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CU TENDA – STORIES WITH AROMANIANS Itinerant exhibition at the Cultural Center

After its first stop in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on October 3rd, the travelling exhibition CU TENDA – STORIES WITH AROMANIANS arrives in Macedonia at the Cultural Center "Naum Naumovski-Borche" Krushevo.

The exhibition, designed by the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant from Bucharest, Romania and organized in partnership with Association Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Kumanovo and two other European partners, proposes an insight into the imaginary of a culture that has symbolically shaped the cultural map of the Balkans.

Aromanians, also known as Vlachs, Kutso-Vlachs, Macedo-Vlachs, Balkan Romanians, or South-danubian Romanians are seldom referred to as the embodyment of hommo balcanicus. Their mobility and opening, along with the preservation of their language and customs have enriched the dynamics of the South-Eastern European history and the living memory of the lands through which they have passed.

Designed as a visual essay, the exhibition CU TENDA – STORIES WITH AROMANIANS reconstructs symbolically and fragmentarily through testimonies, self-representations, texts and elements of material and immaterial heritage, the imaginary of the Aromanian world as part of the imaginary of the Balkan cultures in constant movement. Starting with the memory of the image-as-witness and the power of suggestion of the objects that build the community’s heritage, we reveal to the public a series of visuals, sounds and archetypal objects that have become iconic for the Aromanian community, as well as a series of relationships within the archaic world.

The opening event, including a concert of Balkan improvisation music of the experimental group multumult, will take place at the Cultural Center "Naum Naumovski-Borche" Krushevo (KOCHA MILENKU nr.71, Krushevo, Macedonia) on the 3rd of October, at 6 p.m. The public from Krushevo is invited to explore the Aromanian stories, images and sounds of CU TENDA exhibition until October 15th.

Curator / coordinator: Lila Passima, Assistant curator: Cosmin Manolache
Location: Cultural Center "Naum Naumovski-Borche" Krushevo.
Running period: 03.10.2018-15.10.2018

The exhibion is part of the European project "CU TENDA" - STORIES, IMAGES AND SOUNDS ON THE MOVE is co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and coordinated by the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant in partnership withthe Association Center for Intercultural Dialogue – Kumanovo from the Republic of Macedonia, "Paisii Hilendarski" University from Plovdiv, ORS Osservatorio ricerca sociale. Centro Studi, Politiche e Ricerche Sociali, Italy.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication
[communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held
responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



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