Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe | MoMA LIVE

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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.

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.

– 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

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