Poor EU dedication to ART / by fariba mosleh

After seeing the presentation of Austrian artist’s works at the Parliament during their European Presidency last year, I now thought it might be interesting to follow the invitation for the opening of the exhibition of Romanian artists in the Parliament correlating with the start of the Romanian Presidency of the European Union. Well, it was quite sad to attend this non-spectacle — the accreditation for “visitors” took more time than the whole opening. The “Minister of Culture and National Identity” of Romania, Valer Daniel Breaz, was present to speak after British Catherine Bearder, in charge of the artworks of the European Parliaments, last opening speech (due to Breakshit or so). The minister cut a no-story tremendously short, spoke uncomprehensibly and declared the exhibition for opened without mentioning any of the artists, who even where present … after this quick procedure no one went through the exhibition but everyone to the drinks and finger food in another area of the floor.
Well, as Robert Menasse stated in his book Die Hauptstadt culture seems to be the less important departure of all of the European institutions …

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