Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology

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Ana Janevski, Roxana Marcoci, Ksenia Nouril
Museum of Modern Art, 2018 - Art - 408 pages
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the ripple effects felt over the following years from Bucharest to Prague to Moscow demarcate a significant moment when artists were able to publicly reassess their histories and question the opposition between the former East and the former West. Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe takes the pivotal political changes between 1989 and 1991 as its departure point to reflect on the effects that communism's disintegration across Central and Eastern Europe--including the Soviet Union's fifteen republics--had on the art practices, criticism, and cultural production of the following decades. This book presents a selection of the period's key voices that have introduced recent critical perspectives. Particular attention is given to the research and viewpoints of a new generation of artists, scholars, and curators who have advanced fresh critical perspectives and who are rewriting their own histories. Their examination of artistic practices and systems of cultural production proposes distinct outlooks for acting in the contemporary world while simultaneously rethinking the significance of the socialist legacy on art today. Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe is an indispensable volume on modern and contemporary art and theory from the region.

Contributors. Branislava Andjelković, Edit András, Inke Arns, Marius Babias, Zdenka Badovinac, Ivana Bago, Zbyněk Baladrán, Claire Bishop, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Andreas Broeckmann, Boris Buden, Ilya Budraitskis, Ondřej Chrobák, Keti Chukhrov, Kim Conaty, Cosmin Costinaş, Eda Čufer, Bojana Cvejić, Ekaterina Degot, Branislav Dimitrijević, Michelle Elligott, Octavian Esanu, Yevgeniy Fiks, Meghan Forbes, Maja Fowkes, Reuben Fowkes, Boris Groys, Daniel Grúň, Marina Gržinić, Vít Havránek, Jon Hendricks, IRWIN (Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek, and Borut Vogelnik), Sanja Iveković, Ana Janevski, David Joselit, Tímea Junghaus, Klara Kemp-Welch, Juliet Kinchin, Zofia Kulik, Andres Kurg, Katalin Ladik, Václav Magid, Eva Majewska, David Maljković, Roxana Marcoci, Lina Michelkevičė, Aldo Milohnić, Viktor Misiano, Rastko Močnik, Magdalena Moskalewicz, Deimantas Narkevičius, Ksenia Nouril, Ewa Opałka, Martina Pachmanová, Bojana Pejić, Dan Perjovschi, Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Piotr Piotrowski, Bojana Piskur, David Platzker, Paulina Pobocha, Tomás Pospiszyl, Lýdia Pribisová, Oleksiy Radynski, Karol Radziszewski, Christian Rattemeyer, Cristina Ricupero, Georg Schöllhammer, David Senior, Alina Șerban, Slavs and Tatars, Sven Spieker, Tamas St.Auby, Zuzana Stefková, Jakub Stejskal, Mladen Stilinović, subREAL, Tomás Svoboda, Ovidiu Ṯichindeleanu, Margarita Tupitsyn, Gediminas Urbonas, Nomeda Urbonas, Jonas Valatkevičius, Jelena Vesić, Dmitry Vilensky, Raluca Voinea, What, How & for Whom (Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Natasa Ilić, and Sabina Sabolović), Igor Zabel, Artur Żmijewski

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About the author (2018)

Ana Janevski is Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art.

Roxana Marcoci is Senior Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, and C-MAP Leader for Central and Eastern Europe at the Museum.

Ksenia Nouril is former C-MAP Fellow for Central and Eastern European Art at The Museum of Modern Art.

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