Play Bucharest


In “Play Bucharest” Eugenio Tibaldi addresses in a transversal way the changes occurred in Bucharest after the revolution that led to the fall of Ceaucescu.

An analysis that starts from the architectures produced by the regime as advertisement for Romania as country that could bear the comparison with the European “first world” countries, today a sort of funerary evidence of the past, and ends with a playful display of the informal systems resulting from the liberal new-economy that came about after the regime change.

As thread for this analysis Tibaldi chooses to focus on some touristic attractions of Romania today: gambling and hunting. Adopting this perspective the artists does not provide judgement nor claims to understand reality, just offers the possibility to read Bucharest through a game, by engaging in a poker with the city, its open questions, and the intertwined opposites of a place that has managed to reinvent itself.

Marina Sorbello