ROMANIAS with Magnum Photos at UNFINISHED Festival 

ROMANIAS with Magnum Photos at UNFINISHED Festival 


Courtesy UNFINISHED 2019.

September 4, 2019
ROMANIAS with Magnum Photos at UNFINISHED Festival 
UNFINISHED Festival: September 26–29, attendance by application only
National Museum of Art of Romania
49-53 Calea Victoriei
010063 Bucharest
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UNFINISHED returns to the National Museum of Art of Romania in Bucharest, September 26–29, 2019. 

This year, UNFINISHED is especially honoured to launch ROMANIAS an exhibition and publication with Magnum Photos on the occasions of Romania’s 100-year anniversary and 30 years since its Revolution. The project, curated by Florian Ebner, chief curator of photography at the Centre Pompidou, brings together photographs by Bieke Depoorter, Thomas Dworzak, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth and Newsha Tavakolian from Magnum Photos as well as by Cristian Movilă. Designed by Sascha Lobe & Pentagram London, the book will be released for the first time during the UNFINISHED festival.

UNFINISHED is born from the urgency of appreciating the value of each other in our respective lives. Part festival, part conference, part art, part undefined: UNFINISHED is an experience in constant evolution. It is built on the belief that people excel when they learn from disciplines different than their own. Far more than an event, it is a vibrant community of global thinkers and makers that disrupts existing models of thinking and being through a simple strategy: breaking echo-chambers.

This means creating the most multidisciplinary environment possible, built around three main pillars: multidisciplinarity of ideas—by targeting the overlap of all industries rather than a single one; multidisciplinarity of forms—through a unique combination of exchange platforms; and multidisciplinarity of people—by mixing backgrounds, industries, generations and achievement levels.

As Buckminster Fuller wisely said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”

The full #UNFINISHED19 line-up will be announced on our website mid-September but early confirmed guests include: Pulitzer prize journalist Rukmini Callimachi, photographer Brigitte Lacombe, 2x4 founder & partner Susan Sellers, New York Times writer Patricia Cohen, imam Ludovic Mohamed Zahed, anthropologist Alec Bălășescu, founder of Virtue Reid Blackman, author & dating coach Logan Ury, historian Elena Tănase, psychotherapist Jack Saul, co-founder of Provence Cap Reza Bundy, chef & social entrepreneur Manolo Lopez, co-founder of Planet Mike Safyan, author & educator Ariane de Bonvoisin, writer & critic Farah Nayeri, New York Times European Culture Editor Matthew Anderson, artist Angélica Dass, musician Jake Troth, head of Live Nation brand strategy Ian Daly, biohacker Gabriel Pesa, performer & activist Jurgis Didžiulis, pianist Faraj Suleiman, wine critic Marinela Ardelean, NIA Somatic Dancer Hiie Saumaa, and many more.

Notable previous UNFINISHED guests include fashion designer Virgil Abloh, relationships therapist Esther Perel, Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, futurist Jason Silva, sound-maker Nicolas Jaar, New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones, Obama administration strategist Duncan Wolfe, GAP global creative director Joel Evey, psychiatrist Gabriel Diaconu, artists Tehching Hsieh & Alfredo Jaar, PLAYLAB co-founders Jeffrey Franklin & Archie Lee Coates IV, Danone new concepts VP Anne Thevenet-Abitbol, architect Oana Stănescu, poet Aja Monet, data-artist Josh Begley, and Mesa&Cadeira founder Barbara Soalheiro, to name a few.

Watch our 2018 aftermovie here and find out now how to join the UNFINISHED community!

The exhibition ROMANIAS will remain on view and open to the public at the National Museum of Art of Romania until October 31, 2019, before being further toured nationally and internationally.

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