Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc 1960s-1980s (Hardcover)

Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc 1960s-1980s By Pavel Pys (Editor), Mary Ceruti (Foreword by), Ivana Bago (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Pavel Pys (Editor), Mary Ceruti (Foreword by), Ivana Bago (Contribution by)
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A massive panorama of Eastern Europe's postwar avant-gardes, featuring both canonical and lesser-known artists

Multiple Realities offers a sweeping survey of experimental art made in six Central Eastern European nations--GDR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia--during the 1960s to 1980s. Despite their geographical proximity, artists working during this time encountered different conditions for daily life and art-making, confronting varying degrees of control and pressure exerted by state authorities.
Embracing conceptual or formal innovation and a spirit of adventurousness, Multiple Realities sheds light on ways that artists refused, circumvented, eluded and subverted official systems, in the process creating works often riddled with wit, humor or irony. While it presents select canonical figures from the region, the exhibition foregrounds lesser-known practitioners, particularly women artists, artist collectives and those exploring embodiment through an LGBTQ+ lens.
Artists include: Milan Adamciak, Autoperformationsartisten, AWACS, Lubom r Benes, S ndor Benk , A.E. Bizotts g, Vladimir Bonacic, Geta Bratescu, Adina Caloenescu, Zdenka Cechov , Vera Chytilov , Lutz Dammbeck, Jan Dobkowski, Sherban Epur , Barbara Falender, L szlo Feh r, Stano Filko, AG Geige, Teresa Gierzyńska, Karpo Godina, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Wiktor Gutt & Waldemar Raniszewski, Gino Hahnemann, Heino Hilger, K roly Hopp-Hal sz, Jan's Istv ny, Sanja Ivekovic, Libuse Jarcovj kov , Zeljko Jerman, Krzysztof Jung, Eva Kmentov , Milan Kn z k/AKTUAL Group, J lius Koller, Jir Kovanda, Gyula Konkoly, Kryzys, Jolanta Marcolla, Florin Maxa, Tomislav Mikulic, Teresa Murak, Katalin Ladik, Matei Lazarescu, Natalia LL, Ana Lupas, D ra Maurer, Simon Menner, Andrzej Mitan, Kolomon Novak, Ewa Partum, Plastic People of the Universe, Polish Radio Experimental Studio, Queer Art Institute, J zef Robakowski, Jerzy Rosolowicz, Akademia Ruchu, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Alina Szapocznikow, Peter stembera and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935963288
ISBN-10: 1935963287
Publisher: Walker Art Center
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 408
Language: English