“Credo Quia
    Absurdum Est.”
Political Street Art from Bucharest



 Alexandru Rosu - www.brici.ro
                     ...
Street Art is
      Public Memory

• “After two weeks, everyone
  forgets about it”
• “If it’s not on the news, it never
 ...
Street Art is
      Public Memory
• battle for attention is huge;
• advertising campaigns usually last
  13 weeks;
• stree...
Street Art is
   Civil Disobedience
• illegal
• anti-establishment
• protest
• incites to action
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Nicolae
Ceausescu

• dictator;
• killed during the
  Romanian
  revolution;
• loads of people still
  miss him

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Ion Iliescu
• former prominent
  member of RCP,
  marginalized
• managed to get hold
  of power after 1989;
• managed to s...
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Corneliu Vadim Tudor
• Ultra-nationalist,
  anti-everything-
  non-Romanian-
  and-christian-
  orthodox;
• he was a
  “pe...
13
Adrian
  Nastase
• Ion Iliescu’s right
  hand; Prime
  Minister 2000 - ‘04;
• accused of major
  acts of corruption;
• und...
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Traian
 Basescu
• Sailor before 1989;
• not any political role;
• used to run a micro-
  scale smuggling
  operation (comm...
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Iraq War.
Global Politics.



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  1. 1. “Credo Quia Absurdum Est.” Political Street Art from Bucharest Alexandru Rosu - www.brici.ro 1
  2. 2. Street Art is Public Memory • “After two weeks, everyone forgets about it” • “If it’s not on the news, it never happened” 2
  3. 3. Street Art is Public Memory • battle for attention is huge; • advertising campaigns usually last 13 weeks; • street art lasts; it is not replaced by something else after 2 months 3
  4. 4. Street Art is Civil Disobedience • illegal • anti-establishment • protest • incites to action 4
  5. 5. Nicolae Ceausescu • dictator; • killed during the Romanian revolution; • loads of people still miss him 5
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  8. 8. Ion Iliescu • former prominent member of RCP, marginalized • managed to get hold of power after 1989; • managed to stay in office 3 terms, despite the constitution says only 2; • called the miners to Bucharest, and held back development 8
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  12. 12. Corneliu Vadim Tudor • Ultra-nationalist, anti-everything- non-Romanian- and-christian- orthodox; • he was a “people’s poet” before 1989; • he is generally considered insane; 12
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  14. 14. Adrian Nastase • Ion Iliescu’s right hand; Prime Minister 2000 - ‘04; • accused of major acts of corruption; • under his government, general level of corruption was huge; presidential candidate 14
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  16. 16. Traian Basescu • Sailor before 1989; • not any political role; • used to run a micro- scale smuggling operation (common) • 2004 - seen as Romania’s only chance against corruption 16
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  24. 24. Iraq War. Global Politics. 24
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