press release

What characterizes post-utopian art? Is it a genre of pure pragmatism or does it contain shards of the discarded vision from which it emerged? Is it the imagining of a new utopia: even the flipside of the old one? Flipside represents cross-pollination and exchange, traversing the horizon of separate utopian totalities of East and West. Artistic engagement with ideology and humanistic issues through conceptual means rather than response-based political art is a special hallmark of work throughout Eastern Europe today. Furthermore, widely differing art-historical and political conditions surrounding the basis and trajectories of art since the 1960s fruitfully complicate the Western canonization of these practices. Flipside brings together works by artists from post-socialist countries of Eastern Europe and their counterparts in the US who have participated in the cultural exchange program ArtsLink.

Flipside is organized by CEC ArtsLink and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, FACE Croatia—a program of the Heathcote Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, an anonymous donor, with additional support from Czech Airlines and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Flipside will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue.


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Kuratorin: Katherine Carl

mit Cristian Alexa, Association Apsolutno, Art Attack, Maja Bajevic, Emese Benczur, Cabinet Magazine, Danica Dakic, Milena Dopitova, Vadim Fishkin, Jaroslaw Flicinski, Tomislav Gotovac, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Joan Jonas, Kai Kaljo, Charles Krafft, Pawel Kruk, Julia Kunin, Yuri Leiderman, Antoni Maznevski, Audrius Novickas, Odili Donald Odita, Tony Oursler, Anthony & Katya Pemberton, Dan Perjovschi, Igor Savchenko, Tomo Savic-Gecan, Stephen Shanabrook, Skart Group, Sandra Sterle, Audrius Stonys, Eric Triantafillou & Csilla Kosa, Aleksandar Zograf

13.11.04 - 2:00 - 4:00pm Symposium
Teilnehmer: Misko Suvakovic, Susan Buck-Morss, Katherine Carl, Apsolutno, Art Attack, Vadim Fishkin, Yuri Leiderman, Audrius Novickas, Stephen Shanabrook, Sandra Sterle