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

Extending the Dialogue

Several of the essays apply comparative and horizontal art-historical methods to reposition Eastern European art within the global context. 


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Book launch “Extending the Dialogue”

Trees are sprouting, flowers are blossoming, and bees are buzzing. It is Spring, again! We use the start of the outdoor and gardening season to present the research on art and ecology in socialist Eastern Europe by Maja and Reuben Fowkes from Budapest.


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Conference In Memoriam Piotr Piotrowski

What kind of art museum and art history are needed under the challenging contemporary conditions? That and more, will be discussed by renowned international curators and art historians in panels and keynote speeches on 8 December.


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SHAPING IDENTITIES | CHALLENGING BORDERS

The conference aims at challenging established limits within histories of photography. It asks how local circumstances affected the production, dissemination and reception of photography in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, and how those interacted with trends and developments from abroad.


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ART HISTORY AUTHORITIES

Our main intention is to listen to people relate their own itinerary, to elicit unprecedented debates, to create a space for transregional reflection where several art histories may co-exist.


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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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