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The Promises of the Past – A discontinuous history of art in Former Eastern Europe
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  The Promises of the Past A discontinuous history of art in Former Eastern Europe
Edited by Christine Macel, Nataša Petrešin.
Texts by Vit Havránek, Christine Macel, Joanna Mythowska, Nataša Petrešin, Jan Verwoert, Igor Zabel, Slavoj Zizek...

Published with Centre Pompidou, Paris.
published in March 2010
English edition
22 x 28 cm (softcover)
256 pages (176 color & 110 b/w ill.)
€44.00
ISBN: 978-3-03764-099-9
EAN: 9783037640999
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Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, “Promises of the Past” questions the former opposition between Eastern and Western Europe by reinterpreting the history of the communist block countries. To draw this discontinuous history of art in Former East, this transnational and transgenerational project features works by more than fifty artists from Central and Eastern Europe but also from other European Countries.
Putting together commissioned essays, documentation, artist pages, unpublished documents and an anthology of key texts (among them, historic essays by Slavoj Zizek, Igor Zabel & the What, How & for Whom group), “Promises of the Past” is a valuable and useful survey of the last decades Eastern Europe artistic scene – a scene which has now the place its deserve.
Published for the eponymous exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris, from April to July 2010.
Works by Marina Abramović, Yael Bartana, Mircea Cantor, Tacita Dean, Braco Dimitrijevic, Olafur Eliasson, Cyprien Gaillard, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sanja Ivekovic, Daniel Knorr, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Laibach, David Maljković, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi, Marjetica Potrč, Tobias Putrih, Anri Sala, Kateřina Šedá, Monika Sosnowska, Rirkrit Tiravanija...