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

Photo-Performance, Performance Photography in Real Existing Socialisms

With the proposed special issue the contributors are posing the still urgent inquiry of what kind of methodology does a scholar of Eastern, Central and South East European performance history require to work on photo-performance and performance photography in times of ideological warfare? And, to put it more provocatively, if a different methodology is needed at all?


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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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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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