[artinfo] SocialEast Seminar on FOREIGN EXPERIENCE IN POST-89 ART, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Thursday 7 May 2009

Andrea Szekeres asz at c3.hu
Tue May 5 20:54:09 CEST 2009

SocialEast Seminar on
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Thursday 7 May 2009

What attracted foreign artists and curators to the capitals of Central and 
Eastern Europe in the wake of the political changes of 1989 and how have 
they contributed to local art scenes and national art discourses? Are we 
moving from a model of national artistic identities to a post-national 
understanding of contemporary art? What parallels can be drawn with the 
experience of political exiles returning home and with the reconnection of 
national minorities and diasporas after the fall of communism?  

11.00 Registration
11.15 Welcome: Maja and Reuben Fowkes (Translocal)

11:20 Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (Curator, Paris/Ljubljana)
The Experience of an East European curator in the international art scene. A 
confessional first-person narration

11.40 Nada Prlja (Artist, Macedonia/UK)
On Being an International Artist

12.00 Diana McCarty (Media activist, Berlin)
Jet Set, Net Set, Easy Jet Set

12.20 Discussion
12.30 Lunch break

1.30 Maja and Reuben Fowkes (Translocal)
Ways of Belonging: Foreign Artists in Budapest since 1989

1.50 Szabolcs Kisspal (Artist, Budapest)
Timezones and Rituals

2.10 Minithon of interventions by foreign artists living in Budapest: EIKE, 
Katarina Sević, Claudia Martins, Alexander Schikowski, Catherine Burki and 
David Wilkinson

2.40 Discussion
2.50 Coffee break

3.10 Amy Bryzgel (University of Aberdeen)
Reconsidering the Avant-Garde: Afrika, the Russian Dog, and Marilyn Monroe

3.30 Lena Prents (Curator, Berlin)
Foreign Experience Against the Slipping Down Into the Intellectual 

3.50 Oleksiy Radynski (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
Beyond Soros Realism

4.10 Discussion
4.20 End of programme in Ludwig Museum

5-7pm Workshop

7.00-10pm Pan-European Picnic
Municipal Gallery – Museum Kiscell

The SocialEast Forum is conceived as a platform for innovative, 
transnational research on the art and visual culture of Eastern Europe. 
Based on active collaboration with institutes of art history across Europe 
and the involvement of prominent academics, curators and artists, SocialEast 
is an internationally-recognised generator of groundbreaking research into 
the art history of Eastern Europe during the Cold War. The SocialEast Forum 
was initiated by Dr. Reuben Fowkes at Manchester Metropolitan University in 
2006 and documentation of the seven preceding seminars can be found on 

Organised in partnership with:

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange

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