Criterion Activity of 1933–1935: Politics, Exhibition, Symposia, Music and the Publication
Bejan explores the extent of the association’s further cultural and intellectual activities, as well as the creation of the publication bearing the same name. In January 1933, Criterion scheduled a series entitled ‘Trends.’ Due to the Griviţa riots, Criterion was not able to resume public activity until the following fall. Then, the association held two series: one artistic, ‘Major Moments of Music,’ and another geared more toward social and political issues. By then, the Iron Guard had secured a stronghold in Bucharest, including key members of Criterion, and the association’s activity came to a halt. Certain Criterionists decided to publish a journal. Bejan addresses the relationship between the association and publication and presents an in-depth presentation and analysis of the content within Criterion.