THE MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE ROMANIAN LANGUAGE






Winner of the International Competition for The Monument dedicated to the Romanian Language, organized by The Academy of Sciences of The Republic of Moldova.

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 2014

in collaboration with Andrei Ciubotaru

 

When viewed from any direction, the monument will resemble an open book. I chose the symbol of the book because it represents the history of knowledge and of collective memory. The viewer will be able to interact visually and spatially with this open book which will allow him to travel the lingvistic history of the Romanian people. The monument sits on a concrete base that is 20 meters in diameter. The pages of the books are composed of steel structures covered in sheets of copper with a height of 6,5 meters and a length of 4,8 m. The space between the pages is a symbolic path. The monument does not propose a linear evolution, it is a contemporary vision of saving cultural values by showcasing the living character of the Romanian language. The copper walls will oxidize over time and this change of color from red to green will suggest the dynamic quality of the Romanian language.

The proposed monument springs from the colective and lingvistic archaeology of memory of the Romanian culture. Language is the most concrete element of afirmation for the continuity and age of a culture. The laser-engraved writings on the copper sheets are representative for the history of the Romanian language and the origin of European cultures: the Roman inscriptions found in Romania (former Dacia) and the manuscripts of the most important modern and contemporary Romanian writers.

  

PUBLICATIONS

1. TV and RADIO Broadcasts 

 

Stiri ProTV Chisinau, March 11th 2014

http://protv.md/stiri/social/limba-romana-va-avea-monument-cum-arata-sculptura-selectata-dar---463301.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ProTv-ToateStirile+(Pro+Tv+-+Toate+Stirile)

Publika MD, Fabrika, March 13th 2014

http://www.pavlicenco.md/2014/03/13/la-fabrika-despre-limba-romana-cu-nicolae-dabija-si-cu-exponenti-ai-troglodismului/

Publika MD, March 12th 2014

http://www.publika.md/decis-asa-va-arata-monumentul-limbii-romane-de-la-chisinau-foto_1840401.html

Publika MD, March 11th 2014 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7oGttEcTk

Publika MD, March 11th 2014 

http://www.publika.md/limba-romana-va-avea-monument-la-chisinau-academia-de-stiinte-il-vrea-gata-pana-pe-31-august-foto-video_1839001.html

Unimedia, March 11th 2014 

http://unimedia.info/stiri/video-foto-Cum-va-arata-Monumentul-Limbii-Romane-din-scuarul-AM-73359.html

Prime TV, March 11th 2014 

http://www.prime.md/rom/news/social/item6896/

Teleradio Moldova, March 12th 2014 

http://trm.md/ro/cultura/monumentul-limbii-romane-va-fi-inaugurat-pe-31-august/


2. Articles

Fullbright.ro

http://www.fulbright.ro/news/371-vlad-basarab-in-basarabia

Observator Cultural, February 28th 2014

http://www.observatorcultural.ro/ARTE-VIZUALE.-O-propunere-Monumentul-Limbii-Romane*articleID_29884-articles_details.html 

http://www.observatorcultural.ro/Monumentul-Limbii-Romane*galleryID_246-photogallery_details.html

Literatura si Arta, February 16th 2014

http://www.literaturasiarta.md/pressview.php?l=ro&idc=297&id=4775&zidc=1

Irina Nechit, Jurnal de Chisinau, March 14th 2014 

http://www.jc.md/chisinaul-este-un-loc-ideal-pentru-un-simbol-al-supravietuirii-limbii-romane/

Academia de Stiinte a Moldovei, February 18th 2014

http://www.asm.md/?go=noutati_detalii&n=5996&new_language=0

Romanian Global News, February 18th 2014

http://www.rgnpress.ro/rgn_14/categorii/cultura--culte/12253-propunerea-romano-american-pentru-monumentul-limbii-romane-de-la-chiinu.html

Timp romanesc, February 11th 2014 

http://timpromanesc.ro/proiecte-din-alaska-si-canada-concureaza-pentru-monumentul-limbii-romane-de-la-chisinau

Ziarul National, Stela Mihailovici, February 11th 2014

http://ziarulnational.md/monumentul-limbii-romane-asm-a-primit-proiecte-din-alaska-si-canada/

Adevarul, Virginia Dumitras, March 11th 2014 

http://adevarul.ro/moldova/actualitate/limba-romana-vaavea-monument-chisinau-juriul-alege-proiectul-castigator-1_531efd6e0d133766a8ce1654/index.html

http://adevarul.ro/moldova/actualitate/cum-arata-monumentul-limbii-romane-1_531f734b0d133766a8d12ac0/index.html

diez, Daniela Vekverk, March 11th 2014

http://diez.md/2014/03/11/astazi-a-fost-ales-monumentul-limbii-romane/

Ziarul National, Stela Mihailovici

http://ziarulnational.md/decis-iata-cum-va-arata-monumentul-limbii-romane-din-chisinau/

Radio Chisinau, Ina Gutu, March 11th 2014

http://www.radiochisinau.md/pages/view/12613

Noutati Moldova, March 12th 2014 

http://newsmoldova.md/12032014/flux-de-stiri/13229.htm

Romanian Global News, March 13th 2014, o corespondenta de la Eugenia Tofan, Centrul Media ASM 

http://www.rgnpress.ro/rgn_14/categorii/eveniment/12561-a-fost-desemnat-proiectul-catigtor-al-monumentului-limbii-romane-de-la-chiinu.html

Academia de Stiinte Moldova

http://www.asm.md/?go=noutati_detalii&n=6046&new_language=0

Cotidianul.ro, March 16th 2014 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBXmCXMgLwU

http://www.cotidianul.ro/limba-romana-va-avea-monument-la-chisinau-academia-de-stiinte-il-vrea-gata-pana-pe-31-august-234012/

Active News, March 12th 2014 

http://activenews.ro/limba-romana-va-avea-monument-la-chisinau_1825367.html


 

 

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