“Languages of Art in Central Europe: Participation, Recognition, Identity.” In Understanding Central Europe, edited by Marcin Moskalewicz and Wojciech Przybylski. New York: Routledge, 2018, pp.551-558.
The essay is available as pdf here.
Published as Chapter 65 in “Understanding Central Europe” (Routledge 2018), this essay discusses how the changing sociopolitical and cultural landscape pre- and post-1989 has determined Central European artists’ use of particular art languages – both the languages of verbal communication and the visual languages of art. First version of this text was delivered at the “3rd Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts” conference in Prague in April 2014.
The book resulted from a series of “Central European Dictionary of Political Concepts” conferences organized between 2011 and 2014. With contributions from a large number of scholars from the region, the book explores the concept of “Central Europe” and a number of other political concepts from an openly Central European perspective. It considers a wide range of issues including politics, nationalism, democracy, and the impact of culture, art and history. Book preview available here.