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caricat-ura

Caricat-ura was an interactive political art project symbolically conceived for the December 2009 commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Romania.

The project consists of full body scale portraits of the former dictator and his wife, designed so they can easily be distributed through the internet and printed, in pieces, on simple printers. Also provided are headshots, smaller drawings, and a few interpretations.

The name, “caricat-ura” is a play on words: “caricatura” means “caricature” in Romanian. Separately, “ura” means both “hooray” and “hate.” It’s critique of the fact that after 20 years some people have forgotten the great damage (suffering) that these evil people caused, and have grown a romantic nostalgia for the couple.

The project was thus open ended. It simply handed the former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, over to “the people,” letting them decide what to do with them.

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PDF PRINT FILES: LIFE-SIZE BODIES (Tiled)
HIM (A4)
HIM (A3)
HIM (Ltr)
HIM (Tab)

HER (A4)
HER (A3)
HER (Ltr)
HER (Tab)

PDF PRINT FILES: SMALLER
HIM & HER (A3)

ARTICLES
Ioan T. Morar, “Ceaușescu Regretat și Ceaușescu Printat,” Academia Catavencu, September 29, 2010.

WORK/CREDITS
Ioana Urma

DATE
2009