Published by: Kehrer Verlag
Imprint: Kehrer Verlag
160 Pages, 6.50 x 8.94 in, 10 color and 60 b/w illustrations
- Published: June 2023
Romania in 1990: The brutal attack by hired groups of thuggish miners on the pro-European opposition
Mineriada by Anton Roland Laub addresses the division of a society that led Romania into a decade of isolation. The starting point are ten Polaroids taken by his father depicting the havoc in Bucharest in June 1990. The work examines the sites of the events and the unspoken trauma of the physical violence when hired groups of thuggish miners brutally bludgeoned the pro-European opposition. Building on research into legal discourse, Laub raises awareness of recursive events in history in a world that is once again increasingly polarized.
Following Mobile Churches (2017) and Last Christmas (of Ceaușescu) (2020), Mineriada is the third part of Anton Roland Laub’s Romania trilogy, published by Kehrer Verlag.