1. Contributors

        Maja and Reuben Fowkes

        art historians and curators, London/Budapest

      1. Maja and Reuben Fowkes are art historians and curators whose interests in the fields of art and ecology are manifest in their curated exhibitions, organized symposia, and writings, exploring key ideas and practices around green curating, environmental art history, and the sustainability of contemporary art. Their work also focuses on the theory and aesthetics of Eastern European art, from the art production of the socialist era to contemporary artistic responses to the transformations brought on by globalization. Maja completed her PhD at University College London, London with a thesis titled “Central European Neo-Avant-Garde Art and Ecology under Socialism,” while’s Reuben’s thesis at the University of Essex, Colchester was on socialist realist public monuments in postwar Eastern Europe. In 2010, their collaborative practice was recognized with a grant from the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory. Maja is the author of The Green Bloc: Art and Ecology under Socialism (forthcoming). Their current engagements include a paper at the 2014 annual conference of the Association of Art Historians on “Planetary Awareness under State Socialism,” an article titled “Green Critique in a Red Environment” in ARTMargins journal, as well as organizing a year-long River School on the Danube on art and sustainability. They work out of Budapest and London through the Translocal Institute. [Last updated 2014]