Starting from 1st of January, 2019, Romania holds, for a six-month period, the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The cultural events organized on this occasion will aim to promote the cultural heritage, the countries of the European Union being linked to both a history and a sense of belonging to a common cultural space.
Constantin Brâncuşi was saying that “Arhitecture represents inhabited sculpture”, and this is the motto of the exhibition organized by Romania, through the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, in the Atrium Hall of the Justus Lipsius building of the Council of the European Union.
The Romanian exhibition stand has been installed these days and represents the Table of Silence, a part of Constantin Brâncuşi’s ensemble in Târgu-Jiu.
It suggests an urban, imaginary or academic living space – the Library, which underlines the dialogue between different types of habitation and different cultural genres. The stand shall host bookshelves filled with works of Romanian authors translated into international languages.
“Romania will present in the Atrium Hall a fragment of its cultural heritage, integrated into the universal space of the European culture. We are ready to get concrete results in the rotating Presidency, in the interest of European citizens. It is a tremendous honor for Romanian culture to have the opportunity to manifest itself in the institutional heart of Europe“, stated Valer-Daniel Breaz, Minister of Culture and National Identity.