East art map : contemporary art and eastern Europe / [edited by Irwin].

by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London, England)Looking glass; Irwin (Group)Looking glass; University of the Arts LondonLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Afterall, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, [2006]Description: 527 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm + 1 folded sheet (East art map).ISBN: 1846380057; 1846380227.Subject(s): Art, Eastern European -- 21st century -- HistoryNote: An Afterall book.;
Based on the IRWIN project East Art Map.;
Chelsea copy: map kept in Multiples Collection.;
Folded map insert.;
IRWIN consists of five artists: Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik.
Note: Includes bibliographic references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A reconstruction of the missing history of contemporary art, art networks, and art conditions in Eastern Europe from the East European perspective. The artistic map of Europe contains different degrees of detail and resolution. Italy, France, and Spain are presented in fine grain, but the Balkan peninsula is little more than a vague outline. England, Germany, and Scandinavia have many features filled in, but to the east of Germany things are blurred. Until recently, cities like Sofia, Odessa, Skopje, and Belgrade had next to no definition. Further to the East, Moscow comes into focus, but this is no compensation for the Baltics, sentenced for the last half-century to blank space.
In the West, virtually every move of the artist, the art market, and the art public is documented. But in Eastern Europe, no such system of documentation or communication exists. Instead, we encounter systems that are not only inaccessible to the West, but incongruous from one country to the next. Beside the official art histories there is often a whole series of stories and legends about "unofficial," unapproved art and artists.
East Art Map- Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe is an ambitious attempt to reconstruct the missing histories of contemporary art in Eastern Europe from an East European and artistic perspective. It is perhaps the widest ranging art documentation project ever undertaken by the East on the East, involving a large network of artists, scholars, curators and critics coordinated by the IRWIN group over several years.The editors invited eminent art critics, curators, and artists to present up to ten crucial art projects produced in their respective countries over the past 50 years. The choice of the particular artworks (many of them reproduced in color), artists, and events, as well as their presentation, was left exclusively to the individual selectors. In addition, the editors asked experts from both East and West to provide longer texts offering cross-cultural perspectives on the art of both regions. Afterall Books are distributed by The MIT Press.

An Afterall book.

Based on the IRWIN project East Art Map.

Chelsea copy: map kept in Multiples Collection.

Folded map insert.

IRWIN consists of five artists: Dušan Mandič, Miran Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek and Borut Vogelnik.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • General Introduction (p. 11)
  • Part I Selected Artworks and Events
  • Colour Illustrations (p. 21)
  • Introduction to Part I (p. 129)
  • Albania (and Kosova) (p. 131)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina (p. 141)
  • Bulgaria (p. 153)
  • Croatia (p. 163)
  • Croatia (p. 174)
  • Czech Republic (p. 181)
  • East Germany (p. 189)
  • Estonia (p. 198)
  • Hungary (p. 208)
  • Latvia (p. 222)
  • Lithuania (p. 230)
  • Moldova (p. 240)
  • Poland (p. 245)
  • Republic of Macedonia (p. 252)
  • Romania (p. 260)
  • Russia (p. 267)
  • Russia (p. 274)
  • Russia (p. 278)
  • Serbia and Montenegro (p. 287)
  • Serbia and Montenegro (p. 298)
  • Slovakia (p. 307)
  • Slovenia (p. 318)
  • Slovenia (p. 321)
  • East Art Map Online Proposals (p. 332)
  • Part II Essays
  • East! (p. 343)
  • Against Dictionaries: The East as She is Spoke by the West (p. 349)
  • Enjoy Me, Abuse Me, I am Your Artist: Cultural Politics, Their Monuments, Their Ruins (p. 362)
  • Myth and Slovene Art (p. 377)
  • From the Black Square to the White Flag (p. 384)
  • Art for an Avant-Garde Society: Belgrade in the 1970s (p. 390)
  • Art Beyond the Art Market (p. 401)
  • Moscow Conceptualism Twenty-Five Years Later (p. 408)
  • A Short History of OHO (p. 410)
  • Neo Rauch: Gravity's Smoke (p. 433)
  • Pawel Althamer: A New Pied Piper (p. 440)
  • Subversive Affirmation: On Mimesis as a Strategy of Resistance (p. 444)
  • Confidential Community vs. the Aesthetics of Interaction (p. 456)
  • Constructing History with the Museum: A Proposal for an East Art Museum (p. 466)
  • A Corruption of the 'Grand Narrative' of Art (p. 472)
  • On the Re-Politicisation of Art through Contamination (p. 477)
  • Can Lenin Tell Us About Freedom Today? (p. 487)
  • The Post-Soviet Condition (p. 494)
  • Unfolding Geographics (p. 500)
  • Afterword (p. 509)
  • Contributors (p. 513)
  • Colophon (p. 521)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 522)
  • Index (p. 523)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

IRWIN is the name of a group of five artists who make up the visual-arts component of the Slovenian art collective NSK, based in Ljubljana.

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