[artinfo] Perfect Harmony | Recent Art and Politics in Eastern Europe

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Onassis Cultural Centre


					Symposium: Perfect Harmony
Recent Art and Politics in Eastern Europe

27-28 NOVEMBER 2015

With: Boris Groys, Piotr Gruszczynski, Nata”a 
Iliç (WHW), Szabolcs KissPál, Luca Janka László, 
Sodja Lotker, Tomislav Medak, Livia Páldi, Dan 
Perjovschi, Hajnalka Somogyi, Kostis Stafylakis, 
Kuba Szreder, Adam Szymczyk, Wojtek Ziemilski, 
Artur šmijewski

Curated by: Katia Arfara and Joanna Warsza
It almost seemed like all the big problems had 
moved to Greece. But the agenda changed again 
-for example the focus is now once again on 
Eastern Europe, where austerity and xenophobia 
meet in 'perfect harmony'. The region's firm 
anti-immigration stance reveals not only social 
insensitivity, but neo-nationalisms and the fear 
of the other. The division between East and West 
in Europe may be even deeper than we thought - 
and the post-Communist condition is not quite 
This two-day symposium -with artists' dialogues, 
a screening, a lecture, panels and a performance- 
reflects the artistic, activist and political 
dilemmas of Eastern Europe. How is the artistic 
community reacting to the harsher political 
weather? How does it challenge oppressive and 
narrow-minded regimes? How does it tackle issues 
of rampant nationalism? And can art, once again, 
become an agent of coming together politically? 
Or is this too much to expect?

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