Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this work assumed under censorial circumstances.


Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

edited by Katalin Cseh-Varga and Adam Czirak

published at Routledge, 2018

Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this work assumed under censorial circumstances.

The artistic networks of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, East Germany and Czechoslovakia are discussed with a particular focus on the discourses that shaped artistic practice at the time, drawing on the methods of Performance Studies and Media Studies as well as more familiar reference points from art history and area studies.



Table of Contents:


Acknowledgments

Introduction
Katalin Cseh-Varga and Adam Czirak
 
Part I
Geopolitics and Transnationalism of Art Production

01 Beyond "East" and "West" through "The Eternal Network": Networked Artists’ Communities as Counter-publics of Cold War Europe
Roddy Hunter

02 Tactical Networking: The Yugoslav Performing and Visual Arts between East and West
Miško Šuvaković

03 Connection with the World: Internationalism and New Art Practice in Yugoslavia
Dietmar Unterkofler

04 Questioning the East: Artistic Practices and Social Context on the Edge
Ileana Pintilie
 
Part II
Locating the Second Public Sphere

05 Basements, Attics, Streets and Courtyards: The Reinvention of Marginal Art Spaces in Romania during Socialism
Cristian Nae

06 Performing the Proletarian Public Sphere: Gender and Labour in the Art of Tomislav Gotovac
Andrej Mirčev

07 Outside by Being Inside: Unofficial Artistic Strategies in the Former Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s
Andrea Bátorová

08 From a Local to a National to a Transnational Public Sphere: The Emergence of Solidarity in Poland from a Theatrical Perspective
Berenika Szymanski-Düll

09 Surveilling the Public Sphere: The First Hungarian Happening in Secret Agents’ Reports
Kata Krasznahorkai

10 Performance Art in Latvia as Intermedial Appropriation
Laine Kristberga

11 Escape into the Nature! The Politics of Melancholy in Czechoslovakian Performance Art
Adam Czirak
 
Part III
Facets of Gender in the Second Public Sphere

12 Gender, Feminism, and the Second Public Sphere in East European Performance Art
Amy Bryzgel

13 Decision as Art: Performance in the Balkans
Jasmina Tumbas

14 Communities of Practice: Performing Women in the Second Public Sphere
Beáta Hock

15 Artistic Collaborations of Performing Women in the GDR
Angelika Richter
 
Part IV
Post-Socialist Performance

16 Socialist Performance Replaced: Re-enactment as a Critical Strategy in Contemporary East European Art
Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes
 
Index of works
Index of names
Subject index

Source: https://www.routledge.com/Performance-Art-in-the-Second-Public-Sphere-Event-based-Art-in-Late-Socialist/Cseh-Varga-Czirak/p/book/9781138723276