September 10, 2018 - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Book launch of Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology
 
September 10, 2018

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Alexandra Pirici, If You Don’t Want Us, We Want You. 2011. Sculptural interventions on public monuments, Bucharest. Courtesy the artist.

Book launch of Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology
Including panel discussion with artists and scholars
September 26, 2018, 6pm

The Museum of Modern Art
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
USA

www.moma.org
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Book launch of Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology
Including panel discussion with artists and scholars
September 26, 2018, 6pm

The Museum of Modern Art
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
USA

www.moma.org
Facebook / Twitter / Twitter

Please join us for a launch event at The Museum of Modern Art on September 26 to celebrate the publication of Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology (2018), edited by Ana Janevski and Roxana Marcoci, with Ksenia Nouril.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6–8pm  
The Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54 Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
New York, NY 10019

 

Admission is free but RSVP is required. Seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will also be live-streamed.

This event celebrates the launch of Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, which takes the political changes during the pivotal years between 1989 and 1991 as its starting point, reflecting on the disintegration of socialist states across Central and Eastern Europe and its impact on art, theory, and criticism over the last 30 years. This book is the product of 10 years of C-MAP research initiatives at The Museum of Modern Art in the fields of Central and Eastern European art and theoretical studies, and its launch brings together the anthology’s editors with distinguished contributors.

–Introductory remarks by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, and C-MAP Leader for Central and Eastern Europe, MoMA
–Keynote by philosopher and cultural theorist Boris Buden
–Roundtable with Claire Bishop, Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Boris Buden; and artist Alexandra Pirici. Introduced by Ksenia Nouril, former C-MAP Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe, and moderated by Ana Janevski, Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA
–Lecture-performance by Slavs and Tatars
–Audience Q&A with all participants and editors

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the social and political transformations that followed, from Bucharest to Prague to Moscow, marked a significant moment when artists were able to publicly reassess their histories and to question the opposition between East and West that defined the Cold War era. Featuring key voices that span the post-transition period, from the early 1990s to the present, this book makes an indispensable contribution to our understanding of modern and contemporary art from the region, with particular focus on the work of a new generation of artists, scholars, and curators who offer fresh perspectives while rewriting their own histories.

Leadership support for Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology was provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Generous funding was provided by The Renova Group of Companies. Additional support was provided by Claudia Quentin and by other donors.

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