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Romanian New Year’s masks

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New-Year-Romania

In Romania, the ceremonial of the symbolic renewal of the calendar year at the turn of the year, the night between December 31 and January 1, is called the Burial of the Old Year or, more recently, New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, when evening falls, there appear ‘the disguised ones’. In some villages in Bucovina (northeastern Romania), ‘the disguised ones’ are said to walk through the fog. They bear masks that help them personify wolves, goats, little horses, stags, the beauties of the New Year, devils, bear leaders etc. As soon as the evening falls, the large group divides into small groups that go wassailing from door to door, till dawn, when the New Year is finally installed.


Florian Slotawa

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‘Hotel Inter-Continental, Leipzig, Zimmer 2116, Nacht zum 12. Dez. 1999′

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‘Hotel Lux, Grenoble, Zimmer 53, Nacht zum 10. Januar 1999′ by Florian Slotawa


Elaine Sturtevant

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‘Warhol Marilyn’ (1964) by Elaine Sturtevant.

Elaine Sturtevant spent her artistic career of over 40 years remaking works by artists like Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Beuys, Paul McCarthy, Felix Gonzales Torres and others. She mastered the techniques behind each work, like painting, sculpture, film, silk screen, performance, etc.

 

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‘Beuys Fettstuhl’ (1993) by Elaine Sturtevant.

 

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‘Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform)’ (2004) by Elaine Sturtevant.

 


Larry David

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in ‘Curb your Enthusiasm’


Fernando Sánchez Castillo

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‘Pegasus Dance (a choreography for watergun vehicles)’ (2007) by Fernando Sánchez Castillo.

 

 


Bas Jan Ader

Bas Jan Ader – Broken fall (Organic), 1971

Bas Jan Ader, ‘Broken fall (Geometric)’ (1971)


Keith Arnatt

Self-Burial (Television Interference Project) 1969 by Keith Arnatt 1930-2008

Keith Arnatt, ‘Self-Burial (Television Interference Project)’ (1969)


David Sherry

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‘Great meals I’ve never had’, a performance by David Sherry


Elmgreen & Dragset

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‘It’s never too late to say sorry’ (2012) by Elmgreen and Dragset.

Public sculpture consisting of a carefully designed museological display case containing a polished, stainless steel megaphone on a granite pedestal. Every day at 12 o’ clock sharp, a man will appear at the display case, open the door, take out the megaphone, and shout out over the Coolsingel, Rotterdam (NL): “It’s never too late to say sorry”.


Christian Marclay

‘Telephones’ (1995) by Christian Marclay