The article focuses on the last decade of the 20th century in the Balkan region, aiming at analysing the changes in the contemporary art world within the context of transitional societies such as Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia and Bosnia - Herzegovina. By interpreting works of some thirty artists (e.g. Tanja Ostojic, Tomislav Gotovac, Vlasta Delimar or Marina Grzinic), the author is trying to discern the differences and specificities of the art scene caught in the turbulent decade (1990- 2000). Not surprisingly the most typical and most frequent themes of the artists in the Balkans in the nineties are constructing and reconstructing identity, body, home and history.
Nada Beros, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Habdeliceva 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; www.dejum.sav.sk/ars.html
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