Niram, Madrid
Saturday, Sept. 26th, 8 p.m
Espacio Niram Madrid
The Spanish cultural magazine Yareah organizes the debate “Grigorescu versus Renoir”, July 31st 2009, Espacio Niram, Madrid.
Yareah presents: Grigorescu versus Renoir, Espacio Niram, Madrid
With the participation of:
Isabel del Río and Martín Cid (Yareah)
Jaime Hernández de la Torre and Romeo Niram (artists)
Exposición de pintura de Isabel del Río en Espacio Niram
Opening: July 31st 2009, at 9 p.m. Espacio Niram, Madrid
The Romanian great poet, Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), finished his days in a hospital. He had psychological problems, perhaps a depression, and doctors injected him mercury. In that romantic and extreme atmosphere, the phantoms of other previous or future writers: Cervantes, Joyce, Borges, Calderón, Holderlin or the mystic nun Teresa de Jesús enter in their nightmares to built or destroy his life, a life which belonged to Art and Literature.
“Mihai Eminescu’s Seven Sins” is a poetic and plastic novel which inspires Isabel del Rio several paintings that everybody can see these days (August/2009) in Madrid, Espacio Niram (C/Independencia, 2).
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.