NEWS: 04 09 2023
On Saturday 16 May, just before the end of the exhibition Flashback : Hermit 1992 - 1999, the Museum of Modern Art will host an international conference on recent history and cultural diversity in Central Europe.
This open panel draws on artistic and curatorial investigations into the art of the 1990s in Central and Eastern Europe seen from the perspective of the then emerging artist-run initiatives and networks outside the cultural centers and institutions. The goal of this panel is to address the histories and potentials of such (often half-forgotten) case studies, models, strategies, networks and experiences, as well as to discuss the place of art in post-socialist societies in the period of 1989–2000. The archive of Hermit Foundation and Center for Metamedia Plasy, which is in the collection of Olomouc Museum of Art, offers an example and is a step towards the outline of a broader geographical, socio-political and cultural map. It indicates how and by whom the organizers were inspired and what contacts and exchanges they established with similar centers and initiatives in the West and in the closer Central European area.
Gertrude Moser-Wagner (Vienna), Michal Murin (Bratislava), Anna Olszewska (Kraków), Petr Bergmann (Broumov), Tomáš Ruller (Brno), Vít Havránek (Prague) Martin Zet (Libušín), Ivan Mečl (Kyjov), Michael Delia (USA / Prague), Zsolt Petrányi (Budapest), Barbora Klímová (Brno), Alexander Roberto Moust (Amsterdam)
Online participants: Marina Gržinić (Vienna), Miklós Peternák (Budapest), Jovita Pristovšek (Ljubljana), Dušan Barok (Oslo), David Miller (Canada)
More on the CEAD (Centre European Art Database) website.