East Central Europe

From Monoskop
Jump to navigation Jump to search

For critical, decolonial, ecological, experimental, feminist, political and queer practice and theory in East Central Europe


Artyčok, international online platform focusing on the emerging artistic practice, Prague, *2005. (Czech)/(English)

Central European Art Database (CEAD), online database of visual arts and culture of Central Europe after WWII, Olomouc: Olomouc Museum of Art, *2014. (multiple languages)

Decolonizing Eastern Europe, discussion group (Facebook), *2020. (English)

D'EST, contemporary video art platform that maps out artistic reflections of post-socialist transformations along feminist, post-geographic and decolonial lines of inquiry, Berlin: District, *2016. (English)

Easterndaze, project that explores and highlights new music from Central and Eastern Europe through a variety of channels, including radio shows, concerts, music releases and a blog, *2009. (English)

Former West, transnational research, education, publishing, and exhibition project in the field of contemporary art and theory, 2008-2016. (English)

IP — Institutul Prezentului / The Institute of the Present, research and an artist resource platform in visual and performing culture, Bucharest, *2017. (Romanian),(English)

L'Internationale Online, platform for research and debate on urgent matters in the expanded field of contemporary art, *2014. (English)

nettime-l, communication space by and for people who like to discuss networked cultures, policies, and tactics, *1995. (English)

New Media Museums: Creating Framework for Preserving and Collecting Media Arts in V4, platform for sharing experience with building and maintaining collections of new media artworks across different types of institutions, 2021-2022. (English)/(Czech)

Secondary Archive, platform for women artists from Central and Eastern Europe, Warsaw: Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, *2021. (English),(multiple languages)

spectre, mailing list for media art and culture in Deep Europe, *2001. (English)

Artist collectives and organisations


Formerly: Radio Jeleni (Prague, 2000-2004), Rádio Ragtime (Bratislava, 1993-1999). For more radio stations, see Community radio.

Art centres and events

  • A4, space for contemporary culture in Bratislava, *2004
  • Ljudmila, digital media lab in Ljubljana, *1994
  • Metelkova, autonomous cultural centre in Ljubljana, *1993
  • Multiplace, festival of net culture and new media in Bratislava and other locations, 2002-2017
  • Next, experimental music festival in Bratislava, *2000
  • Ostranenie, international forum at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Dessau, 1993-1999
  • PAF, festival for contemporary moving image in Olomouc, *2000
  • Trafó, culture centre in Budapest, *1998
  • Unsound, electronic music festival in Cracow, *2003
  • Werkleitz, centre for media art in Halle, *1993/2003

Research centres, alliances, networks

  • Artpool, archive and research centre, Budapest, *1979
  • C3, center for culture and communication, Budapest, *1996
  • NewEast, network of cultural institutions from post-socialist countries in Central and Eastern Europe, *2018
  • Feminist Art Institution, coalition of cultural institutions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia around a code of praxis, *2017
  • L'Internationale, confederation of art institutions (MSN Warsaw, MSU Zagreb, ZRC SACU Ljubljana, tranzit.ro Bucharest, VCRC Kyiv, a.o.), *2010, [1]
  • tranzit, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, *2002


Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960–1990, online companion to exhibition, Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2014. (English)

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, database on women artists born between 1790 and 1972 working in visual arts with no limitations on medium or country, Paris, *2014. (French)/(English)

Digitizing Ideas: Archives of Conceptual and Neo-Avantgarde Art Practices, digitized materials from the collections, archives, and libraries of modern and contemporary art museums in Zagreb, Vojvodina, Ljubljana, and Warsaw, 2011-2012. (English),(multiple languages)

Filmoteka Muzeum, presents audiovisual works from Polish visual artists, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. (Polish)/(English)

Gender Check: Feminity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, Vienna: Erste Foundation, 2009. (English)

Hermit Foundation and Center for Metamedia Plasy, 1992–1999, Prague: Agosto Foundation, *2018. (Czech)/(English)

Forgotten Heritage, visual database of artists and artworks of the European avant-garde, with a focus on the 1960s and 1970s, Warsaw: Arton Foundation, *2018. (English)

Parallel Chronologies: Collection of Exhibitions in Eastern Europe 1950-1989, online archive, Budapest: tranzit.hu, *2012. (English)

Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere, platform for European art scenes developed in 'second public sphere', 2014-c.2020 (archived). (English)

Resonances: Regional and Transregional Cultural Transfer in the Art of the 1970s, explores cultural transfers between artists, art professionals, and intellectuals of the region in the ’70s to compose a new, transnational, and dialogical history for neo-avant-garde art of Central-East Europe, 2021-2024. (English)


3/4, magazine for culture, art, creativity and society in the era of deepfakes, Bratislava: Atrakt Art, *2000. (Slovak),(English)

Artalk, online magazine on contemporary visual art, Brno/Prague, Bratislava, *2008. (Czech),(Slovak)

Art Antiques, měsíčník o umění, architektuře, designu a starožitnostech, *2002. (Czech)

Arterritory, website on Baltic, Russian and Scandinavian art and culture, Riga, *2011. (Latvian),(English),(Russian)

Artportal, magazine on arts, cultural politics and art market, Budapest, *2003. (Hungarian)

Arts of the Working Class, street journal on poverty and wealth, art and society, Berlin, *2018. (English),(multiple languages)

Aspekt, feminist educational and publishing organisation, Bratislava, *1993. (Slovak),(Czech),(English)

BLOK, contemporary art magazine focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Warsaw, *2018. (English)

Echo Gone Wrong, online daily on representing Baltic contemporary art scenes, Vilnius, *2011. (English)

Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition, Prague: Nadace Prague Biennale, and Bratislava: PILOT, *2006. (Czech),(Slovak),(English)

Glissando, music magazine, Warsaw: Fundacja 4.99, *2004. (Polish)

Glosolália, gender-oriented quarterly, Bratislava, *2012. (Slovak),(Czech)

IDEA artă + societate, magazine, Cluj, *1999 (until 2002 as Balkon). (Romanian),(English)

Kajet Journal, magazine dedicated to stories from across Eastern Europe, Bucharest, *2017. (English)

Kapitál, critical cultural monthly, Bratislava, *2017. (Slovak),(English)

Korydor, online magazine about contemporary culture, Kyiv: Contemporary Art Centre Foundation, *2010. (Ukrainian),(English)

LeftEast, place where various voices, efforts and groups from around the region, broadly understood, come together in a sustained analytical and political effort, *2013, [2]. (English)

mezosfera.org, magazine on art and culture, Budapest: tranzit.hu, *2016. (English)

Obieg, international online magazine, Warsaw: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, *2016. (Polish),(English)

post: notes on art in a global context: Central & Eastern Europe, online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism, New York: Museum of Modern Art (C-MAP), *2013. Exhibition 2014. (English)

Qartal, Prague City Gallery magazine, Prague: GHMP, *2021. (Czech),(English)

Revista ARTA, magazine on Romanian contemporary art scene, Bucharest: Romanian Artists' Union, 1954-1993, *2010. (Romanian),(English)

springerin. Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, quarterly magazine dedicated to the theory and critique of contemporary art and culture, Vienna, *1995 (German),(English)

SZUM, magazyn poświęcony sztuce współczesnej w Polsce i Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej, Warsaw: Fundacja Kultura Miejsca, *2013. (Polish)

Vono (ВОНО), independent art paper, Kyiv, *2016. (Ukrainian),(English)

See also


Apparatus, open access journal dealing with film, media and digital cultures of Eastern, Central and South-Eastern Europe, *2015. (English)

Art East Central, open access journal on architecture, design and the visual arts in central Europe since 1800, Brno: Masaryk University Press, *2021. (English)

ARTMargins, journal on the histories of 20th-century and contemporary art, art theory, art institutions, and curatorship, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, *2012. (English)

East Central Europe, journal of social sciences and humanities with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic, Budapest: Central European University, and Brill | Schöningh, *1974. (English)

Iluminace: The Journal of Film Theory, History, and Aesthetics, Prague: Národní filmový archiv, *1989. (Czech),(English)

Kontradikce. Časopis pro kritické myšlení / Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought, assesses and creatively revives radical intellectual traditions of Central and Eastern Europe, Prague: Filosofia, *2017. (Czech),(Slovak),(English)

Maska: časopis za scenske umetnosti / Performing Arts Journal, Ljubjana: Maska Institute, *1920/1985. (Slovenian)/(English)

Miejsce, journal on Polish postwar art, Warsaw: Academy of Fine Arts, *2015. (Polish),(English)

Profil súčasného umenia / Contemporary Art Magazine, Bratislava, *1990. (Slovak),(English)

Red Thread, e-journal for social and cultural theory, Istanbul: Depo İstanbul, *2009. (English)/(Turkish)

Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny / Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones, journal on contemporary visual art, Prague: AVU Research Centre, *2007. (Czech),(English)

Šum, journal and platform for art and theory/fiction, Ljubljana: Galerija Boks, *2013. (Slovenian),(English)

Život umjetnosti: Journal for Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture, Zagreb: Institute of Art History, *1966. (Croatian)/(English)


This table contains no longer active periodicals. For current magazines and journals, see above. For earlier periodicals, see the Avant-garde and modernist magazines section.

Title Dates Editors Publisher Text Nos. Notes
Calvert Journal 2013-2022 EN contemporary culture in Eastern Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia
ArtLeaks Gazette 2013-2022 Corina Apostol, Vladan Jeremić, Rena Rädle, a.o. Tallinn EN 7 art, activism
Studija 1997-2017 Riga LV, EN 117 [3]
Teorija koja Hoda/TkH/Walking Theory 2001-2016 Ana Vujanović, Bojana Cvejić, a.o. Belgrade: TkH SC, EN
Umělec 1997-2016 Ivan Mečl, Lenka Lindaurová and Vladan Šír, Jiří Ptáček, Alena Boika, Palo Fabuš Prague: Divus CZ, EN, DE, FR contemporary art
Long April: texte despre artă 2011-2012 Anca Mihuleţ, Andreiana Mihail, a.o. Bucharest: The KNOT RO, EN 3 contemporary art, Romania
Reartikulacija: Artistic Political Theoretical Discursive Platform 2007-2012 Marina Gržinić, Sebastjan Leban Ljubljana: Society for Contemporary Creativity HCHO SL, EN, SR 15
ProFemina 1994-2011 Svetlana Slapšak, Radmila Lazić, Dubravka Đurić, Ljiljana Đurđić Belgrade: B92 SC women's literature and culture. Obradović 2006, Milinković 2016. WP-SR.
e-cart, contemporary art magazine 2003-2007 Raluca Voinea, Simona Nastac, a.o. Bucharest EN, RO 8
Prelom: Journal for Images and Politics 2001-2006 Belgrade SR, EN 8
ASPEKT 1993-2004 Jana Cviková, Jana Juráňová Bratislava SK, CZ 22 feminism, gender, literature, culture
Signal: internacionalna revija za signalistička istraživanja 1970-1973, 1995-2004 Miroljub Todorović, a.o. Belgrade SC, HU, EN, FR, IT 9+21 signalism. Allen. BK. WP.
Ženske studije: časopis za feminističku teoriju 1995-2002 Jasmina Lukić, Branka Arsić Belgrade: Centar za ženske studije SR 13 feminist theory. Šljukić 2022. WP-SR. Genero (2002-). [4] [5]
syndicate 1996-2001 Andreas Broeckmann, Inke Arns EN 8 mailing list for exchange and cooperation in media culture in Europe
Arkzin 1991-1998 Vesna Janković, Dejan Kršić, a.o. Zagreb SC 106
Moment 1984-1991 Bojana Pejić Belgrade SC art theory
Maj 75 1978-1984, 1990 Group of Six Artists Zagreb SC 18 artists' magazine. [6]. Allen.
PS. Gorgona 1989 Zagreb SC See also Gorgona and Postgorgona.
Někdo Něco. Časopis pro výtvarné umění 1985-1989 Ludvík Hlaváček, a.o. Prague CZ 11 [7]
Új Symposion [1971]-[1989] Bálint Szombathy (1971-72, 1986-89), László Kerekes (1984-85), a.o. Novi Sad: Tribina mladih HU 77+ [8], [9], [10], [11], [12].
Total 1984-1988 Slavko Bogdanović Odžaci SC, EN, JP
Mentalni prostor 1982-1987 Association for Space Research (Zoran Belić, Dubravka Đurić, Miško Šuvaković, Mirko Radojičić, Marko Pogačnik, Nenad Petrović) Belgrade SC, EN 4 Allen.
Postgorgona 1985-1986 Zagreb SC See also Gorgona and PS. Gorgona.
Second manifesto 1984-1986 Odžaci SC, EN, FR, IT, DE, JP
AL. Artpool Letter. Aktuális Levél 1983-1985 György Galántai, Júlia Klaniczay Budapest: Artpool HU 11 unofficial art in Hungary. Allen. [13].
Westeast 1978-1985 Franci Zagoričnik Ljubljana (1, 3); Rijeka (2); Kranj (4, 8); Zagreb (5-6, 9); Belgrade (7); Maribor (10) SC, SL, EN, IT, DE 10 mail art, concrete poetry. [14].
Akcent 1983-1984 László Kerekes Zagreb: Student Centre Gallery SC 11?
Proširene novine 1981 Zagreb SC, EN
Prvi broj Podroom 1980 Podroom Zagreb SC 1? [15].
WOW 1974-1980 Slavko Matković, Bálint Szombathy Novi Sad; Subotica: Group Bosch + Bosch SC, HU, EN, DE, ES 6 Fluxus, mail art. [16].
Katalog 143 1975-1978 Miško Šuvaković, a.o. Belgrade SC
Adresa (Адреса) 1976-1977 Vujica Rešin Tucić (Вујица Решин Туцић, 1976), Dušan Bjelić (Душан Бјелић, 1977) Novi Sad (1976); Zrenjanin (1977) SC, EN 7+6 [17], [18].
novine galerija sc 1968-1975 Zagreb: Galerija grada Zagreba SC, EN, IT 53
Neuroart (Неуроарт): časopis za nervoznu umetnost 1971-1974 Dušan Bjelić (Душан Бјелић) Zrenjanin; Belgrade SC 3 [19].
a (Edicija A) 1962-1974 Ivan Picelj Zagreb SC, FR, IT 7 [20], [21]. Allen.
Kontaktor 972 (Контактор) 1972-1973 Slavko Matković Novi Sad; Subotica: Edition Group Bosch + Bosch SC, SL, HU, EN, FR, IT 2 mail art, visual poetry. [22].
Mixed Up Underground 1972 Attila Csernik, Bálint Szombathy Novi Sad SC, HU, EN 1 assembling magazine. [23].
Pesmos (Песмос) 1972 Vojislav Despotov (Војислав Деспотов), Slavko Matković Zrenjanin SC
Index [1969]-[1972] Slobodan Tišma, Janez Kocijanić, Mirko Radojičić Novi Sad SC [24].
bit international: teorija informacija i nova estetika 1968-1972 Božo Bek, a.o. Zagreb: Galerije grada Zagreba SC, EN, FR, DE, IT 9 New Tendencies. Allen.
Polja [1958]-[1972] Bogdanka Poznanović, Dejan Poznanović (1958-62), Slobodan Tišma (1971), Pero Zubac, Boško Ivkov (1972) Novi Sad: Tribina mladih SC 156+ Website. [25], [26], [27].
L.H.O.O.Q.: list za permanentnu destrukciju svega postojećeg 1971 Slavko Bogdanović, Miroslav Mandić Sremska Raca SC, HU 13 [28], [29].
Numbered Books 1970 Géza Perneczky Budapest 5 mail art, conceptual art. Allen.
Rok: časopis za književnost, umetnost i estetičko ispitivanje stvarnosti 1969-1970 Bora Ćosić Belgrade: Bora Ćosić SC, EN 5 neo-avant-garde. [30]. Allen. BK.
Galerija 12 1968 Belgrade SC, FR, IT
Aktuální noviny 1967-1968 Milan Knížák Prague CZ 3 Fluxus. Allen.
Gorgona 1961-1966 Josip Vaništa Zagreb SC, EN 11 conceptual art. Covers. [31]. Allen. See also Postgorgona and PS. Gorgona.
Aktuální umění; Nucená činnost 1964-1965 Aktuální umění (Milan Knížák, a.o.) Prague CZ 3 Fluxus. Allen.
See also


Books, catalogues and special issues on the visual arts and related subjects. For magazines and journals, see above and below.


  • Klaus Groh (ed.), Aktuelle Kunst in Osteuropa, Cologne: DuMont-Schauberg, 1972, 222 pp. One of first books to cover performance, conceptual, and mail art in Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Soviet Union. Short introduction by the author followed by b&w photographs, artists’ statements, and a bibliography. Archive. (German)
  • The New Art Practice in Yugoslavia, 1966-1978, ed. Marijan Susovski, Zagreb: Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1978, 80+[61] pp. Exh. held Sep-Oct 1978. Texts: Marijan Susovski, Ješa Dengri, Tomaž Brejc, Davor Matičević, Nena Baljković, Ida Biard, Mirko Radojičić, Bálint Szombathy, Vladan Radovanović, Jasna Tijardović, Slavko Timotijević, Vladimir Kulić, Vladimir Mattioni. (English)
  • I am. International Artist's Meeting, Warsaw: Remont Gallery, 1978. Event held at Centrum klubowe SZSP pw Riviera-Remont, Warsaw, 29 Mar-6 Apr 1978; organised by Henryk Gajewski. [33]
  • Works and Words. International Art Manifestation Amsterdam, Amsterdam: De Appel, 1980, 91 pp; repr., Amsterdam: De Appel and Roma Publications, 2018, 91 pp. Documents a series of lectures, discussions, performances, installations, video, files and historical documentation held 20-30 Sep 1979 and an exhibition of photoworks held 15-30 Sep 1979, De Appel, Amsterdam. Event. [34] (English)


  • Krisztina Passuth, Les avant-gardes de l'Europe Centrale, 1907-1927, Paris: Flammarion, 1988, 327 pp. (French)
    • Avantgarde kapcsolatok Prágától Bukarestig 1907-1930, Budapest: Balassi, 1998, 381 pp. (Hungarian)
    • Treffpunkte der Avantgarden: Ostmitteleuropa 1907–1930, trans. Aniko Harmath, Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, 2003, 337 pp. Review: Dmitrieva-Einhorn (H-Soz-Kult 2006). (German)


See also publications on international periodic events such as Transart Communication (Nové Zámky, 1988-2018), Hermit / Center for Metamedia Plasy (1992-1997), Ostranenie (Dessau, 1993-1999), MetaForum (Budapest, 1994-1996), Manifesta (1996-).
  • Art Journal 49(1): "From Leningrad to Ljubljana: The Suppressed Avant-Gardes of East-Central and Eastern Europe during the Early Twentieth Century", ed. S.A. Mansbach, Spring 1990, pp 7-62. [35] (English)
  • Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 4 vols., eds. Ryszard Stanislawski and Christoph Brockhaus, Bonn: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1994. Contributions from c. 150 authors. Volumes: Vol I (five introductory essays followed by 73 short texts on the work of specific artists), 479 pp; Vol II (36 essays on aspects of architecture, literature, theatre, film and music), 239 pp; Vol III, compiled by Hubertus Gassner (354 short texts of the period 1894-1994 by artists, critics etc., in German translation), 367 pp; Vol IV (biographies; selected bibliography; list of exhibited works; index), 99 pp. Exh. held at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 27 May-16 Oct 1994. [37] [38] (German)
  • Der Riss im Raum. Positionen der Kunst seit 1945 in Deutschland, Polen, der Slowakei und Tschechien, ed. Matthias Flügge with Jiri Svestka, Berlin: Guardini Stiftung: Verlag der Kunst, 1994, 344 pp. TOC. Exh. held at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 26 Nov 1994-5 Feb 1995; Zachęta, Warsaw, 13 Mar-18 Apr 1995; Prague City Gallery, Prague, 19 Sep-19 Nov 1995. (German)
  • Beyond Belief: Contemporary Art from East Central Europe, ed. Laura J. Hoptman, intro. Richard Francis, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995, vii+150 pp. Essays: Laura J. Hoptman, Roxana Marcoci, Anda Rottenberg, Piotr Piotrowski, Iaroslava Boubnova, Ludvík Hlaváček, Jiří Ševčík and Jana Ševčíková, Ada Krnacova-Gutleber, László Beke. TOC. Exh. held at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2 Sep-26 Nov 1995; Allen Memorial Art Museum/Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 6 Feb-24 Mar 1996; Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 6 Sep-2 Nov 1996; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, 1 Feb-6 Apr 1997. Curated by Laura J. Hoptman. Exh. review: Bartelik (Artforum). (English)
  • László Beke, "Conceptualist Tendencies in Eastern European Art", in Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950-1980s, eds. Jane Ferver, Luis Camnitzer and Rachel Weiss, New York: Queens Museum of Art, 1999, pp 41-51. TOC. Exh. held at Queens Museum, New York, 28 Apr-29 Aug 1999; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 19 Dec 1999–5 Mar 2000; Hayden Hall MIT, 24 Oct-31 Dec 2000. Exh. review: Meyer (Artforum), Johnson (NYT). (English)
  • Body and the East: from the 1960s to the Present, ed. Zdenka Badovinac, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Aug 1999, 192 pp. Exh. held at the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 7 Jul-27 Sep 1998; Exit Art, New York, -10 Mar 2001. Chronicles art, especially that of performance and body artists, in central and eastern Europe, with short artist biographies of 80 artists. Essays by Joseph Backstein, Bojana Pejić, Iara Boubnova, Jurij Krpan, Ileana Pintilie, Kristine Stiles, Branka Stipančić, László Beke, Igor Zabel, a.o. Publisher. Exh. review: Smith (NYT). (English)/(Slovenian)
  • Aspekte/Positionen. 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999 / Aspects/Positions. 50 Years of Art in Central Europe 1949-1999, 2 vols.: "Essays", "Artists", Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 1999, 244+302 pp. TOC. Exh. held at Palais Liechtenstein and 20er Haus, Vienna, 18 Dec 1999–27 Feb 2000; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 23 Mar-28 May 2000; Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Sep-October 2000; Hansard Gallery/City Gallery, Southampton, 7 Nov 2000-6 Jan 2001; National Gallery Prague, 12 Feb-Apr 2001. Curated by Lóránd Hegyi. Exh. review: Verwoert (Frieze). [42] [43] (German)/(English)


  • L'autre moitie de l'Europe, ed. Francoise Bonnefoy, Paris: Jeu de Paume, 2000, 112 pp. With CD-ROM. Exh. held at Jeu de Paume in Paris in four successive sections from 8 Feb-21 Jun 2000. [44] (French)
  • 2000+ Arteast Collection: umetnost Vzhodne Evrope v dialogu z Zahodom: od 1960. let do danes: razstava del za nastajajočo zbirko / The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West: From the 1960s to the Present: Exhibition of Works for an Emerging Collection, Ljubljana: Moderna galerija, 2000, 200 pp. Exh. of works by 85 artists and collectives. Exh. held at Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 24 Jun-24 Sep 2000; curated by Zdenka Badovinac. (Slovenian)/(English)
  • Balkan Video Federation: 1990s Video Art in the Balkans, ed. Branislav Dimitrijević, Belgrade: Centre for Contemporary Arts - Belgrade, 2000, [56] pp. Exh. held in Aug 2000. Texts: Branislav Dimitrijević, Melentie Palandovski, Boris Kostadinov, Nataša Ilić, Biljana Tanurovska, Aleksandar Gubaš. (English)
  • 2000+ Arteast Collection. The Art of Eastern Europe. A Selection of Works for the International and National Collections of Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Vienna: Folio, and Ljubljana: Moderna galerija, 2001, 241 pp. Exh. held at Orangerie Congress, Innsbruck, 14–21 Nov 2001; ZKM, 28 Apr-26 May 2002; Art Gallery Čifte Amam, Skopje, 6–30 Sep 2002; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, 3 Feb–2 May 2004. [45]. (English)
  • Centropa 3(1): "Central European Architectural Students at the Bauhaus", New York: Centropa, Jan 2003. [46] (English)
  • Historiaa nopeammin: näkökulmia nykytaiteen tulevaisuuteen Baltian maissa, Suomessa ja Venäjällä / Faster than History: Contemporary Perspectives on the Future of Art in the Baltic, ed. Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Helsinki: Kiasma, 2004, 255 pp. Exh. held at Kiasma, 31 Jan-2 May 2004. (Finnish)/(English)
  • Vojtěch Lahoda (ed.), Local Strategies, International Ambitions: Modern Art and Central Europe 1918-1968, Prague: Artefactum, 2006, 243 pp. Papers from the international conference, Prague, 11-14 Jun 2003. TOC. Papers: Anna Brzynski, Maria Elena Versari. [47] [48]
  • Centropa 6(2): "Central European Artists and Paris: 1920s-1930s", ed. Irena Kossowska, New York: Centropa, May 2006. [49] (English)
  • Elizabeth Clegg, Art, Design, and Architecture in Central Europe 1890-1920, Yale University Press, Jul 2006, 356 pp. Publisher. Reviews: Long (Stud Decor Arts), McKean (J Design Hist), James-Chakraborty (Design & Cult). (English)
  • Fluxus East: Fluxus-Netzwerke in Mittelosteuropa / Fluxus East: Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, ed. Petra Stegmann, Berlin: Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, 2007, 288 pp. Exh. held at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 4 Sep-4 Nov 2007. Contains artists' biographies, an extensive illustrated chronology divided in sections, including an “Overall Survey of Fluxus Events in Central Eastern Europe (1962–1989), “Fluxus Concerts,” “Individual Exhibitions and Performances,” “Exhibitions and Festivals,” “Mieko Shiomi’s ‘Spatial Poems,’” “Nine Global Events,” and “Fluxus East and West,” and essays by Eric Andersen, Andrea Bátorová, Milan Knížák, Pavlína Morganová, Luiza Nader, Maria Anna Potocka, Tamás St. Auby, Petra Stegmann, and Emmett Williams. [56] [57] (German)/(English)
  • Vzplanutí. Expresionistické tendence ve Střední Evropě 1903-1936. Sbírka Galerie Ztichlá klika, Praha, ed. Ladislav Daněk, Olomouc: Muzeum umění Olomouc, 2008, 200 pp. Essay: Marie Rakušanová. Excerpt. Exh. held at the Museum of Art Olomouc, 17 Jan-23 Mar 2008. [58] (Czech)
  • Edit András, Kulturális átöltözés. Művészet a szocializmus romjain [Cultural Cross-dressing: Art on the Ruins of Socialism], Budapest: Argumentum, 2009, 332 pp. [66] [67] (Hungarian)
    • Kulturní převlékání. Umění na troskách socialismu a na vrcholcích nacionalismu, trans. Róbert Svoboda, intro. Jan Zálešák, Hradec Králové: Galerie moderního umění, Dec 2023, 344 pp. Partial trans. of Kulturális átöltözés (2009) and Határsértő képzelet. Kortárs művészet és kritikai elmélet Európa keleti felén (2023). Publisher. Book launch. [68] (Czech)
  • Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, eds. Bojana Pejić and Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, Cologne: Walther Koenig, 2009, 392 pp. Exh. cat. Texts by Edit András, Keti Chukhrov, Branislav Dimitrijević, Katrin Kivimaa, Izabela Kowalczyk, Suzana Milevska, Martina Pachmanová, Bojana Pejić, Piotr Piotrowski, Zora Rusinová, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer. Project website. Publisher. Exh. held at mumok, Vienna, 13 Nov 2009-14 Feb 2010; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 19 Mar-13 Jun 2010. List of works. Review: Krüger (Ostblick). Symposium (2009). Symposium (2010). [69]
    • Gender Check. Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas, Vienna: mumok, 2009, 162 pp. TOC. [70] (German)


  • As Soon as I Open My Eyes I See a Film. Experiment in the Art of Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Ana Janevski, Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2010, 344 pp. "In the late 1960s and '70s, artists in Yugoslavia rejected the official language of expression licensed by the regime, abstract art, and replaced it with "anti-art". This book explores this crucial period in the Yugoslav art scene and situates it in the broader cultural context of Central and Eastern Europe." Texts: Ana Janevski, Stevan Vuković, Łukasz Ronduda, Goran Trbuljak and Hrvoje Turković, Mihovil Pansini, GEFF, Slobodan Šijan, Želimir Žilnik, Branko Vučičević, P. Adams Sitney. Publisher. Distributor. Exh. held at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 25 Apr-22 Jun 2008.
    • Kiedy rano otwieram oczy, widzę film. Eksperyment w sztuce Jugoslawii w latach 60. i 70., Warsaw: Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, 2011. Excerpt. (Polish)
  • A pult mögött: a posztszocialista gazdaság jelenségei a kortárs művészetben / Over the Counter: The Phenomena of Post-socialist Economy in Contemporary Art, ed. Judit Angel, Budapest: Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, 2010, 228 pp. Exh. "inspired by the economic illusions, utopias, creativity and frustration that Central Europe has been home to recently, and ismade relevant by the global economic crisis which began in 2008, and which can be looked upon as a negative critique of the process of adopting the capitalist order." Exh. held at Mücsarnok, Budapest, 18 Jun-19 Sep 2010, [72]; curated by Eszter Lázár and Zsolt Petrányi. Exh. reviews: Hermann (Balkon), Irodalmi Jelen. Commentary: Czirfusz. (Hungarian)/(English)
  • Art Always Has Its Consequences, eds. WHW, tranzit.hu, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, and kuda.org, Zagreb: WHW, 2010, 265 pp. Essays and interviews by G. M. Tamás, kuda.org & Hito Steyerl, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Renata Salecl, Boris Buden, Ozren Pupovac, Maciej Gdula, Gal Kirn, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Elena Filipovic. With section on artist’s writings and documents. Project website. (English)
  • Gender Check: A Reader. Art and Theory in Eastern Europe, eds. Bojana Pejić, ERSTE Foundation, and Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, Cologne: Buchhandlung Walther König, Nov 2010, 416 pp. A collection of texts that explicitly analyze visual arts created before and after 1989 in the 'other' Europe in terms of gender and feminist theories. Texts by Anna Alchuk, Branislava Andjelkovic, Edit András, Zdenka Badovinac, Ágnes Berecz, Lyudmila Bredikhina, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Hildtrud Ebert, Ewa Franus, Jana Geržová, Nataša Ilić, Eva Khachatryan, Katrin Kivimaa, Izabela Kowalczyk, Vjollca Krasniqi, Laima Kreivyte, Dejan Kršic, Paweł Leszkowicz, Suzana Milevska, Danica Minic, Olivia Niţiş, Aleksis Osmanis, Martina Pachmanová, Bojana Pejić, Piotr Piotrowski, Zora Rusinová, Angeli Sachs, Lydia Sklevicky, Vera Sokolová, Inga Šteimane, Maria Vassileva, Mirek Vodrážka. TOC. Project website. Publisher. [74]
  • This Is All Film: Experimental Film in Yugoslavia 1951-1991 / Vse to je film: Eksperimentalni film v Jugoslaviji 1951-1991, eds. Bojana Piškur, et al., Ljubljana: Museum of Modern Art, 2010, 154 pp. Exh. held at the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, 22 Dec 2010–28 Feb 2011; curated by Bojana Piškur, Ana Janevski, Jurij Meden, Stevan Vuković. (English)/(Slovenian)
  • Centropa 11(1): "Central European Art Groups, 1880-1914", ed. Anna Brzyski, New York: Centropa, Jan 2011. [75] (English)
  • Günter Berghaus (ed.), Futurism in Eastern and Central Europe, De Gruyter (International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 1), Jan 2011, 497 pp. Special issue of International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. (English)
  • Removed From the Crowd: Unexpected Encounters 1, eds. Ivana Bago and Antonia Majača with Vesna Vuković, Zagreb: BLOK & DeLVe, 2011, 312 pp. Considers comparative, transnational, conceptual and performance art in Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Chile, Peru, Poland, and Romania. Among other essays, presents Bago and Majača on Yugoslavian experimental art of the 1960s and 1970s; Alina Serban on the Romania performance artist Geta Brătescu; Vesna Vuković on Croatian artists Sanja Iveković and Tomislav Gotovac; Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez on the Slovenian group IRWIN; and Lucian Gomoll and Lissette Olivares on Chilean conceptual and performance. (English)
  • Ostalgia, New York: New Museum, 2011, 119 pp. Texts: Massimiliano Gioni, Ekaterina Degot, Boris Groys (interviewed by Judy Ditner), Victor Misiano, Joanna Mytkowska, Bojana Pejić. Exh. held 6 Jul-2 Oct 2011; curated by Massimiliano Gioni, with Jarrett Gregory. Archive. Exh. review: Cotter (NYT). [79] (English)
  • The Present and Presence: A Selection of Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the National Collection, Ljubljana: Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, 2011, 61 pp. Curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur, Igor Španjol. [80] (English)/(Slovenian)
  • East of Eden: Photorealism: Versions of Reality, ed. Nikolett Erőss, Budapest: Ludwig Múzeum - Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum, 2012, 216 pp. Essays: Jesa Denegri, Dávid Fehér, Brigitte Franzen, Anna Sophia Schultz, Jana Gerzova, Erwin Kessler, Magdalena Radomska. Publisher. Exh. held 14 Sep 2011-16 Jan 2012. Exh. brochure. (Hungarian)/(English)
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48(2): "On Colonialism, Communism and East-Central Europe", eds. Dorota Kołodziejczyk and Cristina Şandru, Routledge, Mar 2012. Introduction. Publisher.
  • Sedanjost in prisotnost - ponovitev 1. Izbor del iz zbirke Arteast 2000+ in nacionalne zbirke Moderne galerije / The Present and Presence - Repetition 1: A Selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the National Collection of Moderna galerija, Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova, Ljubljana, 2012, 189 pp. Exh. held 17 Apr-28 Oct 2012; curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur, and Igor Španjol; followed by Repetition 2-9, until 29 Nov 2015. (Slovenian)/(English)
  • "The Lunatics are on the Loose...": European Fluxus Festivals, 1962-1977, ed. Petra Stegmann, Potsdam: Down With Art!, 2012, 591 pp. Exh. held at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 12 Jul-12 Aug 2012; University of Arts in Poznań, 2-12 Oct 2012; MOCAK, Cracow, 19 Oct 2012-27 Jan 2013; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 3-25 Nov 2012; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 1 Dec 2012-28 Apr 2013; Goethe-Institut, Paris, 6 Dec 2012-10 Jan 2013; CAC, Vilnius, 14 Dec 2012-27 Jan 2013; National Gallery in Prague, 1 Oct 2014-4 Jan 2015. Extensive documentation of 32 selected European Fluxus events. Contributors: Jennifer Burkard, Myriam Kroll, Peter van der Meijden, Susanne Rennert, Henar Rivière Ríos, Heike Roms, Vanja Sisek, Petra Stegmann, Caroline Ugelstad. Project website, [86]. [87] (English)
  • Ieva Astahovska (ed.), Atsedzot neredzamo pagātni / Recuperating the Invisible Past, Riga: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Oct 2012, 284 pp. Texts: Piotr Piotrowski, Magdalena Radomska (PL), Viktor Misiano (RU), Mark Allen Svede (USA), Linara Dovydaityte, Dovilė Tumpytė, Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Vytautas Landsbergis, George Maciunas (LT), Andres Kurg, Mari Laanemets , Epp Lankots, Maria-Kristiina Soomre, Kädi Talvoja, Leonhard Lapin, Vilen Künnapu, Juhan Viiding (EE), Dora Hegyi, Zsuzsa László, Tamás Szentjóby (HU), Ieva Astahovska, Stella Pelše, Iliana Veinberga, Varis Rudzītis (LV). Conference. Review: Tīfentāle (Studija). [88] [89] (Latvian)/(English)
  • The Freedom of Sound: John Cage Behind the Iron Curtain, ed. Katalin Székely, Budapest: Ludwig Múzeum - Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum, 2013. Publisher. Exh. held at Ludwig Muzeum, Budapet, 23 Nov 2012–17 Feb 2013. Exh. brochure. (English)
  • Amy Bryzgel, Performing the East: Performance Art in Russia, Latvia and Poland since 1980, London and New York: I.B. Tauris, May 2013, 303 pp. Contains three chapters: one on post-Soviet Russian identity focusing on Sergei Bugaev (aka Afrika) and Oleg Kulik; a second on Starix (2000–2004), the fake media star invented by the artist Gints Gabrāns, and The Bronze Man (1987–1992), a homeless man moving from Riga to Bremen and Helsinki, constructed by Miervaldis Polis; and a third chapter on gender performances by the Polish artists Zbigniew Libera and Katarzyna Kozyra. Video talk. Publisher. Reviews: Jeschke (Slovo), Cseh-Varga (Oxford Art J). (English)
  • Grammatika svobody / Pyat' urokov. Raboty iz kollektsii Arteast 2000+ Muzeya sovremennogo iskusstva v Lyublyane [Грамматика свободы / пять уроков. Работы из коллекции Arteast 2000+ Музея современного искусства в Любляне], Moscow: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and Ljubljana: Moderna galerija, 2015, 200 pp. Texts by Dasha Zhukova, Kate Fowle, Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva, Viktor Misiano. Publisher. Exh. held at Garage Museum, Moscow, 6 Feb-19 Apr 2015. [92] (Russian)
  • Ieva Astahovska, Inga Lāce (eds.), Revisiting Footnotes. Footprints of the Recent Past in the Post-Socialist Region / Tulkojot atsauces. Nesenās pagātnes nospiedumi postsociālisma reģionā, Riga: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015, 350 pp. Publisher. Reviews: Gerhardt (JSPPS), Zajančkauska (Satori). [93] (English)/(Latvian)
  • David Crowley, Daniel Muzyczuk (eds.), Notatki z podziemia: sztuka i muzyka alternatywna w Europie Wschodniej 1968-1994 / Notes from the Underground: Art and Alternative Music in Eastern Europe 1968–1994, London: Koenig Books, and Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 2016, 446 pp. Exh. held at Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, 22 Sep 2016–15 Jan 2017. Publisher. (English)/(Polish)
  • Katja Praznik, Paradoks neplačanega umetniškega dela: avtonomija umetnosti, avantgarda in kulturna politika na prehodu v postsocializem [The Paradox of Unpaid Artistic Labor: Autonomy of Art, the Avant-Garde and Cultural Policy in the Transition to Post-Socialism], Ljubljana: Sophia, 2016, 321 pp. Publisher. Review: Šepetavc (Družboslovne razprave). [100] (Slovenian)
  • My Sweet Little Lamb (Everything We See Could Also Be Otherwise), eds. What, How & for Whom/WHW and Kathrin Rhomberg, Zagreb: What, How & for Whom/WHW, 2017, 167 pp; new ed., exp., eds. Emily Pethick, Kathrin Rhomberg, What, How & for Whom/WHW, and Jill Winder, Berlin: Sternberg Press, and Vienna: Kontakt Collection, Mar 2023, 456 pp. Based on a series of exhibition episodes based on the Kontakt Collection and dedicated to the artist Mladen Stilinović, held in Zagreb, 4 Nov 2016–8 May 2017, and The Show Room, London, Jun 2017. Texts in exp. ed. by Branislav Dimitrijević, Miguel A. López, Oxana Timofeeva, Marina Vishmidt. Publisher. (English)
  • Izabel Galliera, Socially Engaged Art After Socialism: Art and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, I.B. Tauris, May 2017, xx+361 pp; repr., Bloomsbury, Apr 2022. Reclaiming public life from the ideologies of both communist regimes and neoliberalism, their projects have harnessed the politically subversive potential of social relations based on trust, reciprocity and solidarity. Drawing on archival material and exclusive interviews, this book traces the development of socially engaged art from the early 1990s to the present in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Publisher. Review: Tomkova (ARTMargins). (English)
  • The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, eds. Marta Dziewańska, Dieter Roelstraete, and Abigail Winograd, Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2017, 358 pp. Based on 2016 conference; published on the occasion of exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 17 Nov 2017–11 Feb 2018. Texts by Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd, Marta Dziewanska, Dušan Barok, Ariel Jiménez, Andrzej Turowski, Armin Medosch, Sasha Obukhova, Anna Katherine Brodbeck, Attila Tordai-S., Waldemar Baraniewski, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Magdalena Moskalewicz, Daniel Muzyczuk, Anindita Banerjee and Rachel Haywood Ferreira, and a section with historical texts. TOC. Project website. Publisher. Review: Quinz (Critique d'art). (English)
  • Alexander Pehlemann (ed.), Warschauer Punk Pakt. Punk im Ostblock 1977-1989, Mainz: Ventil, 2018, 319 pp; new ed., exp., Apr 2023, 335 pp. Publisher. (German)
  • Left Performance Histories: Recollecting Artistic Practices in Eastern Europe, eds. Judit Bodor, Adam Czirak, Astrid Hackel, Beáta Hock, Andrej Mircev, and Angelika Richter, Berlin: neue Gesellschaft für bildene Kunst (nGbK), 2018, 205 pp. Text by Kata Benedek, Judit Bodor, David Crowley, Adam Czirak, Constanze Fritzsch, Astrid Hackel, Beata Hock, Jürgen Hohmuth, Roddy Hunter, Bojana Matejić, Andrej Mirčev, Angelika Richter, Elske Rosenfeld, Heike Roms, Branka Stipančić. TOC, Introduction. Publisher. Project website. Review: Bryzgel (CAA). (German)/(English)
  • Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, eds. Martino Stierli and Vladimir Kulić, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2018, 200 pp. Exh. held 15 Jul 2018–13 Jan 2019. Publisher. Review: Bell (CAA). Exh. reviews: Wilkinson (Arch R), Farago (NYT), McGuirk (New Yorker), Glisic (ARTMargins), James (Design & Cult), Freeman (Places), Sala (Brooklyn Rail), Miljački (JSAH), Koehn (Plots).
  • Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, eds. Ana Janevski, Roxana Marcoci, and Ksenia Nouril, New York: Museum of Modern Art (Primary Documents), Aug 2018, 408 pp. Features 75 contributions, including “primary and secondary sources, including newly commissioned texts and interviews with artists.” The contributions are divided into seven thematic chapters, in the following order: I. Reckoning with History, II. Exhibiting the “East” since 1989, III. Working in and on the Archive, IV. After the Fall: Democracy and Its Discontent, V. Maintaining the Social in Postsocialism: Activist Practices and Forms of Collectivity, VI. Deconstructing Gender Discourses, VII. In a Global World.
  • Andrzej Szczerski, Transformacja. Sztuka w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej po 1989 roku, Cracow: Wydawnictwo UJ, Dec 2018, 314 pp. TOC. Excerpt. Publisher. Review: Maksymczak. (Polish)
    • Transformation: Art in East-Central Europe after 1989, trans. Sabina Potaczek-Jasionowicz, Cracow: WUJ, Jan 2019, 258 pp. Publisher.
  • Proceedings of the Art Museum of Estonia, 9: Lost and Found Spaces: Displacements in Eastern European Art and Society in the 1990s, Tallinn: Art Museum of Estonia, 2019. Publisher. Conference, 1-3 Nov 2018, [102]. VIDEO talks. Conf. review: Łabowicz-Dymanus. (Estonian)/(English)
  • Adam Czirak (ed.), Aktionskunst jenseits des Eisernen Vorhangs. Künstlerische Kritik in Zeiten politischer Repression, Bielefeld: transcript, Sep 2019, 242 pp. Publisher. (German)
  • Artists & Agents. Performancekunst und Geheimdienste, eds. Kata Krasznahorkai and Sylvia Sasse, Leipzig: Spector Books, Nov 2019, 686 pp. Exh. held at HMKV, Dortmund, 26 Oct 2019-19 Apr 2020. Contributors: Inke Arns, Mădălina Brașoveanu, Anna Krakus, Liliana Gomez, Hristo Hristov, Kata Krasznahorkai, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Łukasz Ronduda, Sylvia Sasse, Tamás Szőnyei und Anikó Szűcs. Publisher. [103] (German)
  • Medea muckt auf. Radikale Künstlerinnen hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang / The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists behind the Iron Curtain, eds. Suzanne Altmann, Katarina Lozo, and Hilke Wagner, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, and Dresden: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2019, 256 pp. Texts by Susanne Altmann, Agata Jakubowska, Katalin Krasznahorkai, Emese Kürti, Katarina Lozo & Ramona Novicov. Exh. held at Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 8 Dec 2018–31 Mar 2019; The Wende Museum, The Armory, Culver City, California, 9 Nov 2019–5 Apr 2020. [104] (German)/(English)


  • Corinna Kühn, Medialisierte Körper. Performances und Aktionen der Neoavantgarden Ostmitteleuropas in den 1970er Jahren, Vienna: Böhlau, Sep 2020, 324 pp. Publisher. Reviews: Renz (ArtMargins), Drobe (Art East Central). (German)
  • Beate Störtkuhl, Rafał Makała (eds.), Nicht nur Bauhaus – Netzwerke der Moderne in Mitteleuropa / Not Just Bauhaus – Networks of Modernity in Central Europe, Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, Oct 2020, 400 pp. Publisher. Review: Secklehner (Art East Central). (German),(English)
  • Andres Kurg, Mari Laanemets, Forecast and Fantasy: Architecture without Borders, 1960s–1980s, Tallinn: Lugemik, 2023, 400 pp. Publisher. Exh. held at the Estonian Museum of Architecture, 20 Jan–30 Apr 2023. Exh. booklet (64 pp). (English)
  • Antje Kempe, Beáta Hock, Marina Dmitrieva (eds.), Universal – International – Global. Art Historiographies of Socialist Eastern Europe, Vienna/Cologne: Böhlau, Jan 2023, 317 pp. TOC, Introduction. Review: Bátorová (Sešit). (English)
  • Vaje v zbirki / Exercises in a Collection, ed. Bojana Piškur, Ljubljana: Moderna galerija, 2023, 64 pp. Exh. held 28 Feb-4 Jun 2023. [110] (Slovenian)/(English)
  • Ana Vilenica (ed.), Decoloniality in Eastern Europe: A Lexicon of Reorientation, Novi Sad: kuda.org, Mar 2023, 157 pp. Based on a series of webinars held 2022. Texts: Ana Vilenica, Ana Sladojević, Piro Rexhepi, Čarna Brković, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Manuela Boatcă, Zhivka Valiavicharska, Bojana Videkanić, Veda Popovici, Ivana Pražić, Danijela Majstorović, Jelena Savić, Emina Bužinkić, Łukasz Stanek, Erin McElroy, Zoltán Ginelli, Olivera Jokić. Publisher. (English)
  • Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny / Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones 35, Prague: VVP AVU, 2023, 208 pp. Based on the Resonances conference series, 2022-2023. Publisher. (English)
  • A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in Eastern Europe, Brill, forthcoming. [116] (English)
See also local features on avant-garde, modernism, experimental art, media culture and social practice in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, GDR, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosova, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and summary page with Central and Eastern Europe Bibliography.

Writers, historians, theorists, critics

For more artists, see Central and Eastern Europe.


alternative base

Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Kyiv, Prague, Warsaw, Zagreb


This section brings together resources on East Central Europe from across the Monoskop wiki and Log. Currently focused on the visual arts, it will gradually expand to other areas. First published on 5 January 2024. Thanks to all contributors.