“If you were inside the 1960s and 1970s inofficial art scene, you had the feeling that it was everywhere.“ (Boris Groys)

Collecting and Conserving Performance Art

The two-and-a-half day event approaches issues surrounding the acquisition of performance art by bringing together conservators, curators, art historians, artists, collectors, researchers, art educators and other professionals, who are involved in the production, distribution, collection, documentation and conservation of performance art. 


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Comparative Studies of Performance Art in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1960

Example of projects can include: the development of performance art in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania); the Baltic and other Soviet countries; a juxtaposition of performance art practices in Central Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria); or a more broad comparison between particular practices in the Soviet Union, Central Europe, and Yugoslavia.


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BÁLINT SZOMBATHY: WE WERE HEROES

Bálint Szombathy’s art is centred on history and its personal, collective and artistic aspects. However, these aspects are inseparable on account of Szombathy’s basic stance, and thus the artist’s task is to explore the archaeology of these layers and if necessary, to take action in order to elicit change.


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2ndpublic.org

Through the increasing interest in and need for a comparative and coherent analysis of the neo-avant-garde´s event-based art in different regions of Central, East and Southeast Europe the research project Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere was brought into being. Using the progressive tool of the World Wide Web our aim with this website is to ensure quick, straightforward and effective communication between international students, scholars, artists and researchers. Feel free to get in touch with the network – we would be glad to develop and discuss new ideas! 


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