Andreiana Mihail is from Braşov. After she studied philosophy at Bucharest University and philosophy of art at Pantheon Sorbonne Paris, in 2006 she opened a contemporary art gallery in Bucharest. For more details about the gallery go to www.andreianamihail.com.Corina L. Apostol (B.A., Duke University) is a Ph.D candidate in the Art History Department at Rutgers University, NJ. Her research focuses on artists’ archives in Eastern Europe and Russia in the post-socialist period. As a Dodge Fellow, Apostol is a graduate assistant at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, where she is working on the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
Iulia Popovici is theatre critic for the weekly Observator cultural, and a permanent collaborator of the portal LiterNet. She held conferences about Romanian theatre in New York, Poznan, Warsaw, Vienna, she coordinated drama workshops and was the editor of the dance supplements of Observator cultural. She edited the anthology of new Romanian drama, in Hungarian translation, Kortárs román drámák (Cluj, Editura Koinonia, 2008), an anthology of Romanian drama in Polish translation and another, of contemporary Polish drama, in Romanian translation. Now she is working for a second Polish theatre anthology and for her PhD research.
Laura Panait. PhD student in Urban Anthropology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj. Member of the Paintbrush Factory, Cluj I find myself at the confluence between academic research and cultural activism, with one foot in the researches of creative communities which are involved in the exploration of public space, and with the other in the practice of this field, being an active member of several organizations which have tried to activate public space through different interventions and analysis, such as Bauhaus Kolleg Dessau (Sibiu & Luxembourg), AltArt Foundation Cluj, ICR Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, 2010, etc. Currently I follow a doctoral research at Stiftung Zukunft Berlin.
Oana Tănase is an art critic and curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, where she has recently organized solo exhibitions by Romanian artists, such as Gili Mocanu, Ştefan Constantinescu, Roman Tolici, and Aurelia Mihai. As a freelancer, she has been involved in projects that approach the contemporary photography and video art, such as Bucharest – a paradox city (The City Museum, Madrid, 2011), Ne tourne pas la tete (ICR Paris, 2010), Ateliers des images (French Cultural Institute, Bucharest, 2009 - 2010), Temps d’ ecoles d’ images (UNAgaleria, Bucharest, 2008; Turnul Croitorilor, Cluj, 2009 and 2010) and the 2008 edition of SurExposition Timişoara (Museum of Art, Timişoara). She has been contributing editor for various cultural publications in Romania. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Arts in Bucharest with a thesis concerning the documentary practices in contemporary art.
The Long April. Texte despre artă is a magazine dedicated to contemporary art, with an emphasis on the art scene from Romania. The magazine is realized through the collective effort of a group of women authors, each one of them responsible for her own permanent rubric. The magazine tries to offer an image upon contemporary visual arts (in their intersections with other fields, cultural and not only), through the perspective of particular and localized interests of the authors. Reviews of exhibitions, performances or events, interviews with artists or theorists, fragments of academic research, studies or investigations, all these are possible forms to be used, the subjectivity of selection being compensated by the seriousness of approach and the long-term preoccupation with a certain kind of artistic research or critical writing.
The magazine is for the moment published only online, it is bilingual and can be accessed fully for free.
The Long April is realized by: Anca Mihuleţ, Andreiana Mihail, Corina L. Apostol, Daria Ghiu, Iulia Popovici, Laura Panait, Oana Tănase, Raluca Voinea and other occasional contributors. Design: Eduard Constantin. Web programming: Mădălin Geană.
The responsibility for the opinions expressed belongs to the authors.