Looks at the art of the 'other' Europe. Comtemporary East European art after 1989
The author sees the artistic scenes of East European countries in the period after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 as a birthplace of art torn between illusions and real things, between 'ostalgia' and its critique, one identity and then another one; of art in a process of 'permanent revelation', appealing to and talking about people, about what they are fond of and what they are confronted with; of art as a product of creativeness formed by turmoil, traumas and permanent questions; and of art stigmatized by the history to which it bears witness.
Olivier Vargin, Institut d'art ISELP a Bruxelles, 13 boulevard Leopold III, Boite 16, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium; www.dejum.sav.sk/ars.html
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