March 7, 2003 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York - MoMA presents – East of Art: Transformations in Eastern Europe
March 7, 2003

MoMA presents – East of Art: Transformations in Eastern Europe

East of Art: Transformations in Eastern Europe

The Museum of Modern Art
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MoMA presents - East of Art: Transformations in Eastern Europe
A Symposium on the Occasion of the Publication of Primary Documents:
A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s

Tuesday, March 11, 2003. 6:30 pm

Panelists

BORIS GROYS, Professor of Philosophy and Media Theory, Academy for
Design, Karlsruhe, Germany, and Rector, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts

KATARZYNA KOZYRA, Artist, Warsaw

BOJANA PEJIÆ, Art Historian and Curator, Berlin and Belgrade

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK, Cultural Critic and Philosopher, and Senior
Researcher, Institute for Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Moderators, Editors of Primary Documents

LAURA HOPTMAN, Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art,
Pittsburgh, PA

TOMÁŠ POSPISZYL, Art Historian and Curator, and Editor of
Umìlec/Artist,
Prague

Respondent

ROGER L. CONOVER, Executive Editor, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

The political landscape of Eastern and Central Europe has changed
radically over the past decade. How have these changes influenced art in
the region? Has art helped reshape cultural identities?

This symposium will explore the historical, political, and artistic
contexts surrounding art in Eastern European countries. Panelists
include prominent cultural historians, an artist and a curator, all of whose
writings appear in The Museum of Modern Art’s new publication
Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the
1950s. The first English-language collection of documents on modern
art drawn directly from the artistic archives of Eastern and Central Europe,
this important volume serves as an introduction to the region’s
major artistic and critical movements from the latter half of the twentieth
century.

The panel discussion is made possible by The Trust for Mutual
Understanding, The Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Travel Fund for
Central and Eastern Europe, and The International Council of The Museum of
Modern Art, and is organized by the International Program and the Department of
Education of The Museum of Modern Art.

Tickets are $7, $5 members, $3 students, and are available at the MoMA
QNS Lobby Ticketing Desk, 33 Street at Queens Boulevard; The MoMA Design
Stores, 44 West 53 Street and 81 Spring Street; and at the door on the
night of the event. Tickets can be used as same-value vouchers when
purchasing the publication at the event.

Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art
since
the 1950s

Edited by Laura Hoptman and Tomáš Pospiszyl, with a Foreword by
Ilya
Kabakov

90 illustrations; 376 pages. $29.95

Available Now. Published by The Museum of Modern Art, distributed
by MIT
Press

The publication was generously sponsored by The International Council of
The Museum of Modern Art. Additional support was provided by The Trust
for Mutual Understanding.

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