Statement of Authenticity

Statement of Authenticity RO


Brâncuși Monumental Ensemble of Târgu Jiu affirms a revolutionary modality of designing sculpture. For Brâncuși, sculpture is the language of content rather than the language of forms, and the Monumental Ensemble of Târgu Jiu, erected between the years 1937 and 1938, is the synthesis of his entire oeuvre.

All elements of the Ensemble remain in their original location, and have preserved in their entirety (and in conservation measures applied) the original attributes of form and design, materials and functionality that respect the original techniques of implementation and installation and which in their unity meet the condition of authenticity as defined in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, together with the Nara Document on Authenticity (UNESCO, 1993). Use and function, in common with many war memorials, changes through the generations. Continuity of past practices depends on many factors; disengagement with them usually occurring as relevance to communities diminishes over time. Commemoration of the dead remains a collective, inclusive and symbolic activity, yet depends on the effective action of the organisations that promote it. This fundamental function of the Ensemble is being maintained and gained new strength with the involvement of local administration over the past years. Another important dimension of use and function of the Ensemble, firmly a part of its original concept and one often uppermost in the minds of the general visitor, is the artistic and recreational values that inevitably prevail.

All today’s uses of the property are sustainable and compatible with World Heritage values, with each other, and in terms of the community that cares for it.

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