On Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Piteşti Prison Memorial, the Exhibition Piteşti Phenomenon: between darkness and light was open for the public.
Organized by the Piteşti Prison Memorial Foundation with the support of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), the exhibition provided the visitor with a personal approach, informing him about the unimaginable experience from Piteşti through the most powerful possible means: the testimonies of the prisoners, victims of the “reeducation by torture”.
The event was organized in the basement of the Correction pavilion of the former Piteşti penitentiary on approximately 300 square meters. The visiting path was chronologically organized, using both the classical information means (text) and the artistic means meant to invite the visitor to a deeper understanding of the featured moments and events.
Curator: Constantin Goagea – Zeppelin
Exhibition Design: Ioana Trușcă, Ștefan Păvăluță, Mihai Barbu, Mihaela Butoi, Justin Baroncea, Constantin Goagea
Projection Design: Mihai Barbu, Mihaela Butoi, Justin Baroncea
The scale model of the prison was made by Mihaela Butoi după desenele dlui Gheorghe Plop, supraviețuitor al fenomenului Pitești
Drawings: Ioana Trușcă, Justin Baroncea
Stencils: Octav Avramescu, Jumătatea Plină
Carpentry: Acant Design
For further information on the exhibition, please visit the event page.