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(E) Symposium on Eastern European Art
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/24/2003 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Symposium on Eastern European Art
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Symposium on Eastern European Art

The Museum of Modern Art is organizing a symposium on Eastern European Art
on March 11 with prominent artists and cultural historians.

There is a publication which is a part of the symposium. It contains several
texts and art pieces by Croatian artists (Mangelos, Nena & Braco
Dimitrijevic, Sanja Ivekovic, Weekend Art - Ilic, Ivana Keser, Tomislav
Gotovac) in fact the cover image is of a work by Mangelos. While none of the
panelists per se are Croatian - Nada Beros from the Zagreb Museum of
Contemporary Art is a guest. Following I have included all the details about
the event.

I hope to see you there on the night!


Croatian Professionals NYC

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 at 6:30 pm

MoMA Film at The Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23 Street at Lexington Avenue

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.


BORIS GROYS, Professor of Philosophy and Media Theory, Academy for Design,
Karlsruhe, Germany, and Rector, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.
BOJANA PEJIC, Art Historian and Curator, Berlin and Belgrade
SLAVOJ ZIZEK, 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 
TOMÁS POSPISZYL, Art Historian and Curator, and Editor of Umelec/Artist, Prague

ROGER L. CONOVER, Executive Editor, The MIT Press

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. For further information please call (212) 708-9476
or visit

Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since
the 1950s. Edited by Laura Hoptman and Tomás 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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