Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe

Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe
Library Shelf Location 15c.EQEA
Publication Date 2011
Description Rearview Mirror is a large thematic exhibition that brings together the work of a new generation of contemporary artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one might expect great changes in the cultural practices in the region known as the Eastern Bloc, even though the political cultures and histories of the various nations that comprise it greatly diverge. Rearview Mirror brings together artists from these diverse backgrounds and histories, who engage with post-conceptual strategies and forms, and artistic practices that range in media from video, installation and performance to sculpture and painting. Looking both to the past and to the future, the work of these 22 artists represent 11 different countries and collectively challenge accepted notions of Eastern Europe as a social, political and art historical monolith. The exhibition does not attempt to be all-inclusive or encyclopaedic; instead it is a preliminary investigation in which one can find moments of dialogue, convergence as well as difference. It is a unique opportunity to view art works by a new generation of artists, such as Cyprian Muresan, Gintaras Dzidziapetris and Anna Molska in the context of some of their contemporaries who are already well-established in the international art world: Pawel Althamer, Roman Ondák and Wilhelm Sasnal.
ISBN 9780889501607
Quantity 1
Pages 99
Author Christopher Eamon
Format Hardback
Publishers Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Art Gallery of Alberta
Category Art from a specific continent
Language English

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