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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.
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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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The Green Bloc. Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism

Embedding artistic production in social, political, and environmental histories of the region, this book reveals the Central European artists' sophisticated relationship to nature, at the precise moment when ecological crisis was first apprehended on a planetary scale.
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A Walk Through Action Prague

This alternative guide through time and space is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about post-war Czech art and peek beneath the current carapace of the city; to traverse a city swamped with tourists and see its sights with new eyes; and to discover unknown corners of Prague that were important for someone, sometime.
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Czech Action Art - A Book Review

Arguing that artists sought to transform life, not art, Morganová provides insight into these shifting socio-political circumstances, first explaining her reasons for dispensing with Czech action art’s Slovakian counterpart: despite their linguistic similarities and shared political destiny, the two milieus saw art develop independently of each other between the Czechoslovak coup-d’état in late-February 1948, when the communist party attained power with Soviet support, and the years of perestroika and glasnost leading up to the fall of the Wall.
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Interview about the Second Public Sphere in the Former Eastern Bloc

The topics addressed by conference participants ranged from subversive artistic practices and the role of gender in them to anti-politics, dissident life, the formation of networks as conduits for nonconformist activities, and the micro- and macro mechanisms of cultural agency in the official social state apparatuses.
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Centropa's issue on Performance Art in Central and Eastern Europe

A volume with studies of Amy Bryzgel, Pavlina Morganová, Petra Stegmann, Maja Fowkes, Ivana Mance, Ileana Pintilie, Zora Rusinová and with reviews of Maciej Zdanowicz, Martin Sundberg, Marion F. Deshmukb and Stella Pelse.
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re.act.feminism #2 - a performing archive

A publication with essays by curators and scholars Kathrin Becker, Mathias Danbolt, Eleonora Fabião, Bettina Knaup, Laima Kreivytė, Laurence Rassel, Angelika Richter, Oxana Sarkisyan, Rebecca Schneider, Mare Tralla, Linda Valdés, Reet Varblane and more than 200 illustrations.
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Amy Bryzgel: Performing the East. Performance Art in Russia, Latvia and Poland since 1980

By placing these performances both within a local and international context, this book pinpoints the nuances between performance art East and West.
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Klara Kemp-Welch: Antipolitics in Central European Art

This richly illustrated study reveals the struggle of Central European artists to enjoy freedom of expression and to reclaim public space, from within a political situation where both seemed impossible.
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