Works from a new generation of Central and Eastern European artists that engage post-conceptual strategies and collectively challenge accepted notions of the East as a social, political and art historical monolith.
Rearview Mirror – A large thematic exhibition that brings together the work of a new generation of artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the practices included in this exhibition engage post-conceptual strategies and forms. Looking both to the past and to the future, the work of the 22 artists in Rearview Mirror collectively challenge accepted notions of Eastern Europe as a social, political and art historical monolith.
The exhibition is not all-inclusive or encyclopedic. Instead, it looks at the non-traditional practices of a younger generation of artists from the last decade, presenting an opportunity to view art works by relative newcomers such as Cyprian Muresan, Gintaras Dzidziapetris, and Anna Molska in the context of some of their contemporaries already known through international art circuits such as Paweł Althamer, Roman Ondák, and Wilhelm Sasnal. The exhibition is a co-presentation with the Art Gallery of Alberta. It travels to the AGA on Jan.
27-Apr. 29, 2012.
The project will be accompanied by a substantial publication with commissioned texts, copublished by The Power Plant and Art Gallery of Alberta, and the exhibition will be complimented by talks and other public programming.
►Alex Mirutziu in "The Rearview Mirror" [catalogue]
►Alex Mirutziu - "Pop" video at Art Gallery of Alberta until April
►Rearview Mirror: (Review Article) by Milena Tomic
►REARVIEW MIRROR: NEW ART FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE // On view until 5 September, 2011
Paweł Althamer (Poland),
Anetta Mona Chisa (Czech Rep., born Romania),
Lucia Tkáčová (Slovakia),
Dušica Dražić (Serbia),
Gintaras Didžiapetris (Lithuania),
Igor Eškinja (Croatia),
Johnson & Johnson (Estonia),
Anna Kołodziejska (Poland),
David Maljković (Croatia),
Ján Mančuška (Czech Rep.),
Dénes Miklósi (Romania),
Alex Mirutziu (Romania),
Anna Molska (Poland),
Ivan Moudov (Bulgaria),
Ciprian Muresan (Romania),
Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania),Roman Ondák (Slovakia),
Anna Ostoya (Poland),
Taras Polataiko (Ukraine),
Wilhlem Sasnal (Poland)
Sislej Xhafa (Kosova),
Katarina Zdjelar (Serbia).
Curated by Christopher Eamon.