Book launch: 'State Property - My cold-war memoir' by Mariana Gordan

On Thusday, 25th of June at RCC, Mariana Gordan launched her book, 'State Property', a touchingly beautiful piece of micro-history told through the experience of a young girl whose only wish in life was to be taken seriously as an artist, but instead, her works got her into serious political trouble.

In 1979 Mariana narrowly escapes a 30 years sentence in a Communist jail to her safety in Britain where she lived in exile until 1989. State Property distinguishes itself by its fierce honesty and anecdotal storytelling, giving a great insight into the life under Communist Dictatorship. The book stands as a witness for the artist's journey of what she became today.

Mariana Gordan is a Romanian born artist living and working in London, UK.

Her works span across various mediums such as painting, sculpture and film. For more details, please visit her website at marianagordan.com/

The book launch was followed by  a reception sponsored by DeliTwist.

Photos by Voichita Judele

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